Kentucky Adventure Cycling Routes
A short loop in the Daniel Boone National Forest that begins and ends at S-Tree Campground. Features gravel, pavement, and back country double track.
The tires we would recommend are fast rolling 32-42mm. The route is mostly hard packed gravel similar to a rail trail and pavement.
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KYMBA managed trail system. Mostly natural single track, some man made flow trail, and a lot of fun with some good creeks to cool off in.
We recommend a hard tail mountain bike with 1.9” or larger tires but, one of contributors proclaims that he loves to hit these trails on 47mm tires with a bit of cornering tread and smooth center profile. If you chose anything smaller than 1.9“ just be prepared to absorb a lot of the impact and come out much tougher.
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Covering 170,000 acres of undeveloped forests, wetlands, and open land, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (also known as "LBL") is a natural playground for adventurers, explorers and anyone else who needs a break from their urban landscape. Thanks to @glowsticksasquatch for this route
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This is an all road ride for when the trails are nasty and the gravel roads are flooded. Sometimes you just wanna ride along with stops for beer and food. There are at least three locally owned bar/restaurants along this route not counting those in Downtown Lexington.
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The route itself starts at the parking lot across from AEP Generating Station near Grandview, then takes you on every hilly gravel backroad to St. Croix. There is one unofficial water stop, a water spigot on the left side of the road right before Indian Celina recreation area. Once you get that far you might as well go to the Store on 37 for food and drink.
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The War Daddy mountain bike course was created by John Maggard and Merle Hacker seeking out the best gravel roads, least amount of traffic, and the gnarliest amount of climbing possible we came up with this absolutely beautiful course that packs in 8,000 feet of elevation gain.
Gravel bike or mountain bike? Really depends on how good your skills are and how strong you are. I highly suggest a mountain bike. A hardtail will be the best setup.