Route 1

From Hardy Lake the riders who choose route one go to Charlestown State Park and end their ride at Spring Mill State Park.

Where they take an unforgettable ride back in time and visit one of Southern Indiana’s historic hot spots along the Ohio River during its heyday in the 1920s, Rose Island amusement park.  Normally limited to pedestrian traffic, the riders will travel down the steep hill  (approximately 200 ft. of elevation change) turning sharp left and crossing 14-mile creek by way of the historic Portersville Bridge. While at the bottom, you can take a break and stretch your legs as Friends members explain the history of Rose Island. Visitors can also take advantage of a very special photo* opportunity with on your bikes at the Rose Island entrance sign.

Then riders go from Charlestown State Park to Spring Mill State Park where you can stop at points of interest and learn about the park including information on native son Gus Grissom.  After the ride enjoy lunch provided by the Spring Mill Friend’s Group.

*What’s included in ticket price: Breakfast, Souvenir Photo  and Lunch.

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