Even though I could spend time riding in the mountains close to home I'd like to check out the midwest.

I have eight nights in mid September. Plan to head to WV, then ride along the Ohio River, and then cut across to the Mississippi. Then, head north up to MN.

I would like suggestions on rides, river towns and places to stay. Haven't decided about motels and camping, or just motels. May wait until just before I leave to see what the extended weather pattern looks like. Am hoping that September (barring any hurricane remnants) will be clear and crisp.

Thanks!