Road Rube Rides
SR 450 Bedford to Shoals
Distance: 24 miles
Time: 39 minutes
SR 450 Bedford to Shoals provides the feel of mountain riding in southern Indiana
Take SR 450 out of Bedford and follow it southeast to Shoals.
SR 450 from Bedford to Shoals is a gem of a road. This is a road that I will drive to just to take my bike on it again. This is a very good ride. It has S curves, twists, and short straightaways that go through tunnels of trees, fields, farms and hills. It is supremely fun to ride. The only thing that takes away from the ride is the road repair that left horizontal lines of class 5 in strips across the road (July 2019). They’re easy to spot, but take them slowly.
The Bottom Line
The clutch cable on my bike snapped in Bloomington and local rider Anthony stopped on the side of I-69 to help out and he recommended this ride before he knew I had ridden it earlier that day. It’s not a secret locally, but it’s awesome. Hopefully it won’t be a secret much longer. And, by the way, thanks again Anthony.