Our Favorite Road Routes

Macomb is a great place for the road bike enthusiast. You can get out of town quickly and find great roads with little traffic and few stop signs surrounded by farmland.

The maps and directions are below but here are the PDF’s for downloading to your computer or mobile device. You’re welcome!

We do get quite a bit of wind in Macomb, and most road cyclists like to ride into the wind for the first part of their ride, then have the tailwind give them a boost on the way home. Here are some of our favorite medium-length rides, categorized by wind direction.

  • Wind from the North or West

Macomb-Blandinsville
Distance: 30 miles round-trip
Difficulty: Medium (Some moderate hills)

macomb-blandinsville REV

  1. Leave Macomb heading west on Adams Street, continue past the Meadowbrook and Georgetown subdivisions.
  2. Follow the road as it curves right up the hill.
  3. After the climb, continue north and follow the road as it curves to the left towards the racetrack.
  4. At the bottom of the hill, turn right on E. 850th St. and ride north to N. 1500th Rd.
  5. Turn left on N. 1500th Rd. and follow the road west. It will snake a bit right before you reach the stop sign at E. 350th St.
  6. Turn right (north) on E. 350th St. This road is also known as the “Blandinsville Blacktop.”
  7. Continue north until you reach the stop sign at county highway 9.
  8. Turn left onto highway 9, and ride east about a mile into Blandinsville. There’s a Casey’s on the highway in Blandinsville if you need to stop and refuel.
  9. Turn around and head home, following the same route back to Macomb. Note that you’ll turn off of the Blandinsville Blacktop onto N. 1550th Rd, not 1500th.
  •  Wind from the South

Macomb-Industry

Distance: 22 miles round-trip
Difficulty: Medium (Some moderate hills)
Note: This is the favorite route of the Saturday Morning Breakfast Ride.

macomb-industry REV

  1. Leave Macomb heading south on Candy Lane.
  2. Ride south on Candy Lane until Candy Lane ends at N. 650th Rd.
  3. Turn Left at N. 650th and follow the road as it snakes around past pastures and a small cemetery.
  4. You will end up on Inca Rd. heading south. Continue on Inca Rd. until it ends at N. 450th Rd.
  5. Turn left on N. 450th. Ride east a short distance to E. 1400th St.
  6. Turn right on E. 1400th and ride south. After about a mile, E. 1400th will turn to the left and become N. 350th Rd.
  7. Ride east a very short distance on N. 350th, until you reach Indigo Rd.
  8. Turn right onto Indigo Rd. and ride south. Indigo road will end at N. 300th Rd.
  9. Turn left onto N. 300th Rd. and ride east. You will climb a hill and then ride about a mile into Industry. There is a gas station in Industry (turn north on any road in Industry to find it) where you can stop and refuel if you need it.
  10. Turn around and head home, following the same route.
  • Wind from the East

Macomb-Adair
Distance: 20 miles round-trip
Difficulty: Easy (Mostly flat)

macomb-adair REV

  1. Leave Macomb heading south on Candy Lane.
  2. About a mile south of Grant Street, turn left on N. 1050th Rd.
  3. Ride east N. 1050th Rd. After about 2 miles, you will cross State Highway 67. Be careful as you cross.
  4. About 1 1/2 miles after Highway 67, N. 1050th will snake around a bit and become N. 1000th Rd.
  5. Continue on N. 1000th Rd. to E. 1800th St.
  6. Turn right on E. 180th St. and ride south about 1/4 mile to N. 950th Rd.
  7. Turn left on N. 950th and ride east to Adair.
  8. To get home, turn around and follow the same route back.

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