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Tour de Lou cycling race set for Sunday

Part of Derby Festival

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 27, 2017) — The 2017 PNC Tour de Lou will be held on Sunday in Louisville. Created for cyclists of all experience levels, the fourth annual bike event is part of the Kentucky Derby Festival.

Tour-de-Lou-JRhodesRegistration is open at the Kentucky Derby Festival Race Expo at the Kentucky Exposition Center, West Wing today from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

The route will be an open course, with two lane or bike lanes provided for over 90 percent of the route. Cyclists will start and finish at Waterfront Park near Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. There are separate distances based on experience levels:

  • 20 miles – Beginner/New to cycling (open course, no streets closed.)
  • 35 miles – Moderate/Experienced (open course, no streets closed.)
  • Metric Century, 62.1 miles – Seasoned (open course, no streets closed).

The course highlights include a scenic Olmsted Park Tour showcasing Shawnee, Chickasaw, Wayside, Iroquois and Cherokee parks. Cyclists will also travel through neighborhoods around the city from Downtown along Main Street and Waterfront Park, to Portland, Algonquin and South Louisville; as well as Old Louisville NULU, the Highlands and Butchertown.

For more information, visit www.kdf.org or call (502) 584-FEST.