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Getting to Auburn

Auburn is about three hours from either Metro Detroit or Chicago.  But if you are flying, the airport in Fort Wayne Indiana is just 30 minutes away.  Best of all, the airport is very small and is a delight to fly through.  Indy is a bit over two hours away.  Detroit’s airport is just under 2 1/2 hours away but is a rather comfortable drive traffic wise as the airport’s southwest of the city and you avoid most area traffic. 

If you are a railroad fan, consider taking Amtrak which stops just seven miles from Auburn in Waterloo Indiana.   Classic Bicycles Auburn will be delighted to help with logistics as much as possible if you need a ride from or to the train station.

 

Hotels 

Auburn has many hotels and motels.  Generally, hotels on the east side of I-69 are easier to access.  If you will be riding from your hotel to the museum, it is a bad idea to stay on the west side of I-69 as the only access road is extremely busy.  If the hotels convenient to the museum fill, there are many hotels in the region.  But you will be much farther from the venue.  We strongly suggest making your room reservations as soon as possible.

For 2024, we made arrangements at two hotels for discounted rates.  These are not reserved room blocks – it’s all first-come-first-served for both Classic Bicycles Auburn and the general public.  As of February 7, it appears that most of the rooms at the Comfort Suites are now sold out (there is another group besides Classic Bicycles Auburn that has taken rooms).  

Sure Stay Plus – This hotel is older and has character in a good way.  There is no elevator, so request a ground floor room if mobility is a concern.  To get discounted rates you, call the hotel directly and request the discount for Classic Bicycles Auburn.  If there are any questions, the general manager is Brandi.  Their number is (260) 925-6363.  On February 7, we checked on room availability and it is good but rooms are now expected to disappear fast.

Comfort Suites Auburn – this is where most folks stayed in 2022. This hotel is mostly sold out.

Baymont by Wyndham Auburn – This hotel is close to the venue and as of February 7 the price seems reasonable.  Classic Bicycles Auburn does not have any room block or discounts arranged with this hotel.  We suggest booking online or calling them at (260) 333-5509