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The 50th Annual Red River Rally is now a happy memory. Red River Rally 2020 will be held October 3-4, 2020. Watch the website for registration information next year!  



Join us for Kentucky's oldest continuously organized bicycle ride.
 


Saturday, October 5th, 2019
Join us in our annual celebration of the fall season! We invite you ride back in time as you climb the old logging road to the hundred plus year old historic 900-foot long Nada Tunnel, enter into the valley of the Red River Gorge where you will roll through towering cliffs and massive boulders formed seven million years ago, ride past wonders of nature Raven Rock, Chimney Top Rock and Tower Rock, as you climb your way up to Sky Bridge for a snack. Ride the ridges of Pine Ridge, past Parched Corn Creek and Zachariah.Finish the 38 mile hilly loop back at Natural Bridge or continue on to Lee County and into the charming town of Beattyville and back for the 65 mile loop.

 

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at shelter #2 by the sky-lift parking lot at the Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade, Kentucky.  Wheels roll at 10:00 AM.


 

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Come and join our Sunday ride. You have three great routes to choose from a quick 25 mile route, a lovely 34 mile route, and a hilly 43 mile route. The 25 mile route is a quick ride with no rest stop to help the legs recover from Saturday's ride. The 34 mile route is rolling and scenic with a few climbs and a rest stop. And the 43 mile route is more challenging with a number of tougher climbs that take you to Furnace KY in Estill County before a fast downhill into Stanton for the rest stop.

 

Registration begins at 8:30am at shelter #2 by the Sky Lift parking lot at the Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade, Kentucky. Wheels roll at 10:00am.

 



 

 

* REFUNDS: There are no refunds for the RRR.*

 


 

 

Safety

All riders are expected to have bicycles in good condition, to obey all traffic laws, and to ride safely and intelligently. Roads are narrow with short sight distances. These are public roads, so cars will be sharing the road with us. All riders MUST walk their bikes through Nada Tunnel. Due to the type of roads on this ride, the use of Aerobars is discouraged. Aerobars are not to be used when riding within a group.

 

All riders must wear an SPSC or SNELL approved hard shell helmet. A headlight or flashlight is necessary in Nada Tunnel. All riders MUST walk their bikes through Nada Tunnel. The road surface is wet and dangerous.

 

Weather

A cool, wet morning and a mild afternoon are usual, but not promised. The rally will go rain or shine. Dress appropriately in layers.

 

Accommodation & Camping

Tent camping is available at the State Park (888-459-7275) or at Koomer Ridge Campground on a 'first come first served' basis. No reservations are taken for the Koomer Ridge campground. The state park rooms and local cabin rentals are generally booked months in advance, so don't delay.

 

Directions

From Lexington take I-64 east to exit 98, Bert T Combs Mountain Parkway. Follow the parkway approximately 33 miles to the Slade exit (KY 15). Follow the signs to Natural Bridge State Resort Park (KY 11).

 
From Ashland take I-64 west to exit 96B, turn left, cross over the overpass, turn left and merge onto I64 east. Continue on I-64 east to exit 98, Bert T Combs Mountain Parkway. Follow the parkway approximately 33 miles to the Slade exit (KY 15). Follow the signs to Natural Bridge State Resort Park (KY 11).
 
Once you arrive at Natural Bridge Start Resort Park, turn right to enter the park and cross the bridge. Once you cross the bridge, turn right at the stop sign. Follow this road to Shelter #2. DO NOT PARK ON THE CHAIRLIFT SIDE OF THE PARKING LOT.

 

 

Terrain

A hilly 38 mile loop with one major climb or a hilly 65 mile loop with several major climbs. (Check out the slightly scary route profiles below.) Riders on 65 mile loop must be at the 26 mile checkpoint by 12:00 p.m. Descents can be wet and slippery, especially after Nada Tunnel. All riders MUST walk their bikes through Nada Tunnel.