People Cycling Rides

Southern Indiana Fall Foliage.

This is a Approved Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
James Lee
Tour Dates
Start Location
Indianapolis, IN
End Location
Indianapolis, IN
Cost (est.)
$1400 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$500 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
52 mi / 84 km
Avg. Elevation
1020 ft / 311 m
Ride Description

Southern Rural Indiana

This area of southern Indiana has long been a must tour on the itinerary of bicycle tourists – from the 1979 movie 'Breaking Away' to the decades plus TRIRI (Touring Ride in Rural Indiana). With dense forests and rolling hills, this scenic area is pedaling heaven, especially in the Fall. We ride low traffic rural roads – some flat and some hilly – through and to beautiful sights including gorgeous state parks with historic inns (Turkey Run, McCormick’s Creek, Spring Mill,   Clifty Falls and Brown County with overnight stays at three of the inns). We have a cycling tour of Parke County, the covered bridges capital of the world, and spend a day alongside the striking Ohio River with dinner overlooking the river in Madison, IN. Other highlights include visiting Mitchell, IN, where you can call on the home of Astronaut Gus Grissom (and a memorial to him in Spring Mill State Park); a stay in downtown Bloomington next to Indiana University; and, an optional day trip to French Lick, home of the historic, domed (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a recently launched cycling club, which you can join for free, and is led by volunteer ride leaders. We will be offering tours in the United States and overseas. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 20-30 or so) who want to ride 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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