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Limestone Cycling Tour returns September 7; annual event to provide scholarships to Mason Co. students


The 11th Annual Limestone Cycling Tour (LCT) will be on September 7 in Maysville. Last year’s event brought nearly 450 cyclists from 12 states.

Organizers of this year’s event are preparing for over 600 cyclists, already having received registrations from 18 states. Four supported routes will be offered again this year. Cyclists will leave from Limestone Landing on the 25, 40, 62 mile – Metric Century or the most popular 100 mile – Century route.

Riders will be guided by route markings, use phone apps for map guidance, and have rest stops along the way. The Century route travels through Minerva, Augusta, Germantown, Old Washington, Mays Lick and Orangeburg before returning to downtown Maysville after climbing nearly 6100 ft during the route.

All four routes can be viewed on their website: www.limestonecyclingtour.com. Routes are subject to slight changes due to road conditions.

The annual charity Limestone Cycling Tour was formerly known as ‘A Ride to Remember.’ Proceeds raised after expenses are donated to the Zachary Ruble Memorial Scholarship Fund administered by the Hayswood Foundation in Maysville, where Mason County High School seniors can apply for a renewable 4-year partial scholarship.

Motorists are asked to share the road and watch for cyclists on September 7 and to be cautious every day giving them 3 feet or more space while passing in a safe zone, the law in Kentucky. Pet owners along the routes are asked to please keep them restrained on during the event to assist in a safer environment.

If you would like more information about the Limestone Cycling Tour, are interested in registering or volunteering for the event, please visit their website at www.limestonecyclingtour.com or email limestonecyclingtour@gmail.com. You can also follow Limestone Cycling Tour on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter from links on their website. The community is invited to welcome cyclists at Limestone Landing from Noon – 6 p.m. while listening to live music and vendors in the park.

Limestone Cycling Tour is one of four partner rides in the state to be included in the Kentucky Century/Cycling Challenge for 2019. For more information on the Kentucky Century/Cycling Challenge visit their website at www.kycyclingchallenges.com.

From Limestone Cycling Tour


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