Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour

Oldham County offers the BEST customized tours near Louisville!

 42nd Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour

 

Sunday, June 5th, 2022

 

We are excited to join with the Louisville Bicycle Club for the 42nd Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour through Oldham County! If you love cycling, this is the PERFECT WEEKEND GETAWAY for you and your family. Check out our B&Bs and family-size Vacation Homes! Come enjoy a leisurely afternoon ride (it’s not a race!) through the horse countryside that is Oldham County – the “Farm Tour Capital of Kentucky” and bring the family along on Saturday for an optional private tour of Oldham County, just for OKHT and their families (see below)! Have questions about Oldham County (not the ride), Live Chat with Kim for immediate assistance!

 

This years tour will start and finish from the beautiful grounds of Yew Dell Botanical Gardens here in Crestwood, and will feature YOUR CHOICE of three routes:   A 62.1mile (100k), 40-mile and 20-mile option – and the World Famous Homemade Cookie Stop is back!

 

You’ve been asking about the GPS routes. We still have some refining to do – possible street fair that needs to be looked at. SO -here is a bit of info to help you decide which distance you want to ride.

 

20 mile ride has 884 ft of elevation gain with a max grade of 4.9%

40 mile ride has 2140 ft of elevation gain with a max grade of 8.5%

62 mile ride has 3743 ft of elevation gain with a max grade of 9.3%  The 62 miler has a 1.2 mile climb coming up from the Ohio River and a 2.3 mile climb up to the last rest stop.

 

We have 3 BEAUTIFUL rest stops! These farms and ranches are not usually open to the public.  We are very excited about this ride!  Any questions, fire away to okht@louisvillebicycleclub.org

 

Don’t Forget! You will be closer to the OKHT action by staying right here in Oldham County! With LOW hotel taxes and all La Grange hotels being on I-71 at Exit 22, Oldham County has become a favorite Kentucky spot to STAY and SAVE just outside the city!  You will be close to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens where you will start your OKHT Bicycle Tour! Need HELP deciding? Live Chat with Kim for assistance!

 

If you are looking to make this trip a vacation or a cool getaway, check out our award-winning Beds & Breakfasts, and Vacation Home Rentals if you are staying as a group!

 

Kentuckians share a rich cultural history that doesn’t confine itself to just one community. Eyes moisten all over the state when we hear that sad old refrain from the classic Stephen Foster ballad – My Old Kentucky Home!

 

REGISTER for the OKHT Bicycle Tour – HERE

 

 

Then, sign up for…

 

 

Saturday’s Private Oldham County Tour for OKHT

 

$125 per person

(Sign-Up at right & invoice will be emailed)

Oldham County offers its own big city attractions and we’ve put together a Bourbon, Horses, Trains & Lunch private tour for you on Saturday, June 4th, 9am – 4pm.  We know getting away from the hustle and bustle is a challenge, so we want to offer you a customized tour to help you enjoy your stay in Oldham County even more – and we’ll even DRIVE!  

 

 

Bourbon, Horses, Trains & Lunch

with Kim Hydes, Director of Oldham County Tourism

 

Sign up to the right and an invoice will be emailed to you for payment online. A reservation made is a reservation paid. LIMITED SEATING. 9am – 4pm.

 

 

Shuttle pickup from Hive & Barrel Meadery at Oldham Gardens, Crestwood (exit 14 off I-71)

 

Private Tour 0f Windy Meadows Horse Farm our most popular farm tour here in the Farm Tour Capital of Kentucky

 

Train Car Lunch – (menu provided in advance) La Grange is the only town in the U.S. with a train running ON its Main Street

 

Explore downtown Main Street La Grangethe only Kentucky town chosen by HGTV for their new 2022 reno series, Hometown Kick Start

 

Tour & Tasting at Kentucky Artisan Distillery (complimentary rocks glass!)  – Home to Jefferson’s, Whiskey Row, and Billy Goat Strut craft bourbons

 

Shuttle back to Hive & Barrel Meadery (at Oldham Gardens) – for Registration, Tour Drink Token & Car Pickup for Dinner

 

…and MORE surprises added along the way!

Saturday’s Private Tour & Lunch Sign-Up

OKHT Families Only

Sign Up by May 15th

    A photo of Kim Buckler Hydes, Tourism Director in Oldham County, KY

    Kim Hydes
    Executive Director
    Director@TourOldham.com

    We Look Forward to Your Visit!

    Especially during this time of uncertainty in our industry, we highly suggest you work closely with CVB offices in communities that you plan to visit. Our Oldham County KY Tourism office maintains the most current COVID-19 information and guidelines. Please note that your safety, as well as the safety of our neighbors and residents, are extremely important to us. We will be enforcing the most current safety protocols. Masks are NOT mandatory in Kentucky attractions!

    Oldham County KY Tourism & Conventions
    Office: (502) 222-0056  •  Toll Free: (800) 813-9953

     

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