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Limestone Cycling Tour in Maysville set for Sept. 12, but with a slightly different look this year

This year’s Limestone Cycling Tour may look a little different, but it will not keep the nearly 500 anticipated cyclists from riding the beautiful roads in Mason County and the surrounding area on Sept. 12.

This one-day cycling event will allow cyclists to choose one of four supported routes ranging in distance of 25–100 miles.

The Limestone Cycling Tour in Maysville is set for Sept. 12.

Organizers of the 12th annual charity bike ride have worked with local health departments and officials to create a COVID-19 plan to help keep everyone safe. Participants and volunteers will be provided appropriate PPE, encouraged to social distance during stops and guided by signage to follow other safety precautions.

The annual charity bike ride was formerly known as “A Ride to Remember.” The 2009 inaugural ride was created by a fellow cyclist in memory of his friend Zach who was an avid cyclist. The name of the ride changed to the Limestone Cycling Tour a few years ago, but the cause remains the same.

Proceeds during the past 11 years have been donated to the Zachary Ruble Memorial Scholarship Fund administered by the Hayswood Foundation in Maysville with a donation of $5000 presented in 2019. Also, in 2019, a new scholarship was established by Limestone Cycling Tour, Inc (501c3) through the Maysville Community & Technical College Foundation with an initial donation of $15,000. Each year 7 local students can benefit from funds raised through this one-day event.

Every year organizers appreciate the support of the community, sponsors and many volunteers that help with the event.

The community and especially motorists are asked to watch for cyclists on Sept. 12 and to be cautious every day giving them 3 feet or more space while passing in a safe zone. It is the law in Kentucky so remember to share the road.

Pet owners along the routes are asked to keep them restrained to assist in a safer environment for the cycling guests.

For more information about the Limestone Cycling Tour including volunteering opportunities, COVID-19 guidelines, routes and to register for the event, visit their website at www.limestonecycingtour.com or email the committee at limestonecyclingtour@gmail.com.

From Limestone Cycling Tour

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