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As the cold and nasty weather begin to take hold, it's time to think about 2019. Another Gold Winger and I will be riding from Ontario Canada through MI, WI, MN, IA, SD and MT into Western Canada in May 2019. Tentatively something like this -->,-77.7375245/SD-87,+South+Dakota+57730,+USA/Mt+Rushmore+National+Memorial,+South+Dakota+244,+Keystone,+SD,+USA/Silver+Gate,+Cooke+City-Silver+Gate,+MT,+USA/Sweetgrass,+MT,+USA/@44.9437559,-103.8390448,5z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m28!4m27!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x877d2d6c36973909:0x9d0b36324328c4fa!2m2!1d-103.487765!2d43.572974!1m5!1m1!1s0x877d35d8b53ed6df:0xdaf53dbe055cc641!2m2!1d-103.4590667!2d43.8791025!1m5!1m1!1s0x534e54586db448d7:0x87499f74bcfa5917!2m2!1d-109.9896287!2d45.006884!1m5!1m1!1s0x536be248f2ae9581:0x19f7265005f0cc02!2m2!1d-111.9675751!2d48.9961099!3e0

I rode this a few years ago (eastbound, not westbound), and loved it. Two highlights that particularly stood for me were Beartooth Pass (MT) and Needles Highway/Mt. Rushmore (Central Hills Loop) (SD). Other notable mentions were Going To The Sun Road (MT), and Kickapoo River Valley (WI).

There are two things we especially like when riding - (1) challenging (i.e., twisty) roads, and (2) great, out-of-the-way, funky, non-chain, once-in-a-lifetime, must experience, unusual, memorable, mom & pop eateries - restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, etc. And we are certainly open to any other must see attractions or vistas or museums or whatever.

So for the above-mentioned states (MI, WI, MN, IA, SD and MT), what are your recommendations? (At the risk of multiple postings, I've put this post in each state forum as well as the general message board).

As always, TIA!!
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