PNC Tour de Lou


The Kentucky Derby Festival is postponing all events on the 2020 schedule until later in the year in response to concerns about 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. 

We are working to reschedule events. Please know, the Festival’s schedule may look a little different as we move things into this new timeframe. Our goal is to have Thunder Over Louisville, the miniMarathon, the Pegasus Parade, Fest-a-Ville and the Chow Wagon, and many other events in between.

We are contacting all those involved with the postponed events to alert them of the changes, including all ticket holders. At this time, we do not have the new date for the event, but will reach out to riders when we have a better idea of what the Derby Festival 2020 like. We would be happy to issue a refund for your registration at that time.



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! 


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

CLICK HERE for more information on the Louisville Bicycle Club.

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): 8:30 AM
35 Mile: 8:40 AM
20 Mile: 8:50 AM

Where is the Start and Finish Line?
The rides both start and finish under I-64 on River Road, near the intersection of Preston St. and Witherspoon St.

What time does the Finish Line close?
Finish Line operations close at 2:30 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 packets can be picked up at the Derby Festival Race Expo and Packet Pick-Up on April 23rd (4:00-8:00pm) and 24th (11:00am-9:00pm) in the Kentucky International Convention Center, Hall B. (Photo ID required for pick-up)

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.