There are many opportunities for bicycling in southern Indiana.
The Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) is a statewide organization with the mission to promote responsible mountain biking and work towards the goals of common land access and natural resource protection in Indiana through interaction with policy makers, the cycling industry, race promoters, mountain bikers' and other trail users. They have been hard at work in Brown County State Park improving the mountain bike trails.
Check out our mountain bike trails.
Brown County State Park Brochure & Map
Indiana is a great place to bike. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources provides the Hoosier Bikeway System, 800 miles of marked bicycle routes on roads throughout the state. The DNR also offers two regional bicycle and recreation maps, and a third one is being developed in cooperation with the Indiana Bicycle Coalition. Off-road bicycle trails can be found in some DNR properties, including Brown County State Park, and at other locations in Indiana.
The new Brown County State Park trail is a four-mile loop starting across from the north lookout tower. It highlights the end of the Kin Hubbard Ridge and Green Valley Creek areas. There is also a one-mile spur that begins at the parking lot south of the swimming pool that connects to the north lookout tower loop.
Nearby, Bloomington has The Wapehani Mountain Bike Park.
Check the new Brown County Mountain Biking web site.
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, paved roads. 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