Topeka Motorcycle Guide

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Motorcycle GUIDE TO TOPEKA

The Road Less Traveled Discover scenic byways, historic stops, and more along some of Topeka and surrounding areas great motorcylce tours and trails!

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Welcome to Topeka DAN CLARIZIO - PAST - CHAIR OF THE VISIT TOPEKA BOARD Nothing else quite screams freedom like hopping on a

Don’t forget to stop by Harley-Davidson’s Yesterdays

bike and taking a trip down roads unknown. The wind

Motorcycle Museum. Peruse 30 different and rare

against your helmet, tunes on high, nothing but wide-

Harley-Davidsons, along with many pictures, tools and

open skies. Whether you’re taking a solo trip or a ride

collectibles displaying the store's history. It might also

with the entire crew, Topeka is the perfect destination

interest many of you to know that Topeka is not only

for motorcycle enthusiasts. The Capital City is home to

the Capital of Kansas, but also the capital of the

the Historic Harley-Davidson of Topeka. Prepare for an

Midwest motorsports scene. Topeka boasts the fastest

outstanding experience. Voted #1 by riders in overall

track in the world at Heartland Motorsports Park and

satisfaction, their team offers the best in new and

has been home to the Nitro Arenacross Nationals at

preowned rides. While you’re there also be sure to visit

Stormont Vail Events Center. While you’re in town also

the world-famous Evel Knievel Museum. Named by USA

be sure to enjoy the local scenery and snap a few

Today as one of the country’s top five museums, this

grams at our local picturesque hotspots. These include

unique gallery features the world's largest collection of

Lake Shawnee, Gage Park, Cedar Ridge, Kaw River

Evel Knievel's authentic performance leathers, jump

State Park, Truckhenge, Iliff Commons, Burnett’s Mound

bikes and memorabilia - all located within the Harley-

and more. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Capital

Davidson building. I recommend seeing Knievel’s

City of Kansas.

signature Mack truck, “Big Red,” and hopping on the 4D virtual reality jump bike.


TOPEKA HARLEY

About Topeka Harley MIKE PATTERSON - OWNER OF TOPEKA HARLEY

Historic Harley-Davidson is unlike any other Harley-Davidson dealership in the world. The Patterson family has owned and operated this business since 1949. The dealership showcases a large selection of motorcycles along with clothing, parts and service. However, Historic Harley-Davidson is unique in the fact that it offers a dine-in BBQ restaurant, a vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle museum inside the dealership along with the world renowned, one and only, Evel Knievel Museum.

The Evel Knievel Museum is an award-winning, international attraction. In the last year alone travelers from all 50 states and over 60 different countries made their way to Topeka to visit the museum. USA Today ranked it #5 in their 2017 Top 10 Best New Attractions in the U.S. The museum also was awarded the coveted international THEA Award by the Themed Entertainment Association. This award goes to 15 international attractions that include the likes of Disney and Universal Studios. The museum showcases a comprehensive collection of the greatest daredevil of all time. Interactive displays create an experience that allow the visitor to “feel” what was like to have been Evel Knievel. Highlighted is a virtual reality 4D jump that provides an encounter that creates a realistic experience for anyone who wants to be a daredevil.

It’s an experience to visit Historic Harley-Davidson and the Evel Knievel Museum.


Plan Your Trip ROUTES

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PLAN YOUR TRIP

LAKE PERRY & FARMLAND ROUTE ROUTE DISTANCE: 78.67 MILES TIME FRAME: 1 HOUR AND 27 MINUTES Attractions on the Route:

Ree’s Fruit

Farm, Gary’s Berries Farm, Perry State Park Biking and Hiking Trails, Meriden Antique Store, Delaware River, Perry Lake Wildlife Area, Historical Marker of the Battle of Hickory Point, John Stewart Curry’s birthplace, The Ironmen of Metz Highway

Mom & Pop Restaurants:

The Pad, Almost

Home Café, Sweet Nelly’s

Gas Stations:

Topeka, Valley Falls,

Oskaloosa and Perry.

Directions:

Depart from the Harley

Davidson Shop on Topeka Boulevard, head North to Highway 24. Travel East on Highway 24 to Highway 237. Travel North

Highway 16 will come to an intersection at Highway 59 where

on Highway 237 which will curve to the

you will turn South and head into the small town of Oskaloosa,

west then the East, over the Lake Perry

Kansas. Highway 59 is a long straight road that goes past a lot

Bridge, then North and then West again. It

of farmland and yet has a lot of long and short curves to enjoy.

will bring you to a stop at Highway 4 which

You will head west on Highway 24, towards the city of Perry,

then curves towards the Northeast and

Kansas. Highway 24 will lead you back towards the way you

then North again. Pass the town of Valley

began your Perry Lake and Farmland journey.

