Rides and Events

Everyday Rides

There are evening group rides every Monday through Thursday from late March through late October. The regular daily group rides are described further down the page. In order to finish before dark, the evening rides start at 5:30 PM from mid-Aprilthrough early May. After the days get longer the regular start time is 6 PM.  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.

Date Event Name Location Description Phone

Apr 4, 2020

April Fools Gravel Camp

Tennis center Kenlake State Resort Park, 542 Kenlake Rd Aurora, KY US 42048

EVENT: 60 MILE EVENT: 30 MILE Bike Race & Bike Ride Riding, racing, and partying in the woods. Hosted by Gear Up Cycles, Murray, KY

(270) 761-2453

Apr 4, 2020

Beautiful Southern Bike Ride

Carbondale Middle School, 1150 E. Grand, Carbondale, IL

Start from 7 AM to 9 AM. Finish before 4 PM. 30, 62, or 100 mile routes starting at the Carbondale Middle School. Entry fee: $15 per person or $40 for 3 or more riders from the same household.

Apr 11, 2020

Litchfield Spring Duathlon

Litchfield High School • 1705 N State St Litchfield, IL 62056

3 hours from Paducah. Individual or 2 person team duathlon, Individual - 2 mile run, 12 mile bike, 2 mile run - $50.00 2 Person Team - 2 mile run, 12 mile bike, 2 mile run -$75.00 Day of event registration is higher. http://mmmultisport.com/litchfield-spring-duathlon/

Apr 18, 2020

Redbud Ride

London, KY

A hilly ride in beautiful southeastern KY just as the Redbud trees are blooming. Nearly 900 riders in 2019 chose between routes of 24, 34, 62 & 100 miles. London, KY is 4.5 hours from Paducah and in the eastern time zone.

606-862-8841

Apr 19, 2020

Dogwood Trail Bike Ride

Start at 2:30 PM from BikeWorld (809 Joe Clifton Dr.) 2:30 PM

This is one of the most fun rides of the year for everyone regardless of riding ability. Ride the Dogwood Trail around Paducah at a slow and leisurely pace. A follow vehicle will be on hand to pick up anyone who has difficulty or who gets tired. The pace is slow-to enjoy the beauty of Paducah in spring time. Entire route is 11 miles, but riders may turn back after just a block, or at any time. No Charge. Do wear helmets please, and register at the event. That gives us an idea of how many riders are on the route. Everyone is invited to a community potluck at back at the store after. Meat, drink & tableware and drinks provided by BikeWorld. Everyone invited welcome to bring side dishes to share. Hard rain will cause postponement till 4/26/20.

270-442-0751

May 3, 2020

NYC Five Boro Bike Tour

Lower Manhattan, NYC, NY Franklin St.& Church St

Join with #bikeworldpaducah and thousands of other cyclists from around the world for 40 miles of car-free NYC through all five boroughs. NYC's most iconic ride. When signing up use as team name: #BikeWorldPaducah Select preferred time start as 8:45 AM Registration is limited so sign-up ASAP if interested.

270-442-0751

May 22, 2020

Horsey Hundred

Georgetown College, Georgetown KY

A multi-day event of over 2,500 participants and rides of 29, 30, 41, 49, 50, 64, 74, 75 & 100 mile routes all starting and finishing at Georgetown College, and all Kentucky's horse country setting. Go to their website for details, or call the store and we'll put you in touch with someone who has participated. An item on the Kentucky cycling bucket list.

May 23, 2020

27th Annual Clarksville Rotary Annual Metric (CRAM)

1237 Rossview Road, Clarksville, TN.

Distances of 100, 62, 33 and 20 miles through some of the flattest country around. he course travels over the rural roads of Todd and Logan Counties in Kentucky, offering little traffic to contend with and even the chance to see some of the area’s Mennonites in their horse-drawn carriages. All routes pass local favorite, Beachhaven Winery, which has scheduled a "Jazz on the Lawn" for Saturday at 6pm. A spaghetti dinner (with iced tea, bread and Dilly bar ice cream) follows the ride and is included with your registration. GLUTEN FREE pasta available. For additional assistance, contact Jeff or Jim via email at bikethecram@gmail.com ?

