Mountain Bike America: Indiana Guide Book

by Layne Cameron (The Globe Pequot Press)
Mountain Bike America Indiana  by Layne Cameron

224pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762707038

This guide describes over 30 of the state's greatest mountain bike rides, from the smoking dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan to the crumpled landscape of Hoosier National Forest. Written by veteran cyclist and Indiana native, Layne Cameron, this is a one-of-a-kind look into the Hoosier State's best off-road bicycle trails. From this book you can expect comprehensive trail descriptions, from beginner to advanced. GPS-quality, digitally designed relief maps detailing each ride and accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each ride. In addition detailed directions get you to the ride without getting you lost. Detailed mile-by-mile directional cues are also provided with difficulty ratings, elevation gain, trail contacts, and much more.

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Trails from the "Mountain Bike America: Indiana" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 31.
... Preview: To paraphrase the nearby town's founder, "Birdseye Trail suits mountain bikers to a T-y-tee." Birdseye is a light-hearted blend of forest road and singletrack which loops around a small lake, across ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Birdseye, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The demise of the paved Calumet Trail was a sad day for road cyclists. Mountain bikers, however, rejoiced in having the trail fall into their Lycra-clad laps. The trail is wide, flat, and perfect for ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Michigan City, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.9
... Preview: The Central Canal Towpath, formerly the Indianapolis Water Company Canal, starts at Heslar Naval Armory and cuts a flat path past many notable Indy tourist sights. The gravel path passes the Indianap ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Indianapolis, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: This rail-trail provides Bloomington residents and I.U. students a nice alternative to the singletrack at Wapehani. The easy, flat trail grade allows cyclists to maintain a high-tempo spin unencumber ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Bloomington, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: The fifteen miles of trails within France Park range from flat and easy to gnarly and difficult. Some descents will cause cyclists to take pause and consider walking down. A few cobbled climbs will ha ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Logansport, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: German Ridge holds 23 miles of trails ranging from easy to difficult. Yet, surprisingly, few mountain bikers take advantage of these trails. Take it from me, Hoosier National Forest's southernmost t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Rome, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.3
... Preview: Many Hoosier mountain bikers were introduced to the sport at Gnaw Bone. Indiana's best private-property trail system has been welcoming fat-tire visitors for years. The 25-mile system harbors challeng ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Gnaw Bone, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.1
... Preview: Hardin Ridge is Hoosier National Forest's shortest trail. It's not a destination spot by any means, but it is a nice alternative activity for campers, boaters, and beach-goers. The trail has one major ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Bloomington, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: This forty-three mile trail system is the largest and best mountain biking trail system in the state. The variety of terrain will satisfy all levels of cyclists. And maps at major trail intersect ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Norman, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.2
... Preview: Franke Park has really served mountain bikers well as a model multi-use park. Mountain biking has peacefully co-existed with many other activities for years. The trails themselves are not a travel des ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Fort Wayne, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Huntington is unique for the fact that it is the first state park property to allow mountain biking. The pilot program has been a great success in that mountain bikers love it, the property manager su ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Huntington, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: Lick Creek is Youngs Creek's nearest neighbor. Geographic proximity, though, doesn't guarantee topographic equality. The singletrack and forest roads here are moderate and more forgiving. Lick Cre ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Paoli, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Quite a lot of action is packed into the four-mile system at Linton. Technical skills can only be enhanced after a few trips to this reclaimed strip pit. The trails resemble more of an enduro course t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Linton, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: Lynnville Park has few sections where cyclists can just relax and pedal mindlessly. There are hundreds of obstacles to ride over and around in this tight, labyrinth of trails- a place perfectly suited ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Lynnville, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Don't be fooled. These county roads offer up a great mountain bike ride. Near Madison, these gravel and paved roads hold some long, steep climbs that leave cyclists shifting into their granny gears a ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Madison, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.8
... Preview: Mogan Ridge is a moderate trail system with a blend of singletrack and forest road. This South-America-shaped trail descends toward IN 70, then basically climbs its way back to the trailhead. The trai ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Leopold, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.3
... Preview: Formerly known as the Knobstone Trail, Nebo Ridge Trail has long been a popular spot amongst mountain bikers. The hills are rolling, not excruciating, but challenging nonetheless. Since most of th ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Story, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: Oakbrook's short singletrack loop threads through flat, grassy fields and eventually leads to the technically demanding sections in the woods near Wildcat Creek. Two miles of trail is not enough to lu ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Kokomo, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: Solitary cyclists will enjoy the Ogala Trail. This seven-mile system has easy to moderate stretches over a variety of terrain. The singletrack and forest roads cut through plenty of unkept sections ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Freetown, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.3
... Preview: Starting at Jeffries Cemetery should not be read as an omen. Oriole Trail is graced with easy grade forest roads, singletrack, and an exciting gravel-road descent. There are some climbs, but few threa ... From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Indiana"
Sulphur, IN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.2

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