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Information on on-road and off-road bicycling in KY

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Information on on-road and off-road bicycling in KY Reply with quote

Information on on-road and off-road bicycling in Kentucky. KY Rails to Trails is often asked for information on trails suitable for bicycling. 12/07

Go to www.kytourism.com under Discover KY and click on “Interest” which can take you to a list of parks or attractions that have some form of biking available. If you put in Bicycling, it will bring up anything that would have to do with bicycling (i.e. trails, state park, and any related events).

A Visitor’s Guide and a State Highway Map can be requested on the www.kytourism.com website. Just click on “Order your free visitors guide today.”

The KY Bicycle Tours map booklet is now available. Send in your request to Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Tiffani Jackson, Office of Special Programs, KY Transportation Department, 200 Mero St., 6th floor, Frankfort, KY 40622, Phone: (502)564-2060 ext.3033, Fax: (502)564-6615
Email: Tiffani.Jackson@ky.gov

The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation has a booklet, "A Bicycle Tour of Historic Lexington," The Trust is located at 2453 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507, www.bluegrasstrust.org, info@bluegrasstrust.org.

On- road cycling information can also be found through some of the clubs like the Bluegrass Cycling Club website, http://www.bgcycling.org. Go to the “links” section and you will find other clubs listed.

The Madison County Greenways and Trails have on road cycling routes in Madison County posted on their website. madisonkytrails@yahoo.com

Events throughout the state will soon be posted at www.Bikewalk.ky.gov, 5/07

Multi –use trails and railtrails.


Muhlenberg County Railtrail, 6 miles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenville,_Kentucky

Pine Mountain Trail: located on the border between Kentucky and Virginia. Open to non-motorized traffic, the trail is currently under construction with approximately 28 miles already on the ground. Some parts open to bicycling. Highly recommended for bicycles is the Little Shepherd Trail (road) from US 119 to Kingdom Come State park. They will soon have a map on their website which shows which portions are open for which uses. 4/07 http://www.pinemountaintrail.com/

Books on biking the backroads (on-road cycling):
Backroad Bicycling in Kentucky's Bluegrass Region, 25 Rides in the Bluegrass Region, Lower Kentucky Valley, Central Heartlands, and More, by George Garber, , 0-88150-625-7, February 2005 , 5 x 7.5, 224 pages (est.), Paperback, 25 black & white photos, 26 maps
Wheeling around the Bluegrass, Joe Ward, 223 p. maps, Butler Books, 2003.
Joe Ward’s Wheeling around Louisville: 25 great bike rides around Louisville, Jefferson County and Southern Indiana. Butler Books, 192 p. maps, 2002.
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