Kentucky’s Limestone Cycling Tour set for September 12th 2020
The Limestone Cycling Tour is set for Sept. 12 and will once again be the final leg in the Kentucky Cycling Challenge
Cyclists will enjoy the beautiful rolling hills surrounding Maysville and Mason County, KY with great roads and awesome scenery! All 4 routes including a challenging Century, Metric Century, 40 and 25-mile loop.
All four of the routes begin near the Limestone Landing in downtown Maysville, the Century route travels through Minerva, Augusta, Germantown, Old Washington, Mays Lick and Orangeburg before returning to downtown Maysville after climbing nearly 6,100 ft during the route.
‘In 2019 over 600 cyclists from 21 states participated in the Limestone Cycling Tour. Event organizers are preparing for over 800 participants in 2020.’
SAG food and support is included as well as a post ride meal offered. Staffed by friendly community volunteers, the rest stops will have plenty of goodies to refuel. King & Queen of the Mountain awards for multiple Strava Segments, live music and more! The community is invited to welcome cyclists at Limestone Landing from Noon – 6 p.m. while listening to live music and vendors in the park.
The Limestone Cycling Tour is one of five partner rides in the state to be included in the Kentucky Cycling Challenge for 2020. For more information on the Kentucky Cycling Challenge visit their website at: http://www.kycyclingchallenge.com.
Other rides on the 2020 Kentucky Cycling Challenge, all charity events, include the Redbud Ride in London, the Horsey Hundred in Georgetown, The Licking Valley Century in Campbell County and the Rock the Crater Ride in Middlesboro.
Raising Funds for the Limestone Cycling Tour Scholarship
The Limestone Cycling Tour began as ‘A Ride to Remember’ to recognize the Mason County High graduate who died in 2009 and was an avid cyclist. His parents established a scholarship in their son’s name and some friends of Zach organized the first ride with proceeds going into the scholarship fund.
In 2019, $20,000 were raised through the ride with $5,000 going to the Zach Ruble Memorial Scholarship and $15,000 going into a new scholarship, the Limestone Cycling Tour Scholarship through Maysville Community and Technical College. The MCTC scholarship fund will be available to Mason County, St. Patrick, Bracken County and Augusta schools in Kentucky.
Early registration will include a free event t-shirt. (details will be available on event website)
Phot Below: ‘Routes are fully supported with surprise themes at the rest stops including an authentic Oktoberfest in historic Germantown.’