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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

370 Mile Five Day Loop Around Louisville

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

36 Mile loop South of Cincinnati near Interstate 71 / 75 split

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

Bicycle Across "Scenic" Indiana, yes it can be scenic!

Having lived in Indiana most of my life and cycling a big part of it searching for remote scenic routes. In the majority of the state I found what I was looking for and want to share it with others. The ones shown on post are a compilation of those routes which helped keep me motivated to ride there. There are actually many roads and places that are scenic, interesting and in some areas challenging to the cross country cyclist. Take a look at the routes and see if you can adjust your routing to take one of these routes, you just might be surprised with the countryside. You can even connect with routes in Ohio and Kentucky to continue your journey. Be prepared to spend more time if traversing the state using my routes because you won't be going straight. Click the link: 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

Routes Between Cincinnati & Lexington

Living in Northern Kentucky near Cincinnati and enjoying remote bike rides I want to share with others the scenic, low traffic and paved routes that I like to ride. I hope you enjoy these routes as much as I do and suggest them to others. Click on: 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

Ralf's Rural Rides in Kentucky

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! cbike2@gmail.com

Friday, October 9, 2015

TWO more scenic remote rides South of Cincinnati

Just under an hour South of Cincinnati I began a 58 mile ride from Williamstown. This is the area where The Ark Encounter is to being built. Back to the ride, it follows mostly remote paved roads to Falmouth at the halfway point where lunch and snacks are available. Leaving Falmouth the route heads West and picks up Fishing Creek Rd which is a beautiful narrow road to Goforth on SR22. The terraine is challenging with 3,600' of elevation gain. A great ride for a fall escape. Williamstown / Falmouth Loop! Head a few miles further South to the Corinth exit and ride Ralph Mitchell's (Ralphie-boy) Corinth-Sdieville Loop!