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  Chicagoland MG Club:Driveline

Fall Color Tour
October 12, 2003

Arial view of countryside, in northwest Illinois
Mike Olsen,

The fall tour will start at the I-90 Belvedere Oasis (west bound). From there it will be going to bypass 20 then south on Route 2 along the rock river. We will be driving through some state parks also. There will be country roads involved with a rest stop across the river from the Blackhawk statue.

No fee - No points - No trophies - Just fun fall driving.
Mike Olsen - 847-882-4836 -

Fall Color Tour General Directions
Start - Belvider Oasis - westbound-
  • I 90 west to bypass 20-
  • Bypass 20 west to Rt.2 south along river-
  • In Byron Rt.72 east across river-
  • First right over river onto river road-
  • South to Lowden State Park, drive through park-
  • River Road south to Rt.64, east to Daysville Road, south on Daysville Road-
  • Right at Lowden Road to Lowden-Miller State forest, drive through-
  • Then go back north to Rt.64, go west across Rock River-
  • North on Rt2 to lunch break at pattle wheel restaurant off of Rt.2-
  • Rt 2 south to Pines Rd west - [Continue south on Rt2 if you don't want to drive on gravel]
  • Pine Road will take you to Devils Backbone Road-
  • Take Devilís Backbone south and follow it around to Rt.2-
  • Take Rt.2 south to Castle Rock State park, drive through-
  • South on Rt.2 to John Deere Historical site-
  • North out of John Deere on Ridge Rd to Henry Rd-
  • Henry Rd west to Anterier Rd north, dead ends at Pine-
  • East on Pine to White Pines State park, drive through-
  • Back out on Pine east to 2nd road, Columbian Rd north-
  • Colunbian Rd runs into Camp Rd, go east (only way)-
  • Take Mt Morris Rd north to 64 east to Mud creek Rd east to Rt 2-
  • Go north on Rt.2 to bypass 20-
  • Or north on Rt.2 to Rt.72 in Byron, Then east on 72 home-
  • At Rt 72 and 251 there is a junk yard that just might have an MG or two (They did last time I was there).

    Photos from the 2002 Fall Tour:

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