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Round Barn Bicycle Ride
Created by: Bonnie McNair
The Brownstown Exhange Club sponsors The Round Barn Ride the second Saturday in July.
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The Round Barn Bike Ride is an annual favorite and the region’s best kept secret of the summer bike touring season. This year choose from the Family Fun Ride (33 miles) or the Challenge Rides (68 or 80+ miles). The routes feature flat to gently rolling terrain through some of southern Indiana’s most scenic and picturesque country side. Riders will experience the tour’s two signature round barns with opportunities for self-guided tours of these architecturally unique agricultural art forms and enjoy a stop at the Medora Covered Bridge, the last standing triple span Burr Arch Truss covered bridge in Indiana and the longest covered bridge in the US. Also featured are Tiemeyers’ Farm Market & Petting Zoo and Starve Hollow Lake and Tree Nursery.
The Challenge Rides include the Family Fun Ride route and then breaks out to hilly Western Jackson County for two major hills and SAG stops at 2 country stores. Whether you’re interested in a carefree, leisurely roll taking in the sites or a serious and challenging workout conquering some intense inclines, this ride is sure to please you all the way around.
What riders have to say about the Round Barn Ride
"The round barn tours were very interesting! "
"It was great! Good mix of hills and flats – loved the ride!"
"Nice route, good support and especially helpful volunteers!"
"It was very well organized."
"Great route – well marked."
"I liked the stations at the barns and the bridge and the new SAG at the farm store."
"Your ride is almost perfect – barn tours, great SAGS, beautiful country, and a slice of rhubarb pie at the café for lunch. Thanks!"
The information located below was added by: Michele Linn
The Round Barn Ride is located in Jackson County. Jackson County consists of the following towns: Brownstown, Seymour, Medora, and Vallonia.
Three of the round barns can be located at the following locations:
Round and Polygonal Barns
Jackson Co IN
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From Medora go east on 235. Cross the bridge and take the second road to the right, less than a mile to the barn.
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From Medora go east on 235. Cross the bridge and continue to rt 135. Turn right and go south about 1.7 miles.
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Take Rt 135 south from 150 to CR 150S. Take CR 150S east for 1 mile to barn
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