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Spring Fling at Spring Mill State Park
May 20-24, 2019


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Our Spring Fling will offer a series of century rides with short options from a single state park. Stay at Spring Mill Inn or tent camp in the primitive camping loop, with access to a comfort station. All included meals (breakfasts & dinners) will be served in the Spring Mill Inn dining room.

Spring Fling offers the opportunity for mileage in hilly terrain relatively early in the cycling season. We have scheduled this event adjacent to the Horsey Hundred invitational ride May 25-26 in Georgetown, Kentucky, so that riders can complete both events. (Participation in the Horsey Hundred is optional; registration is on your own, and not included in Spring Fling.)

You'll arrive at Spring Mill State Park on Monday, May 20 in the late afternoon or evening, in time for packet pick-up and dinner. On Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, you'll choose from 2-3 loop rides of varying distances. On Friday, one shorter ride will be on the schedule, allowing time for travel to the Horsey Hundred (about two hours and fifteen minutes southeast of Spring Mill State Park).

The terrain around Spring Mill State Park ranges from rolling to hilly with some challenging hills. Those intending to ride with us in July should know that the routes and destinations will be different than those on RAINSTORM, with very little route overlap between the two events. Maps & cue sheets, as well as GPS downloads, will be provided. Routes will not be painted with route markings. All participants must be comfortable navigating with a map and cue sheet and/or GPS.

Four breakfasts and four dinners are included; the first meal provided at camp is dinner Monday evening. The final meal is breakfast on Friday morning. 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.)

Partial-week registration will be available if you contact us in advance. Please give us with your planned dates and times of arrival and departure as early as possible.

  • Monday, May 20: Arrival & packet pick-up. Dinner and possible evening lecture to be announced.
  • Tuesday, May 21: Century loop to Leavenworth on the Ohio River with shorter options
  • Wednesday, May 22: Century loop to Huber Winery with shorter options
  • Thursday, May 23: Century loop to French Lick with shorter options
  • Friday, May 24: One shorter loop to be determined; probably 40-mile range. Check out (inn rooms); post-ride showers available at campground shower house (bring soap & towel). Drive to Georgetown, Kentucky if riding the Horsey Hundred.
  • OPTIONAL/NOT INCLUDED IN CAMP: Participation in the Horsey Hundred, Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26, in Kentucky. Registration and lodging for the Horsey Hundred are on your own. Extend your fitness gains with two more days of riding in the rolling terrain of the Kentucky bluegrass region.

Spring Fling Rates & Deadlines

Registration for Spring Fling closes Friday, April 19.

2019 Spring Fling Rates
Accommodations Adults and Youth 10+
Tent Camping $550
RV Camping with Full Hook up $610 (contact us with number of participants in RV)
Inn Room, Double or Triple Occupancy $750 per person
Inn Room, Single Occupancy $925

Your registration fee includes the following:

  • lodging (choice of private or shared inn room, RV site with full hook up, or tent camping);
  • four breakfast & four dinner buffets, for a total of eight meals;
  • regular rider meetings and an ecucational evening lecture;
  • event t-shirt;

  • 24-hour access to showers and rest rooms for campers;
  • access to showers at campground shower house after final day's ride;
  • SAG support;
  • massage therapy availability;
  • well-planned cycling routes with maps, cue sheets & GPS downloads; and
  • donations to the Indiana State Parks and Bicycle Indiana.

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 Friday, April 19. Those who meet this deadline will receive their registration fee minus $100.00/person. No refunds will be given after Friday, April 19 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 an electronic confirmation upon completion of your online registration. Additionally, a confirmation postcard will be mailed after the closing date. No other materials will be mailed before the event.

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- S. Switzer, Texas

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