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Rides and Events

Everyday Rides

There are group rides every Monday through Thursday from late March through late October. The
regular daily group rides are described further down the page. 
If the weather is nice there are often last minute rides on the week-ends throughout the year.  Call BikeWorld, 270-442-0751, check our FaceBook page or see Chain Reaction Cycling Club for details.

Good information

Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your committment to ride as a safe, sane member of the group. As many rides are subject to weather, it's a good idea to also confirm dates, time and any specific requirements. We'll see you out there having fun!

Area Rides and Events (BikeWorld Sponsored Events are in Bold). Scroll down for daily rides.

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Aug 21, 2017Eclipse & Lunch RideBikeWorld, 809 Joe Clifton Dr. Paducah, KY 12:30-1:45 PM Night Ride in the MIddle of the Afternoon Bring your glasses & experience the eclipse from the Greenway Trail! BOSS BURRITOS, Paducah's first food truck, will be in our parking lot for riders to pick up lunch before or after the viewing. We'll leave from BikeWorld at 12:30 PM & ride to an open spot on the paved Greenway for the total eclipse. (The partial phase will have begun.) Get your eclipse glassess soon. Paper ones are about $2 & available locally at Lowes among other places. NASA cautions to beware of counterfeit glasses. Approved glasses carry 1) The ISO reference 12312-2 2) The Manufacturer's Name & Address –American Paper Optics, Rainbow Symphony, Thousand Oaks Optical, TSE 17, Baader Planetarium &(AstroSolar Silver/Gold film) The last total eclipse over what is now Paducah was in the year 1442. Join us on August 21 and make this solar event two minutes to remember!!! No registration or entry fee. 270-442-0751
Sep 2, 2017Clarksville Sunrise CenturyROSSVIEW HIGH SCHOOL. 1237 ROSSVIEW ROAD CLARKSVILLE, TN 37043 WHAT IS THE SUNRISE CENTURY BICYCLE TOUR? THIS PROFESSIONALLY RUN BIKE RIDE, ALSO KNOWN AS THE LABOR DAY CLASSIC, OFFERS 100, 62, AND 33 MILE BICYCLE ROUTES, AS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE CLARKSVILLE SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB. IF YOU LOVE TO HAMMER AND PULL A PACELINE AT 25+ MPH, LEARN HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN A SUB-FOUR-HOUR CENTURY. THE 2014 ELITE PELOTON SET A NEW 100-MILE COURSE RECORD OF 3:43:41. THAT IS FAST! IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO SET A PERSONAL BEST OR TO JUST HAVE FUN ON YOUR BIKE WHILE ENJOYING THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE, READ ON ABOUT THIS FLAT, WELL-SUPPORTED BIKE RALLY. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU COME RIDE WITH US! QUESTIONS? CONTACT: DAVIDDAVENPORTSUNRISEROTARY@GMAIL.COM 931-206-7136
Sep 2, 2017Tradewater River Fitness Challenge-6th Annual114 Lakeview Dr Dawson Springs, Kentucky, KY 42408 Fitness challenge located in Dawson Springs, KY. The challenge consists of 2 mile kayaking/canoeing, 4 K run, and 17 Mile bike. For more information. call Hank Mills 270-871-9475 (270) 871-9475
Sep 9, 2017Tour De Paws by Carroll County Humane SocietyMcKenzie City Park, 570 Como Street, McKenzie, TN 3820120, 32, 65, and 100 mile routes, stocked rest areas with restrooms. Registration starts at 7 AM. Ride at 8 AM.
Sep 30, 2017Misaligned Minds 100 Bicycle TourNoble Park, 2915 Park Ave, Paducah, KY 8 AMNamed by Bicycling magazine as of one of the best one-day bicycle tours in the country, the Misaligned Misaligned Minds features rides of 25, 40, 65 & 100 miles. Riders pedal through little traveled western Kentucky farm roads, past fields being harvested and wide expanses of grazing livestock and green countryside. The routes are some of the most well marked you'll find. The rest areas are plentiful and well stocked. SAG vehicles driven by helpful, conscientious support staff. Proceeds benefit the Paducah Symphony Orchestra Youth Education Programs! Registration forms available soon. 270-442-0751
Oct 15, 2017Race To The CanalCanal Loop Trail Head Kentucky Lake Dr, Grand Rivers, KY 42045RACE - The Race to the Canal is a point to point mountain bike race located in the Land Between the Lakes Recreational Area (LBL) operated by the National Forest Service. Two distances are offered for various skill levels. MARATHON - The Marathon race will begin at the Hwy 68 trailhead of the North/South Trail on the south end. Racers will race 95% single track 37 miles back to the canal that connects Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Finish line will be located at the gravel parking lot on Scenic Lake Dr on the north end of LBL. TBRA points will be awarded to all classes of this CAT except the Open which is reserved for less competitive racers. CROSS COUNTRY - The cross country race will begin at the crossing of the North/South Trail on the Birmingham Ferry Access Rd 114. Racers will race 95% single track 14.5 miles back to the canal that connects Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Finish line will be located at the gravel parking lot on Scenic Lake Dr on the north end of LBL. No TBRA 270-362-2453
Oct 21, 2017Trail of Tears Wood-N-Wave Bicycles and Watersports 2109 Dover Road, HWY 453, Grand Rivers, KY 420458 AM "Widely considered one of the best centuries around!" Mark your calendar! Route distances will be 16, 32, 48, and 100 miles. Finisher pint glasses for everyone finishing the 100 mile distance. Free long sleeve shirts and a free post ride meal for everyone registered along with top notch sag stops! Also, awesome door prizes and event bags! $35.00 270-362-2453

