INDIANA MOTORCYCLE RIDES

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What Are The 5 Best Motorcycle Rides In Indiana?

- Dale to Maplewood (71 miles)
- Indiana Dunes, Hwy 12 (21 miles)
- Tell City to Harrison-Crawford Park (62 miles)
- Salem to Brown County (36 miles)
- Indiana Route 43 (23 miles)

Motorcycle Rides Near Me In Indiana
Below is our detailed list of the best motorcycle roads in Indiana. From the North region marked by its lush lakefront parks to the Southern regions with their rolling hills and abundance of rivers, Indiana's scenery is varied, and is a great state to discover by motorcycle. Click on each Indiana motorcycle map link for the direct Google Maps routes. The best Indiana motorcycle rides are here!

Tips For Indiana Motorcycle Rides

Looking for places to ride a motorcycle in Indiana? The climate in Indiana can make for diverse weather conditions when riding a motorcycle here. In the northern part of the state, riders can expect colder temperatures and snow early in the riding season and in late autumn. The southern part of Indiana will offer milder weather in the off-season. As with the majority of Midwest motorcycle rides, summers are humid throughout the state.

Do I Need to Wear a Helmet in Indiana?

While you discover scenic routes for motorcycles in Indiana, be aware that persons under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet and eye protection, according to in.gov. Also, according to Indiana state law, those who are operating a motorcycle with a motorcycle learners permit are required to wear a helmet.

DALE TO MAPLEWOOD

Route 62
DISTANCE: 71 miles
TIME: 1.5 hours

This east/west motorcycle road in Indiana, known as the Ohio River Scenic Byway, has some nice curves and elevation changes. Ride through some beautifully dense forest roads in Harrison-Crawford State Forest and O'Bannon Woods State Park. This is a great Indiana motorcycle road during spring, summer or fall seasons.

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INDIANA DUNES, HWY 12

DISTANCE: 21 miles
TIME: 30 mins

This Indiana motorcycle ride is a winding two lane highway through the Indiana Dunes National Park. While most of this road is straight-a-ways, the main allure is riding along the three-miles of dune-lined shores, and a diverse range of flora and fauna in the newly designated National Park.
(Photo: indianadunes.com)

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TELL CITY TO HARRISON-CRAWFORD PARK

Route 66
DISTANCE: 62 miles
TIME: 1.5 hours

This is regarded by many as an excellent motorcycle road in southern Indiana. The road condition is good with plenty of turns and sweepers to keep you interested. There are some moderate curves and some sharper curves along with various elevation changes along the Ohio River Scenic Byway. Continue along O'Bannon Woods State Park into Harrison-Crawford State Forest.
(Photos: ridermagazine / roadrunner.travel)

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SALEM TO BROWN COUNTY

IN-135, Salt Creek Rd, Sweetwater Dr
DISTANCE: 36 miles
TIME: 1 hour

Many local Indiana motorcycle riders recommend Route 135 near the Brown County Park area. It's an enjoyable route that's hilly and curvy. The northern half of this route leads near the Saltwater and Cordry Lakes. It consists of narrow, one lane roads through dense forests, and farm land along Salt Creek Rd, and Sweetwater Dr. For a longer loop ride, check out SR58, to SR446, and SR46. This would make for a great 90 miles ride around Brown Park and Lake Monroe. There's not much traffic on this route and the scenery is great, especially in the autumn.

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INDIANA ROUTE 43

IN-43
DISTANCE: 23 miles
TIME: 35 mins

Start this southern Indiana motorcycle ride near the entrance of McCormick's Creek State Park in Spencer, IN. Route 43 meanders through the scenic hills and hollows. This country road is fairly narrow and it's a great ride for those looking for twisties. Motorcyclists will enjoy the elevation changes among the hills, but there are some straights as well. Overall this is a great Indiana motorcycle route. If you keep heading south, Highway 50 west out of Bedford turns into 150 and turns back south-east are great additions.

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