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Bicycle Vacations in Kentucky

Find prime Kentucky mountain bike trails and road cycling routes

Bicycle Adventures Biking is becoming one of the fastest-growing activities in the country and Kentucky's mountain bike trails and road cycling routes are becoming a tourism destination for travelers seeking top-notch bicycle vacations. If you’re looking for good times without spending a lot of money, try a bicycle trip in Kentucky.

There are plenty of locations to ride here, with enough variety to keep any cyclist content. Kentucky mountain bike trails and backroads in the Land Between the Lakes and Daniel Boone National Forest regions provide opportunities for discovery and bicycle adventures that cater to all rider skill levels and varieties of riding, from recreational beginners to world-class competitors to adventurous types on long-haul tours. There is also a featured mountain bike trail system at Mammoth Cave National Park and the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area features a network of five mountain bike trails that has received "epic" designation from the International Mountain Bicycling Association – a sure sign of memorable bicycle adventures to be had.  Kentucky also offers thousands of miles of scenic roads for the cyclist seeking a leisurely cycling tour or training for a national title.   The 1976 TransAmerica Cycling Route crosses through Kentucky as it stretches from the Pacific to Atlantic Oceans.  Visiting cyclists should note that portions of the 76 route, as well as other popular routes, may feature winding and narrow roads with steep grades.  Kentucky's topography provides for a variety of routes, and cyclists should be prepared for elevation changes, as well as sharing the road with traffic, when visiting Kentucky to ride.  Secondary roads around the town of London have made the Redbud Ride one of the most popular cycling events in the region. The public Legacy Trail in Lexington attracts a number of riders in central Kentucky, and numerous scenic and historic towns in the Bluegrass Region provide plenty of options for a cycling day trip or longer multi-day bicycle adventures.

With dozens of amateur and professional competitions, as well as other organized rides, Kentucky is a great place for seriously fun bicycle vacations regardless of skill level. Bicycle travel is a fun and frugal way to take in the sights around the Bluegrass State–view the route and trail listings below to learn more about our cycling destinations and trips. Use these trails as inspiration to create your own biking adventure in Kentucky! Many local vendors offer bike rentals at great prices if you don’t want to bring your own. Ready for an adventure? Start planning a pedal-powered vacation in Kentucky today!
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Jamestown, KY
Lake Cumberland, Cumberland River, Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Kentucky Pedal & Paddle.
Lexington, KY
1,200 acre equestrian center and farm in northern Fayette County, home to numerous equestrian organizations, Legacy trail connects downtown Lexington to Horse Park, 35 minute ...
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Louisville, KY
A 100 acre underground cavern with a five- line underground zipline adventure, the world's first underground bike park with 12 miles of trails, swinging bridges, tour of 17 mi...
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Manchester, KY
Goose Creek, Redbird River, South Fork Kentucky River, Redbird District Daniel Boone National Forest, Bert T. Combs RV Park and Campground Y-Holler Trail System
Stearns, KY
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Daniel Boone National Forest, Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, Big South Fork Cumberland River, Big South Fork S...
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Berea, KY
Berea College Indian Fort Trail System, US Bike Route 76
Columbia, KY
Russell Creek, Green River, Green River Lake State Park
Burkesville, KY
3398 acre park, 27,700 acre lake, fish for: 5 species of bass, crappie, muskie, trout, walleye, catfish and bream, spearfish for rough fish, 15 miles of multi-use trails, boat...
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Dawson Springs, KY
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Pennyrile State Forest, Jones-Keeney WMA, Tradewater River, Lake Beshear, Tradewater Canoes & Kayaks
Louisville, KY
A South Points Scenic Area, Iroquois Park features a variety of trails (for hikers, bikers and horseback riders), an amphitheater, a boat dock, boat ramp and gun range, plus t...
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