Liking for Biking

Join our ‘Liking for Biking’ Summer Series!

Friday Feast Rides

Each month riders, friends, and families meet at a different restaurant and cycle 15-20 easy miles and then enjoy dinner together. The Friday Feast Rides allow shorter-distance riders a fun way to socialize with others who enjoy a similar cycling level. (Save the Dates now!)

June 16 – 6pm meet at: One Eyed Jack’s – Winamac

July 28 – 6pm meet at: Boardwalk Cafe – Logansport

Aug 18 – 6pm meet at Harvey Hinklemeyers – Wabash

Sep 15 – FIVE pm meet at Jarrety’s Place – Rochester

Contact:

Shannon See
Breakaway Bike and Fitness
P 765-473-3848
E [email protected]

Details:

No registration fee, just meet at the restaurant!
Helmets required
Participants receive a complimentary Liking for Biking t-shirt
Children must be accompanied by an adult

Saturday Family Fun Rides

On the first Saturday of each month, May through September, you’re invited to join the Liking For Biking Saturday Family Fun Ride.  Each ride lasts for approximately one hour, and riders of all levels are invited.  This is a leisurely ride, not a race but a chance to get out and enjoy great weather with great friends. In case of rain, the ride is postponed until the next day, same Bat-channel, same Bat-time.

Meet at O.J. Neighbours Elementary School at 9:00 a.m  (Save the Dates now!)
•  May 6       •   June 3       •   July 1       •    Aug 5       •   Sep 2

Contact:

Christine Flohr
VisitWabashCounty.com
P 260-563-7171
E [email protected]

Details

The ride is free
Helmets required
Participants receive a complimentary Liking for Biking t-shirt
Children must be accompanied by an adult

Registration

4/1 – 5/31 $35
6/1 – 8/31 $45
9/1 – 9/8   $55
>> 9/8 NOON deadline
9/9-9/10 $60 In person only

D2D Gear

D2D Gear Store – Closed for Season. This is the place to order extra t-shirts, long-sleeved t-shirts, and jerseys for your family and friends.

Our Sponsors

Sponsors are the key to a great ride. Support their business, and let them know they are important to this event.  Sponsors make it better!

Early Bird Registration Open until May 31st

Wabash County Dam to Dam Century Ride

The ride designed for cyclists by cyclists.

 

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“This is the 3rd time I have done this ride and it keeps getting better and better every year. Love crossing the dams and riding on the river greenway at the end. I plan on doing this again in 2017”  – May Miller

Schedule & SAG Stops – Before, During, and After your Ride

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

Young RidersCan children ride?

Of course!  We love it when children join their parents or guardians on the ride!

• Kids in grades K-12 ride for free, but we must have a signed consent form from parent/guardian available at registration.
• Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Helmets are required.
• All child registrations must be made in person on Sept 9 (4-6:30 pm at the YMCA) or Sept 10 (6:30-9:30 am at the YMCA).


2016 D2D JerseyCan you help with lodging?

It’s your time, so make the most of it while visiting Wabash County! We invite you to be our guest for the entire weekend.

Lodging and Dining: For lodging and dining options please click here. (Will open in a new tab)
Charley Creek Inn is the 2017 D2D Lodging Partner and provides FREE bike storage! Make your reservations early as space is limited.

The experienced and helpful staff at the Welcome Center are standing by to assist you – whether it be to make lodging reservations or set up a full getaway experience – for just you, a couple, a family, or a whole team. Let us do the work for you.

Visitor & Ride information is available at:

Welcome Center and Gift Shop
221 S. Miami St., Wabash, IN 46992
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It’s your time, so make the most of it while visiting Wabash County! We invite you to be our guest for the entire weekend.

Lodging and Dining: For lodging and dining options please click here. The experienced and helpful staff at the Welcome Center are standing by to assist you – whether it be to make lodging reservations or set up a full getaway experience.

Worship Services – For those who would like to attend a worship service, we have over 30 churches in the Wabash area who would warmly welcome you.  Click here for a map of their locations and information.

Friday Join in the fun at the The Roann Covered Bridge Festival’s 100-year celebration! The celebration starts Thursday evening and closes on Sunday.  Country music lovers will be thrilled to learn that Confederate Railroad and Alexandria Kay (2011 American Idol contestant) are the featured entertainment Friday night!

Saturday, Sept 9th - BONUS DAY!

• 10:00 am – 2:00 pm  Manchester Main Street presents the 5th Annual Arts Festival in North Manchester, Indiana. Featuring local artisans, music and gourmet foods. The event is FREE. More info on the Eel River Arts Fest Facebook page. 

• 2:00 pm  The Roann Covered Bridge Festival’s annual parade begins at 2pm had will feature the Culver Academies Mounted Color Guard.  Friesian horses from the Black Horse Troop which has been in existence since 1897.  A great treat to see these beautiful horses! Get your seat early, and while you’re there explore all that the festival has to offer.  Visit the Covered Bridge!

