2013 Illinois Great Rivers Fall Ride

Illinois Great River Road National Scenic Byway

Illinois Great River Road National Scenic Byway

Great Rivers Country Regional Tourism Development Office and the Great River Road in Illinois National Scenic Byway in conjunction with the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Blackhawk Waterways Convention and Visitors Bureau are once again putting together the Illinois Great Rivers Fall Motorcycle Ride in honor of National Scenic Byway week and the 75th anniversary of the Great River Road!

The ride will start September 28th in both Galena and Alton and head to Quincy. Along the way there will be stops to visit local attractions. Once you arrive in Quincy, there will be a winner for the best poker hand, dinner, and entertainment. Cost is $65 per rider, $75 for rider and passenger with a $5 discount for veterans.

You can register on September 27th, 2013 from 4pm - 8pm or September 28th, 2013 from 7am - 8am at the Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena.  In Alton, you can register from 4pm - 7pm on September 27th and 8:15am - 10am, September 28th at Ted's Motorcycle World.  Registration includes a ride t-shirt, breakfast, entertainment and dinner! All profits go to the Great River Honor Flight!  Learn more about the Honor Flight Network and their mission to transport America's veterans to visit the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifices here.


2013 Map

2013 Participating Fall Ride Locations
Note: Highlighted stops are for the poker run and will be distributing playing cards.

 Chestnut Mountain Resort
8700 West Chestnut Mountain Road, Galena, IL 61036

 Poopy's Pub 'n' Grub
1030 Viaduct Road, Savanna, IL 61074

 De Immigrant Windmill
10th Avenue and 1st Street, Fulton, IL 61252


John Deere Pavilion

1400 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265



 Ducky's Lagoon
13515 78th Avenue West, Taylor Ridge, IL 61284

  Garretson's Bar & Grill
326 Main Street, Warsaw, IL 62379

  Ted's Motorcycle World
4103 North Humbert Road, Alton IL 62002



  Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower
435 Confluence Tower Drive, Hartford, IL 62048

 Alton Visitor's Center
200 Piasa Street, Alton, IL 62002

 Pere Marquette State Park Visitor's Center
13112 Visitor Center Lane Grafton IL 62037

 Louie's Kampsville Inn
2nd & Joliet Streets, Kampsville, IL 32053

 Copperhead Tavern
24266 IL 96, New Canton, IL 62356


The Microtel Inn & Suites

200 South 3rd Street, Quincy, IL  62301

$65 - Single occupancy rate, $75 - Double occupancy rate when you mention the Illinois Great Rivers Fall Ride




Stoney Creek Inn

3809 Broadway Street, Quincy, IL  62305

$60 - Rate when you mention the Illinois Great Rivers Fall Ride




Riverside Smokehouse

222 South 3rd Street, Quincy, IL  62301





2902 Broadway, Quincy, IL  62301



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