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Panhandle Pathway Trail (Erie and Pennsylvania Rail) Bike Trip, N Judson, IN, May 11-12, 2024

  • May 11, 2024
  • May 12, 2024
  • 4505 W US Highway 24, Logansport, IN 46947

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Panhandle Pathway Trail

(Erie and Pennsylvania Rail Bike Trail) 

Logansport to Winamac, Indiana

May 11-12, 2024

Co-Trip Leaders: John South and TBA

Type of Trip: Biking and Camping

Trip Cost/Deposit: $150/$75

Cancellation Date and full payment: April 1, 2024

Wilderness Level: 1

Trip Difficulty: Moderate; 55 Miles total; 33 miles one day max; 10-12 mph; 

Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment 

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.

Level 3: Applies to backpacking trips in which we hike with 25-35 pound backpacks. In one day, we can hike up to 7 miles and 3000 feet of elevation gain on maintained trails, or up to 5 miles and 2000 feet of elevation gain on more rugged trails. For a Level 3 trip you should be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles in a day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a 25-pound backpack.

Group Size: 8/6 Maximum/Minimum

Adults Only

***Before registering***

While considering your participation in CIWC trips, be aware that some trips will involve shared transportation, lodging, and other activities. Each participant is encouraged to evaluate your comfort level with such arrangements based on your health condition, vaccination status, and unknown COVID positivity rates at the time of the trip.  Members are encouraged to review the COVID waiver as a part of this evaluation.

Saturday morning, we will meet, load bikes and drive to our starting point near Logansport and ride to Winamac, IN. Saturday’s ride is all on paved rail trail for a distance of 22 miles. Saturday night will be tent camping at a local park.

Sunday’s ride starts at Monterey, IN and ends at Wheatfield, IN. This ride will be a combination of rail trail on the Erie Trail for 10 miles and county roads for a distance of 33 miles.

Saturday supper and Sunday breakfast will be provided. Plan to car camp Saturday night. Riders will be responsible for any meals while traveling either by car or bike. A stop at Fair Oaks dairy for ice cream on the return home is a distinct possibility.

Note about e-bikes: Most bikes and our local cycling club allow the use of pedal assist e-bikes or Class 1. These bikes must be pedaled and have a maximum assisted speed of 20 mph. Class 2 bikes have a throttle and may be ridden like a motorized scooter. Class 3 e-bikes are pedal assist with a tp assist of 28 mph. Class 1 e-bikes are allowed on trips, but not Class 2 or Class 3 e-bikes. 

Questions may be submitted to ciwcinfo@gmail.com.

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 nonrefundable 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. 


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