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5th Annual Kentucky Century Challenge

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Kentucky Century Challenge and the newly established Kentucky Cycling Challenge

By Seth Wheat

Frankfort, KY - Organizers of the Kentucky Century Challenge are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 5th Annual Kentucky Century Challenge and the newly established Kentucky Cycling Challenge.

The Challenges feature five of the most popular touring rides in Kentucky, and are generously supported by new Platinum Sponsor Ale-8-One and Gold Sponsors Graviss McDonald's and Morehead Tourism.

Registration is free and open to all cyclists on the Kentucky Adventure Tourism website through April 15 (Note that separate registration for the individual rides is also required, and the rides do charge a fee for registration).

To meet the challenge, a registered cyclist must accomplish one of the following:
  • Complete at least 4 of the 5 century (100 mile) routes as a registered rider at participating events. Cyclists who meet this challenge will earn a free "400 mile" jersey. Any cyclist who rides all 5 century rides will also receive free matching cycling shorts or bibs; or
  • Ride at least 250 miles over the course of our 5 rides. Cyclists who log at least 250 miles and participate in at least 4 events will earn a free Kentucky Cycling Challenge jersey.
The only way to get a jersey is to complete one of the Challenges!

The 2017 ride dates and locations include:
  • Redbud Ride, April 21-22, London
  • Horsey Hundred, May 26-28, Georgetown
  • Bike Morehead, June 17, Morehead
  • Bourbon & Bluegrass Ride, August 5, Owensboro
  • Hub City Tour, Sept. 9, Elizabethtown
While there is no limit on the number of participants in the Challenges, only the first 700 to sign up will be eligible for a free jersey. Those registering after the first 700, and earning one of the jerseys will be able to purchase their jersey at cost.

In addition to our Platinum and Gold Sponsors, the Kentucky Challenges are pleased to welcome the following sponsors for 2017: Advanced Cardiology of Owensboro, OZ Tyler Distillery, Owensboro/Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Zombie Cycling Team, London Downtown, Cumberland Valley Cycling Club and Georgetown/Scott County Tourism.

To find information about other outdoor opportunities and locations, as well as a calendar of events happening all across Kentucky, visit the Office of Adventure Tourism's website at

This story was posted on 2017-01-24 08:16:16
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