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4 Bike Tours of Historic Frankfort  

Franklin, Shelby, Henry, Scott Counties 

SATURDAY - JUNE 20, 2015




FRIDAY 5-8pm

Farmer's Market, Frankfort

corner of Broadway and Wilkerson


SATURDAY 6:30-10am

Capital Plaza Hotel Patio

next to their Grill off Clinton Street

PARKING available at Capital Plaza Hotel




Preservation Pedal


Preservation Pedal celebrates its 5th year in 2015!  This year's ride features Kentucky's State Capital,   historic Frankfort, and three scenic, hilly, rural communities - Franklin, Shelby, Henry and Scott Counties. Organized by Preservation Kentucky to highlight the Commonwealth's rural heritage, small towns and Main Streets, this annual charity bicycle tour has become a popular annual with cyclists for all levels and ages.


The Pedal is a fun and healthy way to experience Kentucky's history, promote heritage tourism, support local usinesses and showcase the importance of historic preservation to community identity, economic development and job creation.


Four route options are available: a guided Downtown tour, and three challenging 30, 50 and 100 mile routes. The Pedal is also one of four premier cycling events that comprise the Kentucky Century Challenge to qualify an exceptional group of cyclists with an endurance for distance.


Whether an avid cyclist or a casual rider who pedals at a leisurely pace, Preservation Pedal is a great way to experience Kentucky, celebrate our rural heritage, and support historic preservation!



While we're busy planning PK's 5th Annual Preservation Pedal, we hope you'll continue to support Preservation Kentucky's efforts to promote historic Preservation in the Commonwealth by becoming a friend of Preservation Kentucky today!



Time and Place

Friday, June 19, 5:00-8:00 PM EST - Early Registration

Capital Cellars Wine and Spirits Cafe Market

227 West Broadway . Frankfort, Kentucky 40601


Saturday, June 20 - Preservation Pedal


6:15 AM EST - Registration Opens

Old State Capitol Lawn

 100 West Broadway Street . Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

  8:00 AM - Century Ride - 100 miles 

  9:00 AM - Half Century Ride - 50 miles

10:00 AM - 30 Miles

10:30 AM - Downtown Guided Ride


Routes and Tour Options

The 5th Annual Preservation Pedal will begin in Frankfort, Kentucky on Saturday June 20, 2015.  

 With four route options, there's something for everyone!

*Century Ride - 100 Miles   *Half Century Ride - 50 Miles   *30 Miles    *Downtown  


Downtown Tour 

The Downtown Ride highlights Frankfort's Downtown Historic District and important landmarks such as Liberty Hall (ca. 1796), Orlando Brown House (ca. 1835), Vest-Lindsey House (ca. 1800), the Old Statehouse (1827), and the Kentucky State Capitol (1905).





Thirty Mile

Kentucky Century Challenge

Preservation Pedal is one of four premier cycling events that make up the Kentucky Century Challenge.  Ride all four and earn a free jersey! Learn more about the Challenge here!




Register at




Free parking will be available near the start/finish.  As with all events of this size, please consider carpooling. 



Click here for more information about this year's poster, available for purchase.


An athlete-specific lunch will be provided.  Rest stops staffed by PK's Board of Director and friendly volunteers from throughout the community will provide snacks specifically geared for cyclists with the right blend of protein and carbs, such as peanut butter sandwiches, protein bars, gallons of water and Gatorade, and lots and lots of pickle juice!



Our signature Pedal tee-shirt will be available for purchase from our website if you missed the printing deadline.


The rides will be held rain or shine, and will only be cancelled if severe - such as lightening or tornado warnings.


All riders are expected to have bicycles in good condition, to obey all traffic laws, and to ride safely and intelligently. These are public roads, so cars will be sharing the route with us. Helmets must be worn on all rides and must meet Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ASTM, or Snell standards.  Safety lessons will be provided for all cyclists prior to the launch of the rides.  



Fun and happy volunteers needed!  Preservation Pedal relies on a large corp of volunteers to organize and implement it. If you're a family member or friend of a cyclist joining the ride, an aficionado of history and all things architecture, a student or civic group looking for community service hours or a person who just plain enjoys volunteering, we need you! Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of activities, including registration, rest stops, sponsorships and other event task. E-mail us at or call the PK offices today at 502-871-4570!



Preservation Pedal has a no refund policy. If you purchase T-shirts online, you can make arrangements to pick them up if you are unable to attend.

Please remember Preservation Pedal tours are NOT a race and should be ridden at a pace suitable for you.  There is no such thing as too slow or too fast!

Local Accomodations and Visitors Information

Accomodations / visitor information is available from Visit Frankfort at, (800) 960-7200 or

For information about Historic Downtown Frankfort, visit, call them at (502) 223-2261 or email them at

Special Thanks

Visit Frankfort - Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism Commission ~ Downtown Frankfort ~ Frankfort Folkbike Recyclery ~ Walk Bike Frankfort ~ Bluegrass Cycling Club ~ Danville Bike and Footwear ~ Kentucky Century Challenge ~ Kentucky Heritage Council ~ and everyone who is donating time, talents and treasures to making Preservation Kentucky's 5th Annual Preservation Kentucky a successful and memorable event. 


Preservation Pedal works because local businesses, regional companies and a variety of organizations support the event with cash, inkind and volunteer support.  Sponsorships are designed to give companies varying amounts of involvement and exposure, and the opportunity to reach thousands of cyclists, their family members and friends, volunteers and community residents.  Click through to view levels, incentives, and fill out our application.





*Be sure to register online before June 9 to ensure that you will recieve your free t-shirt the day of the Pedal.


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