Tenspeed Hero

Mississippi River Ride

Along the Mississippi River in Northern Illinois one is likely to find a combination of terrain that reminds Tenspeed Hero of the sharp climbs (15%-19%) of Ronde Van Vlaanderen and the white dirt roads of the Strade Bianchi. Our recommendation is to park your car in Galena, Illinois and head out on Blackjack Road all the way to the town Hannover. Take Highway 84 and cross over Highway 20 and loop back to Galena via Highway 4 up to Stage Coach Trail Road. Climbing, Forests, 12 foot tall corn and outcroppings of limestone will greet you on every turn.