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The Horsey Hundred is the premier cycling event put on by the Bluegrass Cycling Club. It's come a long way since the inaugural Horsey Hundred was held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY in 1978.
The first event featured a 50-mile route option on Saturday and Sunday with an optional Century ride on Saturday. Riders were provided with maps, but there were no road markings or rider support. Participants were, however, treated to a slide show and movies at the Horse Park Saturday evening. No records exist of how many participated the first year, but the next year (1979) had 65 participants.
From 1980 – 1982, the Horsey Hundred was held at Midway College in Midway, KY. By 1982, the number of riders more than tripled to over 200. In 1983, the Horsey Hundred moved to Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY, where it has been run ever since.
Through the outstanding efforts of more than 250 volunteers from the Bluegrass Cycling Club, the Horsey Hundred has grown from a relatively small bicycle ride to major cycling event. Over 2,000 riders from all over the country and world now participate annually. The weekend begins with fun and festivities on Friday, featuring optional rides throughout the Bluegrass Region, a large number of cycling related vendors, food trucks and entertainment.
Saturday is the flagship day with five route choices ranging from 25 miles to the iconic century. Post-ride on Saturday, riders will enjoy a scrumptious meal at Georgetown College as part of their registration. Saturday evening, the cities of Georgetown and Midway offer riders party options featuring food, drink and live music.
On Sunday, riders have their choice of four routes ranging from 25 – 75 miles. Before leaving for home or more fun in the Bluegrass, participants will be treated to a post-ride meal under the Big Tent.
Both days of riding showcase roads winding through and around the Bluegrass region. Riders will be treated to beautiful scenery including horse farms, stone fences, rivers, streams, lush pastures, historic towns and bourbon distilleries.
The ride is fully supported with rest stops featuring optimal nutritional support, onsite and roaming mechanical support and SAG support. There are even some tasty treats along the way, like orange and root beer floats.
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