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Derby Festival’s Tour de Lou ready to roll in 2023

Derby Festival's Tour de Lou ready to roll in 2023

The Kentucky Derby Festival’s Tour De Lou will be back for 2023. (Kentucky Derby Festival) LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Derby Festival isn’t top of…

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The Kentucky Derby Festival’s Tour De Lou will be back for 2023. (Kentucky Derby Festival) LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Derby Festival isn’t top of mind for many folks in October, but plans are already underway for the Festival which begins in April.

Riders can register for KDF’s PNC Tour de Lou beginning Thursday, Oct. 20. The cycling event set for Sunday, April 16, 2023, will celebrate its 10th year as a KDF event. Registration takes place online.

In a statement to Spectrum News 1, KDF President and CEO Matt Gibson said, “The PNC Tour de Lou is a unique way to tour Louisville during our favorite time of year and attracts cyclists from across the country. We look forward to celebrating the 10th ride this year and offering an exclusive promotion to participants to explore the city on two wheels.”

The ride is moving to Sunday in 2023 and cyclists will again have the chance to ride through the home of the Kentucky Derby and, according to KDF, the Metric Century course will encompass both Kentucky and Indiana.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ride, cyclists who register between Oct. 20-30 are eligible for discounted pricing for any of the four ride choices.

The separate cycling distances include: 20 miles—Ideal for beginners or those new to cycling ($35–Open course, no streets closed)

35 miles—Ideal for moderate/experienced riders ($40–Open course, no streets closed) 62.1 miles (Metric Century)—Ideal for advanced riders or those looking for a challenge ($55–Open course, no streets […]

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