Entries from 'Road Biking Routes'

Halloweenie

The 25-mile Halloweenie Route is easy and very scenic. This is an “out and back” route. Most of the route is fairly flat. The route has one very short but steep hill leaving town on McWhorter Street. The route has one longish but very gently sloping hill up Slate Like Road on the return. All…

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Hopper Creek Route

The Hopper Creek Route is a very scenic and moderately challenging 27-mile route through Southeastern Laurel County. The Route begins at the Crooked Creek Golf Club parking lot. Please park near the tennis courts. The route has constant rolling hills. None of the hills are considered “challenging.” All of the route is on lightly traveled…

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Thriller Route- Metric Century

The 63-mile Thriller Route is very scenic with just the right mixture of flats, gently rolling hills, a few steep but very short climbs and fast down-hill descents. The steepest grade is 12% for just a few feet. At least three short hills have grades of 10%. The Thriller Route starts at the Laurel County…

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Redbud Ride – Yellow Route

The 23.5-mile Yellow Route is easy and very scenic. Most of the route is fairly flat. The route has one very short but steep hill leaving town on McWhorter Street. The route has one longish but very gently sloping hill up Slate Like Road on the return. All of the Yellow Route is on country…

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Redbud Ride (Orange Route 2013)

The 34.4-mile Orange Route is fairly easy and very scenic. The route has a couple short but steep hills. The longest hill is only 0.25 mile long. All of the Orange Route is on country roads. There is water available at the McWhorter Church, located at the 11.7-mile point of the route. At the 21.5-mile…

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Half Century Plus

The 59-mile Half Century Plus Route is challenging from miles 13 through 45. The first 13 miles and the last 14 miles of this route are a “piece of cake.” The route has two steep climbs. However, both are very short. The longest hill is only 0.25 mile long. Most all of the Half Century…

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Bluegrass Tour Bicycle Route (Laurel County Section)

A Kentucky Department of Transportation Bicycle Route The Bluegrass Tour Bicycle Route was established by the Kentucky Department of Transportation as a cross-state bicycle route from Maysville, Kentucky to Jellico, Tennessee. The route is currently not marked. The rolling pastoral countryside, the grand, historic horse farms, the deep historical and cultural legacy, and the region’s…

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Redbud Ride (Green Monster Route 2013)

The 70-mile Green Monster Route is challenging but extremely scenic. The route has three steep but short climbs and many smaller hills. The longest hill is only 0.25 mile long. Most all of the Green Monster Route is on smoothly paved and lightly traveled country roads. The route begins in downtown London “The Cycling Capital…

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Thriller Ride (Zombie Route 2012)

This is an extremely scenic and moderately challenging route. The 44-mile Zombie Route starts at the Laurel County Farmers Market. If you are here in the spring or summer, the Farmer’s Market is bustling with Laurel County Farmers selling produce. Miles 2-14 are flat to gently rolling. At about mile 14.5 you will begin climbing…

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Redbud Ride (Red Route 2013)

The Big Red Route is challenging but very scenic. The route has lots of hills but all are short. The longest hill is only 0.25 mile long. Most all of Big Red is on country roads. At about the 25 mile point you will want to stop and snap a couple photos of the Camp…

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