During this covidian season, this is stage 3 of 4 courses in the Ride Solo Series in central Illinois. This route is 70% gravel and little to zero traffic once away from Maroa. Scenery is midwest farmland at it's best. it's essentially flat, but enough 'slopes' to keep different muscles firing. There isn't much windblock or shade, Gravel ranges from dirt to deep- all very ride-able. Ample refueling options are available by starting at Crawfords pizza building with the coffee shop in the same building and Caseys across the street.