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Marengo, Indiana

26 mi   gravel

The Bender Gravel Route

Gravel route on 2nd St, Marengo, Crawford County, Indiana

"I did this route on 12/03/20 and took some notes regarding which parts were gravel and which were road. I was given this course by another and (accidentally) did it in reverse but it was a very solid route and very enjoying. A few pretty hefty climbs but all rideable. I parked at Crawford County Middle School. Depending on which direction you come, you may pass through Georgetown IN (or if you don't, you're only about 15-20 minutes away). In Georgetown there is Georgetown Bakery and they have HOT DONUTS. There's also numerous pizza places as well as a Mexican joint for post ride food. You will also pass a coffee shop on the way through if coming from i64. Below are the notes I took regarding this route. Mile 1-3.4 is ROAD -Nice casual stroll out of town and down a back road. Steady climb up to begin the gravel. MILE 3.4-9.66 GRAVEL -Water crossing that could be deep depending on recent rainfall. I was able to ride through it without issue (see photo). This was definitely my favorite segment of the route. Mile 9.65-10.12 ROAD -Short hill climb up just before starting back to gravel. Mile 10.12-11.72 GRAVEL -On this section I passed by a house that had a seemingly friendly barking dog. He didn't seem like he was going to bite me but was intimidating. Mile 11.72-17.69 ROAD MILE 17.69-22.20 GRAVEL -These miles come just after a pretty bomber down hill. Its rough and was muddy in some parts but all ride-able. Just before making it to a wider gravel road you'll climb up a mildly chunky hill. Again, all ride-able but you'll work a little bit here. -There's also a barking dog that I passed on this segment. Again he seemed friendly enough but I didn't hangout long enough to find out. MILE 22.20-25.9 ROAD -My Garmin route was complete at 25.9 miles back to the Middle School parking lot. "

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26 mi   gravel

Bender

Gravel route on 2nd St, Marengo, Crawford County, Indiana

1 mi   gravel

North Ridge Road to East North Ridge Road

Gravel route from S County Rd 750 E to E North Ridge Rd, Milltown, Crawford County, Indiana

2 mi   gravel

E Co Rd 1025 S

Gravel route from E 1025 S to E Bacon Hollow Rd, Marengo, Crawford County, Indiana

1 mi   gravel

S Bogard Hollow Rd

Gravel route on S Bogard Hollow Rd, Marengo, Crawford County, Indiana

1 mi   gravel

Baylor Rd

Gravel route from N Hardinsburg Rd to Baylor Rd, Milltown, Crawford County, Indiana

2 mi   gravel

S Bogard Exit Rd

Gravel route from S Bogard Exit Rd to S Bogard Hollow Rd, English, Crawford County, Indiana

1 mi   gravel

E Temple Rd

Gravel route from E Temple Rd to N Radiator Rd, English, Crawford County, Indiana

"Short gravel road near Temple Mine"

2 mi   gravel

E Hogtown Rd

Gravel route from E Hogtown Rd to Hogtown Rd, Marengo, Crawford County, Indiana

"Great gravel road "

1 mi   gravel

S Co Rd 175 E

Gravel route from S Co Rd 175 E to S Co Rd 175 E, Paoli, Orange County, Indiana

"Old steel bridge crossing Patoka River"

1 mi   gravel

Balmer Rd

Gravel route on Balmer Rd, Marengo, Crawford County, Indiana

1 mi   gravel

S Sturgeon Rd

Gravel route from Curby Rd to Cherry Ln, English, Crawford County, Indiana