Biking Across Kansas — B.A.K. rolls out for its 41st annual cross-state bike ride in 2015. The ride follows prevailing winds, heading from west to east. Registration opens Jan. 29, 2015.. Dates: June 6-13, 2015.
Cottonwood 200 — A 3-day bicycle supported bicycle tour through the Flint Hills. Dates: Late May
See more Kansas road rides at Kansas Cyclist.
Ride the Fault — The 7-day bicycle tour loop visits areas of four states hit by the 1812 New Madrid earthquake. Starts and ends at the epicenter in New Madrid, Mo., with overnights in Kennett, Missouri; Paragould, Arkansas; Caruthersville, Missouri; Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tennessee; Hickman, Kentucky; and Sikeston, Missouri, Mostly flat route with occasional hills on a couple of days to provide scenic variety. Dates: June 14-20, 2015.
GABRAKY (Governor’s Autumn Bicycle Ride Across Kentucky) is a north-south cross-state bike tour from General Butler State Park on the Ohio River to Dale Hollow Lake on the Tennessee state line. This is a fund-raiser to support the arts and reopen the Grand Theater in Frankfort. Dates: October 3-6, 2013 (GABRAKY website).
Other Kentucky rides/events
North American Handmade Bicycle Show –– Hundreds of bike builders come to Louisville in 2015 to display their works and compete for recognition. At the Kentucky International Convention Center. Dates: March 6-8, 2015.
Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour — Celebrating its 35th year in 2011, the ride leaves Louisville to Bardstown on 3 route options, including a century. Day 2 return to Louisville is 55 miles. Features the Cookie Stop Sag. Check website for updates. Dates: Sept. 7 & 8, 2013
Cycle Zydeco — The ride features Creole cuisine and zydeco music. Presented in partnership between Transportation Recreational Alternatives in Louisiana and the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission. Check the website after Nov. 30 for registration and ride details. Dates: April 8-12, 2015.
See also Tour du Rouge in Texas listing