DETOUR UPDATE 6/28
The scheduled bridge closures are NO MORE! INDOT has removed them from their closure map, so the route URLs have been reset to the normal route! Enjoy your drive!
DETOUR UPDATE 6/26
The scheduled bridge closures seem to be in limbo. As of Saturday 6/26, the barriers were pushed aside at the 135/58 Intersection and the Freetown to Heltonville section was BACK OPEN. We'll keep the detour on the official route, but to be honest staying on 58 is more fun!
Multiple bridge closures are scheduled to begin on June 20 between Kurtz and Heltonville. That oinks up the ideal route. Never fear, the route information has been updated to bypass the section of road with the closures. As always, check the route URL's before your drive!
Where does the route Start?
The route can be started at any POI on the loop and can be run in either direction.
When can I run the route?
Anytime from 12:01AM Saturday June 25 11:59PM until Sunday July 10, 2022.
It’s a long route, do I have to run the whole thing?
No, you can run just the parts you want. However, you won’t score all the possible points.
Do I have to run the whole route on the same day?
No, we’ve spread out the event so that you can run it across multiple days. Most people will run it in one day.
Is a GPX route file available? I ride a motorcycle and can't easily use Google maps.
A waypoint / critical turn .gpx file for the clockwise and counterclockwise route is available to download at the bottom of The Drive page. It will download as a .txt file. Simply change the extension from .txt to .gpx after you download it. Uploading it into your particular GPS system is your responsibility.
Is a full route Google map available?
Yes, there are URLs for both clockwise and counterclockwise routes at the bottom of The Drive page.
Do I have to own a pig to participate?
Pig ownership is optional. And technically it’s not a frequently asked question.
Do I have to make a donation to register?
No, donations are voluntary but greatly appreciated.
If I make a donation to Gleaners, am I automatically registered?
No, donations and registration are not the same. Even if you give a donation first, you must also register through this site to score points. We must enter your information and receive your agreement to our Terms and Conditions in order for you to participate.
How do I sign up for a team?
Each individual in the team must first register to score points. In the registration form there is an optional space to put your team name. You will then be linked with that team. INDIVIDUAL points are added together for the team points.
What if I get lost?
The google map directions have embedded waypoints to keep you on the correct roads. However, we strongly encourage you have a GPS system or paper map with you during the drive. Additionally, we have published the coordinates of each Point of Interest on the Route list that you can enter into your GPS if all else fails. Another option is to program your GPS (if it allows importing route files) with the .gpx file we provided for motorcyclists at the bottom of this page.
How can I reach out to other participants?
We don't share other's contact information, but you can always post through our Facebook page - "The Tire Squeal".
I don’t eat Pork, can I participate?
Of course! All participating restaurants serve non-Pork meals.
How do I submit my pictures?
Mail to the address that is provided to you in your registration confirmation. They must be mailed from your registration e-mail address for us to make the match.
Can I run with others?
We encourage it – it’s more fun! Run with a team or meet up at the designated POI/Start time that will be provided to entrants prior to the start date.
When do I submit my pictures?
Anytime from 12:01AM Saturday June 25 11:59PM until Sunday July 10, 2022. Submissions are not accepted before or after the event.
Who do I thank for not doing Riddles this year?
Thank the folks at The Tire Squeal. However, we added something equally annoying for your Bonus Points!
What if the weather is bad?
The event runs over several days, so hopefully there will be some nice days. In any case, the event runs regardless of weather.
What format should pictures be in?
JPG preferred, HEIC or other phone pc formats, or even BMP. But, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE no PDF files. Also, if you choose to reduce the size, don’t reduce too much! We need to be able to read the receipts!
Can anyone register?
No, you must be at least 18 years old to register.
How do I get apparel?
If your donation qualifies for apparel, please contact our sponsor MotorVault at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick-up time. MotorVault is located at 520 West McCarty St, Indianapolis, IN 46225.
I’ve seen other events use this route, are they associated with The Tire Squeal™?
No, The Tire Squeal™ is only this annual event and the Schweinefiletring™ is our trademarked property. We love it that others enjoy using the route throughout the year, but this is the only official event!
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