A 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.
Grand Touring is about the pure joy of riding. It’s about the journey. It’s about the experience. One might say Grand Touring gives your cycling spirit a chance to soar. You can leave that computer home and forget about the measurements.
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. Note: Pre-registration is not required. All riders are welcome. Other types of CIBA rides can be found at www.cibaride.org.
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.
2022 Grand Touring Ride Calendar
Note: Grand Touring Ride Leaders - This is the current information that I have for Grand Touring Rides. If a correction needs to be made or I need to add your ride, please contact me at email@example.com with your updates and I will be happy to add them to the Grand Touring Ride Calendar.
Blue River Valley / 1,000 Degree Pizza Ride
August 27, 2022
Ride Length: 52 miles
Start Time: 9:00 am
Ride Leader: David Crandall 765-623-9984 firstname.lastname@example.org
Start Location: Henry County YMCA - Wibur Wright Trail Head 300 Wittenbraker Ave, New Castle, IN 47362
Directions To Start: From Indianapolis take I-70 West to SR-3 exit (New Castle). Take SR-3 North, turn right (East) onto Wittenbraker Ave. The parking lot is on the left at the end of Wittenbraker.
Ride with GPS map: ridewithgps.com/routes/39856094 Route distance is 52 miles.
We will start at the Henry County YMCA in New Castle and ride the Wibur Wright Trail. Route continues east where we will pick up the Cardinal Greenway rail trail just east of Economy. We will stop in Losantville at convience store to refill water bottles (24 mile mark) and then continue on the Cardinal Greenway to Blountsville. At Blountsville we exit the greenway and head west where we'll ride past the north side of Summit Lake State Park. At the 43.5 mile mark we'll stop for lunch at 1,000 Degree Pizza in Mt Summitt. After lunch it's only 9 miles back to the YMCA. In total 13.5 miles are on greenways. The other 38.5 miles on mostly rolling roads. There are a few pot holes you'll have to dodge along the way, but also some excellent pavement. After the ride ice cream at Weinie World is an option.