Missouri has so much to offer ADV riders. The State topography goes from the Ozarks in South West and South Central Missouri to the Mississippi River Valley in the South East. It has the Loess Hills in the North West and the Mississippi River Bluffs in the North East. The Western Plains reach into West Central Missouri. This state has a fascinating history as well. The state has been inhabited for over 7,000 years by Native Americans, then came the French and Spanish and then and finally the Americans. There are disappearing colony or Irish, many civil war battles and historic mills and so much more. The State Of Missouri also has fantastic roads throughout most of the state that I believe an ADV would enjoy. There are a few routes across the state but I found nothing that circumnavigated the entire state so I decided to create one from waypoints that I have collected over 35 years of traveling the State of Missouri for business and pleasure. A few of my goals when creating the route (in case anyone wanted to use the route beside me) 1. Explore the unique topography and history of Missouri 2. Be able to complete the trip in one week 3. Be big ADV bike friendly 4. Spend most of the time riding off blacktop I ended up with an 1800 mile route around Missouri that travels completely around Missouri (When @Get_Bent and I rode the route it was 2100 miles because of the backtracking caused by flooding). The route is about 50% blacktop and 50% gravel and/or dirt roads. We spent about 70-75% of our traveling time on the gravel/dirt roads. An overview of the route: As you can see the route stays away from the major metropolitan areas of Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield as well as the travel headache of Branson. I have stops at historic battlefields, Native America villages, historic mills and unique towns. Get_Bent and I stayed in motels however there is plenty of places to camp (especially in the southern half of the state) and gas is never far from the route. I will be posting the tracks soon but I'm still cleaning them up.