Bicycling

Wayne County, Indiana is an excellent place for recreational cycling. Situated on the boundary of changing terrain, it provides ready access to many scenic, low traffic country roads. To the south there are rolling, wooded hills and to the north lie classic plains. Many of our small communities have quaint general stores and cafes waiting to be discovered. You can even ride to the highest point in Indiana - without slipping into a "granny gear"!

Richmond is the southern trail head of the Cardinal Greenway Rail Trail which stretches northwest through Wayne County, with trailheads near Webster, Williamsburg, and Economy and then on Muncie and Marion.

Bicycle rentals are available at Cycling and Fitness Warehouse, 213 North 3rd St, Richmond, near the 3rd Street Cardinal Greenway Trailhead.  Call for details: 765.935.5047

Where to Ride

Road Bikes

Cardinal Greenway Rail Trail

Whitewater Gorge Trail

Those who are on Facebook can join the Richmond Cycling group for information about local group rides and discussion between area cyclists.

Trail or Mountain Bikes

A core group of dedicated bikers have worked hard to create a mountain biking trail at Hayes Arboretum. The Trail is accessible from the entrance at the corner of Woodside Drive and Hayes Arboretum Road in Richmond. Facebook members can follow the Richmond Adventure Mountain Bikers for more information. [Map]

BMX Bikes

BMX track located in Freeman Park, on Indiana 227 near the intersection of New Paris Pike (Ohio 121).; Meets are held here regularly in the summer. Use of the track is restricted due to insurance regulations. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department for more information. 765.983.7275

Commuter Cycling

Commuter Bike Map for Richmond, Indiana

Terri Quinter, Rose View Operations Manager, demonstrates the ease of use of the new bike racks newly installed on each of the City of Richmond buses, in this video.

Trails & Parks

Indiana Trails

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Indy Greenways

Indiana Bicycle Road Routes - Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Mountain Biking Trail Reviews: Indiana Trails

Outdoor Recreation - by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Rail Trails in Indiana

Ohio & National Trails

Dayton, Ohio Metro Bike Trail Maps

Miami Valley Bike Trails - information on trails and events in the Dayton and Xenia, Ohio area.

Ohio Recreation Areas by County

Ohio Bikeways

Rail Serve's Rails to Trails - listings of trail links across the US and Canada

TrailLink.com - locate rail trails across the country.

Parks and Recreation Areas

Brookville Lake

Hueston Woods

IndyCycloplex, including Major Taylor Velodrome

Whitewater Memorial State Park

Clubs, Groups and Associations

Central Indiana Bicycling Association

Dayton Cycling Club

Delaware Cycling Club - Muncie, Indiana

Hoosier Mountain Bike Association

Ohio Bicycle Federation

Events & Route Planning

Bike Rides in Indiana and surrounding areas

GMaps Pedometer - Map Your Route Mileage

Ohio Bicycle Events

Nearby Organized Rides

Buckeye Bridge Ride

RAIN Ride (Ride Across INdiana) - This annual 158-mile ride begins in Terre Haute with the riders finishing in Richmond at the end of the day.

Reid Ride

Tour de Donut

Bike Repair and Maintenance

Bicycle Repair Information

Jim Langley's Bicycle Tips and Tricks - including how to buy a bike, bicycle fit, repairs, etc.

Jim Langley's Bicycle Repair Tips - fixing tires, brakes, pedals, etc.

Advocacy and Planning

Bicycle Friendly Community - find out what it take to be named a "bicycle friendly community" by the League of American Bicyclists

Bicycle Indiana Auto Licence Plate

Bike Plan Source

Indiana Bicycle Coalition

Indiana State Trails, Greenways and Bikeways Plan

League of American Bicyclists

Midwest Rails to Trails

National Center for Bicycling and Walking

Ohio's Bikeways - Ohio Department of Transportation

Rails To Trails Conservancy Resources

Safety

A Consumer's Guide to Bicycle Helmets

Quick Answers to Your Helmet Questions

History

Bicycle - "a marvel of ingenuity" - historical article with suggested reading list from the Indiana Historical Bureau.

A History of Bicycles

Underground Railroad Bike Route - this may be of special interest, due to Wayne County's special place in the history of the Underground Railroad.

Fun Cycling Tidbits

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