Author Topic: Denver to Charleston,Illinois  (Read 2444 times)

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Offline jastle

Denver to Charleston,Illinois
« on: June 01, 2007, 09:07:05 pm »
I would like some fairly specific ideas about what roads to take between Denver and Charleston Illinois.  I would like to avoid traffic and the larger cities.


Offline supaonabike

Re: Denver to Charleston,Illinois
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 12:29:56 am »
Hey... saw this post. Did you end up taking the trip? I'll be rolling through Denver on my way from San Francisco to central illinois at the end of this summer.

Offline schaser1

Re: Denver to Charleston,Illinois
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009, 07:12:00 am »
Would like to know where you plan to come into Illinois? 

Offline jastle

Re: Denver to Charleston,Illinois
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 01:18:37 pm »
I am planning to do this ride in the fall and likely will cross into Illinois south of St Louis or any other location if someone has a better idea. 

Offline RussSeaton

Re: Denver to Charleston,Illinois
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 04:48:56 pm »
Back in 2006 I did a 750 mile brevet going from Boulder to 100+ miles into Kansas and back.  We picked up US36 a few miles east of Denver.  Strasburg.  US36 seems to start by I-70 a few miles east of Denver.  We rode the shoulder of US36 all the way to the Kansas-Colorado border and then 100+ miles into Kansas.  It was an OK road to ride.  Not much traffic.  Hills were big rolling ones.  Lots of flat too.  We were on US36 for about 300 miles in each direction.  Once you get further east in Kansas you would likely want to get off US36 and onto smaller state roads.  Traffic probably picks up the further east since the east is where all the people live in Kansas.  And in Colorado no one lives in the eastern third so no traffic.