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Vandalia Trail Brisk Bike Rides 2022-2023 (Plainfield)

One Saturday each month, Nov-March, 9:00 AM - noon, SE corner of Meijer Parking Lot
Feb 18, Mar 18

In its 5th winter, this monthly bike ride series in Plainfield by the Friends of the Vandalia Trail ( is held on one Saturday morning each month, November-March. Whether you're a regular cold weather rider or would like to try it for the first time, come on out and enjoy a relaxed opportunity to embrace winter, try out your cold weather gear and exchange strategies on staying warm on the bike.

Our gathering point is behind Biggby's Coffee and the Metro Diner and in front of Meijer, convenient for a hot drink before and a warm breakfast and shopping after. We'll ride on the nearby Vandalia Trail and intersecting White Lick Creek Trail, then return for breakfast. The planned distance is 10 miles, but the out-&-back route and Plainfield's extensive trail system makes it easy to adjust the length depending on the group and conditions. In the past, ride temperatures have ranged from 11 to 45 degrees and conditions have ranged from dry to snow-covered.

Riders participate at their own risk. Minors must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them. If icy conditions exist or if it is raining, the ride will be canceled.
Visit the Facebook event for more details or last minute updates.

NRHT, Inc. Bike Rides 2022 (Hendricks County)

April 29, Saturday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come join the annual NRHT, Inc. bike ride on the Hendricks County Vandalia Trails. We meet at the south end of the parking lot at Plainfield's Aquatic Center, then ride up to 40 miles spanning almost the full width of Hendricks County featuring the paved Vandalia Trails of Hendricks County Parks & Rec and of the Town of Plainfield, plus county roads in between. We'll also stop for lunch during or after the ride at one of the many options in Amo, Coatesville or Plainfield, wherever the group decides. Visit the link above for more details and any updates.

Decorated Bike Parade (Amo)

Thursday, June 8, 4:00 PM departure, Amo trailhead. Arrive earlier to decorate.

Hendricks County Parks will host a bike parade, encouraging participants to decorate their bike, scooter, stroller, or wheelchair. Join a naturalist and community partners for an easy 3-mile round trip bike ride.

72nd Annual Amo Fish Fry

Thursday-Saturday, June 8-10

The 72nd annual Amo Fish Fry in support of the Amo Volunteer Fire Department will be held just a short distance north of the Vandalia Trail. Combine a visit to these festivities with a trip on the Amo-Greencastle Vandalia Trail. Also, stop by the Vandalia Trail booth in the vendor tent Friday evening or Saturday to catch up on trail plans.

Summer Fun Run (Amo)

Date tbd, Amo Trailhead

Hosted by the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County, come join this installment of the Summer Fun Run Series. Sign up for the 14-week series at the link above to enjoy and support parks around the county. A t-shirt is included if you register by date TBD.

11th Annual Coatesville Car Show

Saturday, July 15, 10 AM - 2 PM

The 11th annual Coatesville Car Show will be held just north of the Vandalia Trail. Combine a visit to these festivities with a trip on the Amo-Greencastle Vandalia Trail.

Weekly Vandalia Trail Bike Rides (Amo & Plainfield)

May - September, Tuesday evenings, 6:30 PM

Amo: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesdays each month (trailhead at 5042 South St.)
Plainfield: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month (south end of parking lot at Richard A. Carlucci Recreation & Aquatic Center)

From Amo, we'll enjoy the countryside & small towns riding the paved Vandalia Trail to Coatesville (8 miles round trip, 16 miles two round trips) and occasionally part of the packed stone Vandalia Trail in Putnam County, depending on the group. For a preview, see last year's Amo Facebook event.

In Plainfield, we'll ride the paved Vandalia Trail and other connecting trails on a nice trail loop around town. Round trip on the Vandalia plus the town loop is about 15 miles. For a preview, see last year's Plainfield Facebook event.

NRHT, Inc. Bike Rides (Putnam County)

September 16, Saturday, 9:30 AM

Come join the annual NRHT, Inc. bike ride on Putnam Parks & Pathways' People Pathways trails system, including the Vandalia Trail. Meet at the People Pathways gazebo across from the Walmart Supercenter in Greencastle, then ride 30 miles round trip, covering much of the width of the county, mostly on bike trails. We'll enjoy a local lunch at the Annual Fillmore Volunteer Fire Department Chicken BBQ near the end of the ride or at one of the many nice eateries in Greencastle after the ride.

Annual Amo Car Show

September 16 (tentative), Saturday, noon - 5:00 PM

Airport Loop & Recreational Bike Rides (Indy)

September 30, Saturday, 8:30 AM

Hosted for this 5th year by the White Lick Creek and Vandalia Trail Alliance, the Indianapolis International Airport, and National Road Heritage Trail, Inc., come join the fun biking 4, 10, or 20 miles on the perimeter roads of the Indianapolis International Airport in support of future development of these 2 trails on the west side of Indy, connecting to Plainfield's Vandalia Trail.

Scenic and flat routes of 4, 10, and 20 miles suitable for all riders and all speeds will be available along the North and West Perimeter Roads. One 10-mile full loop of the airport, including several hills and a required minimum riding speed with police escort, will be available for advanced riders.