Primary ride leader: Mark Bennett, 502-889-8858
Distance: 160 miles (Timed ride) Riders should study the maps and cue sheets provided. A painted raindrop on the pavement containing an “R” will indicate a turn with the narrow “point” of the drop. Turns will also be designated with directional signs. There may be route changes from previous years due to road construction and safety concerns. There are rest stops about every 40 miles on the route, so personal support is not required; however, if you have a PSV assisting you, it is the responsibility of you and your support crew to read the PSV Guide.
Pace: All Comers Ride
Terrain: 1 - Mostly Flat
Map and cue sheet both provided
The ride will have regrouping
Ride will be held rain or shine
Restroom facilities are available at the starting location
There will be a store stop
160 miles in July. Water and Gatorade will be provided at all rest stops. Foods such as fruit, nuts, PB&J, cookies, etc. will be available at all stops except #4. A grab-and-go lunch is provided at the lunch stop.
Anticipated rest stops are:
Rest Stop 1: mile 40 / 8 – 11 am
South Putnam High School / 1780 East US 40, Greencastle / Food/Drinks
Rest Stop 2: mile 65 / 9 am – 1 pm
Plainfield Community Middle School / 709 Stafford Rd., Plainfield / Food/Drinks
Rest Stop 3 (Lunch Stop): mile 94 / 10 am – 3 pm Franklin Township School District Offices / 6019 S. Franklin Rd., Indianapolis / Lunch
Rest Stop 4: mile 115 / 11 am – 5 pm
Greenfield / NO PSV ACCESS / Drinks
Rest Stop 5: mile 133 / 11 am – 7 pm
Dunreith Volunteer Fire Department / 213 Washington St., Dunreith / Food/Drinks Limited parking available at this stop. PSVs should park in the lot before reaching the fire station or proceed past the fire department and park in the lot or off the shoulder of US 40.
RAIN is a one-day bicycle ride across Indiana. The 160-mile course runs mostly on Historic National Route 40, an older, divided four-lane road with light traffic and gentle rolling hills. The ride begins on the campus of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute, Indiana, and crosses the state to Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. You should be able to average at least 12 to 14 mph for over 11 hours.
All riders must register to participate in RAIN. All riders must finish the ride by 9 pm on Saturday, July 21. Your early registration ensures rest stops are properly stocked and staffed. Registration fees are non-refundable, so plan appropriately. Your entry fee includes: RAIN rider t-shirt; rider flag with your number; 5 rest stops during the ride, one including lunch; food at the finish; and a finish line souvenir.
Participants must wear a bike helmet.
See website for details.
Last years route https://www.strava.com/activities/1085417007