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. The evening rides start at 5:30 until mid-April then are at 6 PM through the summer. By mid Sept riders start arriving at the start early to finish before dark.  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
Oct 20, 2018Trail of Tears Wood-N-Wave Bicycles and Watersports 2109 Dover Road, HWY 453, Grand Rivers, KY 420458 AM Distances are once again 16, 32, 48, and 100 miles. If you finish the 100 mile route, there is some special stuff lined up, including the popular finisher pint glass. Again this year, Liteside Bakery will be providing all riders a FREE dinner after the ride for everyone who signed up. Extra meals available for an additional fee. All registered riders will recieve a FREE LONG SLEEVE event shirt and a grab bag from the event. Wood N Wave Bicycles will be providing door prizes so make sure you check your bib number at the gift table! Pre-registration will end 1 day before the event. After that, day of registration will be available for an additional $5 per entry. It will begin at 6am the day of the event. Keep up with all information at Facebook Trail of Tears Century 2018.
Oct 20, 2018Tour de ShawneeOlive Branch, IL Join us for the 10th Annual Tour de Shawnee! Check out our “100 Century” ride that will include four counties including the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center. The Wetlands Center, owned and operated by IDNR is also the beginning of a bike ride or walk on the Tunnel Hill State Trail. You may choose to travel a 2.5 mile bike trail as well. Horseshoe Lake Community Building, State Hwy 3, Olive Branch, IL618-776-5893
Oct 27, 2018Bike Festival Lee Jones Park, Eddyville, KYBike rides, bands playing good music, food & fun. Games in late afternoon and evening. Watch for plans and details at (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 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

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Every Monday during daylight saving time 5:30 PM in spring with progressively earlier until days are just too short.FLAT. Meet & park behind 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. . behind Walker Stone, 4345 Cairo Rd. Paducah, KY270-442-0751

Every Tuesday Evening

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Every Tuesday during daylight saving time6 PM 2 Rides. The BikeWorld Cruiser Ride & Info Park Road Training Rides. The Cruiser Ride begins and ends at BikeWorld. It's 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 Info Park Road Rides are 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.Meet at Associated General Contractors (corner of McCracken & Hickman) 2201 McCracken Blvd Paducah, KY 42001 BikeWorld 270-442-0751

Every Wednesday Evening

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Every Wednesday during daylight savi6 PM during summer; 5:30 PM in early springBegins & ends English Sewing Machine store, 7010 US-68, Paducah, KY 42003. This 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. Paducah Information Age Park, 2000 McCracken Court, Hickman Court. 42001270-442-0751

Every Thursday Evening

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Thursday Evening Ride during daylight savings time5:30 PM in early spring, moving to 6 PM as days get longerSometimes 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