Kentucky Cycling Challenge 2019
Capitol Bicycles are the proud Platinum sponsors of the 2019 Kentucky Century Challenge and Kentucky Cycling Challenge series incorporating our home race The Redbud Ride.
All participating rides are fundraisers for the sponsoring organizations. Each event features multiple route distances, making the events suitable for a wide variety of riders.
The Redbud Ride
Presented by London Downtown
April 13, 2019
The first event of the 2019 Kentucky Cycling Challenge is the Redbud Ride. The Redbud Ride starts in beautiful downtown London, KY and stretches throughout the surrounding areas. The Redbud Ride attracts about 1,400 cyclists from across the country.
The routes for the Redbud Ride pass through some of the most beautiful scenery in Kentucky. The routes are filled with blooming redbud and dogwood trees! This ride is a must-do for cycling enthusiasts. Our rest stops are always a party, thanks to our wonderful volunteers & host locations! The Redbud Ride offers five route options ranging from almost flat 23 miles to the challenging 100 mile route.
Our 100 mile route was chosen by Active.com as “The Best Century Ride in America.” Riders receive a complementary pancake breakfast, live music after the ride, pre-ride and post-ride parties, a post-ride meal and the always special Redbud Ride t-shirt.
The Horsey Hundred
Presented by the Bluegrass Cycling Club and hosted by Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY
May 24-25, 2019
The second “leg” of the 2019 Kentucky Cycling Challenge is the Horsey Hundred.
The event features a large vendor expo, live music and local food trucks on Friday evening. The rides on Saturday and Sunday feature multiple marked routes ranging in distance from 26 miles to the signature 100-mile century on Saturday. Both days, riders will be provided with maps, SAG support and lunch after the ride. Last year, the ride had participants from 27 different states, including large groups from Michigan and the Chicago area, as well as a large group from Ontario, Canada.
Challenge participants can combine mileage for both days of the Horsey Hundred provided that the combined total that a rider may receive credit for cannot exceed 100 miles.
The Bourbon & Bluegrass Ride
Presented by Bicycle Owensboro,
August 3, 2019
Celebrating their fourth year, the ride benefits Dream Riders of Kentucky, Inc. (http://dreamridersofky.org), a non-profit organization founded in 2003 that offers equine assisted activities and therapies to individuals of all ages who have special needs. Along with the full and metric centuries, there is also available a 33-mile ride. Our rides offer a few rolling hills and many miles of flat, rural roads through scenic western Kentucky including spectacular views of the Ohio and Green Rivers.
On Friday evening, there will be an early packet pick up with a mixer at O. Z. Tyler Kentucky Bourbon Distillery of Owensboro.
Friday nights in Owensboro have lots of entertainment on the waterfront which includes Friday After 5 (a free, fun, family friendly concert and street fair festival).
Limestone Cycling Tour
Presented by Limestone Cycling Tour, Inc.
September 7, 2019
The Limestone Cycling Tour will be the final ride in the lineup which will mark the 11th year for the annual charity ride. In 2018 organizers reported hosting over 400 cyclists from 13 states and 2 countries. Participants will enjoy the beautiful rolling hills surrounding Maysville, Mason County and many other communities in the area on the little-traveled back roads. Four routes are offered including a challenging century, metric century or the 40- and 25-mile loops. Routes are fully supported with surprise themes at the SAG stops staffed by community volunteers. After a fun and challenging day on the road, cyclists can expect to listen to some local music talent or take advantage of special offers at a few local eateries. It is some of the best cycling in Northern Kentucky not to be missed! Register Now!!!