2005 Falling Leaves Bicycle Tour

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Saturday, October 1, 2005
Mulzer Park, Derby, Indiana
(Intersection SR 66 & SR 70)

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About the Tour

The 20, 45, and 60 mile rides wind along the Ohio River on the National Scenic By-way and on county roads through the hill country of northern Perry County.

Bicycle Loops

20 mile tour: Excellent route for beginners and family cycling. There are two (2) choices:
1. Start at Mulzer Parks, or
2. Drive to rest stop #4 (vinyard) - take one or both extensions (approximately 20 miles).

40 mile tour: For intermediate riders. Some challenging hills, most of the rout is flat to rolling. (4 rest stops)

60 mile tour: Has several challenging hills, as one rider last year remarked: "the ride was an enjoyable challenge."

What Cyclists Have Said About the Tour

"I wanted to write and tell you that your Falling Leaves Bike Ride was an enjoyable challenge. Great people, plenty of SAG stops and support. Had a wonderful time." - Phil Van Kersen

"Smooth road, No Traffic, Great Scenery, Good food, sound like a dream? I had to pinch myself. But I wasn't dreaming. Perry County is a great place to ride in southern Indiana and the Falling Leaves Tour shows off Perry County in fine fashion. The ride is also an Indiana Bicycle Coalition Funding Ride." - Randy Schmucker


The bicycle tour begins and ends at Mulzer Park in Derby, IN. From I-64 take Exit 86 (Sulpher) on Hwy 66 to Derby, or Exit 79 (St. Croix) via Hwys. 37 and 70 to Derby. From Tell City, take Hwys, 37 and 70 to Derby.


Derby, Indiana is an historic little river town located on the banks of the beautiful Ohio River. Derby has recently been featured in "Midwest Living", "Travel Holiday" and "Sports Afield" magazines. "Sports Afield" designated Derby as the number one outdoor sports community in Indiana.

There are 60,000 acres of public land in the county. Whether mountain or road biking it is unsurpassed anywhere in Indiana. Make Derby your destination.


From I-64: Exit 79 - via SR 37 South - Left on SR 70 to Derby

From I-64: Exit 86 - via SR 66 South - Sulphur SR 66 West to Derby

From Tell City:  - via SR 37 North - Right on SR 70 to Derby

From Ohio River Bridge (Cannelton): - via SR 66 East to Derby

Driving Time to Derby

Indianapolis - 2.5 hrs.
Evansville - 1 hr.
Louisville - 1 hr.


Saturday, October 1, 2005

Registration - Mulzer Park (tent) - 7:30 - 9:00 AM (EST)

Pre-registration - Mulzer Park (tent) - 7:30 - 9:30 AM (EST)

Pancake Breakfast - Shelter House - 7:30 - 9:00 AM (EST)

Lunch - Shelter House - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST) (included with registration) - hamburgers, chips, powerade


All times are Eastern Standard Time

Entry Fee

Individual - $10.00
Family - $15.00

After September 24, 2005
Individual - $15.00
Family - $25.00

T-Shirts are an extra charge, see sign up sheet for pricing.

Online Payment available at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1129170


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For information on motels, bed & breakfasts, and cabin rentals, contact:

Perry County Convention & Visitor's Bureau at:

River Valley Bicycle Club

For membership information, ride schedules for 2004, mt. bike races, and other bicycle races contact:

Perry County Parks & Recreation at (812) 547-3453
Visit Perry County's website at perrycountyindiana.org


For More Information

Contact: River Valley Bicycle Club
(812) 547-3453
Fax: (812) 547-1495
e-mail: [email protected]


Robert Ramsbottom
(812) 843-5416