The Ride

Enjoy a Charity ride through beautiful Indiana State Parks

About the Charity Ride Indiana State Parks

June 26, 2021

The perfect motorcycle ride to and through some of Indiana’s most beautiful park properties. This year’s ride features new routes and activities. The ride gives you a choice of  riding in one or several of 5 Indiana State Parks and the routes between them. At each park you will stop at stations with volunteers from that property’s Friends Group to help give you the history of the property and guide you through activities, including how you can join a Friend’s group and help support the properties.


Hardy Lake in the morning

Riders have the option of riding on their own, in groups with friends, or on routes lead by one of our volunteers.

The ride starts at Hardy Lake with a great breakfast from 7 AM to 10 AM ,with sign-in and a goody bag for each rider/passenger. The included breakfast is all-you-can-eat.

From there you can choose to ride to any or all of the participating park properties. At the properties, volunteers will be there to guide you through the planned activities. If you choose to visit Spring Mill State Park or Clifty Falls State Park for lunch, you can enjoy both a 10% discount and $10 off a meal at the restaurant in their inn.


 For information on the breakfast, including this year’s schedule go to Hardy Lake Breakfast. For the menu at Spring Mill go to Dining at Spring Mill Inn. For the menu at Clifty Falls go to Dining at Falls Falls Inn.

What is included in ticket price: Entrance to all the properties for the day, Breakfast, discounted Lunch at a Park Inn, a passport card to help you track your visits by collecting stickers at each station, and a 50/50 poker run (Versailles State Park).

Friends Groups are non-profit organizations whose sole purpose is the preservation and support of that park.

A Friends Group provides a unique support system for Department of Natural Resources, DNR, properties. Members are people who love our parks and reservoirs and want to help keep them healthy for future generations. Friends group volunteers help with events, work on trails, conduct fundraisers for specific projects and offer other financial support for the purchase of equipment, supplies or other materials as needed. In the process, the people who belong to these groups meet new people, have opportunities to learn and grow and gain the satisfaction of helping support our sites.