Tour de Lou

Sunday, April 27
8:30 AM: 35 Mile Experienced Ride / More advanced (Open course, no streets closed)
8:40 AM: 20 Mile Intermediate Ride / New to cycling (Open course, no streets closed)
10:30 AM: 4 Mile Family Ride / Beginner Family ride (Streets will be closed for the 4 mile family ride)


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Tour de Lou registration is SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who will be making the inaugural ride with us!

Riders can pick up event packets, t-shirts and event information at the registration tent located at Waterfront Park East Entrance (next to I-64 overpass) starting at 7:30am on April 27th.

The Kentucky Derby Festival is partnering with Louisville Bicycle Club to produce Tour de Lou, scheduled for Sunday, April 27.  The Festival’s inaugural bike event is for all ages and all levels of experience.

The Tour de Lou route will be an open course, which will start and finish at Waterfront Park near Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville.  There also will be three separate distances based on experience levels:

The course highlights include an Olmsted Park Tour, including Shawnee, Chickasaw, Wayside, Iroquois and Cherokee parks.  Cyclists on the more experienced rides will also travel through all areas of the city from Downtown and Churchill Downs to the South End and Highlands.


Entry Fees:

Adult (12 & up)
Early Registration
: November 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014 – $35
Late Registration: April 1  – April 14, 2014 – $45

View Course Map

Turn-by-Turn Directions

Child (11 & under)
Early Registration
: November 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014 – $10
Late Registration: April 1 – April 14, 2014 – $15

View Course Map


NOTE: Any adult participating in the Family Ride with a child will pay the same entry fee as the child and receive a t-shirt.

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CLICK HERE for more information on the Louisville Bicycle Club.

Registration Includes

  • T-shirt
  • Water Bottle (20 & 35 Mile Rides Only)
  • Event Pin
  • SAG Support
  • 3 Water Fill Stations


Addition Registration Information

  • Bike Valet
  • Two lane or Bike lane provided over 90% of the open course, Bike Captains on course
  • DJ/Route Entertainment
  • Purchase inaugural cycle jerseys
  • Post Ride Party – Vendors, Sponsors, Etc.
  • Portion of entry to Louisville Bike Club
  • Tracked mileage for all Louisville Bike Club members

For more information on accomodations for Tour de Lou, CLICK HERE.