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Kentucky "FUNDO"

Ride Details

Dates: May 22-26, 2020

Distance: 250 + miles

Cost: $525

Rider Level: All levels

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 The 2019 Kentucky Fundo was a hoot! The roads and scenery were exquisite. So here it is again for 2020.

This 4 day  Kentucky cycling and social event is designed for rider levels from Recreational to Advanced. The design of this tour keeps us in north Lexington, KY for all four nights. There will be one low cost of $525 (five hundred twenty-five) per person for up to four days of riding and included activities and services.The group ride will be limited to the first 20 riders. We will ride some quiet, one lane roads in great little towns near:  Versailles • Woodford • Georgetown • Paris • Lexington

The Kentucky Horse country is an ideal cycling location. Lexington, Kentucky is less than an 8 hours driving time for some of the larger population centers east of the Mississippi. The topograpgy of the land is rolling. So, coasting down one hill often carries you to the top of the next. Central Kentucky is rich in limestone which contributes to the lush Bluegrass, clean fresh water and the ideal enviornment for the thoroughbred industry. In a 35 mile radius of Lexington, there are more than 500 thoroughbred horse farms. Every cycling ride takes you past miles of fenced pastures and thousands of magnificent creatures. You won't want to miss a professionally guided tour of a few of the world's largest horse operations.

The wonderful water quality also makes for some of the best distilled "spirits" in the world. In and around Bourbon County, KY, are dozens of distilleries. All of which offer tours of their manufacturing facilities lead by colorful guides. Their process are similiar, but their products all taste a bit different. Have fun... try a tasting, but don't drink and ride.

Included in your Fundo : You will have all maps and gps routing

Van support at 5-15 mile intervals.

Mechanical support

Energy drinks, riding snacks

A casual catered dinner and a complimentary Wine and Brew social on our first evening.

A group breakfast at the Keenland Racetrack on morning two

A Bourbon tasting tour At Woodford Reserve

A guided "Unique Horse Farm Tours" by Shawn Washington.Not to be missed!

An occassional van ride for those who are tired.

Extra Charges: Guests will pay for their own rooms, their own meals and will be responsible for their own transportation and bicycle shipment. A block of rooms is reserved at the Sheraton Four Points in north Lexington and available on a first come, first serve basis. Or, you and your group may opt to rent a vrbo or airbnb in the local area..

Roundtrip transportation service for a rider and a bicycle to and from the Lexington, KY airport can be arranged for $75 per person.

Tour Details:

Dates  May 22-26 (Fri- Tues 4 days) Price: $525    Rental Bike options: Road bikes $140, E-bikes $325

Travel  and Lodging Logistics: Fly in and out of Lexington Bluegrass Airport. Arrive to the starting hotel for cocktails and dinner by 5 pm on May 22. Riding will start on the morning of May 23. Our final ride will complete on Tues, May 26 by 3 PM. Room reservations will be necessary by Mar 22 to hold your room. Once you register, you will be given a pass code to access rooms at  GLO. You will make your own deposit to guarantee your space. Room rates for 2 doubles or a king is $99 per room plus tax.  A very nice breakfast buffet is available and Cracker Barrel is  steps away.

Alternative Housing

Campsites near Keenland:   Kentucky Horse Park Campground   Many additional B&Bs and hotels are availavle in north Lexington as well as condominimuns and home rentals.

VRBO  Lexington, KY    AirBnB

Event Highlights: Unbelievable riding, distillery tour, horse farm tour. Additional information for local attractions, Available Mechanic (tipping suggested)

Every day will include shorter casual options and "advanced" options. Distances can vary from 15 miles of  touring to a choice of century rides.

We are expecting a sold out crowd for the inaugural event. This tour qualifies for a 5% discount for returning guests. Or 5% for groups of 4 plus.

 2020 Daily Itinerary

May 22 Orientation, Casual Dinner/Beer and Wine Social (included in your package) 6 pm -7:30 pm

May 23 Short Ride-Lexington- Versailles- loop- shuttle to Woodford  Bourbon Tasting Tour- 1PM

             Long Ride-   Lexington- Versailles- Woodford loop (67 miles)   

May 24 Short Ride-  Lexington- Paris- Lexington Loop ( 35+ miles) Afternoon avaible for your choice of activities in town - shuttle available to Wild Turkey Distillery

             Long Ride- Lexington- Winchester- Paris- Lexington ( 60 miles)

May 25 Short Ride-  Lexington - Legacy Trail- Horse Park and back 16 mi (Tickets can be purchased in advance for Unique Horse Farm Tours  $30)

             Long Ride- Lexington- Legacy Trail- Georgeton Loop (47 miles) 3:00 PM Memorial Day Picnic at the Kentucky Horse Park

May 26 Short Ride- Lexington- Keenland - Calumet Loop ( 25 Miles )

             Long Ride- Lexington- Keenland- Midway-Versailles- Lexington ( 70 miles)

Ride with Gps mapping available upon registration. Request Profiles  Rides may vary slightly if construction or closures occur.