The rolling pastoral countryside, the grand, historic horse farms, the deep historical and cultural legacy, and the region's excellent cycling roads are the ingredients for an extraordinary and rewarding cycling experience.

The tour begins in the foothills of the Appalachians at the Kentucky-Tennessee border and travels through the famed Bluegrass region. Length: approximately 245 miles.

Click below to view the entire route.
To Travel Route Through Lexington:

Start at Hwy 25W at the Tennessee/Kentucky border traveling north.
At Berea, take Hwy 374, continuing north past Fort Boonesborough State Park to Nicholasville.
Continue on into Versailles and then Georgetown. Continue on to Lexington to view the picturesque Kentucky Horse Park.
Travel on to Paris, Millersburg and into Maysville.
Maysville is located at the Kentucky/Ohio border.

To Travel Route Bypassing Lexington:

Start at Hwy 25W at the Tennessee/Kentucky border traveling north.
At Berea, take Hwy 374, continuing north past Fort Boonesborough State Park.
Take Hwy 57 through Winchester and north to Millersburg and then to Maysville.
Maysville is located on the Kentucky/Ohio border.

Along the way:
Start on Hwy 25W at the Kentucky/Tennessee border traveling through Cumberland Falls - one of the few places in the world where you can see a moonbow on a regular basis. A state resort park is located here.
London is the home of Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park. The Mountain Life Museum and McHargue's Mill and the largest display of millstones in the country is located here.
Renfro Valley Country Music Center is next on the tour. The Center was started by John Lair's network radio broadcasts in 1939. Today, stage shows feature country music and country music stars in concert.

Berea is the home of Berea College founded in 1855 as the South's first interracial college. The town of Berea has a national reputation as the home of many professional craftspeople and artists.

Fort Boonesborough State Park tradesmen tell about Kentucky's second settlement in the replicated fort. This outpost was started by Daniel Boone and his men in April 1, 1775.

North of Lexington, one will travel past infamous picturesque horse farms and old stone fences enroute to the 1,000+ acre Kentucky Horse Park. Attractions here include: Man o' War's gravesite, harness maker and farrier, guided trail rides, pony rides, championship equestrian events and the International Museum of the Horse.

Take a break in the city of Paris that welcomes the traveler with wonderful eateries and numerous antique and craft shops.
In the late 1700s, settlers, pioneers and scouts floated down the Ohio River to the landing at what is now called Maysville. The Mason County Museum recreated the story of this pioneer gateway. Don't forget to look at the beautiful flood wall murals. Old Washington located 5 miles south served as an outpost for pioneers traveling the Buffalo Trace. Don't miss the 1788 Brodrick's Tavern along with numerous antiques and collectibles shops.
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