Morning Rides

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Mon-Tues-Wed-Thur-Fri Mornings from 6 AM to 8 AMThere are often morning rides in the summer. Location, pace and time depends on who is interested. If you want a group ride somewhere between 6 am and 8 am, Monday through Friday, call BikeWorld the day or evening before and we can probably hook you up. 270-442-0751 or 270-556-3946

Every Monday Evening

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Every Monday6 PM (till fall) then 5:30 PM) FLAT. Meet & park at the Walker Stone Building (old Higdon Discount Furniture) 4345 Cairo Rd. Paducah. From I-24: Take Exit 3. Turn East (toward Paducah). Go 1 mile to the building on the left. There is a choice for almost any rider who is on an adult sized bike. On the easiest ride, the leader rides with the slowest person and brings up the rear. Ride for 75 minutes.There is several other choices: Ride 20 miles at 14-16 mph or 20 miles at 16-18 mph; 30 miles at 16-18 mph, 30 miles at 18-20 mph too, and usually an EF group (extremely fast) Hang on if you can, and know the route because no one will wait for you on this choice. . Walker Stone, 4345 Cairo Rd. Paducah, KY270-442-0751

Every Tuesday Evening

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Every Tuesday 6 PM (till fall) then 5:30 PM2 Rides. The BikeWorld Cruiser Ride & Corky's Road Training Ride. Both begin and end at BikeWorld. The Cruiser Ride is the most laid-back, social, fun of the week. lt's a great opportunity to have company when you tool around town, a perfect learning opportunity for someone just getting into bicycling or anyone who wants conversation and sightseeing. Sometimes this ride even involves an ice cream stop! Corky's Road Rides alternates between a hill ride one week and a flatter choice the next. Usually at least 20 miles in length. Depending on whoever shows up, riders may elect to regroup, usually a good interval training ride for stronger riders but mostly averaging less than 20 mph.BikeWorld 270-442-0751

Every Wednesday Evening

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Every Wednesday 6 PM (till fall) then 5:30 PMBegins & ends at the Paducah Information Age Park, 2000 McCracken Blvd, 42001-9074. Meet at Hickman Court. This is a rolling to downright hilly ride which some regulars use as their fastest, hardest workout of the week. Great for testing and tracking personal improvement. Each rider trying for their best. If you don't know the route let the group know you're new or otherwise you may get separated and lost. . Paducah Information Age Park, 2000 McCracken Court, Hickman Court. 42001270-442-0751

Every Thursday Evening

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Thursday Evening Ride6 PM (till fall) then 5:30 PMSometimes referred to as the Jailbreak. Meet in the parking lot of the McCracken County Courthouse, 7th and Washington Street. Usually a 16/18 mph pace on an 18 mile route with a group leader and often an EF (extremely fast) 20 mph+ group, sometimes without a leader. McCracken County Courthouse Parking Lot, 300 South 7th St. Paducah, KY270-442-0751