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I will be travelling through OH and KY on I-71 and I-65. I am looking for a few good places to ride. Please try to keep it within an hour of the highway, if possible.

I am a very fast XC racer who likes it technical but am not picky on a trip like this. Looking to get a nice 3-4hr, 15-30 mile ride in.
 

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Here are some ideas for KY...
http://kybiketrails.appspot.com/

It's hard to string together 3-4 hours on any of these. If you make a stop in Louisville you could do both Cherokee Park and Waverly and get a decent ride (although you might need help finding your way around Cherokee).

If you want to add a couple hours driving time, you could go to Brown County State Park in Indiana. You could get a nice long ride there, and it has some of the best singletrack around. O'Bannon Woods in Southern IN (hour from Louisville) is supposed to be good, but I'm not sure how many miles are rideable at this point.
 

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s0ckeyeus said:
Here are some ideas for KY...
http://kybiketrails.appspot.com/

It's hard to string together 3-4 hours on any of these. If you make a stop in Louisville you could do both Cherokee Park and Waverly and get a decent ride (although you might need help finding your way around Cherokee).

If you want to add a couple hours driving time, you could go to Brown County State Park in Indiana. You could get a nice long ride there, and it has some of the best singletrack around. O'Bannon Woods in Southern IN (hour from Louisville) is supposed to be good, but I'm not sure how many miles are rideable at this point.
Even 2 hrs is fine....again, I know I cant be too picky.

This is when the trail data section on MTBR sucks. Seems like nothing is up to date.
 

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gobriango said:
This is when the trail data section on MTBR sucks. Seems like nothing is up to date.
You should ride Mohican State Park in OH one day, then go over to IN to Brown County for another day of riding. It's hard to go wrong with that combination. After Brown County, you could hit I-65 and be on your way.
 

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Around Louisville it would be:
Cherokee--lots of shorter trail sections connected across/down roads, very close to I-65
Waverly Hills Park--faster/hillier/less technical than Cherokee, but all connected and you won't get lost, about 20 minutes west of I-65
Fort Duffield--I have only ridden one section of the xc trail, was pretty tough/technical, furthest away from I-65
 

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Brown County SP in Indiana is right of I65. It is completely worth the detour!
 

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Brown County SP in Indiana is right of I65. It is completely worth the detour!
1.5 hours north of I-65/71 here in Louisville. Waverly is probably the closest we have to Brown County down here IMO.
 

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Younger's Creek trails near Elizabethtown, KY. The trails are located 10-15 miles east of I-65 on the Bluegrass Parkway. I think there are about 12-14 miles of trail there, so you could come close to getting your mileage goal by doing a couple of laps.

Go to www.kymba.org for more information.
 
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