HOMEGROWN RIDE INFO

WHERE:  St. Malachy Catholic Churh - Brownsburg, IN

WHEN:  Monday Evenings

May through September

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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St Malachy Catholic Church is located at the corner of 1000 E. and 750 N. in Brownsburg, IN.  Meet in the northeast corner of the parking lot.  Restrooms and water source are not available.  

Ride will leave promptly at 6 p.m.  Red flashing rear lights are strongly encouraged.  Helmets are required.

Download or view Homegrown route here:

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Please be aware that all shop rides are self-supported.  YOU are responsible for YOURSELF.


THERE ARE NO ROUTE MARKINGS.

CUE SHEETS ARE NOT PROVIDED.

The Bluegrass Headwaters Ride skirts the edges of the headwaters of the Big Walnut Creek and Grassy Branch Creek which provide just enough gently rolling hills to keep things interesting on the legs and the eyes.  The ride begins in Lizton, IN and it traverses through portions of Hendricks and Boone County.

The 26-mile route alternates pavement and gravel throughout giving welcome sections of respite from the harder-to-pedal and slower gravel sections. ​The terrain is somewhat rolling for this area of Indiana and consists of 11 miles of gravel and 15 miles of pavement.  The pavement portions are in excellent condition while the gravel is a loose, round type that can be somewhat challenging at times. 

​This is an excellent ride for gravel-riding enthusiasts who are looking for a no-drop ride with very low traffic, stops to regroup and multiple bailout points.  The focus will be on fun and hanging out with friends, not speed.  We will meet for great food and beer at the Rusted Silo BBQ and Brewhouse at the end as extra incentive!  


This ride requires a bike that is appropriate for riding loose gravel. Tires that are at least 32mm in width are necessary.  Road bikes with skinny tires are not suitable for this route. You should be comfortable riding 20-30 miles (on a typical road ride) and be able to keep a minimum pace of 12-14 mph on the paved portions.  Please be prepared to deal with a few dogs that may chase us along the way.

Bluegrass Big Walnut Headwaters Summer Ride

Bluegrass Homegrown Weekly Ride

The Bluegrass Homegrown Ride is a casual paced, 19-mile ride beginning and ending at the St. Malachy Catholic Church in Brownsburg, IN.  The route passes a number of fresh produce stands along the way.  Stands may or may not be open depending on time of day and weather, but feel free to bring cash and a way to carry some fruits and veggies just in case!

This is a beginner friendly, no drop ride.  New riders are encouraged to join us.  We will discuss basics of riding in a group and offer safety tips for riding on the road.

The ride pace will average 12-15 miles per hour with Ride Leaders riding as fast as the slowest rider in the group.  Ride participants are welcome to ride at a faster pace if desired.  We will re-group at several of the stands along the way.

HEADWATERS RIDE INFO

WHERE:
  Lizton, IN
Park at the State Bank of Lizton.  Please only park in spaces in front of the bank, if available.  Do not park in back.  

WHEN:  April through September

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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​Download or view Headwaters route here:


MapMyRide


Google Maps

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Please be aware that all shop rides are self-supported.  YOU are responsible for YOURSELF.


THERE ARE NO ROUTE MARKINGS.

CUE SHEETS ARE NOT PROVIDED.