The Hoosier Bikeway System
The Hoosier Bikeway System is made up of
eleven separate yet connected bicycle touring
routes covering nearly eight hundred miles of
Indiana's countryside. The goal of the system,
developed in the 1970s and 80s, was for each route to
connect different recreation areas by lightly traveled,
The roads for the routes were chosen to provide the best
combination of riding surface, safety, services,
and scenery for the bicyclist.
The result is a setting for bicycle vacations that could
last for two days, a few weeks, or anywhere in between.
By riding all eleven routes of the system, you would have the chance
to visit thirty-one of Indiana's ninety-two counties.
The routes connect DNR properties (eighteen in all),
federal sites, city or county parks,and historic features.
Many of the parks offer camping, fishing, interpretive services,
and a variety of other activities.
The HBS routes cross and/or follow the valleys of the Salamonie,
Muscatatuck, Wabash, White, and Whitewaterrivers and Sugar Creek.
The system also connects six of Indiana's largest man-made lakes
(Brookville, Hardy, Huntington, Mississinewa, Patoka, and
Salamonie). The non-glaciated hills of southern Indiana provide
some of the more challenging areas of the Hoosier Bikeway System.
For more information on biking Indiana, contact:
Central Indiana Bicycling Association