Falls, Kansas until you get to Highway 16 where you will turn and curve towards the east.


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NOTO Arts Center

Redbud Park

Wheel Barrel


PLAN YOUR TRIP

LAKES TOUR ROUTE DISTANCE: 119.40 MILES TIME FRAME: 2 HOURS AND 48 MINUTES Attractions on the Route:

Ted Ensley

Gardens at Lake Shawnee, Stull Cemetery, Lone Star Park, Kick Start Saloon

Mom & Pop Restaurants:

Lonnie Q’s,

Hanover Pancake House, The Shack

Gas Stations: Directions:

Topeka, Lawrence

Depart from Lonnie Q’s BBQ

from SE 21st Street, turn South onto SE Wittenberg Road, turn west at the stop sign onto 29th Street, then South at the stoplight onto SE West Edge Road, follow the road around Lake Shawnee, turn east onto SE 45th Street and continue East and take second exit on roundabout at 45th and Croco. Continue East on SE 45th Street and road will turn into N1600 Road/Stull Road in Douglas County. The road curves slightly to enter Highway 40 at stop sign. Take Highway 40/ W 6th Street

North 950 Road curves into E 251st Diagonal Road where you

until you reach the first stoplight (I believe

will cross the long bridge over Clinton Lake and onto E 250

you will turn South before coming to the

Road until you reach the stop sign at Stull Road/N 1600 Road.

stoplight) and turn South onto K10/S.

(You have just made a loop). Continue on West on Stull

Lawrence Traffic way. Exit Clinton

Road/N 1600 Road which will turn into 45th Street in Shawnee

Parkway, turn right onto Clinton Parkway,

County. Continue until you reach Topeka Boulevard, turn North

and turn left onto E 900th Road. Continue

head straight until 21st streets and the Harley Davidson Shop

over the bridge on E 900th Road driving

will be on the Northwest corner.

along Clinton Lake when it turns into N 1150 Road at the curve until you reach the stop sign at E 1000 Road where you will turn right onto E 1000 Road and curves to the right onto N 1000 Road then curves left and then right again where it becomes N 950 Road.


PLAN YOUR TRIP

EXTENDED DAM/FARM LAND RIDE ROUTE DISTANCE: 115 MILES TIME FRAME: 2 HOURS AND 10 MINUTES Attractions on the Route:

Perry State

Park, Clinton Lake, Valley Falls Museum, Old Jefferson Town, Reese's Fruit Farm

Mom & Pop Restaurants: Wind

Wagon,

Bobcats Bar & Grill, Deanna's Northside Bar & Grill, Project Bakery

Gas Stations: Valley

Falls, Oskaloosa,

Lecompton

Directions:

Take Highway 10 South and exit at Clinton Parkway, turn right onto Clinton Parkway, and turn left onto E 900th Road. Continue over the bridge on E 900th Road driving along

Depart from the Harley

Davidson Shop on Topeka Boulevard, head North to Highway 24. Travel East on Highway 24 to Highway 237. Travel North on Highway 237 which will curve to the west then the East, over the Lake Perry Bridge, then North and then West again. It will bring you to a stop at Highway 4 which then curves towards the Northwest and then North again. Pass the town of Valley Falls, Kansas until you get to Highway 16 where you will turn and curve towards the east. Highway 16 will come to an intersection at Highway 59 where you will turn South and head into the small town of Oskaloosa, Kansas. Highway 59 is a long straight road that goes past a lot of farmland and yet has a lot of long and short curves to enjoy. You will head west on Highway 24 to Lecompton Road (E600 Road). Turn South on Lecompton Road. It will eventually curve east and become N 800 Road. Follow it to the Lecompton exit where it turns into Highway 10.

Clinton Lake when it turns into N 1150 Road at the curve until you reach the stop sign at E 1000 Road where you will turn right onto E 1000 Road and curves to the right onto N 1000 Road then curves left and then right again where it becomes N 950 Road. North 950 Road curves into E 251st Diagonal Road where you will cross the long bridge over Clinton Lake and onto E 250 Road until you reach the stop sign at Stull Road/N 1600 Rd. (You have just made a loop). Continue on West on Stull Road/N 1600 Road which will turn into 45th Street in Shawnee County. Drive to West Edge Road where you will turn right and drive along Lake Shawnee. Turn East at the stoplight on 29th to Croco, head North on Croco, turn left on SE Sycamore Drive, just past the bridge, take the second roundabout exit to get on I-70. Exit the Adams Street exit, turn South onto Adams, turn West onto 15th street and then South onto Topeka Boulevard where you will see the Harley Davidson shop.


