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Best places to bike in Indiana, Schwinn Bicycles celebrates 125th Anniversary

Schwinn Bicycles is celebrating 125th Anniversary! Anthony Barr, the Mobile Cyclist tells us the exciting way they’re celebrating, and some interesting places in Indiana you can go for a ride.

Cycling is extremely popular right now with bikes sold out almost everywhere. Here are some trails you should try:

Vandalia Greenway Trail (Partial):  Plainfield, IN

  • 4 miles paved through Plainfield  (run along parallels US 40)
  • Picks up again in Amo, IN  – then 12 miles  to Greencastle.
  • Smooth, Safe and Family Friendly!
  • Eventually, Vandalia will be à: Indianapolis all the way to Greencastle
  • Part of National Road Heritage Trail:  Planned 160 miles Terre Haute to Richmond

Trails:  Safe for All Ages, Amenities (Food/Rest), Gets People Exploring  & Exercising

Highlights along Plainfield section of trail:

  • Passes through Franklin Park / baseball diamonds
  • Connects
    to White Lick Creek Trail –  right into downtown Plainfield
  • Loops
    around Splash Island water park

 “Amo, IN” (Play): 

Amo à Coatsville à Greencastle section

  • Trail
    begins again in Amo, IN
  • 12 miles  – crushed
    or paved

“Crushed Gravel”: (Play)

  • Amo
    Coastville trailheads

    • Nice
    • Bike
      Maintenance stations
    •  Info kiosks

Points of Interest & Food: 

  • Amo Pizza & General Store
  • Amo Interurban Depot
  • Coatesville – Dawnn’s Diner
  • Filmore:  Bert & Betty’s Kitchen

Find more info and ways to support the area here.

Schwinn is an iconic American bike brand many generations know and love. Many folks either owned a Schwinn or still do. To mark their anniversary, Schwinn is launching a new retro version of their classic “Schwinn Collegiate.” It’s based on their classic 50s & 60s best seller, the“Collegiate Deluxe.”

The bike is designed in Madison, Wisconsin and hand built in Detroit.

Fun Fact: SCHWINN Started in Chicago, Illinois 125 yrs ago!   

2020 Schwinn “Collegiate” Details:

  • “Chro-moly Steel” — lighter than traditional steel, stronger than aluminum
  • Two Models: “Step Through” and  “Straight Top Tube”
  • Original “Campus Green” paint job and Chrome Fenders!

How/Where you can buy the 2020 Schwinn Collegiate:

  • Exclusive –
  • Available in August
  • Limited to 500 bikes
  • MSRP:  $998.00

Find more from Barr on his website.