People Cycling Rides

Rivers and Natural Bridges in KY.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Greg Corwin
Tour Dates
Start Location
Newport KY
End Location
Newport KY
Cost (est.)
$1525 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$750 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
40 mi / 64 km
Avg. Elevation
2100 ft / 640 m
Ride Description

The Rivers and Natural Bridges is a semi-fixed-base hike and bike ride that begins in Bellevue KY, a small river city just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati OH, and ends at Natural Bridge State Park in Slade KY, during October’s peak autumn colors. We will be following the Ohio River, Licking River and the Red River through urban, suburban and rural regions of Ohio and Kentucky, experiencing historic sights, pastoral river scenic byways, and thickly wooded areas of the Daniel Boone National Forest. There will be guided tours of Cincinnati’s Heritage Brewery District, a tour of the Blue Licks Battlefield by canoe, and a hike or bike day in Red River Gorge’s Natural Bridge State Park featuring a “natural bridge” sandstone arch. The arch is 78 feet long, 65 feet high, 12 feet thick and 20 feet wide, and some geologists believe it to be over a million years old.


There will be five required riding days, two optional riding days and one canoe/hiking day. The required days include a short 24 mile loop in the Cincinnati area, Bellevue to Augusta KY (home of Rosemary and George Clooney), Augusta to Blue Licks Battlefield (where Daniel Boone’s son was killed in a post-revolutionary battle), Blue Licks to Morehead, then Morehead to the Red River Gorge.


We will be staying in Blue Licks for two nights and will occupy ourselves with a canoe and walking tour of the “Last Battle of the Rev… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

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