4/27/19 – Derby Festival Cycling Event on Sunday


April 27, 2019. Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival’s cycling event – PNC Tour de Lou – rides through Louisville this Sunday, April 28. Created for cyclists of all experience levels, this is the Festival’s sixth annual bike event.

The 2019 PNC Tour de Lou route is an open course, with two lane or bike lanes provided for over 90% of the route. Cyclist 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.

The Festival partners with Louisville Bicycle Club to produce the PNC Tour de Lou. A portion of the registration fee also benefits the Louisville Bicycle Club. For more information, visit www.kdf.org or call (502) 584-FEST.

PNC is Title Sponsor of the event. Official Heart Health Sponsor: Kindred Healthcare. Official Safety Sponsor: AAA East Central. Official Bourbon Distillery: Old Forester Distilling Co. Contributing Sponsor: Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling. Media Sponsors: ALT 105.1 and The Courier-Journal. Official SAG Vehicle: Bachman Subaru. Supporting Sponsors: Louisville Bicycle Club and Louisville Water Company.

Since 1956, the Derby Festival has worked to bring the community together in celebration. The Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. This

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