September Escapade™ ("SE") will guide you to the scenic and historic sites of south central Indiana, with overnights at three state parks: Brown County (two nights), Spring Mill (two nights), and McCormick's Creek (one night). Routes use rural, hard-surfaced roads, with stops in small towns for services. Terrain ranges from rolling to hilly with some challenging hills. Ridership is limited to 250 participants.
September Escapade offers a choice of inn lodging (no cabins) or tent camping at all three state parks. Indiana State Park Inns are modern and well-appointed, with high quality linens, comfortable furniture, air conditioning, and free WiFi. Learn more about the Indiana State Park Inns.
Expect to ride an average 75 miles on the days we travel to a new state park, and train to be able to complete this distance over hilly terrain. Two layover days offer two or three loop rides of varying distances, or free time to explore the park, with activities such as hiking, horseback riding and photography. NOTE: Routes and mileage are subject to change. At this time, routes are still being finalized. More information will be available soon!
Read a description of September Escapade 2012 written by a member of the Toledo Area Bicyclists.
|September Escapade™ 2013 Rates|
|Accommodations||Adults (10 years and older)||Youth (4-9)*||Children (3 years or younger)*|
|Shared Inn Room (2-3 people)||$690/person||$215 if rooming w/ parents||$115 if rooming w/ parents|
|Single Inn Room (one person)||$975||--||--|
*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 September Escapade™ registration fee includes the following:
There are two registration deadlines: August 1 for participants staying in the inns, and August 26 for campers.
We welcome non-cycling family members and friends who would like to join the tour by car--although we request that you do not drive on the routes we've chosen for our cyclists. Registered non-riders pay the same fees and receive the same benefits and privileges as riders. Non-riders must supply vehicle information to receive a special pass that covers park entry and permits parking at the September Escapade™ group campsite or the inns.
All cancellations must be in writing
(see Contact Us for assistance),
and received by the appropriate date.
No refunds will be given after August 26 for any reason.
Please consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance in case you are forced to withdraw from the tour after the deadline. Trip cancellation insurance is available through McKay Insurance at 800.942.0283
After you register, you'll get a confirmation postcard in the mail. Please contact us if you do not receive one within two weeks of your registration.
This year's TRIRI® jersey by Primal will be offered in men's and women's club cuts, with or without short sleeves. Order 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.
Continue to September Escapade™ 2013 details.
"I [enjoyed] meeting other riders... and seeing the beautiful Indiana countryside and [the Indiana State Parks]. They certainly are parks to be proud of."- M. Hoffman, Ohio
"Thank you all for a wonderful tour. The weather, accommodations and food were terrific."- E. Peden, Minnesota
"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. areremarkable." - 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
"The ride was so well organized, the food was delicious, the scenery was lovely, [and] the other riders were great. Thanks for the memories.- P. & N. Miller, Tennessee
"A big thank you for the 2007 TRIRI. It was worth the drive to Indiana from Texas."- S. Switzer, Texas