This is a track that I created for our club's annual dual sport trek. Total mileage for the loop is 165 miles and is best ridden counter clockwise. You can start at the gas station in Mount Carroll at the intersection of Route 64/52 and Mill Street. The staff there has been very cool about parking at the north end if you wish to truck/trailer your bike to town. Best to check with them first though. The track consists of many twisty blacktops, elevation changes, gravel and dirt roads. It is more fun on a thumper but a big adventure bike could handle it with maybe two go arounds depending on the weather. The infamous County Divide road is utilized and I have yet to traverse it on a wet day without being slammed to the ground. In the same exact spot I might add. Along the way you will see; The Blackhawk Battle Field Monument, quaint countryside farms, the spillway at Apple Canyon Lake, Council Hill Station, old churches, swanky houses, warm towns, the Mississippi River, an abandoned rail tunnel, floral, fauna, rural oddities, a ride through a golf course and lakes in the middle of nowhere. Elizabeth has gas and several food options for lunch. Council Hill Station has a limited menu but food is available. It's more of a stop for the vast selection of imported beer and a chat with owners Jaime and Diane. On the right day there also will be music and a barn dance. Yee-ha. Please respect private property, be aware of all traffic and of course the laws pertaining to said traffic and property. Nuff' said. If your fuel range is under 100 miles best to fill somewhere in Galena just to be sure you make it back to Mount Carroll. Track updated November 2015 to re-route a road closure. As always, ride safely and enjoy.