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The Bourbon Country® Burn is a three-day, fully-supported bicycle tour of the bourbon distilleries and Thoroughbred horse farms that make Kentucky famous. Explore quiet country roads and quaint communities en route to world renowned distilleries nestled amongst the rolling bluegrass hills of Bourbon Country®. Choose from 1, 2 and 3-day registration options.
Decide each day just how much burn you want to earn, with various daily distance options ranging from 20 - 100 miles, and make stops at up to nine different distilleries throughout the course of the event.
After the ride, back at Bourbon Base Camp, savor the flavor of smooth Kentucky bourbon from the same distilleries you biked to earlier in the day. Enjoy quality live entertainment as you mix, mingle and muddle with friends, old and new.
Distilleries visited include: Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Wild Turkey, Town Branch, Glenns Creek, Castle & Key, Hartfield & Co., and Bluegrass Distillers
Additional Bike Tour information can be found at http://BourbonCountryBurn.com.
With the Bourbon Base Camp at the Kentucky Horse Park as it's hub, the Bourbon Country® Burn spends three days visiting up to nine various distilleries throughout Kentucky's Bluegrass Region.
"Is it hilly?"
Well, it ain't flat. But it isn't mountainous, either. Let's put it that way. The longer distances will certainly be challenging, but everyone likes a challenge. Right? Plus, the change in terrain means your butt won't get sore from too much time in the saddle.
Central Kentucky is home to incredibly beautiful fields of rolling Bluegrass, world famous bourbon distilleries, and world class Thoroughbred horse farms. We like to describe most of the terrain as "rollers," but it all depends on what you are accustomed to riding. Most of the "rollers" see 60 - 80 feet of elevation gain over a distance of a quarter-mile to half-mile or so. There are a few longer climbs, especially around the Kentucky River, that stretch on for about a mile, with short sections of 10% - 12% grade. Most grades a in the 6% - 8% range.
Round here, we like to say, "You gotta earn The Burn, to savor the flavor."
Tent camping at the Bourbon Base Camp is included in the registration fee, so pitch a tent and don't miss a minute of the fun!
**NEW FOR 2019** ALL RVs AND CAMPERS MUST MAKE A CAMPSITE RESERVATION, EITHER WITHIN THE BOURBON BASE CAMP OR THROUGH THE KENTUCKY HORSE PARK CAMPGROUND. (see details below)
As The Burn continues to grow, space is at a premium at our venue, the Kentucky Horse Park Campground. As such, to accommodate all of our riders and the various means of camping accommodations, we have decided that all RVs and campers must reserve a spot.
This policy applies to RVs, camping trailers, pop-ups, roof-top tents and all other non-tent camping vehicles, regardless of size, class, or need for water/electric hookups. Basically, if what you are sleeping in has wheels, then you need to reserve a spot.
As usual, we have options for you…
During registration, choose your preferred RV camping option from the list of available ADD-ONs
Sites are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You may request a specific site spot and we will make our best effort to accommodate that request, but we cannot guarantee that spot.
Want to camp without all of the hassle of bringing and setting up your own equipment? Don't worry, Padre's Cycle Inn has you covered. You'll be good to go when you arrive at the Kentucky Horse Park, with no need to set up a tent or leave Bourbon Base Camp to head to a hotel.
Padre's Cycle Inn will take all of the worries and work out of your experience. When you arrive, you'll find your reserved, high-quality tent already set up for you with a comfy air mattress inflated inside. Park your bike, have a seat in your reserved camping chair, help yourself to the complimentary snacks and refreshments, and enjoy the festivities! You can even charge your electronics at Padre's exclusive charging station. All you have to do is cycle in. Padre does the rest!
For more information on pricing and services provided, visit www.padrescycleinn.com.
Camping not your thing? No worries! There are great hotel options nearby. In fact, we've partnered with the Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott (room block has already filled up!), and the newly opened (Jan. 2019) Glo by Best Western (book soon, rooms are filling fast!). Both hotels are just a short distance away from Bourbon Base Camp at the KY Horse Park, and have a special rate and room blocks for Bourbon Country Burn guests.
Also, to explore the next 10 closest hotels to the Kentucky Horse (our ride headquarters), please click here.
If you have any questions about this Bike Tour, click the button below.Questions?
The Bourbon Base Camp at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground. 4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, Kentucky 40511
The Kentucky Horse Park Campground is located approximately 4 miles north of Lexington's New Circle Road and 9 miles from downtown Lexington, and 3 miles south of Georgetown on Iron Works Pike, at I-75, exit 120. The campground's entrance is just east of the main entrance to the Kentucky Horse Park. The address is 4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, Kentucky 40511.
Please use "Iron Works Pike" (not "Iron Works Parkway") when using GPS service, as this will take you to the park's main entrance, and the campground is just a half mile down the road from there.