Campbellsville Century

14 Aug 2019 9:19 AM | Jim Moore

The next stage of the Tour de Mad Dog is this Saturday, August 17, in Campbellsville. It looks like the weather is going to be great. We'll gather at 8:00 a.m. at the Heilman Student Center on the Campbellsville University campus. Plug this address into your GPS and it'll get you there: 400 Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, KY.

This 100-mile route is a great opportunity for you to ride some less-familiar territory with great roads and beautiful scenery.  The route is mostly rural, starting in Taylor county, and going through parts of Green, 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 okay, but just be warned, it is hilly. If you are a slower rider, that's okay -- I'll be sweeping the route at a pace of about 12 to 13 mph, and I won't drop you.

The route has changed from previous years. You'll see a lot of interesting new territory going through Greensburg and Bradfordsville. You will recognize some of the roads from previous years, perhaps about 30 miles worth. But we won't be climbing the monster hills out of Mannsville or Raywick that we've "enjoyed" in the past.  Larry Preble has been very gracious to include this new route on his kybikerides.org site. Look for ride # 5312.

I have listed several options for store stops: at mile 24, 44, 51, 76, and 89. You probably won't want to stop every time, but they are there if you need them.

Getting to Campbellsville University: we are located about 70 miles southeast of Louisville, and about 80 miles southwest of Lexington. I recommend taking I-65 from Louisville down to Elizabethtown, then KY 61 to Hodgenville, and KY 210 to Campbellsville.  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 kycyclist.net

Comments

  • 16 Aug 2019 4:49 PM | Jim Moore
    Forgot to mention it: Campbellsville is on EASTERN time, same as Louisville.
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