PLAN YOUR TRIP

POTAWATOMI INDIAN NATION TOUR ROUTE DISTANCE: 116.75 MILES TIME FRAME: 2 HOURS AND 1 MINUTE Attractions on the Route:

Historical

Marker in St. Mary’s, Oregon Trail Crossing, Prairie Band Casino

Mom & Pop Restaurants:

Trails Café,

Boomers Steakhouse & Grill, Big Mike’s Diner, and S&A Café in Holton, Emerald Diner in St. Froggy’s

Gas Stations:

Holton, St. Mary’s, Silver

Lake and Rossville

Directions:

Depart from Harley Davidson

heading North on Topeka Boulevard until you reach the stoplight at 1st street to enter onto I-70 West. Exit onto Highway 75 North until you reach Highway 16 in Holton, Kansas. Head west on Highway 16 then South on Highway 63 until you reach St. Mary’s, Kansas. Turn East on Highway 24 where you will pass the small town of Rossville, Kansas and curving right out Silver Lake, Kansas. Exit South onto Highway 75 South then East onto I-70 from Highway 24, take the 1st Street exit and head South onto Topeka Boulevard back towards the Harley Davidson Shop.


Barrister's Brewing

Iron Rail Brewing

Norseman Brewing Blind Tiger Brewery

BREWS

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PLAN YOUR TRIP

NATIVE STONE BYWAY ROUTE ROUTE DISTANCE: 184.44 MILES TIME FRAME: 3 HOURS AND 35 MINUTES Attractions on the Route:

Grandma

Hoerner’s, Alma Creamery, Lake Wabaunsee, Flint Hills Rustics, Echo Cliff Park, Echo Cliff Liqour

Mom & Pop Restaurants: Chunkey’s Snack Shack, Connie's Corner Cafe, Big Bertha's Diner

Gas Stations:

Silver Lake, Rossville, St.

Mary’s, Wamego, Alma, Eskridge, and When you reach Eskridge, Kansas, Highway 4 will turn in to East

Dover

3rd Avenue. At the intersection of 3rd and MainStreet/Highway

Directions:

Depart from Harley Davidson

heading North on Topeka Boulevard until you reach the stoplight at 1st street to enter onto I-70 West. Exit onto Highway 75 North, then exit to Highway 24 West towards Manhattan. Take Highway 24 through Silver Lake, Rossville, St. Mary’s and Belvue, Kansas. Turn South on Highway 99 in Wamego, Kansas. Continue on Highway 99 crossing under the I-70 Bridge. Highway 99 will turn into East 7th Street in Alma, Kansas and then into Missouri Avenue, then back to Highway 99 as you make your way out of Alma. Continue on Highway 99 until you reach Highway 4. Go East on Highway 4 through the curves and winding scenic roads.

4, you will turn North onto Main Street/Highway 4 and continue through the city of Eskridge on N Main Street/Highway 4 following the curves on the paved Highway 4 route. Highway 4 will continue to curve along the route. You will then reach a stop sign at Highway 4 and SW Douglas Road in Dover, Kansas. Turn North onto Highway 4 and continue following Highway 4 which will eventually turn into Auburn Road. Turn North onto Auburn Road then Turn East onto I-70 heading towards Topeka, Kansas. Follow I-70 until the 1st Street Exit, turn left at stop sign and then right at stop light onto Topeka Boulevard heading towards the Harley Davidson Store at 21st and Topeka Boulevard.


PLAN YOUR TRIP

RIDE THE SANTA FE TRAIL ROUTE DISTANCE: 241.40 MILES TIME FRAME: 4 HOURS AND 31 MINUTES Attractions on the Route: Schuyler Museum, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Flint Hills Rodeo Grounds, ESU

Mom & Pop Restaurants: Four

Corners

Steak House, The Baldwin Diner

Gas Stations: Burlingame,

Baldwin City,

Council Grove, Emporia, Scranton

Directions:

Drive South onto Topeka

Boulevard from Harley Davidson, turn left onto Highway 75 for 27 miles until you reach the Exit for Highway 56 towards Burlingame and Baldwin City. Turn Right onto Highway 56 which will curve through the city of Scranton, Kansas. Continue on 56 into Burlingame, Kansas. Be sure to follow Highway 56 through Burlingame which will take you to the center of town where you will turn South, heading towards

After passing by Admire, KS Highway 99 will cross Highway 56

Osage City. Turn West on Highway 56

where you will turn East onto Highway 56 following it back to

towards the city of Allen, Kansas and into

Burlingame, Kansas, through Scranton and back onto Highway

Council Grove, Kansas. Turn onto Highway

75 to Topeka Boulevard and back to the Harley Davidson Shop.

177 in Council Grove, heading South. Drive on Highway 177 into the town of Strong City. Turn North onto Cottonwood Street until you reach Highway 50 where you will go East. Take Highway 50 into Emporia, Kansas where you will turn North on Commercial Street/Highway 99, turn left onto E 12th Ave and then right onto Highway 99/Merchant Street again.


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