Tour de Max is an annual bicycle tour through Marshall County, Indiana sponsored by Culver Tri Kappa. Proceeds from the ride are used in a manner that enriches our community as a whole. Among the many programs and projects we fund are college scholarships for high school seniors, as well as continuing education grants, a annual student art show, the Culver Community Schools' nurse, books and supplies to the school library, Pathfinders, Real Meals, Beaman Home, Riley Children's Hospital, and many other community events.
10 Mile Route
Beginning in Culver, riders can take a 10-mile ride around Indiana's second largest natural lake, Lake Maxinkuckee. Enjoy the rolling hills, beautiful homes, and lake views as you travel clockwise around the lake.
30 Mile Route
For a bit more of a challenge, riders can add another 20 miles to the lake route. The route has changed a bit from last year but will still take you south for a ride along the Tippecanoe River before heading north again. Clic on the section title to view the map.
63 Mile Route
To complete a metric century, you'll follow the 30 mile route but split off from them around mile 15 for more countryside riding before joining back up at Germany Bridge on the Tippecanoe River. You'll head back to the Train Depot and then head north for another 18 miles. Click on the section title to view the map.
Most roads are two lane country roads and all are marked for the ride.
Register online at Active.Com or request a registration form by e-mailing tour_de_max at yahoo.com.
Check-In and Start Times
All rides begin at the Vandalia Train Depot, located in the Culver Park on E. Lake Shore Drive. Registration and check-in will be open from 7 until 9 a.m. at the Train Depot. HOWEVER, if you plan to ride 63 mile, we ask that you leave NO LATER than 8 a.m. SAG stops will be open for a set period of time based on these departure times.
Cost is $20 before May 1 and $25 after May 1 through the morning of the ride. The registration fee include a t-shirt, rider number, SAG support and stops, as well as refreshments upon returning to the Train Depot. Children 12 and under ride free with an adult, but a t-shirt is not included.
You may register for the ride that morning, however, we cannot guarantee a t-shirt.
Additional t-shirts or t-shirts from past years may be purchased that morning.
SAG vehicles will be on the route throughout the ride with bike pumps however, please bring any other maintenance supplies with you that you may need.
Any questions, please e-mail tour_de_max at yahoo.com.