The Dogwood Pedal offers a distance for everyone, and brand new in 2017 was our very first fun filled CENTURY RIDE! Although the weather was a little less than perfect many participants came out, conquered the hills, SURVIVED, and earned bragging rights!!!
If you want to ride with us in 2018 be ready for a bit of fun....The ride starts in beautiful downtown Orleans, Indiana at the gazebo and takes cyclists through the best backroads Southern Indiana has to offer.
This ride is not for the faint of heart as only the strong will survive!!! Challenging hills include the likes of "Mt. Aire" and "Dead Horse Hill" plus many more surprises along the way including the Guthrie Mansion in Lawrence County's Tunnelton and the Gus Grissom Memorial in Spring Mill State Park just to name a few. Orange County sights include the beautiful West Baden Dome & Pete Dye Gulf Course area and French Lick Resort & Casino.
Included in registration is a delicious post-ride meal for every rider and world class S.A.G. support. Participants doing the full Century have the option of having lunch midway or at the end. We will make sure every participant gets to eat. Also, a special shirt is included exclusively for Century Riders. All other cyclists will have the option of purchasing a Dogwood Pedal shirt with their pre-registration.
Other distances available: 10 mile family route, 25, and 55 mile, but keep in mind the 25 mile and 55 mile also offer some challenges and hillwork. This ride is being held in conjunction with the Orleans Dogwood Festival on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Please pre-register online and then sign in from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the gazebo the day of ride. Century riders please be on course by 8:00 a.m.
This is the Premier Indiana Springtime Ride you are looking for! The question is, can YOU survive it?
55 Mile Route:
25 Mile Route:
10 Mile Route w/ 4 & 6 Mile Options:
All routes subject to change due to road conditions, road maintenance, etc.
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* Orange County at www.visitfrenchlickwestbaden.com and
* Lawrence County at www.limestonecounty.com