What to know
Beautiful rolling hills are the hallmark of this 21-mile route. Wide shoulders and light traffic make it a popular ride in these parts. Starting in Batesville, the hometown of Mark Martin, who found success racing on four wheels, hit North Central Avenue (Hwy. 69), and travel north for almost nine miles. You’ll turn left onto Hwy. 106 and follow it to mile 14 where Hwy. 106 cuts left and takes you east back to Batesville. One of the “100 Best Small Towns in America,” Batesville honors its local hero at the Mark Martin Museum, a worthy stop for NASCAR fans and casual enthusiasts alike. View his cars, trophies, uniforms and other classic racing relics. Located on the shores of the White River, there are many scenic spots for camping and RV-ing in and around Batesville. Fishing and guide services are available if you have time to get out on this world-famous stream. Several record-breaking brown and rainbow trout have been hooked on the Upper White.