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June TRIRI® Bicycle Rally at Spring Mill & McCormick's Creek State Parks
June 7-12, 2015


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TRIRI® Bicycle Rallies explore Indiana through a series of loop rides from one or two state parks. Stay at a modern, air-conditioned Indiana State Park Inn or camp. All included meals (breakfasts & dinners) will be served in the air-conditioned inn dining rooms.

Join us at Spring Mill & McCormick's Creek State Parks on Sunday, June 7-Friday, June 12. Half week registration is available.

June is limestone month in Indiana, and these two parks are located within the borders of the Salem Limestone (or Indiana Limestone) deposit in south central Indiana. Routes will feature limestone architecture, sculptures and working quarries, and riders will have the opportunity to visit the Monroe County History Center's limestone exhibit.

Spring Mill State Park is known for its restored Pioneer Village, built in 1814. The village of 20 buildings contains a three-story working limestone gristmill constructed in 1817. The park also offers numerous hiking trails and caves, including Twin Caves Boat Tour. Learn more about Spring Mill State Park.

Just 12 miles west of the lively university town of Bloomington, McCormick's Creek State Park is known for hiking trails that feature a huge limestone canyon and the abandoned historic Statehouse Quarry. Learn more about McCormick's Creek State Park and Canyon Inn.

On loop rides from both parks, terrain ranges from rolling to hilly with some challenging hills.

Five breakfasts and five dinners are included; the first meal provided on the rally is dinner Sunday evening. Menus are carefully planned for nutrition and variety, and include options for vegetarian and diabetic participants. (Contact us before registering if you have food allergies or other needs.) Served in the park inns, our meals offer lots of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as multiple entrees and sides.

  • Sunday, June 7: 30 (+1,937 ft) or 45 (+2,663 ft.) miles from Spring Mill Inn. Today's routes will take you past the Talbott Cemetery, with its notable hand-carved headstone, and Tunnelton's historic Guthrie Mansion, now a bed & breakfast.

  • Monday, June 8: 25 (+1,488 ft.), 40 (+2,276 ft.) or 70 (+4,626 ft.) miles from Spring Mill Inn. Take a boat ride through Bluespring Caverns, formed by two types of limestone. Continue on to Williams, with its covered bridge, or Shoals.

  • Tuesday, June 9: 30 (+1,391 ft.), 47 (+2,023 ft.) or 71 (+3,081 ft.) miles. Ride through Amish country and stop for a look at the Chainsaw Cemetery, featured in Midwest Living Magazine. The long route passes the Shoe Tree, a local curiosity, and the Marengo Cave, a U.S. National Natural Landmark.

  • Wednesday, June 10: transition day; 48 miles (+2,101) or 36 miles (+1,511) Drive from Spring Mill State Park to McCormick's Creek State Park (just over one hour). Ride a loop ride that visits Stinesville and Gosport, with an extension that goes past Hudson Hill Cemetery on the long option. Limestone has been quarried in Stinesville since 1827.

  • Thursday, June 11: 22 (+1,107), 53 miles (+2,115) or 83 (+3,700) miles. The long route passes Bybee Quarry and visits the Touchables Sculpture Garden. For the medium & short routes, drive to Cascades Park and ride either to Oliver Winery or to the Touchables Sculpture Garden. All routes will take riders into Bloomington and past the Indiana University campus with its limestone architecture. A visit to the Monroe County Museum's limestone exhibit will be possible.

  • Friday, June 12: 61 miles (+3,383 ft) or 42 miles (+2,033 ft). Both routes start from Bryan Park in Bloomington, a short drive from McCormick's Creek State Park. Head south of Bloomington past Lake Monroe to either Oolitic, named after Oolitic Limestone (long route), or Bartlettsville (short route). Both routes will pass through Harrodsburg and return to Bloomington past the Victor Quarry.

June TRIRI® Rally Rates & Deadlines

Registration will close in early May. We expect rooms at both locations to fill; register early to guarantee your place.

