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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. 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.

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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
Apr 25, 2018Fix-a-Flat ClinicBikeWorld, 809 Joe Clifton Dr. Paducah, KY6-7:30 PM Bring your bike.Bring your questions. Bring your repair essentials or purchase them the night of the clinic for 15% off the regular price. This workshop will have you changing your bike tire. Be prepared to get dirty. Class size is limited to eight students, so everyone can get individual attention. Call to register. 270-442-0751270-442-0751
Apr 29, 2018Dogwood Trail Bike Ride & Dinner on the GroundsStart at BikeWorld (809 Joe Clifton Dr.) 2:30 PMThis 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, and there are some hills but riders may turn back at any time, after as little as one block if that's your limit. For the most of the riders this will be the first time back on their bike since fall, just don't worry if you're out of shape. Just get outside and have fun on your bike! No Charge. All we ask is that everyone wear a helmet, follow the traffic laws, and register at the start. We like to know who comes and we want to be able to count the participants. Everyone is invited to a community-wide potluck on the BikeWorld lawn & parking lot afterward. BikeWorld provides the meat, drinks & tableware. Everyone is invited to bring a side 270-442-0751
May 26, 20188th Annual Ballard County Wheels and Wings Bicycle TourBallard County Preschool, 455 Olive St, LaCenter, KY Ballard County's eighth annual bike ride. Ballard County Preschool, 455 Olive St., 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. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and is $25 for individuals, with a $5 discount for registrations before May 11. New tech-type tee shirts may be preordered for $10; a very limited number will be available for $15 on ride day. 3rd Annual Wing Cook-Off in LaCenter City Park. For a bike ride registration form, email julie.thomas@ballard.kyschools.us. 270-665-8400, ext.2011
Jun 2, 2018Spokes for StrokesStart at Baptist Health Paducah in the imaging center parking Lot (8 AM) Corner of 28th and Kentucky AveBikeWorld is once again partnering with Baptist Health Paducah to raise money to benefit the 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, six rest stops; 35 miles, four rest stops; Whether or not there will be a 20-25 mile route is currently being determined. 10 miles, flatter terrain, all in McCracken County, with one stop. This is not a race. Marked roads, maps and SAG support. Event begins and ends at Baptist Health Imaging Center. T shirts available. Helmets required. Reduced family rates. Register at BikeWorld or on-line: http://www.active.com270-442-0751
Jun 9, 2018Metropolis Kiwanis SUPERMAN Bike RideFort Massac Park, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis, IL 8 AMThe 31st annual Metropolis Kiwanis Superman Bicycle Ride will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018, in conjunction with the 40th 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. Adults $30, children 16 and under free. Fully staffed and equipped rest stops and SAG service. Online registration will be open sometime this spring.(618) 564-3538 or 270-442-0751
Jun 11, 2018Adventure by Bike CampBikeWorld, 809 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY6/11-6/15, 2018 9 am-4:30 pm A week of finding freedom, leadership and fun by bike. Ages 12-16, Five days with lasting impact—campers discover Paducah while developing confidence, independence and riding skills. The friendly, enthusiastic leader/educators will introduce campers to Greenway Trails, forgotten neighborhoods and local landmarks. Excursions to local eateries and historic places.Swimming, games and more bike riding. Campers will learn what teens used to discover about their hometown while out on their bikes (before parents became afraid to let them out on their own.) $120 includes lunches from local establishments and entry fees. Click on link for flyers & registration forms or you can call or come by BikeWorld. 270-442-0751
Jun 25, 2018Advanced Leadership by Bike CampBikeWorld, 809 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY6/25-6/29, 2018 9 am-4:30 pm A week of leadership & adventure and advanced bicycle skills for campers who have already completed a previous camp session or who is advanced rider. Everything you've loved about Bike Camp and MORE! Approval required for acceptance into this session. Call BikeWorld if you have questions. 270-442-0751. $150 includes lunches and entry fees. Click on link for flyers & registration forms or you can call or come by BikeWorld. 270-442-0751
Jul 4, 2018BAM-11th Annual Bike Around MayfieldIce House Gallery, North & 8th Streets, Mayfield, KY Rides start at 8 AM. Routes of 11, 21, 32 or 60 miles will be newly marked for 2018. Stocked rest stops,SAG & port-a-johns.Medical support. Part of "Mayfield Glory Days" festivities! Proceeds support the Kiwanis Club of Mayfield program to enrich the lives of children.270.247-6971
Jul 9, 2018Adventure by Bike CampBikeWorld, 809 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY7/9-7/13, 2018 9 am-4:30 pm A week of finding freedom, leadership and fun by bike. Ages 12-16, Five days with lasting impact—campers discover Paducah while developing confidence, independence and riding skills. The friendly, enthusiastic leader/educators will introduce campers to Greenway Trails, forgotten neighborhoods and local landmarks. Excursions to local eateries and historic places.Swimming, games and more bike riding. Campers will learn what teens used to discover about their hometown while out on their bikes (before parents became afraid to let them out on their own.) $120 includes lunches from local establishments and entry fees. Click on link for flyers & registration forms or you can call or come by BikeWorld. 270-442-0751
Jul 28, 2018Moonlight Bike RidePaducah, KY8 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, (Paducah Cooperative Ministry) food bank, homeless shelter and kind aid to humans in drastic situations. Register by 7/11/15 to guarantee a t-shirt. Register at Bike World or Online at Active.com $25 adults, $15 youth under 16.Sponsorship Opportunities available. Ride registration is on Active.com. Registeration available soon. On FaceBook at Moonlight Bike Ride. 270-442-0751
Aug 18, 2018RACK (Ride ACross Kentucky)Leave from BikeWorld, 809 Joe Clifton Dr, Paducah, KY -8 AMThis annual border to border bike pilgrimage is not a race, but is a personal challenge. Invited - any self sufficient rider who can average 15+ MPH in August temperatures and humidity. Ride across the commonwealth. And back. 108 miles total. The challenge for is to ride from Paducah to S. Fulton, TN. Eat your fill of "The Keg’s" barbecued ribs, guzzle a brew or two, then ride back. There's no entry fee, no tee-shirt, and no whining. The ride is supported by BikeWorld, which provides a well-marked route, rolling vehicle support and impromptu rest stops. Riders not doing the round trip by bike may want to meet a friend in Fulton for a ride home or drop a car off the day before. Helmets are required. Riding one way, or both? It's not required but is great if RSVP to BikeWorld to help with planning. . 270-442-0751
Sep 15, 2018Misaligned Minds 100 Bicycle Tour-29th AnnualNoble Park, 2915 Park Ave, Paducah, KY 8 AM100 fairly flat miles, 65 and 40 flatter, 25 and 10 very flat miles through the low trafficked farm roads of beautiful western Kentucky. The Misalinged Minds is designed for each rider to succeed. The plentiful and well stocked rest areas, outstanding vehicle support driven by helpful, encouraging volunteers, homemade desserts, and outstanding attention to detail explain why this ride has been named by Bicycling magazine as one of the "Best one-day bicycle tours in the country." Registration forms should be available by April. 270-442-0751

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 for Cruisers (lights please) 5:30 PM in early spring for Corky's Road Training Ride2 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 in summer 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. Cruiser Rides calls for lights. BikeWorld 270-442-0751

Every Wednesday Evening

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Every Wednesday during daylight savi6 PM during summer; 5:30 PM in early springBegins & 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 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