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.

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

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.

2023 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 with your updates and I will be happy to add them to the Grand Touring Ride Calendar.


Metamora Ramble - The Sequel

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Start Time: 9:30 am
Ride Leaders: Randy and Connie Schmucker, 317-257-5607, 317-777-9630,
Route Lengths: 30 and 51 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 at gas station and follow 2 blocks to parking lot.

Ride Description: Return to Metamora in scenic southeastern Indiana for another tour of the Whiteriver Valley in late summer. Wander the valleys and ridges and admire the spires of Oldenburg. 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. After the ride savor some ice cream or quaff some coffee at the Smelly Gourmet. Metamora's website: Contact Ride Leaders if the weather is questionable before making the trip.

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Columbus Fall Color Tour

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Start Time: 10:00 am
Ride Leaders: Randy and Connie Schmucker, 317-257-5607, 317-777-9630,
Route Lengths: 40 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.

Ride Description: Ride Bicycle Magazine's "Best Ride In Indiana". Enjoy the fall color in the hills of western Bartholomew County and eastern Brown County. Trail's End will open early for the ride and features barbeque and chicken salad sandwiches and other goodies. This ride will meander through Grandview Lake, Pikes Peak, Hoosier National Forest and other Indiana back road delights. There will be a few more hills than the spring version for the now well-conditioned legs. Contact Ride Leaders if the weather is questionable before making the trip.

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