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Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour (OKHT)

The OKHT is BACK for 2023!

Join the Louisville Bicycle Club for the 43rd Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour on Saturday, June 17th, 2023

After a very successful 42nd Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour in Oldham County we have decided to return. This year's ride will start at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens and you will ride through historic Oldham County and for the 62.1 mile riders through parts of Louisville Kentucky.

The 43rd OKHT will have three routes. A 62.1 (100k), 40-mile and a 20-mile option. We will have four SAG stops including the World Famous Homemade Cookie stop at Acorn Lane Farm. The route includes beautiful rolling hills, a few challenging ones as you ride through a variety of horse farms. We have additional rest stops at Circle Bar C Ranch, The Hermitage and Chestnut Hall Racehorse Sanctuary. You will ride through historic downtown La Grange that was featured on HGTV's Home Town Kickstart television show. 

We will have club rides Friday, Sunday and Monday to complete your weekend. Oldham Tourism has a tour planned for Sunday that includes bourbon, horses, trains and a wonderful lunch at One Nineteen West MainTour Oldham County with OKHT  The Hermitage is open on Sunday for tours, as is Chestnut Hall.

Kentuckians share a rich cultural history that doesn't confine itself to just one community. Eyes moisten all over the state when we hear that sad old refrain from the classic Stephen Foster ballad. We're just sharing another beautiful region of our Old Kentucky Home.

We will add more information on activities to keep you busy the entire weekend!

Register for the
Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour

The 2023 Jersey Design

The design is a collaboration between Primal Wear and the Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour Director, Bekki Livingston, together with Yew Dell's Paul Cappiello and Manda Barger. 




 The 2023 TShirt Design


THANK YOU TO OUR OLD KENTUCKY HOME BICYCLE TOUR PARTNERS!


Historic La Grange and Oldham County

You will ride through some beautiful Oldham County and see everything from a train going down the center of historic La Grange to several horse farms.

Learn more about historic Oldham County

Want to Become a Sponsor of the Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour?

Contact Ride Director: Bekki Livingston

Email: OKHT@LouisvilleBicycleClub.org

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

The Louisville Bicycle Club has partnered with Yew Dell Botanical Gardens and Oldham Kentucky Tourism and Conventions to host our 2023 Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour.

Learn more about Yew Dell Botanical Gardens


Oldham County Tourism will be coordinating accomodations and tours .

Oldham County Tourism


RED CROSS OF OLDHAM COUNTY HAS JOINED WITH THE LOUISVILLE BICYCLE CLUB TO BRING THE OKHT TO YOU.



Schedule of Events

Friday:

Club Ride - everyone welcome whether riding on Saturday or not

Packet pick up & registration is at Hive & Barrel Meadery  

Saturday:

Packet Pick Up & Registration from 6:45am - 8:30am

Breakfast opens at 6:45

Rides starting off at the following times (All times are EST):

  • 7:30 AM - 62.1-mile (100k) riders
  • 8:00 AM - 40 mile riders
  • 8:30 AM - 20-mile riders

All riders on course by 8:45 AM

Interesting rest stops at:

Acorn Lane Farm at Boone Gardiner

Circle Bar C Ranch

The Hermitage Farm

TRF Sanctuary Farm at Chestnut Hall

Tour Yew Dell Botanical Gardens and Trails when you return

Lunch is included when you return to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens.

Our World Famous (Homemade) Cookie Stop is back again. Stay a spell and enjoy some live music while you sample the goodies before pushing on.

Course Closes at 4:00 PM EST

Check back as we will be adding other events to the calendar for this weekend.  We offer club rides to everyone and Oldham County Tourism will be offering a Tour of the Underground Railroad.

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