(approximately 25 miles). Starting from Panama Whispering Pines Park and begin riding north to Earling on Hwy 191, head south on M16 to Hwy 44, west to Portsmouth and back north to Panama on Hwy 191. Hwy 191 & 44 have moderate traffic. M16 has light traffic.
Details: (25 mile round trip ride on flat to moderate rolling hills – State Highways 191 & 44 have moderate traffic and County Highway M16 has light traffic). Beginning on Main Street in Panama, you can find food and beverages at Pauley’s Pub (106 Main Street, PH: 712-489-2786), Norma Jean’s Restaurant (120 Main Street, PH: 712-489-2108), and also The Main Street Market Store (202 Main Street, PH: 712-489-2601). Other attractions in town include St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Parish Center – just one block off Main St. as well as Whispering Pines Roadside Park on the north side of town along Highway 191. Begin riding north on Highway 191 and proceed 5 miles on flat terrain to the intersection of Highway 191 and Highway 37. Take a right on Highway 37 and proceed 2 blocks to Earling Main Street. The Shelby County Freedom Rock will be on your right just prior to your turn onto Main Street. On Main Street you can find food and beverages at Cindi Mae’s (101 Main Street, PH: 712-747-6262) and Troy’s Bar and Grill (111 Main Street, PH: 712-747-3242). Other attractions in Earling are St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (212 2nd Street) and Schimerowski Recreation Area (307 2nd Avenue) on the east edge of town. When leaving Earling Main Street turn right and proceed one block on Highway 37 (reverse of the route you entered town) and turn left onto Highway M16. At this point you will cross BNSF Railroad Tracks, proceed on Highway M16 over rolling hills approximately 8 miles to the intersection with Highway 44. At this intersection, turn right onto Highway 44 and proceed approximately 5 miles over rolling hills to the intersection with Highway 191. At this intersection turn right onto Highway 191 and ride a couple blocks into the town of Portsmouth. On Main Street you can find food and beverages at The Rocket Tavern (201 Main Street, PH: 712-743-2525) and Club 191 (101 Main Street, PH: 712-743-5535). Other attractions in town include St. Mary’s Catholic Church (412 4th Street) and the Portsmouth Ball Diamond on the north side of town along Highway 191. When leaving Portsmouth continue riding north on Highway 191 on flat terrain for another 6 miles back into the town of Panama.