Green River Century

27 May 2014 10:15 PM | Jim Moore

The next stage of the Tour de Mad Dog will be this Saturday, May 31, starting in Campbellsville at the CU Student Center. This 97-mile route will be a great opportunity for you to ride some less-familiar territory, with great roads and beautiful scenery. Oh, yeah, and a few challenging hills.... The route is mostly rural, starting in Taylor county, circumnavigating Green River Lake, and dipping into parts of Adair, Casey, and Marion counties. Good first century? Maybe not. A few folks in the past have done it as their first century and made it fine, but just be warned, it is hilly.

This year’s Green River Century is slightly different from the version on the KyBikeRides website. If you would like to look at the route and/or load it on your GPS, use this version:

There are store stops at miles 25, 45, and 67. There used to be another store later on, but unfortunately it's closed now. On the cue sheet I have indicated a water-bottle-fill-up spot at a church at mile 79. Be sure to plan ahead: bring a snack and make sure your bottles are full.

Getting to Campbellsville University.  Campbellsville is located about 80 miles southeast of Louisville, and about 80 miles southwest of Lexington. I have always recommended taking I-65 from Louisville down to Elizabethtown, but with current construction delays through Bullitt county, you may want to find another route instead.

Regardless which route you take to get to Campbellsville, you will be coming in on US 68, Broadway Ave., from one direction or the other. As you come through town, you will see the buildings of Campbellsville University spreading alongside Broadway Ave., either to your right or to your left, depending on which direction you are driving.

Turn into the campus either on Columbia Ave. (beside CVS Pharmacy), or Hoskins St. (beside Jessie Insurance), and in a short block and a half you’ll see the parking lot beside the Heilman Student Complex where we’ll meet.

If you want to let Google Maps or your GPS get you there, you can use this address for that parking lot: 400 Hoskins St., Campbellsville, KY 42718.

How long will it take to drive to Campbellsville? Better allow about 1:45 to 2 hours from Louisville, depending on where you are located.

Hope to see you in Campbellsville in a few days!

Jim "Grizzly" Moore
cell phone: 270-469-6407
email: grizz at


  • 01 Jun 2014 11:59 AM | Thomas Nance
    Awesome ride yesterday Jim. Great route, wonderful weather and beautiful scenery.
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