2015 TRIRI® Rally Rates For Full-Week Event at Spring Mill & Mccormick's Creek State Parks, June 7-12
Accommodations Adults and Youth 10+ Youth (4-9) Children (3 & under)
Camping (Adults 10+) $520 $345 $215
Shared Hotel/Inn Room (2-3 people) $750/person $345 w/ parent or guardian $215 w/ parent or guardian
Single Inn Room (one person) $1,000 (one adult) -- --
2015 TRIRI® Rally Rates for Partial-Week Event at Spring Mill State Park, June 7-10
Accommodations Adults and Youth 10+ Youth (4-9) Children (3 & under)
Camping (Adults 10+) $340/person $225 w/ parent or guardian $140 w/ parent or guardian
Shared Hotel Room (2-3 people) $490/person $225 w/ parent or guardian $140 w/ parent or guardian
Single Hotel Room (one person) $650 (one adult) -- --
2015 TRIRI® Rally Rates for Partial-Week Event at McCormick's Creek State Park, June 10-12
Accommodations Adults and Youth 10+ Youth (4-9) Children (3 & under)
Camping (Adults 10+) $235/person $155 w/ parent or guardian $100 w/ parent or guardian
Shared Inn Room (2-3 people) $340/person $155 w/ parent or guardian $100 w/ parent or guardian
Single Inn Room (one person) $450 (one adult) -- --

*Note: Indiana child safety laws requiring restraint seats make it illegal for our support vehicles to transport children 7 and under; Therefore, all children transported by bicycle must be at least 8 years old. Younger children are welcome if a member of their party is registered as a driving participant and acts as their personal SAG each day.

Your June TRIRI® Rally full-week registration fee includes the following:

  • five breakfast & five dinner buffets, for a total of ten meals;
  • evening rider meetings;
  • two evening programs addressing different aspects (geological & cultural/artistic) of Salem Limestone (one at each park);
  • two beer gardens (one at each park);
  • group tent camping fees;
  • 24-hour access to showers and rest rooms for campers;
  • SAG support & HAM radio communications;
  • a commemorative embroidered polo shirt;
  • massage therapy availability;
  • well-planned, clearly marked cycling routes with maps and cue sheets; and
  • donations to the Indiana State Parks and Bicycle Indiana.

The June TRIRI® Rally partial-week registration fees include all of the above tour features, except for these differences:

  • six buffet meals (Spring Mill only) or four buffet meals (McCormick's Creek only);
  • one beer garden; and
  • one evening program.

The Indiana State Parks offer a rich environment for hiking, photography, bird watching, and other outdoor activities. We welcome non-cycling family members and friends of participants who would like to join the rally. All participants will have their cars available at the parks, making it easy to visit nearby sites. We do request that drivers choose roads other than those we have selected for our cyclists.

June TRIRI® Rally Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing (see Contact Us for help) from the participant who cannot attend, or his/her guardian if under 18. Letters or email correspondence must be received by the deadline to be valid.

All cancellations must be received by Monday, May 4, 2015. Those who meet this deadline will receive their registration fee minus $80.00/person. No refunds will be given after May 4 for any reason; consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance in case you are forced to withdraw after the deadline. Trip cancellation insurance is available through McKay Insurance at 800.942.0283.

You will receive a confirmation postcard in the mail. Please contact us if you do not receive one within two weeks of registering. No other materials will be mailed before the ride.

TRIRI® Jersey

Our 2015 TRIRI® jersey by Primal will be offered in men's and women's club cuts, with or without short sleeves. It will be posted here after the design is complete. We still have some Covered Bridge jerseys available; see the design below. This was an immensely popular design, and many sizes are sold out.

Order a jersey when you register for the rally to be sure of getting the size and style you desire. The women's cut is a new women's specific design; please consult the fit guide before ordering. View the Primal jersey fit guide.

2014 Jersey Image

TRIRI camper enjoying a post-ride drink

"A big thank you for the 2007 TRIRI. It was worth the drive to Indiana from Texas."

- S. Switzer, Texas

"What a wonderful week I had. Just the right distances to make it challenging. The routes were clearly marked and not once did I have to use the map for directions, only for when my next food/drink stop was."

-J. Schepper, Indiana

"I just rode the September Escapade, my first organized ride. IT WAS FANTASTIC! Thanks for all that you do...your organizational skills, maps, hospitality, etc. are remarkable."

- G. Cook, Indiana

"Kathy and I rode on SE and loved it. Thanks for all your efforts to make it a smooth, well-run event. It was our first tour and we had a great time. It won't be our last."

- L. Hereth, Indiana

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