On September 30th through October 2, the 5th annual Bourbon Burn will welcome over 1,000 cyclists from across the nation to enjoy the bourbon distilleries and scenic Thoroughbred horse farms of Kentucky’s rolling bluegrass hills. During the three-day bicycle tour, cyclists will ride along quiet country roads and through quaint communities in and around the Lexington area.
Communities in the area that will see cyclists on the road include Lexington, Frankfort, Versailles, Midway, Paris and Georgetown. Please be aware that on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there will be more cyclists on the road than usual, which may impact your drive time. On Friday the cyclists will be riding in and around Paris; on Saturday they will be riding in and around Frankfort, Georgetown and Stamping Ground; on Sunday the cyclists will be riding in and around Midway and Versailles.
Many of these roads are beautiful but narrow, so please pass cyclists safely and respectfully, and remember that it is the law in Kentucky to give cyclists three feet when you pass. You may want to consider leaving early to ensure that you’re not late in arriving at your final destination. To see the specific bike routes, please visit www.bourboncountryburn.com.
It is our top priority to keep all riders, volunteers, staff and community members safe as they ride, work, and interact throughout the three-day tour. For further information and to learn more, please visit www.bourboncountryburn.com.