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.
2021 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your updates and I will be happy to add them to the Grand Touring Ride Calendar.
Greencastle Grand Tour
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Start Time: 10:00 am
Ride Leaders: Dave Hall, cell: 317-341-0418, email@example.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.