This is another under 10 mile route I can run before work.
Starting at Division and Newman roads near West Lafayette, head south on Newman (300W). At the ‘T’, take a left to head east on River Road. At the highway, turn left on US231 to continue east and then north. Just past the blue railroad underpass, turn left (west) on Williams Street. Go up the hill 2 blocks to Grant Street and turn right (north).
Now it’s time to off-road. I will take a left past PMU on the bike lane, run past Stewart Center, north past the Bell Tower, around the Class of ’39 Fountain, down the Stadium Mall to the intersection of University and Stadium Streets. (The timid or unadventurous can take Grant Street, left on Northwestern, and left on Stadium to University.)
Travel north on University Street and up the hill on the east side of Ross-Ade Stadium. Come back down the stadium’s west side hill on Beering Drive. Take a right (west) on Tower Drive. Past the water tower, take a quick left on David Ross Drive, and then right on Stadium. At McCormick Road, turn left (south).
It’s only a couple of blocks south to SR26. Turn right (west) and cycle to Newman Road. Turn Left (south west) through the rail viaduct and follow Newman back to Division Road.