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Destination Ride #5: Panhandle Pathway - Saturday, August 19

 By Deb Watts & Jennifer Altherr

Meet for carpooling: 8:00 am at Starbucks. 5723 Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne IN.

Drive to Panhandle Pathway south trailhead: Just west of Logansport IN. The Kenneth (south) terminus is at the intersection of CR West 50 N. & the Pathway. Turn north on CR 600 W. and go about 0.5 mile north; turn east on CR 50 N. and go about 0.5 mile to intersect the Pathway. The trailhead is on the northeast corner.

Details:

  • Drive time estimate: 1 hr 35 minutes
  • Trail surface: Paved. Any bike is suitable for this ride.
  • Ride distance: 42 miles.
  • Pace: 10-13 m.p.h. E riders welcome!
  • Lunch: One Eyed Jacks Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Winamac http://oneeyedjackswinamac.com/

While in Winamac we will take a trail bridge over the Tippecanoe River to check out the Winamac Town Park before heading back to the south trailhead in Kenneth.

Review from TrailLink.com: "This trail is smooth as glass and offers a great way to cruise through the surrounding farmland. The Tippecanoe River bridge is a highlight--I love how they used the entire width of the double track railroad bridge to create a peaceful oasis on the trail at that point. I highly recommend this trail, it's a true gem!"

If you'd like to know more about the Panhandle Pathway visit https://www.traillink.com/trail/panhandle-pathway/#trail-detail-reviews

Remember to bring: helmet, bike lock if you have one, money for lunch.