Ride into the Piney Woods Ride

Event date: 
Fri, 08/12/2022 - 7:00am to Sun, 08/14/2022 - 5:00pm

Update to Staging

Staging will be in the big lot behind Bob Evan's at 510 Kolb Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014 at 7:30am. 

Kickstand's up at 8am

 

Ride: Into the Piney Woods Ride

Description: This is a three-day, overnight ride going west into Indiana and spending two nights in Evansville.  We will stay at the same hotel both nights at the Quality Inn & Suites in downtown Evansville. 

Day 1: Will consist of leaving from behind Wendy’s at 7:30am and make our way northwest of Cincinnati and ride approximately 280 miles to our hotel.

Day 2: We will rise and shine early and head west to the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois for some nice riding.  We will ride approximately 250 miles on this day.

Day 3: The return ride home is also approximately 280 miles and return to Powder Keg in the late afternoon.

There are 20 rooms blocked at the Quality Inn & Suites in downtown Evansville.  Ask for “Powder Keg Harley”.  All rooms are King beds for $75 plus tax.  However, you can try and negotiate for a double bed room when you call.  Those are $5-$6 more plus tax if available .  The phone number is 812-909-5953  and address is 703 N First Avenue , Evansville, Indiana 47710.

Road Conditions:  We will mostly be on state routes and country back roads.  There will be a small portion on the interstate in Indiana.  Shawnee National Forest will consist of easy twist and turns and some beautiful straight aways.

Costs:  Room rates above plus meal costs and gas.  Normal riding weekend stuff.

Miles:  Approximately 810 miles round trip.

Lunch Stop:  Will be planned.

Break Stops:  Will be planned.

Links to related websites:

Shawnee National Forest: 

Staging:  Staging will be in the big lot behind Bob Evan's at 510 Kolb Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014 at 7:30am.  Kickstand's up at 8am.

Kickstands Up: 8:00am.

Return Time: Around 5pm Sunday.

This is a CLOSED chapter event – members are allowed to bring one guest.

Please arrive with tanks full, people empty.

Road Captains:

Lead:    Ken Cornett (Cell # 513-410-9272)
Sweep: Mark Putnam


Note: No “helmet’s required” states on the trip.

Event location:
50 Hwy 145 South
Harrisburg IL 62946

Closed Event: Chapter activities are conducted primarily for the benefit of H.O.G. Chapter members. Closed Events are those events open to Chapter members and one guest per member.  All guests must sign an event release. Be aware, all rides and events are subject to change or cancellation due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Event Coordinator: 
Ken Cornett
Membership Officer/Road Captain