Bike - Richmond to Marion
May 2-3, 2020
Co-Trip Leaders: John South and Chris York
Type of Trip: Biking
Trip Cost/Deposit: $70/$70
Cancellation Date and full payment: April 1, 2020
Wilderness Level: 1
Trip Difficulty: About 38 miles per day; 10-12 mph average on rail trail or flat county roads of Central Indiana;
Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment
Level 1: Applies to trips in which we carry only day packs and stay on maintained trails. Hiking distances range from 3-6 mile, and elevation gain can be as much as 2000 feet. You should be comfortable hiking 3-6 miles in a day with considerable gain/loss on good trails.
Level 2: Primarily applies to trips in which we carry only day packs. In one day, we can hike up to 9 miles and 4500 feet of elevation gain on maintained trails, or up to 7 miles and 2000 feet of elevation gain on more rugged, less-maintained trails. For a Level 2 trip you should be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles in a day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a light day pack. If a backpacking trip has a Level 2 rating, it means the distances are 2-4 miles with little elevation gain/loss.
Group Size: 14/12 Maximum/Minimum
Adults, High School age with leader approval
Beginner Bicycle Touring Ride: We will start in Indianapolis and drive the club van to Richmond Saturday Morning May 2nd. Starting at the Richmond D Street trailhead we will ride on the Cardinal Greenway to Camp Red Wing, south of Muncie. Lunch will be on your own during the ride. We’ll enjoy a hearty supper and breakfast Sunday morning and then ride to Marion Indiana and finish at a local ice cream shop.
Mileage for both days will be about 38 miles. The club van will carry camping supplies and return us safely to Indianapolis Sunday afternoon. Helmets and bikes in good working order are required.
Questions may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All trip participants must fill out and submit a CIWC Medical Form and Long Waiver Form.
Effective on all trips, there will be a $50 non refundable registration fee. This fee will be assessed to those who sign up for a trip, get on the roster and then later cancel. Even cancelling before the cancel date. Those who never make the active roster (i.e. those who stay on the waitlist) will NOT be charged the $50 cancellation fee.