Biking Across Kansas – B.A.K. rolls out for its 40th annual cross-state bike ride in 2014. The ride follows prevailing winds, heading from west to east. Check the website for details in January. Dates: June 7-14, 2014.
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 in Sikeston near the “boot” of Missouri, followed by overnights in Campbell and Paragould, Ark., Caruthersville, Mo., Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tenn., Hickman, Ky., and New Madrid, Mo. Flat route with options for cyclists seeking hills or more mileage. Dates: June 22-28, 2014.
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
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 23-27, 2014.
See also Tour du Rouge in Texas listing