Horsey Hundred Set for Memorial Day Weekend
Submitted on May 22, 2018
Georgetown College joins with the citizens of Scott County and the City of Georgetown to welcome the thousands of bicyclists who will descend upon our community for the 41st annual Horsey Hundred presented by the Bluegrass Cycling Club. Riders will headquarter on our campus starting Friday, May 25.
The 2018 Horsey Hundred route (100 miles) will be a scenic and challenging century ride past a beautiful covered bridge, popular bourbon distilleries, historic churches, famed horse farms, and even a castle. After departing Georgetown from starts between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, riders will experience Kentucky’s rolling countryside as they head toward Frankfort for a loop around the state Capitol. Then it is on to Versailles, KY before turning north and working their way back to Georgetown. Along the way there will be a stop for an ice cream float at the last rest stop, and, of course, an awesome lunch at the finish.
Other supported distances include 25, 42, a metric century (61), and 83-mile routes that take riders through a breathtaking landscape that is just as beautiful as the century route.
The Sunday route choices will be following a new course out of Georgetown before heading east into historic Bourbon County toward another section of the “Thoroughbred Capital of the World,” Paris, Kentucky. Riders may choose from 25 miles, 37 miles, 53 miles, and 73-mile routes.
The Horsey Hundred is not a race; it is an opportunity for riders to share their cycling passion with the camaraderie of 2,000+ other participants in the unique Kentucky horse country setting. This tandem-friendly, family-friendly event features rolling hills, well-maintained roads, and the gorgeous scenery of Kentucky’s rivers and Bluegrass farms.
Georgetown College is proud to again serve as the host site and be the point from which all rides begin and end. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution when approaching bicyclists and to join in welcoming bicycling visitors.