J.R. Tolkien

"Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R. Tolkien

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Scenic Starlight Indiana By Bike

We did the Harvest Home Coming Bicycle Tour a few weeks ago and found a new scenic bike route. It was a beautiful day for a ride in the country but those rolling hills were killer for the first 10 miles or so, killing my resolve to do 40 miles really quick. I ended up doing only 25 miles and my husband got his exercise in by looping me.  

It was a great way to see the back roads of Indiana, lots of scenic views, beautiful wild flowers, rustic farm life and apple orchards. The event itself though should be a miss (unless you want want to support the Harvest Homecoming Festival).  Instead of paying $35 for the ride, which covers only a pizza lunch and drinks, just get a map or download the GSP from that website and do the loop yourself.  You can do the 25 miles, 40 miles, or 64 miles.  I'm not sure where you can park, we parked at the Forest Discovery Center.  It's a museum so check to make sure you can park.  It's a huge parking lot and I don't think it should be a problem.

If you’re in an okay shape, just take it slow (and know it'll get better), you’ll have an enjoyable but a bit challenging ride.
I’m hoping to come back on another pretty fall day and redeem myself by completing that 40 mile loop after all. 

Start at the Forest Discovery Center (533 Louis Smith Rd, Borden, IN 47106)


If you have time after biking, head over to Huber’s Farm and do some apple or pumpkin picking, grab lunch and a drink and enjoy the outdoor concerts.