Louisville, KY. – Registration for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual cycling event is now open. The PNC Tour de Lou is set for Sunday, April 28, 2019. This will be the sixth year for the cycling event, which features three different distances. Registration is online at KDF.org and will be capped at 1,500 cyclists.
“The PNC Tour de Lou is a unique tour of the city on two wheels and attracts cyclists from around the country,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “Registering early is the best way to guarantee your spot and save money on registration.”
When registration opens, the first 100 to register for the 20-mile and 35-mile rides will pay $30. The first 50 cyclists to register for the 62.1-mile ride will pay $40. Participants can also purchase the 2019 jersey at $60 (regularly priced at $70).
KDF is partnering with Louisville Bicycle Club to produce the 2019 PNC Tour de Lou. The route will again be an open course, which 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.)
- 62.1 miles – Metric Century/experienced (Open course, no streets closed.)
The course includes a scenic Olmsted Parks Tour showcasing Shawnee, Chickasaw, Wayside, Iroquois and Cherokee parks. Cyclists will also travel past historic Churchill Downs, as well as 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.
Early registration continues October 16 – December 31, 2018. A portion of the registration fee benefits the Louisville Bicycle Club. For more information, visit KDF.org or call (502) 584-FEST.
PNC returns as the title sponsor. Official Safety Sponsor: AAA East Central. Contributing Sponsors: Baptist Health Sports Medicine, Louisville Marriott Downtown, and Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling. Media Sponsors: 102.3 JACK FM and The Courier-Journal. Supporting Sponsors: Louisville Bicycle Club and Louisville Water Company.