Across State Bicycle Tours: Kansas – Kentucky – Louisiana

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Updating to 2015

Biking Across Kansas

Biking Across Kansas

Kansas

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.


 Kentucky

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, Mo., Paragould, Ark., Caruthersville, Mo., Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tenn., Hickman, Ky., and New Madrid, Mo.  Mostly flat route with occasional hills on a couple of days to provide scenic variety.  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

Louisiana

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

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