X52 Iowa’s Great River Road

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X52 Iowa's Great River Road


Distance: 20 miles

Time: 27 minutes

Ride Rating

Riding the River is a great way to spend the day on two wheels

The Road

The Road is X52 in Iowa. I got onto the road in Lansing, Iowa. The bridge was under construction in June 2020 when I rode there, so making a river loop on the west and east sides would have been a little tricky to do. I took X52 south to Marquette, Iowa and crossed the bridge to Prairie du Chien. I went north to Viroqua and came back down the river on 35 in Wisconsin (see these links to those rides: Great River Road Continued (DeSoto to Prairie du Chien) and Prairie du Chien to Viroqua Wisconsin.

The Ride

X52 is a fantastic ride. It curves nicely through dense groves of trees and opens up to either silos and farmland or peeks of the river. The road is in good shape. It’s about as perfect as a motorcycle road can be for northeastern Iowa.

The Bottom Line

Get your two-wheeler out on this road. 

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X52 Iowa’s Great River Road