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Welcome to the 2016 Kentucky Century Challenge!

Check your Century Challenge Status Here!


Kentucky Century Challenge Wraps Up with the Hub City Tour!

The 2016 Kentucky Century Challenge will end on Saturday, September 10th with the Hub City Tour.  139 of you are in the running for a free jersey if you complete the Hub City, and another 85 of you can earn the right to purchase the 300 mile jersey for a discounted rate of $25.  To check your Century Challenge status, use the link below.  The spreadsheet is current through Bike Morehead.  

Process for ordering jerseys, shorts and bibs
We will review the sign in sheets from the Hub City Tour immediately following the event and e-mails will be sent to all eligible participants with instructions about how to order your jersey.  You will also be able to purchase men’s bibs or shorts or women’s shorts to match your jersey at our cost (shorts are $80, bibs are $85).  Orders for all merchandise will be placed directly with Primal through their on-line store.  For the first time this year, we will offer a women’s sleeveless jersey option.  

Our current plan is to have the Century Challenge stores open from September 14th through September 28th.  To avoid the $10 per item shipping charge from Primal, all items will be bulk shipped to us and we will mail anything not picked up at our jersey distribution party and ride (see below) after the event. 

Jersey Distribution Party
As of now, we plan to have our jersey distribution party on Saturday, November 12th in Lexington, Kentucky.  Jerseys will be available for pick up and we will also have maps and cue sheets so those of you who want to can go for a ride.  Time and location will be announced soon!  

Free Socks!
Primal has agreed to provide a pair of free Primal socks to all participants completing the 400 mile challenge!  

About Our Sponsors

Morehead Tourism Commission – Platinum Level Sponsor
Morehead Tourism Commission is pleased to welcome the Kentucky Century Challenge to Morehead.  Bike Morehead is a new venture for us and with the continual growth of biking in our area, we can’t wait for the future.  Our organization is overseen by seven commissioners and a full time staff of six.  We provide over $100,000 in grants annually for various events that meet our mission of bringing visitors to our area. Morehead has been designated as a “Kentucky Trail Town” with access to the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, and Cave Run Lake with over 100 miles of trails. To find out more about Morehead Tourism, check out our website or our Facebook page


Graviss McDonald’s – Gold Level Sponsor

Graviss McDonald’s Restaurants is a principal-centered organization which is committed to our customers and to the standards that help to make us a role model in the communities we serve. We strive to offer quality, service, cleanliness and value to our patrons, which, in turn, allows us to help support individuals and organizations who contribute so much in helping central Kentucky be a wonderful, friendly and caring place to call home. We also strive promote healthy, active lifestyles by offering our customers more options in the food we offer, while also remaining an affordable solution to the fast-paced lifestyles which is a part of most people’s lives today.


London Downtown, Inc. – Gold Level Sponsor
London Downtown, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to enhance downtown London’s economic environment as a center of commerce while maintaining the character and integrity of the City’s central business district as an attractive place to live, work, and visit. London has been designated as a Kentucky Trail Town with access to the Sheltowee Trace and over 300 miles of identified cycling routes.  For more information check out the website at

The Cumberland Valley Cycling Club – Gold Level Sponsor
The Cumberland Valley Cycling Club (CVCC) was founded in 2011 for the purpose of promoting cycling in the Cumberland Valley region of Kentucky.  The CVCC is headquartered in London, the official “Cycling Capital of Kentucky”. The CVCC includes members from Laurel, Knox, Whitley, Jackson, and Madison Counties. The CVCC features many rides for all abilities and paces from April through September so if you are in the area, check out their website. All rides are open to members and non-members. Membership is open to anyone who wants to participate. For more information, check out the website at  or the Facebook page


Small Batch Cyclery –Silver Level Sponsor
Small Batch Cyclery is a pair of locally owned bicycle shops in Central Kentucky specializing in the repair and sale of all types of bikes.  We carry Fuji, Raleigh, Salsa, and Pivot to name a few of our brands. We specialize in hand-built wheels for all levels of cyclists and offer custom fittings at a competitive price. Stop by and check out our shops in Simpsonville and Frankfort Kentucky.  For more information check out the website at



Zombie Zone Cycling Team – Silver Level Sponsor
Born on the hills of the 3 State/3 Mountain Challenge, Zombie Zone Cycling is named after that particular point in time, in any rider’s ride, when you “bonk,” are  thoroughly depleted,  emotionally spent, and desperately needing to grab another wheel to help you along to the finish. When that happens, you’ve truly entered into the “zombie zone!” And riding zombie is never pleasant, but when you’re riding “dead” with other zombies, you know you’re gonna make it! Our motto is “We Pull Our Own Dead” and we never, ever leave any zombies behind! So with that thought in mind, Zombie Zone Cycling is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the 2016 Kentucky Century Challenge, in tribute to, and in memory of, our zombie brother, Mark Hinkel. Ride on Zombies! Ride on!


About our Rides

 Redbud Ride – April 23, 2016 – London, KY – 8:00 a.m.

The first event of the 2016 Kentucky Century Challenge is the always beautiful and challenging Redbud Ride in London, KY. The route for the Redbud Ride passes some of the most beautiful scenery in Kentucky, filled with blooming redbud trees! This ride is a must- do for cycling enthusiasts, professionals and amateurs alike.

  • The Redbud Ride will have new and exciting lunch options and SAG stops located about every 20 miles.
  • Our SAG stops are always a party thanks to our wonderful volunteers & host locations!
  • FREE T-Shirt!
  • Complimentary Pancake Breakfast hosted by the London Rotary Club.
  • Live Music at the Farmers Market after the ride!
  • Pre-Ride and Post Ride parties planned for the guests of the event!
  • Post event meal provided.

For more information and to register go here:

Horsey Hundred – May 27-29, Georgetown, KY – 8:00 a.m.

The second “leg” of the 2016 Kentucky Century Challenge is the Horsey Hundred.  2016 will be the 39th year for the Horsey Hundred. This year's Saturday Horsey Hundred route (102 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. The event features marked routes, maps, SAG support and lunch after the ride on both Saturday and Sunday.  New for 2016 – There will be a fabulous dance band under the big tent on Friday evening so participants can dance while enjoying fabulous local food from a variety of food trucks.   For more information and to register go here:

Bike Morehead – June 18, 2016 – Morehead, KY – 8:00 a.m.

New to the Century Challenge for 2016 is Bike Morehead! Bike Morehead is set in the heart of Eastern Kentucky. Our century ride will challenge even the most experienced cyclists as the route twists and turns through the scenic hills and ridges. As you pass by Cave Run Lake the sites will remind everyone what road biking is all about. A full variety of routes for all levels of riders, will leave no one left out. Friendly volunteers and great sag stops with keep you motivated and energized along the way. Last but not least, a local dining experience with some of our downtown restaurants will be icing on the cake after a day in the saddle. To register for Bike Morehead visit: 

 Hub City Tour – Saturday, September 10, 2016 8:00 a.m.

The final ride for the 2016 Kentucky Century Challenge is once again the Hub City Tour. Cycle through the lightly travelled and scenic rural roads of central Kentucky during the Hub City Tour.  Sag stops will be staffed by friendly community members and stocked with energy-filled goodies.  Our CKW Racing Team members, wearing their easy-to-see team jerseys, will be available for on-route assistance.  At the end of the ride there will be ice cream, and you can use your post-ride meal coupon at the Via Colori Kentucky Street Art Festival where you will find a variety of entertainment and food vendors.  Please stick around and enjoy the community that makes South Central Kentucky one of the best areas for cycling.

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