The 35th Annual Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour, (aka OKHT), is a two-day ride departing from E.P.”Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville,Ky. on Saturday, September 8th, with 3 mileage routes to historic Bardstown, Ky.
A 55-mile, 72-mile, and a very challenging 102-mile century, which includes the legendary Pottershop Hill ! It is the winner of the League of American Bicyclists Best Century award.
On Sunday, September 9th, there are two routes from Louisville. The 25 mile short route goes out to the Fern Creek Fire Station and back to Sawyer Park. The 50-mile, single-day loop goes out to our FAMOUS ” Homemade Cookie Stop” sag stop and joins up with the 2-day riders coming back from Bardstown for the return ride back to Sawyer Park via a gorgeous scenic route.
The Old Kentucky Home Tour is a beautiful bike tour through scenic, rolling hills in rural Kentucky, fully supported with fixed and roving sags.
Price of registration includes Nancy’s Bagels and Heine Brothers’ Coffee on Saturday morning, and Saturday lunch. Sunday morning breakfast by Chris Cakes, plus ample food and drink. The tour is also famous for our “Homemade Cookie Stop “on Sunday, where sampling the cookies, of all kinds, is an endurance sport in itself.
All riders are invited and encouraged to bring cookies for the cookie stop.
Sunday’s ride also features a post-ride ALL YOU CAN EAT pizza party at Sawyer Park.
In Bardstown,we offer a number of activities and entertainment including,Yoga classes under the trees by Baptist Milestone Wellness Center, complimentary horse-drawn Carriage Rides around Bardstown courtesy of the Louisville Bicycle Club, plus massages offered by WORKitOUT Therapeutic Massage at $1 per minute. Live entertainment will be provided by ANOTHER COLOUR www.AnotherColour.com and discounted Bardstown-area tours are available.
A Bar-B-Que Dinner by Chris Cakes Catering may be purchased when you register for the ride.
Overnight accommodations include motels and B&Bs. Free gymnasium or tent camping with hot showers are also available at the overnight ride headquarters. Be sure to bring a towel and any other supplies you may need. Your bicycle will be safely stored at the school after the ride and will be available for pickup on Sunday morning. Drop off your bags at the shuttle truck at Sawyer Park on Saturday morning and pick them up at the tour HQ in Bardstown that afternoon.
Shuttle buses run a scheduled route Saturday evening and Sunday morning to and from the ride HQs -to our designated motels.
The Old Kentucky Home Tour is Kentucky bicycling fun at its finest! Please join us on Sept.8h and 9th.
Note: If you haven’t ridden a bicycle very much before attempting this tour, check out our “Tips for a Successful Ride.”
For more information, we suggest you read the FAQs first, then if you don’t find the answers to your questions you may e-mail the OKHT Information Center at —- firstname.lastname@example.org.