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2017 marks the inaugural year for the Bourbon Country Burn, a brand new cycling event coming to the heart of central Kentucky. If you're looking for the next great Kentucky cycling event, or a new way to experience the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the Bourbon Country Burn is for you!
The Bourbon Country® Burn is a three-day, fully-supported bicycle tour of the bourbon distilleries and thoroughbred horse farms of Kentucky. Explore quiet country roads and quaint communities en route to distilleries nestled amongst the rolling bluegrass hills. Daily distance options range from 20 - 100 miles and stop at up to six different distilleries throughout the event. Back at Bourbon Base Camp, located at Kentucky Horse Park, sip local bourbon from the same distilleries you biked to that day and enjoy live entertainment with friends, old and new. Registration is open to riders 21+.
The Bourbon Country® Burn is a three-day tour, with loops departing from the Bourbon Base Camp each morning. Riders can choose between short, medium, or long options each day, plus a century ride option on Saturday! The best part of a loop ride? You won't have to pack up your tent or check out of your hotel room all weekend!
The Bourbon Country® Burn Team is excited to bring this inaugural cycling event to Kentucky. We combine experience in international bike touring logistics with local knowledge of Kentucky geography. Also, in addition to being comprised of the founder of the Bourbon Chase — a wildly popular running relay race — our team also operates a regional bike touring company, Louisville Bicycle Tours. With this combined experience, we will provide a fantastic bicycle tour you will be talking about for years to come.