The Trans-Indiana 250 is a fixed route, self-supported bikepacking event. This 250 mile route takes riders through 45 miles of gravel roads, 20 miles of singletrack, 85 miles of paved bicycle trails and 100 miles of paved country roads – across the state of Indiana. At 6:00 A.M. C.S.t. 9/25/2010, the event starts at Winter Park in Danville, Illinois. This event is similar to most bikepacking events, in that, there are is not cutoff time, admission fees or prizes. Participants are resposible for thier own transportation, nutrition and overall sucess / failure of the ride.
This event has a unique set of challenges due to a consistant change in terrain throughout the route. This is by design. The goal of this event is to take participants through as many state parks, recreation areas, gravel roads, dirt track, and elevation gain as possible; with plenty of re-supply and camping locations available along the course.
Riders are encouraged to take as many days as needed to complete the route. However, most of the current finishers of this event completed the route between 17-21 hours.
Please email Indiana250@yahoo.com to be added to the distribution list for race information or for any questions.