LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Kentucky Derby may still be months away but planning is already underway as registration for the annual Tour De Lou cycling event is now open.

Early registration fees vary by distance but are between $35 and $45. The fees go up after the first of the year and the ride may be capped at 15,000 riders.

The fourth annual ride takes place Sunday, April 30.

Early registration runs until December 31st.