Experience Kentucky’s Bluegrass on a Bicycle!
The 36th annual Horsey Hundred will be held the weekend of May 24-26, 2013, in Georgetown, Kentucky. Won't you grab your bike and join us? .
In addition to a visit to the beauty of springtime in the Bluegrass, this year’s Horsey offers our traditional Saturday century route through both challenging and beautiful central Kentucky terrain. One of the Sunday ride options even includes a roll through the streets of Paris… Kentucky! So saddle up bike riders and join us for the 36th annual Horsey Hundred cycling event.
Registration is still available on-site at Georgetown College. Please visit the Recreation Center from 3pm - 10pm on Friday, or from 6am - 10am on Saturday to sign up! You can stop by the Georgetown College table to request a dorm room if you need a place to stay for the weekend.
Saturday route options include 26, 37, 60, 78, and the traditional Horsey Hundred (104). Just like lat year, collectible pins will be given to those daring
enough to ride the Century, climbing to the historic Jack Jouett House. Sunday routes will take you in different directions on your choice of a 34 mile loop, a 51 miler through Paris or a 75-miler through the heart of the Bluegrass. All routes return each day to the Georgetown starting point. Recommended starting times between 8 and 10 a.m. are listed on the route maps. The Horsey Hundred is not a race, it is an opportunity share your cycling passion with the camaraderie of others in Kentucky horse country. This is a tandem friendly event with rolling hills and well maintained roads.
This year your Horsey Hundred Team is pleased to provide you
access to interactive (GPS) maps for all the Horsey Hundred routes.
You can view the maps in advance and you can even download the maps to
your GPS unit. Keep in mind, however, that the Horsey Hundred is not
responsible for any errors in the map program itself. While these maps
are generally very reliable, you are cautioned to always look for and
follow the Horsey Hundred markings on
the road. Your road marking crew will be busy over the next few days
making sure the routes are properly marked. You will also receive
detailed maps w/ cue sheets when you pick up your rider packet.
Again This Year
Open rides with the Bluegrass Cycling Club will be starting from points in eastern Fayette County (Lexington) on Friday morning (May 24). All Horsey participants are invited at no charge. Ride leaders and maps will be provided, with country stores available on all the routes. Details regarding club rides will appear in March on the Bluegrass Cycling Club event calendar.
Registration price includes maps, rest stop snacks, road support, and a post-ride dinner upon your return to Georgetown College. A great prize giveaway will accompany the dinner. Limit is 2,000 riders. Riders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parent or guardian, who must sign the minor’s registration form. Payment MUST be sent in with the Registration Form(s) if registering by mail.
Online registration - $65.00 per person. Online entries CLOSE MAY 22, 2013. Children under 5 are free!
Mail-in registration - $65.00 per person (must be postmarked before May 15)
- $90.00 per person
Onsite Sunday only option
- $35.00 per person
*All paid riders will be issued an official ride bracelet which should be worn throughout the weekend Any rider without an official ride bracelet will not be afforded ride benefits, including rest stop and lunch entry!*
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Jerseys are full-zip and are available in short sleeve and sleeveless varieties, in both men's and women's sizes. They are manufactured by Primal, so you can view their fit guide to choose the best size for you.
Choose the air-conditioned dorms of Georgetown College or one of the local hotels, B&B’s or camp ground. Dorms open at 1 p.m. EDT, Friday (May 24) and close Sunday at 3 p.m. Each dorm room has two single beds; a limit of two children under 12 can sleep on the floor at no additional cost. You must provide your own linens, blankets, pillows and towels. Those wishing to room together must mail registration forms together. Online entries can name desired roommates as well. (Rates are $37 per single night or $66 for both nights per person and includes breakfast the following morning.) Only 250 rooms are available this year, so be sure to register early!
There are also several campgrounds near Georgetown including the Kentucky Horse Park. For a list of lodging in Georgetown, go to http://www.georgetownky.com/. Another option is Essence of the Bluegrass, a bed and breakfast located a short drive past the Kentucky Horse Park.
Click Here for map and directions. Please sign in at the Recreation Center on your arrival to the campus of Georgetown College. (See map for directions). Pick up your registration material at that time.
Friday, May 24, 3 p.m.-10 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 25, 6 a.m.-9 a.m. EDT. Dorm key and meal tickets can be picked up until 2 a.m. EDT, Saturday morning at the Recreation Center.
Support - Bike and Body
Routes are supported with roving SAG vehicles carrying water and basic first-aid. You are expected to make your own road-side repairs and to be in good physical condition. Bike mechanics will be stationed at the college and lunch rest-stop. Bike Detailing, Professional Massage and full Exhibition Expo. onsite at the Rec. Center.
Helmets must be worn on all rides and must meet Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ASTM, or Snell standards.
Charitable Use of Proceeds
In the last five years, the Bluegrass Cycling Club has given more than $60,000 to promote cycling and to support cycling related charitable activities. Most notably the Bluegrass Cycling Club has given over three hundred and fifty bicycles to deserving children in central Kentucky. The Bluegrass Cycling Club has also supported teams of up to 30 cyclist in rides sponsored by national health related organizations. This year the Bluegrass Cycling has donated money to the city of Lexington to assist in posting share the road signs at key locations. Additionally the Bluegrass Cycling Club has partnered with the Bluegrass Area Chapter of the American Red Cross to aid their disaster services and health and safety programs.
The Horsey has a no refund policy. If you purchase merchandise like T-shirts online you can make arrangements for a friend to pick them up if you are unable to attend. This event provides funding for the BCC charitable works, such as the Annual Bike Giveaway for children selected by the school systems and the adaptive tricycles program for patients at Shriner's Hospital. $14,000 worth of bicycles were purchased and donated by the BCC in 2007 thanks to participants in the Horsey Hundred. Funds from the Horsey become part of those sorts of efforts. (see bike giveaway photos at BCC Gallery).
Alcohol and Drugs
The use of alcohol or illegal drugs is prohibited on the campus of Georgetown College. Failure to observe this rule will result in expulsion from the event.
Tandem Storage / Showers
Overnight tandem and recumbent storage will be available. Limited showers are available during the afternoons in the Recreation Center.
Frequent rest stops with Gatorade, water, and a variety of cycle nutritious snacks are provided both days. Your registration includes post-ride meals both Saturday and Sunday. A meal ticket for two breakfasts can be purchased separately for $18 (all you can eat). Additionally, The Coffee Guy will be on hand Saturday and Sunday mornings, selling coffee, danishes, and breakfast smoothies.
Hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers will be available during
registration on Friday night for a pittance, the cost subsidized by the Georgetown / Scott County Tourism Commission. Get a bite to eat while you register and browse the multitude of
vendors in the exhibition hall.
Again in 2013 - Wrist Bands
All riders will be required to wear a temporary ride identification bracelet. This will be your admission ticket to the rest stops, lunches and SAG support. Any rider without an official ride bracelet will not be afforded ride benefits, including rest stop and lunch entry.