Some people have been looking for some more loop type dual sport rides so I put one together that covers some great riding in Wisconsin and Michigan. The route runs about 1,900 miles (not counting the nautical ferry miles across Lake Michigan) and can be ridden in segments. Different segments are suited for different kinds of bikes. More on that in a bit. There are plenty of fuel and camping spots on the route. I added those as waypoints to make your individual planning a little easier. The segment across southern Wisconsin is derived from some tracks I posted some time ago. Since most of the southern part of the state is paved, I relied on a large section of former railroad grade ORV trail and a string of rustic roads to keep it entertaining. In fact, if you ride the southern segment and take your photo in front of each Rustic Road sign, you can be awarded a patch from the WI DOT. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/scenic/rusticroads.htm http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/safety/vehicle/motorcycle/rusticroads.htm http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228891 You can download a pamphlet that covers the Rustic Roads in Wisconsin. http://www.travelwisconsin.com/PDF/RUSTIC_ROADS.pdf To ride the railroad grade on this segment you will need a Tri-County Trails permit. You will also have to do the usual checking on whether the trail is open or not. http://www.tricountytrails.com/ Part of the southern section runs through the beautiful Kettle Morraine area of southeast Wisconsin. Enjoy the unique topography and lakes on your ride. The southern section can be ridden on a big bike with ease (except for the potential for whoops on the ORV trail). Continued . . .