May 23, 2020

Ballard County Wheels and Wings 10th Annual TourBicycle Tour

Ballard County Preschool, 455 Olive St, LaCenter, KY

Ballard County's 10th annual bike ride is on. LaCenter, KY just off U.S. 60. All routes -- 15-, 30- and 60-mile, as well as a FREE 5-mile family ride -- will begin at 8 a.m. The 60-mile route goes from LaCenter to Wickliffe to Barlow, Kevil and beyond. "Day-of" registration begins at 7 a.m. Ride starts at 8 a.m. Fee is $25 for individuals, with a $5 discount for early registration.Flyers and registration forms will be available at BikeWorld and details will be posted here when they are finalized. Check back and watch the FB page.

270-665-8400, ext.2011

Jun 6, 2020

Spokes for Strokes

Baptist Health Imaging Center Parking Lot, 2705 Kentucky Ave , Paducah, KY

The 9th Annual Spokes for Strokes Tour benefit Baptist Health's Stroke education Program, raising awareness for stroke, raising funds to invest in life-saving technologies and expanded stroke care services. Well stocked rest areas on all routes-65 miles with rolling hills, five rest stops; 35 miles, four rest stop; 20 mile 10 mile routes, one rest area each. 10 mile has nearly all flat terrain, 20 mile, only 3 hills (about mid-route) with none more than 750 feet elevation. 35 and 65 mile routes have some rolling hills. Maps and elevation: https://www.mapmyride.com/us/paducah-ky/35-mi-spokes-for-strokes-2015-route-183311146 https://www.mapmyride.com/us/paducah-ky/65mi-spokes-for-strokes-2015-route-183287304 This is a tour, not a race. Marked roads, maps and SAG support. Registration includes a t-shirt. Helmets required. Reduced family rates. Register at BikeWorld or on-line: http://www.active.com

270-442-0751

Jun 8, 2020

Leadership by Bike Camp

BikeWorld, 809 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY

6/08-6/12, 2020 9 am-4:30 pm A week of freedom, leadership and fun by bike designed around discovering Paducah's exceedingly awesome places. Ages 12½ - 16. For five days campers get a fascinating first-hand taste of Paducah's sometimes forgotten, off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods, fantastic array of local food, incredible history, legendary social movements, vibrant mural art, grand architecture, natural wonders of parks-- AND SO MUCH MORE!! All this while learning to be a skilled bicyclist, meeting new friends, and discovering personal strengths of character. Campers come away with lasting memories, increased confidence, new knowledge & riding skills & magical photos. Campers learn what teens used to discover on their own, before it felt dangerous to let kids spend summers roaming by bike. $160 fee includes luscious local lunches, snacks and all entry fees. Begin & end each day at BikeWorld. Space is limited. Scholarships available. Register at BikeWorld

270-442-0751

Jun 13, 2020

Metropolis Kiwanis SUPERMAN Bike Ride

Fort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis, IL 8 AM

The 33rd annual Metropolis Kiwanis Superman Bicycle Ride will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in conjunction with the annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. The ride will begin at 8 AM at Fort Massac State Park (near the trout pond) with a mass start led by Superman. The ride will include 10 mile, 40 mile, and 61 mile routes. The 10 mile route is relatively flat and the 40 and 61 mile routes have challenging hills. Fully staffed and equipped rest stops and SAG service. Details & online registration will be posted here as soon as it is available. Meantime, the route maps and some photos & 2019 information is viewable at: https://sites.google.com/site/metropoliskiwanis/home/superman-ride

(618) 564-3538 or 270-442-0751

Jun 14, 2020

White Lightning XC 2020

North Welcome Station, LBL, Grand Rivers, Kentucky, KY

White Lightning XC 2020 Presented by Team Wood-N-Wave USA Cycling Permit #2020-606 Details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/594037201431871/

270-933-6000

Jun 14, 2020

Ride the Fault Line Tour

Cape Girardeau, MO

A week long bicycle trip through portions of 4 states, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri. Low traffic roads, welcoming small towns, interesting daily routes, history, full support. Camp outdoors, indoors, or select a motel from our list. Get the details and register NOW!

