The Harvest Homecoming Bicycle Tour
Make it a Fall Tradition!
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Dear Members of the Cycling Community...

As you may know, one of our 2016 Harvest Homecoming riders, Kevin Kirchgessner, suffered a serious accident while on the 25 mile course and sustained numerous injuries. Respecting the privacy of the family, we have not shared his information on this web site or social media.

We can say that he is in now a rehab center and your prayers are most certainly still requested by the family. If you wish to know more about his progress, please register with Caring Bridge here.

Thank you for your concerns, your prayers and good wishes. And, please, ride safely.

HHBT 2016 will be held on:




eptember 25, 2016





Featuring scenic routes of
5, 25, 40 & 65 miles.

We hope to see you there!


The Harvest Homecoming Bicycle Tour is one of the most picturesque rides offered to cyclists in Southern Indiana/Metro Louisville (KY). The tour winds along the top of the knobs of Southern Indiana with views of fall colors accenting the Ohio River Valley. This is a leisurely tour for beginner, intermediate, and advanced cyclists. The routes vary from gently rolling to hilly. Once you've ridden this ride, you'll want to return every year!


Cycling helmets are mandatory for all participants! The foremost concern of the Harvest Homecoming Bicycle Tour is the safety of all participants. Please obey all traffic laws and respect the rights of motorists and fellow cyclists. Should an emergency vehicle need to access the road you are on for an emergency run, please clear the road. All cyclists under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


Don't miss out! Order a Harvest Homecoming Jersey - it's the first year they have been available and at just $55 these will go fast! You must ORDER HERE to purchase your jersey. We have limited quantities - once they're gone, they're gone! Jerseys will be available for pickup at the registration desk.


Everyone who pre-registers will be eligible for our fantastic door prize drawing: a brand new Giant Escape Bicycle* provided by Clarksville Schwinn! Don't miss out - register today (winner need not be present to win). * Exact model based on dealer availabilty.


We know it's important to start your day off right so for breakfast, grab a cup of Bean Street Coffee and then enjoy the fun and taste of Chris Cakes pancakes and sausage - served up (and up and up) hot off the griddle. And, for lunch, you know we're going to take care of you! (Stay tuned for details on an exciting new lunch option this year)! And, when you consider our great SAG stops, you'll know that we ride to eat!


If you've got some kinks to work out, enjoy a complimentary Myofascial Release Massage from SIW's own, Mrs. Naydu Osorio Gonzalez (OTR/L, LMT). This hands-on advanced bodywork & stretching massage will be available before or after your ride. You won't believe how much better you feel after this massage. And, yes, it's free! (But, come on now, tips are appreciated!)


39th Annual Commemorative T-shirts are optional; short sleeve $15 or long sleeve $20 (XXL sizes add $2). Shirts are provided by the Oates Flag Co. (the official supplier of all college athletics SEC flags). All T-shirt orders post-marked by September 16, 2016 will be guaranteed. Entrants received after September 16, 2016 will not be guaranteed a T-shirt.


Timbike2 has taken your Harvest souvenir photos since 2010 and riders in this year's tour will once again be able to purchase optional souvenir photos and unique personalized merchandise. Photos from 2010 on are still available and make great gifts (father's day, Christmas, etc). What a great way to remember your day in the beautiful hills of Southern Indiana!


The pre-registration fee is just $25 per adult, and $15 for children 12 and under. The deadline for preregistration is September 16, 2016. Any entry postmarked after this deadline will be considered a late entry. Fees after this date are $35 for adults, $17 for children. Please make checks payable to "Southern Indiana Wheelmen."


Packet pickup and late registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and each distance group will mass start around 9:30 a.m. Routes, SAG stops, and lunch will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Download route maps to your cycle computer via Ride with GPS:


Once again, we are very grateful to be hosting our ride from the Forest Discovery Center facility at Koetter Woodworking. There's plenty of parking and during registration/breakfast you can use the indoor restrooms if you need to change into your cycling kit. We're just 27 minutes from downtown Louisville. Click here to get door-to-door directions.

From Interstate 64:

Take Exit 119 (Greenville, Paoli, US 150). Follow US 150 West for approximately 4.3 miles and turn right on Navilleton Road, right on Chapel Hill, then left on Louis Smith Road for 1.2 miles. The Forest Discovery Center will be on your left.

From Interstate 65:

Take Exit 7 (Salem, Hwy 60). Follow IN 60 West for 10.7 miles to Dow Knob Road (just past Deam Lake). Turn left on Dow Knob. At the four-way stop, turn right on St. John Road then in one mile, left on Louis Smith Road and you will be at the Forest Discovery Center.


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