Kentucky Derby Festival Announces New Cycling Event for 2014

11/01/2013 09:48 AM

The Kentucky Derby Festival announced that Tour de Lou is the newest event to be added to the KDF’s schedule of events in 2014.

The event will be held in partnership with the Louisville Bicycle Club and is scheduled for Sunday, April 27 — the week before the Kentucky Derby.

The Tour de Lou route will be an open course, which will start and finish at Waterfront Park near Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. There will alsol be three separate distances based on experience levels:

• 4 miles – Beginner/Family ride (Streets will be closed for the 4 mile family ride.)
• 20 miles – Beginner/New to cycling (Open course, no streets closed.)
• 35 miles – Moderate/Experienced (Open course, no streets closed.)

The course includes a scenic Olmsted Park Tour showcasing Shawnee, Chickasaw, Wayside, Iroquois and Cherokee parks. Cyclists on the more experienced rides will also travel through neighborhoods around the city from Downtown along Main Street and Waterfront Park, to Portland, Algonquin and South Louisville; as well as Old Louisvlle NULU, the Highlands and Butchertown.

Registration for the event opens online on Friday, November 1, at A portion of the registration fee also benefits the Louisville Bicycle Club. For more information, visit or call (502) 584-FEST.

Entry fees for the 2014 Tour de Lou:

Adults (12 and over)
$35 from Nov. 1 – January 31, 2014
$45 from Feb. 1 – March 31, 2014
$50 from April 1 – April 14, 2014

Children (11 and under)
$10 from Nov. 1 – January 31, 2014
$15 from Feb. 1 – March 31, 2014
$20 from April 1 – April 14, 2014


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