PNC Tour de Lou

REGISTER NOW OR ADJUST YOUR EXISTING REGISTRATION

The Kentucky Derby Festival is postponing all events on the 2020 schedule until later in the year in response to concerns surrounding COVID-19. For now, public health and safety needs to be our focus. We appreciate everything that is being done on a state and local level, and we want to support that effort. 

 

The new date for the 2020 PNC Tour de Lou has been set for Sunday, August 30.

The event will still feature three distances. We are offering Cyclists several options for participation, including:

  • Ride in the 2020 PNC Tour de Lou on the newly rescheduled date of August 30, 2020. (Tour de Lou riders who want to move to the new 2020 date, just need to access their rider profile and choose “stay in the ride” to be moved to the August date. Deadline to make your selection is May 10, 2020.)
  • Ride the 2020 PNC Tour de Lou Virtually. (This option allows Cyclists to participate but ride on their own time and still receive their 2020 Tour de Lou shirt and rider SWAG bag. Participants can choose the virtual option through their rider profile, and need to do so by May 10, 2020.)
  • Defer registration to 2021. (Riders who wish to defer their registration to another year have until May 10, 2020, to decide, and can do so through their existing rider profile or email tourdelou@kdf.org to request the deferral.)
  • Transfer your registration at no cost. We have waived the rider transfer fee for the remainder of 2020. You may transfer your registration to another rider at no cost. You may do so by going to your rider profile. (To edit or transfer your race registration, log into your RunSignUp account. Go to your “Profile” page, click the “My Registered Races” and view a list of your registrations separated by race, event, date, and registrant. Next to each registrant, you will be able to “View/Edit Registration”, which is where you will need to go to transfer your registration to another participant.)
  • Make 2020 registration fee a donation. (The Derby Festival’s Tour de Lou has become a valued and growing part of our community over the past 7 years. As a not-for-profit, the Festival is able produce this ride each year through entry fees. With the 2020 event initially scheduled for April, a majority of funds from registration have already been put toward operational expenses and rider experiences.)

 

ALL EXISTING 2020 RIDERS MUST MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS BEFORE MAY 10th.

To learn more about how to make your selection, our heat & safety precautions for August weather, and more, see our FAQs below!

 

When is the Rescheduled Date?

The rescheduled date for the Tour de Lou is Sunday, August 30, 2020 to start at 7:30AM. The event will still feature three distances. If you are unable to participate on the new date, you can choose from one of the additional options below.

*If you plan to move with us to the new 2020 date, Tour de Lou riders will also need to access their rider profile and choose “stay in the ride” to be moved to the August date. Deadline to make your selection is May 10, 2020.

 

What are my other options if I can’t make the Rescheduled date?

  • Ride the 2020 Tour de Lou Virtually. This option allows riders to participate on their own time and still receive their participant shirt, swag bag and other perks. Participants can choose the virtual option through their rider profile and need to do so by May 10, 2020.
  • Defer registration to 2021. Riders who wish to defer their registration to another year have until May 10, 2020, to decide, and can do so through their existing rider profile or email tourdelou@kdf.org  to request the deferral.
  • Transfer your registration at no cost. We have waived the rider transfer fee for the remainder of 2020. You may transfer your registration to another rider at no cost. You may do so by going to your rider profile. (To edit or transfer your race registration, log into your RunSignUp account. Go to your “Profile” page, click the “My Registered Races” and view a list of your registrations separated by race, event, date, and registrant. Next to each registrant, you will be able to “View/Edit Registration”, which is where you will need to go to transfer your registration to another participant.)
  • Make 2020 registration fee a donation. The Derby Festival’s Tour de Lou has become a valued and growing part of our community over the past 7 years. As a not-for-profit, the Festival is able produce this ride each year through entry fees. With the 2020 event initially scheduled for April, a majority of funds from registration have already been put toward operational expenses and rider experiences.

 

How do I make my option selection?

Riders will need to visit their Rider Profile on RunSignUp to make a selection between riding the registered distance the 2020 Tour de Lou on August 30, riding in our virtual ride, OR transferring to another rider. If you plan to defer to 2021, you can also make that selection in RunSignUp for the Tour de Lou.

