Bloomington Bicycle Club’s Ride Across Indiana (RAIN)
Saturday, July 15, 7 am
St. Mary-of-the-Woods, W. Terre Haute, IN
One way — all day — along historic US 40 — the RAIN Ride is the original Gran Fondo and attracts 2000 of riders to this sweat fest. RAIN goes back 30 years and is one of the toughest and most inspiring road events in the Midwest. The Bloomington Bicycle Club does a wonderful job organizing and supporting riders of all stripes in their journey across Indiana.
Sundance Coed Mountain Bike Camp with Ryan Leech
Friday – Sunday, July 21-23, 2017
Griffin Bike Park, Terre Haute, IN
Sundance Mountain Bike Clinic LLC, operated by local ultra-endurance legend and coach, Sally Marchand-Collins, and nationally renowned rider and coach, Ryan Leech, have organized the first annual coed MTB skills and coaching camp in Indiana! It will be full of thrills, spills and lots of fun. Griffin Bike Park is an outstanding new trail and dirt trail complex on the south side of Terre Haute. Check it out!
NEW: TNR Sturgeon Full-Moon 35 Mile Gravel Ride
Fri. Aug. 4, 2017 — 8:00 p.m.
Noble Order Taproom, Main Street, Zionsville
Finish your week with a moonlit, 35 or 17 mile night ride on the back, gravel roads of Boone County! You’ll start and finish from Noble Order Taproom on Zionsville’s Main Street. Presented by Team Nebo Ridge, Inc. Catered food/dinner after the ride (free) — and lots of beverages to choose from at Noble Order. Shortcuts will be available if you can’t wait to get back to town or just get spooked out there. Front and rear lights required, but let’s hope for a lot of moonlight since there’ll be a full moon. Entry fee is a $15 donation to the Eskenazi/Midtown Mental Heath’s Early Psychosis Prevention and Recovery Clinic (PARC) — helping identify and treat young men and women suffering from early, severe mental illness and supporting them in their recovery. Register at https://www.bikereg.com/sturgeon-full-moon-gravel-ride.
Bike MS: Cruisin’ the Crossroads
Sat. Sept. 9, 2017
4-H County Fairground, Lebanon, IN
This fundraising ride to multiple sclerosis offers multiple routes of 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles — flat miles, with sag support, and lots of good people including the local Z’ville/Carmel based TOAD-team who love nothing more than having fun, supporting MS research, and riding hard.
Rollfast Gran Fondo
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017 at 8 a.m.
Downtown Carmel, IN
Is a sub-4 hour century ride a part of your destiny? This Top-10 rated Gran Fondo may be the fastest century GF in the country. If you’re up for it and fast enough (or can adeptly suck wheel), you can win a commerative sub-4 hour belt buckle of considerable heft. Or have more fun on Piccolo 25 or Medio 65 mile routes and enjoy the big-time vibe both before and after your ride.
The HMBA Brown County Epic Ride & Festival
Fri-Sun., Oct. 6-8, 2017
Brown County State Park, Nashville, IN
This annual ride shows off our nationally-recognized mountain bike destination encompassing Brown Co State Park, Yellowwood State Forest, and the Hoosier National Forest. New this year will be the unveiling of a new intermediate flow trail in BCSP. The Epic offers participants a weekend of fun and riding — with the “main” ride on Saturday offering routes from 5-10 miles to 100 miles. There is also camping, beer, music, sag support, and food while you enjoy a beautiful autumn weekend in the forest. Registration and information available at www.browncountyepic.org.
The 50th Annual Hilly Hundred
Fri-Sun., Oct. 6-8, 2017
You are hereby invited to ride a hundred hilly, beautiful miles on road in southern Indiana during peak foliage period! You will cover fifty miles each day with a 30-35 shortcut available. This annual ride is an end-of-season ritual for many riders and can be enjoyed on many levels. The slower you go, the more fun you have. You can register and get more info about this year’s edition of the CIBA Hilly 100 at www.hillyhundred.org.
The 3rd Annual Harvest 50 Gravel Road Race and 35 Mile Challenge Ride
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10 am
Maplelawn Farmstead, Zionsville, IN
This fun and well-run regional gravel event is now in its 3rd year, and is produced by Team Nebo Ridge. Challenge yourself by racing 50 very tough miles of remote gravel road, or join up for an informal 35 mile (mostly) gravel ride. Experience Hoosier farms and remote roads up close, and you may even find yourself in the middle of harvest depending on weather! This race/ride starts and finishes at, and benefits Maplelawn Farmstead, a unique and historic farmstead preserved within the Indy suburb of Zionsville. You wil get tours of the farmstead, BBQ lunch, T-shirts, awards, and a good time is guaranteed for all! You can register beginning September 5 at BikeReg.com/harvest50.