The 28th Annual Round Barn Bike Ride has been Canceled
July 13, 2019
Upon the recommendation of local authorities the Round Barn Bike Ride, scheduled for July 13, 2019, has been canceled. Excessive rains here in Jackson County, Indiana have damaged roads on our planned routes. Unfortunately, the damage occurred where there are no safe alternate roads to reroute the course. Ongoing weather conditions have delayed repair work and we do not have firm dates on when the repairs will be completed.
We know you are disappointed but your safety has to be the primary consideration. Join us next year.
Mark your calendars!
Join us at the Round Barn Ride to Train for the RAIN!
Saturday July 13, 2019
Registration is open from 7 am to 9:30 AM
at the Brownstown Central High School
500 North Elm Street Brownstown, IN 47220.
Start your ride immediately after registration!
Our 32 mile ride has a few small hills and lots of scenery!
Our 68 and 80+ mile challenge rides are a great workout!
Registration for the Round Barn Bike Ride is easy:
Adults: $25 if you register before June 30, and $30 after. You save $5.
15 and under: $10 if you register before June 30, and $15 after. You save $5.
Registration on the day of the ride is $30 for adults and $20 for 15 and under.
All registrations include snack stops, well-marked routes, and emergency SAG service.
Register Online: Register online using SignMeUp.com click here
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Register in person on the day of the ride:
Registration is open from 7 am to 9:30 am at the Brownstown Central High School at 500 N. Elm Street.
Welcome to the Round Barn Bike Ride a favorite of the summer bike touring season. We offer distances of 32, 62, 80+ miles featuring flat to gently rolling routes through some of southern Indiana’s most scenic and picturesque country side. Tour two authentic round barns representing the art and woodworking skills of agricultural architecture from over 100 years ago.
Ride through history on the last standing triple-span covered bridge in Indiana and the longest historic covered bridge still standing in the United States! The completely restored 460 foot long Medora Covered Bridge is an architecturally significant Triple Span Multiple King Post Truss Design with Burr Arch. Built in 1875 the Bridge will soon be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
With the 32-mile route feeding into the longer routes, the Round Barn Bike Ride has something to offer riders of all abilities. Whether you’re interested in a carefree, leisurely roll while taking in the sites or a serious and a challenging workout conquering some intense inclines, this ride is sure to please. Enjoy the Round Barn Bike Ride - it’s the summer’s most well-rounded bike tour. Long distance riders say the “Round Barn” is excellent training for the Ride Across Indiana.
Note: A small part of the ride includes in-town traffic and short distances on State Highways. This Ride is not recommended for small children on their own bicycles.
Be sure to enjoy a walk through the Medora Covered Bridge, the last standing
triple span Burr Arch Truss covered bridge in Indiana and the longest covered
bridge in the US.
Click here for information about the Medora covered bridge. More Medora Covered Bridge info here
Also featured are Starve Hollow Lake and Tree Nursery.
CHOOSE YOUR DISTANCE…
Choose your own course with tour distances ranging from the 33 mile Fun Ride to the 68 and 80+ mile Challenge Rides through the rural countryside of Jackson County, Indiana. Visit two historic Round Barns.
The Challenge Rides follow the Fun Ride route and then break out into the hills of Western Jackson County for two major inclines. Whether you’re interested in a carefree, leisurely roll taking in the sites or a serious and challenging workout conquering some intense inclines, this ride is sure to please.
Please note that the ride follows scenic County Roads. Many of these roads have no shoulder. A small part of the ride will include some in-town traffic and short distances on State Highways. This Ride is not recommended for small children on their own bicycles.
The Round Barn Bike Ride route is well marked.
Take a look at the 33 mile route on map my fitness
Well stocked SAGS will keep you nourished and hydrated. Tiemeyers Farm Market provides a great stop for the family. Fresh fruit and cookies are available.
Souvenir Tee Shirts...
We have the real Round Barn Bike Ride tee-shirt you want for just $10! The Tee-Shirt is available on the day of the ride at the registration table. Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large.
WHAT TIME CAN WE START?
Registration is open from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m. EDT at the Brownstown Central Middle School located at 520 North Walnut Street Brownstown, IN 47220.
Please note that Brownstown is in the same time zone as Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cincinnati. SAG service will be discontinued at 4:00 p.m.
You may start the Tour as soon as you check in/register.
From I-65 take Exit 50B (Brownstown).
Go west on US 50 for 12 miles to Brownstown then turn right at the first red light onto W. Walnut St.
Follow W. Walnut St. to the first STOP sign. The Brownstown Central Middle School will be on the left.
COME AND JOIN THE FUN...
To round out the day plan on a quick trip to Nashville Indiana after the ride.
What riders have to say about the Round Barn Bike Ride
"The round barn tours were very interesting! "
"Nice route, good support and especially helpful volunteers!"
"It was very well organized."
"Going through the Medora Covered Bridge was great!"
"Great route – well marked."
"I liked the stations at the barns and the bridge and the new SAG at the farm store."
"Your ride is almost perfect – barn tours, great SAGS and beautiful country. Thanks!"
"It was great! Good mix of hills and flats - loved the ride!"
About the BROWNSTOWN EXCHANGE CLUB
The Brownstown Exchange Club is the sponsor of the Round Barn Bike Ride and we appreciate your support in helping us serve others in our community.
Thank you for your participation in the Round Barn Bike Tour. Tell your friends!