This is nice for a longer, weekend morning ride, and is just as fun in either direction.
Start at the intersection of Division and Newman Roads near West Lafayette. Head south on Newman to River Road. Take a left (east) and ride to US231.
Right on US231 heads south over the Branigan Bridge. Riding along this highway is easy thanks to the very wide shoulder – enough room for two to ride abreast and still be out of the way of the traffic. However, there is no break in the median wall, so you’re in for the long haul. Take the highway to the SR25 intersection.
Turn right (west) on SR25 and travel just to the next light at 100W. Turn right (north) and travel to the ‘T’ with Elston Road. Take a left (west) on Elston, then veer to the right onto Lilly Road. The route travels past a few homes, over the Amtrak line, past the Eli Lilly Tippecanoe Labs, and down into the Wea Creek valley. Up the other side, the road snakes past a few pastures reaches the prairie – a flat straight ride all the way to 700W.
At 700W, take a right (north) and travel over the Granville Bridge to Division Road. Turn right (east) on Division Road and travel back to Newman Road. Don’t miss the left turn where Division and River Roads intersect.