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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


47th Annual Red River Rally

Join us for Kentucky's oldest continuously organized bicycle ride. Since 1970 the Bluegrass Cycling Club has hosted the Red River Rally. We welcome you to take part in out 47th ride through the Red River Gorge.

Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Join us in our annual celebration of the fall season! We invite you ride back in time as you climb the old logging road to the hundred plus year old historic 900-foot long Nada Tunnel, enter into the valley of the Red River Gorge where you will roll through towering cliffs and massive boulders formed seven million years ago, ride past wonders of nature Raven Rock, Chimney Top Rock and Tower Rock, as you climb your way up to Sky Bridge for a snack. Ride the ridges of Pine Ridge, past Parched Corn Creek and Zachariah.Finish the 38 mile hilly loop back at Natural Bridge or continue on to Lee County and into the charming town of Beattyville and back for the 65 mile loop.


Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at shelter #2 by the sky-lift parking lot at the Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade, Kentucky.  Wheels roll at 10:00 AM.


Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Come and join our Sunday ride. You have four great routes to choose from: 34, 42, 43 & 50 miles. The 34 & 42 mile routes are rolling and scenic with a few climbs, while the 43 & 50 mile routes are more challenging with a number of tougher climbs that take you to Furnace KY in Estill County! The 42 and 50 mile routes will have riders pedaling through Clay City KY, before crossing the Red River and rolling back up the valley.


Registration begins at 8:30am at shelter #2 by the sky-lift parking lot at the Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade, Kentucky. Wheels roll at 10:00am.


Online Pre-Registration

Registration covers hot beverages prior to the ride, rest stop snacks, drinks, lunch, and sag service. Get there early!


Registration will open Monday August 8, 2016. Register through September 25th for a discount: $30.00 for Saturday, $30.00 for Sunday, or $45.00 for the whole weekend. September 26th through September 29th or onsite registration: $40.00 for Saturday, $40.00 for Sunday, or $65.00 for the whole weekend. We will limit Saturday's ride to 120 riders. Register early.



Pedaling for a Purpose

Order Window for Jerseys and Tee Shirts -

Open Wed September 21 - Wed October 3

Participants who earned a free jersey or tee shirt will receive an e-mail with ordering instructions. Jerseys and tee shirts will also be available for purchase by anyone who did not earn a free one, but wants to support Pedaling for a Purpose.
Jersey Orders
Jerseys will be ordered directly from Primal at a cost of $44 (Participants who earned a free jersey will receive a single use coupon code via e-mail that they will use when placing their order) Payment will be required at the time the order is placed. 
Use this link if you do not already have a Primal account to place a jersey order with Primal beginning September 21:
If you already have a primal account, please use this link:
If you have issues ordering, please call Primal customer service at 800-275-6953.
Tee Shirt Orders
To order a Pedaling for a Purpose tee shirt, please use this link:
Save the date - Pedaling for a Purpose jersey and tee shirt distribution and check presentation
Saturday December 3, 2016
West 6th Brewery!!

 Tips About Riding With The Bluegrass Cycling Club

We are happy that so many new members have joined our club this year!! We encourage everyone to take a few minutes to review our ride guidelines, which can be accessed by clicking on the button below.  It is very important for all riders to take the time to review ride descriptions, and to honestly assess whether you have the experience and fitness to successfully participate in the ride as described.  Our goal is for everyone to be safe and have fun on our rides, and this works best when everyone attends rides that are suitable for them.  
If you are unsure whether a ride is appropriate for you  PLEASE give the ride leader a call before the ride and he or she will be happy to advise you.  It is ALWAYS better to ask in advance!
If you are brand new to cycling, please take a bit of time to learn how your bike works - how your gears shift, how your brakes work, and how to stop and start before joining a group ride.  We can help you develop group riding skills, and become a better and stronger rider, but you need to have a basic understanding of how your bike works first.  If you need assistance in learning the basics about your bike, contact our Rides Committee chairperson Randy Thomas at and he will help connect you with a club member who can help you!