*Deadline to make a decision is May 10, 2020.

 

When is the deadline to choose an option?

Deadline to make a decision is May 10, 2020.

 

 Why did you reschedule for August, won’t it be hot?

We carefully considered many factors when deciding on a reschedule date, including weather & riding conditions, availability of necessary equipment and partners, and other community event schedules.

We are taking the following precautions to alleviate the expected heat and humidity:

  • Moving up the staggered ride start time to 7:30 AM to avoid the hottest part of the day
  • Adding additional water bottle fill stations that will be accessible to riders of all distances
  • Louisville Bike Club, in conjunction with U of L Health, the Official Race Medical Provider & Training Partner, will be creating a new training program and support for those training to prepare riders for the new date. Those details will be released soon.

 

 Will there be a new training program so I can prepare again?

Our operations team, in tandem with our partners at Louisville Bike Club, and U of L Health, will be creating a new training program to prepare riders for the new date. We will be releasing details very soon to all registered participants via RunSignup, our website, and social media. You can also access all previous training ride routes on our RidewithGPS page.

 

 Where else should I look for Ride updates?

Please check our social media channels (Facebook & Twitter) and our website for the latest information about the Festival. You can join our PNC Tour de Lou Facebook Event Page for Tour de Lou-specific updates.

 

When will the Jersey Reveal take place?

At this time, we are working with our sponsors and partners on a virtual reveal. We are eager to show you the new design! Look for more details in the coming weeks.

 


 

 

Virtual Tour de Lou Submission Form

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    * Please submit one (1) date for your finish day. If you ran or walked the miniMarathon or Marathon over multiple days, please add your finish times together. Thank you!
  • Drop files here or
    Feel free to upload a photo from your route or a picture from your GPS tracker!

 


 

General PNC Tour de Lou Information

What is Tour de Lou?
The PNC Kentucky Derby Festival Tour de Lou is a non-competitive, un-timed, 20, 35 or 62.1 mile bicycle tour through Louisville, Ky.

What time does the Tour de Lou start?
62.1 Mile (Metric Century): 7:30 AM
35 Mile: 7:40 AM
20 Mile: 7:50 AM

Where is the Start and Finish Line?
The route for the 2020 PNC Tour de Lou is being finalized and will be released soon.

What time does the Finish Line close?
Finish Line operations close at 1:30 PM. Riders must maintain an 8-10 mph or faster pace to complete the ride.

Where can I pick up my ride packet and materials?
Ride packet pack-up details are being finalized and will be released soon.

Am I required to wear a helmet to participate in the Tour de Lou?
Every participant must wear a helmet that conforms to CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) standards. Failure to adhere to this requirement may result in removal from the course.

How do I purchase a Tour de Lou ride jersey?
Jerseys can be purchased during online registration for pick-up at the Derby Festival Race Expo. (There will also be limited quantities and sizes available for purchase at the Race Expo).

Can I pick up my packet on the day of the ride?
Yes, day-of packet pick-up will be available.

You can download GPS Files and Turn-By-Turn instructions for free using Ride With GPS!

 

How To Download & Use GPS Routes:

  1. Open the Ketucky Derby Festival Route Library page by Clicking HERE.
  2. Click on the Route Name (highlighted in orange) for the GPS route you need.
  3. Click the orange Send To Device button in the lefthand side menu to your phone or other device.
  4. Once you’ve selected your device choice, the pop-up menu will prompt you to create a FREE account and download the Free app to your device.
  5. The set of pop-up menus will guide you through the process, including texting you a direct link to download the app.

Ride With GPS is compatible with iOS, Android, Garmen, Wahoo and more.

Each week during training, we will share the Training Ride Route files on the FREE PNC Tour de LOU Training Program Facebook Event Page HERE

We encourage you to keep training on your own – we’ve found it’s a great way to keep up your mental and physical health during this time!

 

CLICK HERE for more information on the Louisville Bicycle Club.