The 11th annual Limestone Cycling Tour will take place Sept. 7 in Maysville.
Last year’s event brought nearly 450 cyclists from 12 states. Organizers of this year’s event are preparing for more than 600 cyclists and has already received registrations from 18 states.
Four supported routes will be offered again this year. Cyclists will leave from Limestone Landing on the 25, 40, 62 mile — Metric Century or the most popular 100 mile – Century route. They will be guided by route markings, use phone apps for map guidance, and have rest stops along the way. The Century route travels through Minerva, Augusta, Germantown, Old Washington, May’s Lick and Orangeburg before returning to downtown Maysville after climbing nearly 6,100 feet during the route. All four routes can be viewed on their website: www.limestonecyclingtour.com. (routes subject to slight changes due to road conditions).
This annual charity bike ride, Limestone Cycling Tour was formerly known as ‘A Ride to Remember.’ The 2009 inaugural ride was created by a cyclist in memory of his friend Zach who was an avid cyclist.
The name of the ride has changed with the ride growing each year, but the cause remains the same. Proceeds raised after expenses are donated to the Zachary Ruble Memorial Scholarship Fund administered by the Hayswood Foundation in Maysville where Mason County High School seniors can apply for a renewable four-year partial scholarship.
Motorists are asked to watch for cyclists on Sept. 7, and to be cautious every day giving them three feet or more space while passing in a safe zone. It is the law in Kentucky so remember to share the road.
Pet owners along the routes are asked to please keep them restrained on Sept. 7 to assist in a safer riding environment.
If you would like more information about the Limestone Cycling Tour are interested in registering or volunteering for the event, please visit the website at: www.limestonecyclingtour.com or send an email to [email protected] You can also follow LCT on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter from links on their website.
The community is invited to welcome back the cyclists at Limestone Landing from noon to 6 p.m. while listening to live music and visiting vendors in the park.
LCT is one of four partner rides in the state to be included in the Kentucky Century/Cycling Challenge for 2019.
For more information on the Kentucky Century/Cycling Challenge visit their website at http://www.kycyclingchallenges.com/.