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    Dave Allgood

    It’s time to start thinking about the Indiana Hoosier National Forest Ride.  This is an easy to medium gravel and back road ride.  There will be deep gravel through rolling and scenic forest roads, and some twisty pavement.  There are a few creek crossings (with work arounds if you don’t want to try them or if the weather is bad).  We will throw in a few sight seeing opportunities if possible including the fire tower, the Knightsridge Observatory ruins, and the Empire State Quarry.  Newbies are required to climb the fire tower.


    There will be a ride down, on Friday for those that can make it.  We will stay in Shelbyville Indiana on Friday night.  The real ride starts Saturday morning from Shelbyville to Tell City, IN.  the route will be about 250 miles.  We will stay Saturday night in Tell City departing Sunday morning for the return to Shelbyville.  We will again cover about 250 miles.  Those who don’t want to ride home Sunday night can stay over again in Shelbyville and ride home Monday.  I will have routes to and from the Detroit area for Friday and Monday that follow state and county roads with little or no freeway.  There could be stretches of gravel, but these will not be “adventure” routes.


    For Friday and Sunday nights make your reservation at:

    Econolodge – 68 E Rampart Rd, Shelbyville, IN


    For Saturday night make your reservation at:

    Ramada Inn Limited – 235 Orchard hill Dr, Tell City, IN


    There are other motel options nearby if these are full or do not meet your lofty standards.

    let me know who is in and who will make the Friday morning ride down so I can plan accordingly.


    Dates? I don’t see it on the calendar.


    Dave Allgood


    Fri 9/28 thru Mon 10/1



    I plan on going, the fall colors should be nice. Note sure if I can get off on Friday, will update as the time gets closer. If I can only get 1 day off work,I will probably opt for Monday so that I can ride all day Sat and Sun.  I would ride down after work on Friday afternoon.


    I’d like to go as well.  Might join you on the Friday afternoon ride down and ride home Monday as well.  Will see how the dates work out.




    Definitely want to go…..all depends on how many students sign up for the 3-wheeled class that weekend.   Last class of the season.

    Had a great time last time I went on this ride…..nice area down there.


    Jack Johnson

    Count me out.


    Dave Allgood

    I have routes ready, but no comfirmed riders  Please confirm if you are going, so I can go ahead with the plan.

    Dave Allgood

    Routes are posted in the gps forum. Please let me know if you are going, and if you’ll ride down Firday morning or meet at the motel. If no one is going this ride will be cancelled.

    Dave Allgood

    Having trouble with the gps file upload.  If you want the files let me  know and I will find a way to get them to you.

    Dave Allgood

    Due to a lack of interest this ride is cancelled.

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