573-380-7875

Jun 27, 2020

Tour de Corn

East Praire Mo

Over 1,000 rides will convene to complete a ride of 15, 30, 65 or 100 miles!! Terrain is flat. For someone looking to do their first century, this is a good one. Well-marked rural highways.Portions of the Mississippi River Cycling Trail on all routes. At the Tour de Corn, the bike ride is only part of the fun! Each year, East Prairie and surrounding communities welcome to Tour de Corn riders with a line-up of events to enjoy including the Husker 5K run, the annual Main Street Party complete with tasty treats such as crawfish & BBQ, homemade crafts and goods, family events, entertainment and hospitality! And be sure to stick around after the ride as the East Prairie Chamber of Commerce hosts a variety of fun Sweet Corn Festival events.

573-233-5281

Jul 6, 2020

Adventure Bike Camp

BikeWorld, 809 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY

ADVENTURE by BIKE CAMP 7/6/-7/11/2020 9 am-4:30 pm. Ages 12½ -16. Days start & end at BikeWorld. For 5 days campers will have the time of their lives, riding, building skills, hanging out, exploring and finding last minute adventures to tackle. They will ride, climb, ramp, swim, get muddy, have crazy fun and get stronger every day. Be ready to get hands and wheels dirty, practice skills, chill in the woods and take on new challenges. This is a great camp for riders who have already completed "Leadership by Bike,” those who love a challenge or are already strong riders. Campers will be advised if leaders feel this camp session will not be appropriate for them. Space is limited. Call BikeWorld if you have questions. 270-442-0751.$160 includes lunches and entry fees. Scholarships are available. Register by visiting or calling BikeWorld. 270-442-0751

270-442-0751

Jul 11, 2020

Bikes and Beers

Madison, TN

900 River Bluff Drive Madison, TN 37115 2nd year for this Yazoo Brewery Company ride. 15, 30, and 50-mile routes with start times from 8:30 to 10 AM. Ride focuses on local craft beer and benefits Nashville Cycling! https://bikesandbeers.com/portfolio/nashville-tn/

Jul 19, 2020

BikeWorld at the Ballpark- Customer Appreciation Night, at the Chiefs game

Brooks Stadium, 2400 Brooks Stadium Drive, Paducah, KY

Please be our guest as we cheer the Paducah Chiefs in their last home game of the regular season. We're picking up your ticket. Just say at the gate, "We're here with BikeWorld." We'll have the whole deck. Come on out and enjoy sitting at a table or find any seat in general admission. Sunday games usually start at 6 PM. Watch our Facebook page or check the Chiefs schedule for updates. Most of us will put on our bike lights and ride over. There's a bike parking rack inside the park and it's enclosed by a chain link fence so there's no shortage of places to lock your bikes. Hope you'll come and enjoy this summer outing.

270-442-0751

Jul 25, 2020

Moonlight Bike Ride

Paducah, KY

8 PM Music, late registration, watermelon, booths & visiting. 10 PM Ride start. Easy, fun "Midsummer's Night Ride In the Moonlight" Start and finish at BikeWorld, 809 Joe Clifton Drive. 10 miles through low trafficked Paducah city streets. Bikes must have front and rear lights to legally be on the street after dark. Helmets required. All proceeds benefit PCM's, (Paducah Cooperative Ministry) food bank, homeless shelter and loving aid to humans in drastic situations. Register at Bike World or Online at www.moonlightridepaducah Sponsorship Opportunities available. Contact John Lewter at: 270-442-6812 Up-to-date news posted to: https://www.facebook.com/Moonlightbikeride/

