Cycling enthusiasts, be sure to ride the Legacy Trail that connects the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden in the East End of Lexington to the Kentucky Horse Park. Enjoy public art installations along the way. At Marriott Griffin Gate Resort Golf Shop, visitors may rent a bike for a full or half day. From the Marriott, you have easy access to the Legacy Trail. Call (859) 288-6193. Bikes are due back by 6:00 p.m.
Pick up the Bike Lexington map, produced by the Lexington Fayette Urban County government, at The Lexington Visitors Center on Main Street. It has great suggestions for back road scenic routes developed by local cyclers. You can also request one online from LFUCG or call them at (859) 258-3605.
Click here to learn about a route through Lexington's historic neighborhoods called "Cycling through the Centuries." The complete tour is about 11 miles long and you'll learn a little history along the way.
Interested in doing the Kentucky Bourbon Trail on your bike? The Kentucky Distillers Association put together some excellent resources and suggest itineraries for an alternative way to experience our legendary distilleries and landscapes. Most of the roads are lightly traveled. Stores or restaurants can be found about every 20 miles. Click here for more information about biking the Bourbon Trail.
Easy Ride Cycling organizes trips in the Bluegrass Region. They are based in Lexington and specialize in professional cycling tours with full support and mechanical assistance.
If you use your bike as your primary mode of transportation during your visit, be sure to explore all the resources at Bike/Walk Lexington for safety information, maps showing bike lanes throughout the city, and more! Bike racks are installed throughout the downtown area for your convenience. The "post and loop" style racks are designed to secure two bicycles when parked parallel to the ring.
Spin, the leading stationless bike-share company in North America, launched a pilot program in Lexington in June of 2018. Self-locking smart bikes are distributed across the city and require no fixed racks. Each bike has a basket, bike lights and locking system, Participants can use the Spin app to locate and unlock a bike by scanning the QR code on the back of the bike. To end a ride, simply park the bike in a responsible location, such as near a bike rack, and pull the lever on the bike down. The cost to ride a Spin bike is $1 for 30-minutes.
Additional resources for cycling enthusiasts can be found in the Idea Guide article The Great Outdoors.
Enjoy your tour and be careful!