Primary ride leaders: Mark Davidson (859)749-2034;
Additional ride leader: Paul Rawlings (859) 619-2713
Distance: 42 miles
Pace: B paces (low and high, if needed)
Terrain: Hilly; Rolling hills
Overall Difficulty: Strenuous
Ride will have regrouping.
Rain cancels - check Forum on bgcycling.net one hour before if unsure.
No restroom facilities at the start.
There will be a store stop at mile 22 in Beattyville. There is another store stop available between Beattyville and the finish as well.
This ride is all on pavement.
The ride begins at the intersection of Rockbridge Road and KY 715 near the Pine Ridge entrance to the Red River Gorge. There is a parking loop on Rockbridge Road where the ride starts. The ride starts and immediately follows the long route from the Red River Rally on KY 715 to Big Andy Ridge Road to KY 52 to Beattyville. The return from Beattyville follows the Red River Rally route on KY 11 back to KY 715 where we turn right to go back to Pine Ridge and our starting point. At just under 3,000 feet of climbing, this is not an easy ride but traverses some beautiful countryside and is worth the effort.
Map of route:
From Lexington, take I-64 to the Mountain Parkway East in Winchester. Take Exit 40 off the Mountain Parkway. Turn right onto KY 15/715. At Pine Ridge turn right onto KY 715 (by Sky Bridge Station and The Brick Coffee Shop). Cross over the Mountain Parkway and look for Rockbridge Road on the right. The parking loop is on the left after you turn onto Rockbridge Road.