GT RidersA Grand Touring ride is a group social ride. Ride Leaders ride with the group and provide directions and support to the riders. Routes are not marked. Maps and/or Cue Sheets will be provided. Grand Touring rides are often at remote locations an hour or more distant from Central Indiana and often focus on festivals, museums, restaurants and other similar tourist attractions.

Grand Touring riders support local businesses for food and facilities. Typically ten to twenty riders will attend a Grand Touring ride. Riding is at a moderate pace and riders try to stay together. Nobody is left by themselves unless that is what the rider wants.

Grand Touring Ride Philosophy: To emphasize the enjoyment of bicycling as a group and social activity and as a method to explore and discover Indiana and other destinations.

If the weather is not suitable for riding, Grand Touring ride leaders may cancel the ride since riders usually drive long distances to attend rides. Please contact the ride leader before leaving home if the weather looks questionable. Other types of CIBA rides can be found at www.cibaride.org.

Ride Leader GuidelinesGrand Touring Ride Leader Guidelines

GT MapsGrand Touring Maps & Cue Sheets

Map and cue sheets are intended for individual personal use. If you would like to use the map and cue sheets for an organized event, please contact the ride leader.

Rides Previously Held In 2017

April

Metamora Redbud Ramble - CANCELED

Canceled due to prediected storms and flooding. Rescheduled for June 3.

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 am
Ride Leaders: Randy and Connie Schmucker, 317-257-5607, 317-777-9630, rsdesign@ieee.org
Route Lengths: 26 and 48 miles - hilly terrain

Start Location: Metamora, IN: Visitor parking, (Public Restrooms on top of the hill)
entry sign to parking lot reads
“ Whitewater Canal State Historic Site Indiana State Museum System Visitor Parking”

Directions to Start: From I-465, take I-74 east. Turn left on south S.R. 229. Turn right on east S.R. 52. In Metamora turn right on Duck Creek Rd and follow 2 blocks to parking lot.

Ride Description: This tour takes in the scenic Whitewater River valley and hills in scenic southeastern Indiana while the redbuds are in full bloom. Metamora is one of the villages on the historic Whitewater canal and the Duck Creek Aqueduct can still be seen as well as portions of the canal. You can even take a ride on the canal. If shopping is your pleasure, after the ride we’ll go feast in one of the many restaurants and then shop until you drop at the abundant craft houses. Metamora's website: www.metamoraindiana.com. Contact Ride Leaders if the weather is questionable before making the trip.

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May

Eastern Brown County Dogwood Meander - CANCELED

Due to flooding of roads and forecasts of more rain, the Dogwood Meander is canceled. Rescheduled for June 17.

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Start Time: 9:30 am
Ride Leaders: Randy and Connie Schmucker, 317-257-5607, 317-777-9630, rsdesign@ieee.org
Route Lengths: 41 and 54 miles - hilly terrain

Start Location: Columbus, IN: Jay C Food parking lot - SR 46 & Goeller Rd
Directions to start: I-65 South. Exit west on SR 46, go 0.5 miles, turn right at light, Goeller Rd, into parking lot

NOTE: Crouch's Market has closed. Ride will be very rustic. Please bring your own food and water supplies and carry them on your bike. Food and water service can not be guaranteed.

Ride Description: Enjoy a nice spring day with the dogwoods and spring flowers in full bloom in the hills of western Bartholomew County and eastern Brown County. This ride will meander through Grandview Lake, Pikes Peak, Hoosier National Forest and other Indiana back road delights. After the ride we will stop at Dags for ice cream! Contact Ride Leaders if the weather is questionable before making the trip.

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Greencastle Grand Tour

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 am
Ride Leaders: Dave Hall, cell: 317-341-0418, dhall18@indy.rr.com
Route length: 45 - 50 miles

Start Location: Greencastle High School
Directions to Start: From Indy, take I-70 west to the Cloverdale Exit 41. Turn North(right) onto
Highway 231. Take Highway 231 into Greencastle and watch for Highway IN 240. Turn right onto IN 240 and go to Percy Julian Dr. Turn left onto Percy Julian Dr. The high school is about 1/2 mile on the left. Allow about 1 to 1 1/2 hours for drive from Indy.

Route Description: This ride leaves Greencastle and travels the backroads of Putnam and Hendricks counties with visits to the small towns of Fillmore and Amo. We will stop for snacks and rest at the Amo general store. The ride will leave Amo behind and head for the recreation area of Heritage Lake and another snack and rest stop at the Pizza Den. From the marina, we will make our way back to the start in Greencastle. Route is moderately hilly with long, flat stretches in between- no killer hills- and light motor vehicle traffic. Contact Ride Leaders if the weather is questionable before making the trip

June

Metamora Redbud Ramble

Due to the rescheduling, Metamora will be having their Strawberry Days during our visit!

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Start Time: 9:30 am
Ride Leaders: Randy and Connie Schmucker, 317-257-5607, 317-777-9630, rsdesign@ieee.org
Route Lengths: 26 and 48 miles - hilly terrain

Start Location: Metamora, IN: Visitor parking, (Public Restrooms on top of the hill)
entry sign to parking lot reads
“ Whitewater Canal State Historic Site Indiana State Museum System Visitor Parking”

Directions to Start: From I-465, take I-74 east. Turn left on south S.R. 229. Turn right on east S.R. 52. In Metamora turn right on Duck Creek Rd and follow 2 blocks to parking lot.

Ride Description: This tour takes in the scenic Whitewater River valley and hills in scenic southeastern Indiana while the redbuds are in full bloom. Metamora is one of the villages on the historic Whitewater canal and the Duck Creek Aqueduct can still be seen as well as portions of the canal. You can even take a ride on the canal. If shopping is your pleasure, after the ride we’ll go feast in one of the many restaurants and then shop until you drop at the abundant craft houses. Metamora's website: www.metamoraindiana.com. Contact Ride Leaders if the weather is questionable before making the trip.

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Eastern Brown County Dogwood Meander

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Start Time: 9:00 am
Ride Leaders: Randy and Connie Schmucker, 317-257-5607, 317-777-9630, rsdesign@ieee.org
Route Lengths: 41 and 54 miles - hilly terrain

Start Location: Columbus, IN: Jay C Food parking lot - SR 46 & Goeller Rd
Directions to start: I-65 South. Exit west on SR 46, go 0.5 miles, turn right at light, Goeller Rd, into parking lot

NOTE: Crouch's Market has closed. Ride will be very rustic. Please bring your own food and water supplies and carry them on your bike. Food and water service can not be guaranteed.

Ride Description: Enjoy a nice spring day with the dogwoods and spring flowers in full bloom in the hills of western Bartholomew County and eastern Brown County. This ride will meander through Grandview Lake, Pikes Peak, Hoosier National Forest and other Indiana back road delights. After the ride we will stop at Dags for ice cream! Contact Ride Leaders if the weather is questionable before making the trip.

Download Map

Download map/cuesheet (PDF)