270-442-0751

Aug 1, 2020

Paris Landing Sprint and Olympic Triathlon

Paris Landing State Park, U.S. 79, Buchanan, TN, USA

7am Olympic Triathlon: 1500 meter swim, 24 mile bike, 6.2 mile run Sprint Triathlon: 500 meter swim, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run You may register either online, (see website) in person at any of the packet pick up locations, or on race day at race site (Note*, If you wait until the last day to register, you will pay a much higher price to participate). If you have any other questions, please contact daniel@s2fevents.com

Sep 12, 2020

Misaligned Minds 100 Bicycle Tour

Noble Park, 2915 Park Ave, Paducah, KY 8 AM

Named 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. Stay update at: https://www.facebook.com/misalignedminds/ Register at BikeWorld or online at: www.misalignedminds.com

270-442-0751

Dec 8, 2020

Christmas Light Bike Ride & Party

BikeWorld, 809 Joe Clifton Dr. Paducah, KY

Please join us for Paducah's Annual Christmas Light Bike Ride & Party. Deck your bike out with fun holiday lights and glitter. (We have a great selection!) Dress in your cold weather gear and enjoy a Christmas tradition with us. We'll leave BikeWorld at 6 PM for a leisurely ride through the lights at Noble Park. (Volunteers will be there collecting food and monetary contributions for local food banks, so be generous.) Ride through the park once or twice, and for those who want, head down the Greenway for a longer execurion to the riverfront. After you've had enough fresh air and exhilaration to work up an appetite head back to BikeWorld for our famous Christmas wassail, plenty of goodies and company. No charge. Children with adult supervision warmly welcomed. Helmets are required. Extreme bad weather will postpone. Call or check FB for new date should that be required. https://www.facebook.com/bikeworldky/

270-442-0751

Morning Rides

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

Mon-Tues-Wed-Thur-Fri Mornings

from 6 AM to 8 AM

There are often morning rides in the summer. Location, pace and time depends on who is interested. If you want a group ride sometime between 6 & 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

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

Every Monday during daylight saving time

6 PM, until days get short, then 5:30 & increasingly earlier.

FLAT. Meet & park behind the warehouse for Higdon Furniture at the junction of Cairo and Moody Roads, Paducah, next door to Walker Stone, 4345 Cairo Road. Do NOT park at Walker Stone. 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 this group drops riders and does not usually stop to regroup.

Behind the warehouse of Higdon Furniture, junction of Cairo & Moody Roads, across Moody Road from Walker Stone, 4345 Cairo Rd. Paducah, Do NOT park at Walker Stone. KY

270-442-0751

Every Tuesday Evening

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

Every Tuesday during daylight saving time

6 PM

2 Rides. The Cruiser Ride leaves from BikeWorld the first 3 or 4 Tuesdays of each month & the last Tuesday, leaves from McCracken County Library, 7th and Washington St. The Road Training Ride. Begins and ends at BikeWorld. The Cruiser Ride is the most laid-back, social, fun of the week and 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 in summer this ride even involves an ice cream stop! The Cruiser Rides calls for lights. The Road Ride usually offers about 25 miles (20 miles - 28 miles). 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

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

Every Wednesday during daylight savi

6 PM during summer; 5:30 PM in early spring

Begins & ends English Sewing Machine store, 7010 US-68, Paducah, KY 42003 (Off exit 16.) Two routes available - Coal Mountain, 20, 28 or 30 mile routes, mostly flat to rolling. Also a new modified Elva Loop, 20 miles of rolling hills.These are rolling to hilly rides which some regulars use as their fastest, hardest workout of the week, but there is a less intense group that doesn't drop anyone.

English Sewing Machine store, 7010 US-68, Paducah, KY 42003 (Off exit 16.)

270-442-0751

Every Thursday Evening

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

Thursday Evening Ride during daylight savings time

5:30 in April; 6 PM after May 1

The Jailbreak. Meet in the parking lot of the McCracken County Courthouse, 7th and Washington Street. Usually a flat more relaxed, but fitness 14 or a 18 or 22 with rolling hills at a 16/18 mph with a group leader. Usually riders regroup a couple of times. Sometimes an EF (extremely fast) 20 mph+ group.

McCracken County Courthouse Parking Lot, 300 South 7th St. Paducah, KY

270-442-0751