• 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm  Riders who arrive on Saturday may pick up their rider packets at the Wabash County YMCA. This is where you will pick up your rider band.

• 4:00 pm – Midnight – All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner at Harvey Hinkelmeyers in Wabash for ONLY $5, drinks & tax included. Just show your rider band at the door.  

Sunday, Sept 10th - RIDE DAY

• 6:30 am – 9:30 am – Rider Registration, Check-in and Breakfast at the Wabash County YMCA. >> Breakfast is included in your registration and includes: veggie breakfast casserole, sausage-hashbrown casserole, fresh whole fruit, greek yogurt and toppings bar, oatmeal, orange juice, coffee, hot tea, white and chocolate milk. 

Departing time for the D2D is up to you. You may start at any time between 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, until 9:30 a.m. Our local Rock City Bike Club will have a group start at 8:00 a.m. All riders are invited to ride with the local club. Please note, the last SAG stop for riders on the 100 mile trail closes at 4:30 p.m., dispatch SAG vehicles will stop offering assistance at 5:00 p.m. and the free celebration lunch closes at 5:30 pm.

• 10:30 am – 5:30 pm: A FREE celebration lunch will be served at the Wabash County YMCA and is hosted by Miller’s Merry Manor, a Carbon Level Sponsor. Menu includes: Build your own Taco bar including seasoned chicken, beef, nacho chips, tortilla shells, guacamole, salsa, tomatoes, and cheese, fresh whole fruit, greek yogurt, chocolate milk, assorted Coke products, hot tea. The Wabash County YCMA will serve as our host for all check-ins, and will be the starting and ending point for all routes.

Wabash County YMCA
500 S. Cass St, Wabash, IN 46992
P 260-563-9622  Website

Visitor & Ride information is available at:
Welcome Center and Gift Shop
221 S. Miami St., Wabash, IN 46992
SAG (Supply and Gear) Stops

Breakaway Bike & Fitness Shop from Peru, Indiana will be providing mechanical support for our ride should you need any minor repairs or services.The D2D route map in your registration packet shows all SAG stop locations, found approximately every 15-20 miles.  SAG stops will be open for a set time only, so check your map for times of operation.


SAG stop #1: Kerr Lock, Lagro
Time:  8am-11am (all routes have access to this SAG)
Food: Bananas, cookies, peanut butter crackers, water and gatorade.


SAG stop #2: Lincolnville United Methodist Church
Time: 8:30am-Noon (30, 50, 62, 100 mile routes have access to this SAG)
Food: bananas, apples, peanut butter sandwiches, brownies, assorted chips, water and gatorade.


SAG stop #3: Allen Family Homestead 3688 W. 950 S. Wabash
Time: 9am-1:30pm (50, 62, 100 mile routes have access to this SAG)
Food: bananas, apples, peanut butter sandwiches, trail mix, protein bars, assorted chips, water and gatorade.


SAG stop #4Conner Homestead
Time: 9:30am-2:00pm (62, 100 mile route have access to this SAG)
Food:  refueling station, water and protein bars


SAG stop #5: Stockdale Mill
Time: 10am -2:30pm (62 & 100 mile routes have access to this SAG)
Food: turkey sandwiches on white or wheat bread with swiss or cheddar cheese, peanut butter sandwiches, dill pickles, potato chips, water & gatorade.


SAG stop #6: Zion Lutheran Church
Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm (only the 100 mile route have access to this SAG)
Food:  bananas, grapes, peanut butter sandwiches, trail mix, assorted chips, protein bars, water and gatorade.


SAG stop #7: Kerr Lock, Lagro
Time: Noon – 4:30pm (only the 100 mile route have access to this SAG)
Food: bananas, grapes, protein bars, water and Gatorade.There will be plenty of apples, bananas, power drinks, cookies and high energy snacks such as
 5 Hour Energy drinks! 

Before and During your ride

· Eat a solid breakfast, but don’t eat so much that you are uncomfortable. Hydrate!

· Miles 0-20: Hydrate early and often. Drink before you’re thirsty and you’ll be a lot happier at mile 95!  Eat something solid like a nutrition bar. Even if you’re still a bit full from breakfast, make sure you eat a full bar in the first hour.

·  Miles 20-50: Drink 1-2 21 ounce bottles with electrolyte drink mix. Eat more solid food like an energy bar and add in some sugary food like a Powerbar Chew, or banana.

·  Miles 50-70: This is the point on your 100-mile ride when your body begins to burn through its glycogen storage. This means you need to consistently refuel for good performance in the second 50 miles. We recommend a balance of quick-to-digest energy bars or chews. At this stage in the ride, eating a light meal would be fine as well. Think about getting the energy you need for miles 80-100 now.

·  Miles 70-100: This will likely be your last 75-90 minutes of riding. Drink at least 1-2 bottles of electrolyte hydration mix, and begin to introduce your short-term energy products. Gels and chews and other quick-to-digest nutrition works great at this stage of the ride. If you like using caffeine don’t hesitate to use it, but be sure to drink enough to avoid further dehydration.

