Econo Lodge – Shelbyville, IN

Location:68 E Rampart Rd, Shelbyville, IN 46176
Phone:(317) 398-0472

Start and end HQ Hotel for the Indiana Hoosier National Forest Ride.

Upcoming events

  • 09/23/2022 - 09/26/2022 All day

    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 sightseeing opportunities, possibly including the fire tower, the Knightsridge Space Observatory ruins, and the Empire State Quarry. Newbies are required to climb the fire tower, in full gear.

    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:

    Econo Lodge – 68 E Rampart Rd, Shelbyville, IN

    317-398-0472

    For Saturday night make your reservation at:

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

    812-547-3234

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