People Cycling Rides

Horsing around in Bourbon Country KY.

This is a Approved Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Greg Corwin
Tour Dates
5/21/2023–5/29/2023
Start Location
Lexington KY
End Location
Georgetown KY
Cost (est.)
$1450 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$800 (USD
Payment Due
4/1/2023
Avg. Distance
45 mi / 72 km
Avg. Elevation
2550 ft / 777 m
Ride Description

OVERVIEW

Join us for a frolic in the bluegrass state for a tour of several bourbon distilleries, wineries, bucolic horse farms, and one of Kentucky’s best-known rides, the Horsey 100, leading up to Memorial Day weekend May 2023.  This tour will begin in historic Versailles KY with three days of hub-and-spoke rides in the rolling hills of Woodford, Franklin, and Fayette counties which comprises the majority of bourbon distilleries in KY.  The fourth day we will tour the capitol Frankfort on our way to Georgetown where we will gear up to do the Horsey 100 (registration for the ride is included).

This tour will include three group meals, happy hour beverages each day, all hotel accommodations, breakfast every morning, and a commemorative bicycle jersey designed by the ride leader. The ride leader will also collect any bourbon or wine purchases and bring them back to the hotel(s) so you do not have to carry those purchases on your bicycle.

ATTRACTIONS

We will be riding past 10  bourbon distilleries and a couple wineries throughout the ride.  Distilleries include, Buffalo Trace, Barrel House, Castle & Key, Four Roses, James E Pepper, Old Crow, Town Branch, Wild Turkey, and Woodford Reserve.

RIDE RATING

This ride is rated as MODERATE with an average distance per day is 40.2 miles, with an average elevation climb of about 2550. There is one day with 47.6 miles and 3145 ft elevation, but an … (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
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Challenging
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.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a recently launched cycling club, which you can join for free, and is led by volunteer ride leaders. We will be offering tours in the United States and overseas. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 20-30 or so) who want to ride 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world.

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