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The Jefferson City East Loop is located in Central Missouri between Saint Louis and Jefferson City.


Starting in Jefferson City, near the State Capitol, this route quickly crosses the Missouri River and follows the river downstream towards Hermann.  This portion of the route sits on the gap between the hills and farmland along the Missouri River.  There are big sweeping curves in the beginning and tighter curves in the hills as it approaches Hermann.


From Hermann, the landscape turns to rolling hills and the road becomes one long stretch of twists and turns.  The path angles South and slowly descends to follow Holte Creek near Highway 50.  From Highway 50, this loop continues South along the hilltops and valleys all the way to Owensville.


At Owensville the ride is only half over and the path turns back North towards Jefferson City and more fun roads.  Instead of heading straight back, this loop takes riders to the South side of the Missouri River to explore some of the fun roads in that area.  After passing through Chamois and and Bonnots Mill, this trip returns to Jefferson City.


Motorcycle Rides, Missouri, Mokane, Rhineland, Mckittrick, Hermann, Mt Sterling, Owensville, Rosebud, Chamois, Bonnots Mill, Ozarks

Location:  Central Missouri

Approximate Mileage:  175 miles

Estimated Riding Time:  4 Hours 

Surface:  Paved



Jefferson City:  Missouri State Capitol, Bicentennial Bridge, Missouri State Museum, The Skywalk, Missouri State Penitentiary Museum

Hermann:  Hermann River Memorial, Deutschheim State Historic Site,

Jefferson City East Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.

    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.

    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option.

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