Indiana - Motorcycle Roads and Riders

Indiana - Motorcycle Roads and Riders

Motorcyclists will find an interesting mix of roads and terrain in Indiana. This state features some nice rolling rides through forests, as well as scenic cruises through dunes, farmland and countryside. In addition, bikers will want to set aside time to visit Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is the site of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP motorcycle race, as well as the world famous Indy 500.

One of the prettiest areas of Indiana is its Indiana Dunes, which lie on Lake Michigan. Stagecoach Road is a short, three-mile, curvy road that cuts through these dunes. Interestingly enough, some people claim this road is haunted and that it is also a good spot to see UFOs. On a less paranormal note, riders do need to be alert as they cross through the dunes, as wildlife is abundant along these roads, as is – of course – sand on the asphalt. Stagecoach Road can be found in Portage and stretches from County Line Road to Highway 12, which is also known as Dunes Highway.

Highway 12 also takes motorcyclists through these intriguing dunes. This is a two-lane road that has some nice sweepers and travels through some charming towns. You can pick this road up in Portage, as well, and follow it through the dunes to Michigan City.

IN-135 is a great curvy, hilly road that carves through some very scenic parts of Indiana and the pretty forests of Brown County State Park. This park has some additional nice roads, so motorcyclists may want to set aside a little time to explore it before continuing on their way. Riders can pick up this fun and scenic route from Bloomington by heading east on State Route 46. Once riders reach I-35, they will take this road until it ends at the Indiana and Kentucky border.

In east-central Indiana, the asphalt follows the contours of this region’s rolling hills and valleys as it winds through pretty woodlands and charming old towns. Motorcyclists wanting to get a good sampling of this area’s roads should start in Connersville and head south on Indiana 121 until they reach US-52, which they will then take east until they reach State Route 229. This road will eventually take riders through Oldenburg. This charming little town was settled by Germans and many of its buildings have tall steeples and resemble those that might be found in a village in Germany.

Motorcyclists will next continue on this road to Batesville, where they will take State Route 46 east until it meets up with US-52. Riders will continue on US- 52 north until they reach State Route 101, which they will then take north, passing by Whitewater Memorial State Park. This scenic park contains the 200-acre Whitewater Lake. State Route 101 eventually leads to US Route 27, which riders will then take north to Richmond, where they will pick up US-40. This state designated scenic route was once known as the National Road and was the nation’s first interstate highway. Riders will see examples of historic architecture along this route, as well as pass through beautiful rural scenery. Motorcyclists can end this road trip in historic Centerville, which was once an important stop on the National Road. Today, visitors will find beautiful examples of 19th-century architecture and many antique stores in this charming town.

Of course, Indiana has many motorcycle shows, rallies, and races, including the Red Bull Indianapolis GP race held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This race is a round of the Moto GP World Championship road racing series, and it attracts famous riders from around the world.



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