LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--Reserve your spot for PNC Tour de Lou, the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual cycling event. Early registration is open online starting Saturday, Oct. 1 and runs until Dec. 31. at KDF.org.
The fourth annual ride takes place Sunday, April 30 and features three different distances.
Louisville Bicycle Club is co-producing the ride with KDF. The route will again be an open course, which will start and finish at Waterfront Park near Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. There are separate distances based on experience levels:
20 miles – Beginner/New to cycling (Open course, no streets closed.)
35 miles – Moderate/Experienced (Open course, no streets closed.)
62.1 miles – Metric Century/Experienced (Open course, no streets closed.)
The course includes a scenic Olmsted Parks Tour showcasing Shawnee, Chickasaw, Wayside, Iroquois and Cherokee parks. Cyclists will also travel past historic Churchill Downs, as well as through neighborhoods around the city from downtown along Main Street and Waterfront Park, to Portland, Algonquin and South Louisville; as well as Old Louisville, NuLu, the Highlands and Butchertown.
Early registration fees vary by distance: $35 for the 20-mile and 35-mile ride and $45 dollars for the 62.1-mile ride.
Fees will increase after the first of the year and the ride may be capped at 1,500 riders. A portion of the registration fee benefits the Louisville Bicycle Club. For more information, visit KDF.org or call (502) 584-FEST.