The 26th Annual Round Barn Bike Ride -
Mark your calendars!
Join us at the Round Barn Ride to Train for the RAIN!
Saturday July 8, 2017
Registration is open from 7 am to 10:00 am at the Brownstown Central High located at 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:
Register Online: Register online using SignMeUp.com click here
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Register via Snail Mail:
To register for the Round Barn Bike Ride using snail mail click here to download the Round Barn Ride pdf entry form.
Register in person on the day of the ride: Registration is open from 7 am to 10:00 am at the Brownstown Central High School.
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 include the Fun Ride route and then break out to hilly Western Jackson County for two major hills and SAG stops at 2 country stores. 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 you all the way around.
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 about 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.
Adults: $25 if you register before June 25, 2016 and $30 after. You save $5.
15 and under: $10 if you register before June 25, 2016 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.
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 High School. The High School is located at 500 North Elm 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 2:00 p.m. Showers are available in the Brownstown Central High School gym, bring a towel. All riders must be finished at this time.
You may start the Tour as soon as you check in/register at the High School.
Directions from Indianapolis
Go South on I65 to Exit 50B (Brownstown). Go west on US 50 for 12 miles to Brownstown. In Brownstown turn right on Bridge Street (at the Marathon Gas Station) and go straight at the first Stop sign until you reach the Brownstown Central High School on the right.
Directions from LouisvilleGo North on I65 to Exit 50B (Brownstown). Go west on US 50 for 12 miles to Brownstown. In Brownstown turn right on Bridge Street (at the Marathon Gas Station) and go straight at the first Stop sign until you reach the Brownstown Central High School on the right.
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."
"The ride 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, beautiful country, and a slice of rhubarb pie at the café for lunch. Thanks!"
"It was great! Good mix of hills and flats – loved the ride!"
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!