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The following routes were developed over years of biking in Indiana and now Kentucky. The majority of the routes are on rural paved roads with minimal secondary highways to connect the county roads. Using these routes you'll almost always find that the distances between two points is more than taking a highway however the scenery is almost always better as well as lower traffic. Hopefully you'll enjoy the great cycling in Indiana or Kentucky and if possible provide feedback on your trip.
I am not making any recommendations nor can I say that these routes are free from road hazards or dangers from traffic. Users of these routes will find them scenic and remote however only the user can assure they are safe on any public road.
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Saturday, May 7, 2016
Back in the late 90s A group of friends joined us for something different further south than Southern Indiana. We wanted to avoid the larger cities but still use lodging inlieu of camping. After quite of bit of research for remote roads we settled on this route. Once in a while the route uses secondary highways to connect the remote roads. Crossing the Ohio River at Cannelton and Madison Indiana were interesting, especially with the old bridge, now gone, at Madison. Click the link: 370 Mile Five Day Loop Around Louisville to see the routes with cue sheets and gpx files. Then scroll down to the bottom and click button "Show All On Map". Also check out my other routes in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio at Ralf's Rides on Ride With GPS!
Sunday, April 17, 2016
I took off on this ride mid morning today with the idea of capturing a few pics to add to the route. It's one of my favorite routes close to home with plenty of remote roads and four miles along Arnold's Creek which might be termed a goat path by some. Not big mileage at 36 however there is 2,500' of climbing so it is a fairly good early season workout. Arnold's Creek Road was repaved last fall, really nice!. There is one place where nature is again trying to reclaim itself by slipping the road into the creek. The road is not closed and the area is easily passable just be aware to watch the road surface at 10+ miles in! It really is worth the drive to do this route! There are several pics included with the route map plus que sheet and downloadable GPX track. Verona / Arnold's Creek Loop
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Ralf's Remote Rides in Indiana to see the routes with cue sheets and gpx files. Then scroll down to the bottom and click button "Show All On Map". Also check out my other routes in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio at Ralf's Rides on Ride With GPS!
Friday, March 25, 2016
Ralf's Remote Bike Routes Between Cincinnati & Lexington which takes you to the Ride With GPS site. From there you can select one of the six routes to get cue sheet or GPX file. You can also select "Show All on Map"!
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Looking for a different adventure on your bicycle? Come to Kentucky and ride the rural scenic roads where it's hardly ever straight or flat. The countryside is dotted with tobacco fields, old barns, race horses and more while often biking down a narrow road that cars can only pass by having two wheels in the grass! The locals are friendly and often are found in the general store discussing the news. I've found rural Kentucky to be one of my favorite areas to ride with friends. They always return for my annual ride and marvel that there are roads like these in the midwest. You might be pleasantly surprised and wonder why you haven't given Kentucky a try for your summer ride! Click the link: Ralf's Remote Rides to see cycling routes in Indiana and Kentucky with cue sheets and gpx files. Scroll down to "Events" on the left side and pick from several 300+ mile five day routes. Please contact me if you have any questions on routes! firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Friday, October 9, 2015
Williamstown / Falmouth Loop! Head a few miles further South to the Corinth exit and ride Ralph Mitchell's (Ralphie-boy) Corinth-Sdieville Loop!