20.9 rolling miles with 886 feet of elevation gain. You will ride through downtown LaGrange right alongside railroad tracks. We do have trains that run right through Main Street, so be careful!!! After passing through town you will find yourself out in lush greenery as you near your Rest Stop at mile 14.2. Enjoy Acorn Lane Farm (farm animals, gardens): the music and home baked cookies before heading uphill to finish another 6 miles back to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens.
37.8 miles with 2140 feet of elevation gain. You will ride through downtown LaGrange right alongside railroad tracks. We do have trains that run right through Main Street, so be careful!!! Then the rolling hills begin as you reach the Bluegrass Parkway and the horse community of L’Esprit. Circle Bar C Ranch (Barrel Racing) is your first rest stop at mile 16.3. The rolling hills keep going as you approach the second rest stop at mile 27.2. Enjoy the music and home baked cookies at Acorn Lane Farm, where you'll find farm animals and gardens. You have a few hills to climb when you reach Cedar Point and New Cut roads. The payoff is the stretch down Glen Arm Road where you just might spot a llama or two and a dairy farm. From there it’s a short trip to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens where lunch awaits your arrival.
51.9 miles with 2,909 feet of elevation gain. This is the 37.8 route, adding an out-and-back to Hermitage Farm. After climbing up New Cut/Halls Hill Road – instead of turning left onto Glen Arm – you will continue to KY 1694. This is a beautiful lush green road that is a gradual one mile climb to Hwy 42 and the Hermitage Farm. This farm has an annual Carriage Driving competition. It also boasts a large state-of-the-art greenhouse that supplies the Barn 8 restaurant with fresh produce. All food is locally sourced for this one-of-a-kind restaurant. Hermitage has a gift shop and produce shop. Take a look around. The entrance to this farm is photo worthy!!! Retrace your route and continue along Glen Arm Road where you will pass a few llamas, pigs, goats and maybe a few other surprises! There is also a dairy farm on this road. Then it’s back to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens for lunch and touring the gardens and trails.
62.1-Mile (100k) Route
63.6 miles with 3,759 feet of elevation gain. This is our longest route and encompasses all that you see on our shorter routes. Circle Bar C Ranch at mile 16.3, Acorn Lane Farm at mile 31.2, Hermitage Farm at mile 43.3 and Chestnut Hall at mile 52.4. (Chestnut Hall is a retired thoroughbred racehorse sanctuary). You will have a short steep hill to climb on Halls Hill followed by a one mile gradual climb on KY 1694. You will climb on Goshen Road at mile 45 but will be rewarded with a steep narrow downhill with a 90 degree turn at the bottom at mile 47.8. Roll along Rose Island Road until you reach Mayo Lane. This is a 2.3 mile narrow road that leads uphill to your last rest stop at Chestnut Hall. Once you leave the rest stop and onto Locke Lane, be prepared to stop at the bottom of the hill. You’ll see our caution signs! Then you are climbing up a beautiful section of Covered Bridge Road that flattens out and passes Fox Hollow Farm. Then it’s up a small hill to turn left onto Halls Hill that leads to Glen Arm Road. Enjoy this road. You might see a pig, goat, llama and a few other surprises! There is also a dairy farm on this road. Then it’s back to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens for lunch and exploring the trails and gardens.
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