After the ride

RAUH-Brothers-300x199· Keep hydrating! Use 1-2 bottles of full strength electrolyte drink mix, and after that switch to water. Nothing worse than cramping after your big ride!

·  Recover. Get your feet up in the air. If you can sit, don’t stand. If you can lie down, don’t sit. Add a quick-acting recovery mix that tastes great, like our favorite Fluid Recovery Chocolate. (It is amazing with a banana, peanut butter, and almond milk blended into a shake).

·  Eat REAL FOOD! You’ve ridden all day and used portable, high quality sports nutrition to perform your best. The meal you eat after your ride is a great time to find real food. Don’t sweat the calories too much either. You don’t want to consume too much, but your body needs extra nutrition to repair itself.

Plan your next century: That’s right. You just achieved your goal and it was super fun. Get right back on the horse and sign up for another big ride, you won’t regret it! -Source: TheFeed.com

Loved it. Great, well-marked route, beautiful scenery, wonderfully nice volunteers and, of course, a gorgeous day. A job well-done, all around. – John Thomas
Terrific ride! Well organized, great course. Thanks to all the folks who made it happen. Will be back next year. – Lisa Prentiss

First time rider, was an excellent event. Everyone was very friendly. I rode with a number of groups, had good conversations along the way. Will do again. Particularly enjoyed crossing the reservoir and the dam. I was expecting mostly flat corn desert and was pleasantly surprised with hills and rivers and woods. – Jerry Jackson

Awesome ride! Beautiful well marked route, super friendly rest stops, and really nice ride staff. Loved the cow bells! Thanks for getting the Iron Cowboy to do the ride with us! What a classy rider! Already looking forward to doing the D2D in 2017! Thank you so much for a fantastic D2D 2016! – Will Tidmore

Ride Routes

“I never thought I would be able to ride 50 miles on a bike after all these years, but I wanted so much to be involved when I saw the advertisements for the Dam to Dam. Biking has improved my health, allowed me to meet new friends, and led to the rediscovery of the back roads surrounding my hometown. It is a beautiful, life-changing, and historical event.”

“All I can say is, if you are an avid cyclist; I highly recommend it.” – Fort Wayne, IN
“Overall very positive experience on my first organized ride!”- St. Joseph, MI
“This ride is an Indiana treasure! Great organization and beautiful scenery. – Goshen, IN

“Midwest hospitality at its best. From overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Express, to the friendly staff at the theatre, to the very accommodating volunteers at registration and the after ride feast! (Not to mention the gorgeous scenery of farmlands and dams and rivers.) – Fort Wayne, IN “Great cost – great people-great scenery-great accomplishment!” – Wabash, IN

D2D Gear Store 

D2D Jersey

Price:  $72  Order deadline for jerseys to be available at event is JULY 17. 

The 2017 design is great!  It features the poster image for this year on the front, and the Century ride route on the back! It is short-sleeved.

Made in the USA by Mt. Borah Teamwear the jersey is lightweight, breathable and features a raglan sleeve design.  It has a 3-pocket back, full-hidden front zipper, and 3/4″ elastic.  It has a semi-form fit.

Size Options: XS-4XL. ($5 more for 2XL-4XL)
Click here for the Borah size guide so you get an accurate fit.

D2D Store opens April 1

D2D Long Sleeved T-shirt

Long Sleeved T-shirt

Price:$15

Beautifully designed this 100% pre-shrunk cotton Unisex Irish Green long-sleeved t-shirt is a must for that cooler weather ride or to wear around town.

Irish Green

Size options: Small through 4XL ($5 more for 2XL-4XL)
If you prefer a looser fit, please order a larger size accordingly.

A short sleeved T-shirt is provided with registration, but you may upgrade to a long-sleeved option for $5 at registration.

D2D Gear Store – Opens April 1
Order deadline is August 17th

Event T-shirt

Price $10

Beautifully designed in a soft-style 65/35 polyester/cotton Heather Irish Green, this unisex t-shirt is provided at no charge with each registration!  You may upgrade your registration to the long sleeved t-shirt for $5 if you’d prefer.

Heather Irish Green

Size options: Small through 4XL
If you prefer a looser fit, please order a larger size accordingly. ($5 more for 2XL-4XL)

D2D Gear Store – Opens April 1
Shirts are not available after Aug 17 (for purchase or online registrants)

“This is a ride where you get so much bang for your buck! Breakfast, Lunch, SAGS w/ entertainment, and an awesome scenic route through parks, dams and the Wabash County Countryside.  I’ve done several rides and this by far is my favorite!” – Columbia City, IN

Dam to Dam Century Ride Memories

2016 D2D Century Ride Highlights

Presented by:

Carbon Level Sponsors

Titanium Level Sponsors

Aluminum Level Sponsors

Spoke Level Sponsors