Cyclist Adam Kasch and a group of cyclists from Franklin set out on a bike ride through the countryside surrounding Franklin. Kasch along with cyclist Dan Catlin and a group of cyclists started cycling through the countryside around Franklin about three years ago. Mike Wolanin / Daily Journal
Cyclist Dan Catlin, left, and his daughter Bethany, right, gear up for a bike ride through the country roads around Franklin. Catlin and a group of cyclists started cycling through the countryside around Franklin about three years ago. Mike Wolanin / Daily Journal
Avid cyclists know the local roads and streets to avoid.
When riding his bicycle from his Greenwood home to Shelbyville, Michael Kyle knows he has to avoid Whiteland Road because it’s too narrow to allow the heavy traffic to safely get around him. There is some room on the shoulders of U.S. 31, but the traffic is too heavy and fast-moving to make that route safe, he said.
Local cyclists have plenty of options in Johnson County where they can ride safely, including bike trails in Greenwood and Franklin and low-traffic county roads with hills near Prince’s Lakes and Trafalgar.