Across State Bicycle Tours: Kansas – Kentucky – Louisiana

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Biking Across Kansas

Biking Across Kansas


Biking Across Kansas — BAK rolls out for its 45th annual cross-state bike ride in 2019. The ride follows prevailing winds, heading from west to east. Goodland to Atchison with overnights in Colby, Hill City, Hays, Wilson, Minneapolis, Clay Center, and Holton. Dates: June 8-15, 2019. (More here)

Cottonwood 200 — A 3-day bicycle supported bicycle tour through the Flint Hills. Dates: May 26-28, 2018 2019 dates TBA

See more Kansas road rides at Kansas Cyclist.


Ride the Fault — Cycle along parts of the New Madrid earthquake fault line through 4 states in 7 days. Experience the varying scenery and terrain of the states of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee while enjoying unique history and southern hospitality. The 2019 tour starts in Cape Girardeau, MO and ends in Dyersburg, TN. Dates: June 1-7, 2019

Other Kentucky rides/events

Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour — For nearly 40 years, 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: Late August (Dates TBA)


Cycle Zydeco — The ride features Creole cuisine and zydeco music on its route from Lafayette to Opelousas. 2019 Cycle Zydeco will coincide with Festival International de Louisiane & the New Iberia Spanish Festival.  The Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge, LA or the final week of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival follows the ride. 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 24-28, 2019.

 Tour du Rouge – A multi-day bike tour from Houston to New Orleans. The fund-raiser for The ARC, which promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, covers 535 miles of back roads.  Dates: May 5-10, 2019


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  1. Please update the listing for the “Ride the Fault Line Tour” in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky as follows:

    Starts in New Madrid, Mo, epicenter of the big quake, followed by overnights in Kennett, Mo., Paragould, Ark., Caruthersville, Mo., Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tn., Hickman, Ky., and Sikeston, Mo before finishing back in New Madrid.

    Dates: June 14-20, 2015

    Thanks for your help.

    • Bill on March 11, 2017 at 3:58 am
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    The Horsey Hundred is a big ride in Kentucky.

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