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Sept 27th - Sept 29th, 2017


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Sept 27th - Sept 29th, 2017


The 3rd annual

Bourbon Country® Burn

September 27th - 29th, 2019

Lexington, KY


3 Days, 250 Miles, 11 Distilleries, 1 Event.

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Had an incredible time. What else can one ask for - good riding, friends, bourbon, horses, picturesque landscapes. Second year riding and planning on making this an annual tradition!
— Michael, 2017 & 2018 participant

Held at the world-renown Kentucky Horse Park…

the Burn is a three-day, fully-supported bicycle tour of the bourbon distilleries and thoroughbred horse farms of Kentucky. Explore quiet country roads and quaint communities en route to world-famous bourbon distilleries nestled amongst the rolling bluegrass hills. Join our friends from more than 37 different states (& Canada) as we cheers to another round of riding bikes and drinking bourbon in our great home state of Kentucky.


Over the last 17 years I have participated in many rides and without exception, this is the very best. Beauty, fun, great campsite, bourbon, amazing routes and roads surfaces & low traffic are a just a few of the things that make this a fantastic ride.
— Candace, 2018 participant

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What are my route options?


What are my route options?

What are my route options?


What are my route options?

What are my route and registration options?


Perhaps you are new to biking and bourbon, and need to acquire the miles like you acquire the taste —or—maybe you’re a seasoned rider who likes to have proof they've pedaled the long-haul? Only want to ride one day or two? Not a problem — you choose!

1, 2 & 3-Day Ride Options Available.


20 - 100 mile days.

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Extremely picturesque routes! Highlights what I’ve always bragged about my home state. Such a pleasure to return to Kentucky and enjoy that aspect of my youth.
— Maurice, 2018 participant

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Distilleries


Which distilleries will I see?

Distilleries


Which distilleries will I see?

World-Famous Bourbon Distilleries. 


Spend the day riding along the beautiful back roads of Kentucky, en route to world-famous bourbon distilleries. When you arrive, browse the visitor center, enjoy exclusive distillery experiences, and pick up a unique bottle made specifically for our event. 

Here at The Burn, we also offer a free bourbon bottle sherpa service for our riders each year. Whatever bottles or other items are purchased at the distilleries each day, will be transported by us back to base camp for you to pick up each evening. It’s just that easy.

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 *Will participate in tastings only at Bourbon Base Camp.

*Will participate in tastings only at Bourbon Base Camp.


 *Will participate in tastings only at Bourbon Base Camp.

*Will participate in tastings only at Bourbon Base Camp.


 *Will participate in tastings only at Bourbon Base Camp.

*Will participate in tastings only at Bourbon Base Camp.

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 *Will participate in tastings only at Bourbon Base Camp.

*Will participate in tastings only at Bourbon Base Camp.


We have done a great many organized cycling events, the Bourbon Country Burn far exceeds them all in terms of quality of the event, beauty of the routes, and interesting stops along the routes. It is a repeat event, for sure!
— Maria, 2018 participant

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Base Camp


A Bourbon Base Camp?

Base Camp


A Bourbon Base Camp?

Where all the fun and bourbon goes down!


The Bourbon Base Camp is the place to celebrate a solid day of riding. You’ve earned the burn, now it’s time to savor the flavor. And better yet, Bourbon Base Camp is located at the beautifully scenic Kentucky Horse Park, host to numerous world-wide events. 


What a century ride! Challenging hills with sustained climbs, excellent roads, and incredible scenery. This is a remarkably well-run, top-notch event.
— Jason, 2018 participant

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Where do I sleep?


Where do I sleep?

Where do I sleep?


Where do I sleep?

You won't be sleeping on the rocks, unless you want to!


Tent camping is included each night with registration!

However, if your camping days are over, check out our partner hotel and RV camping options.

 Camping at the world-renown Kentucky Horse Park is included in your Bourbon Country Burn registration.

If your camping days have passed, hotel accommodations are only a short bike ride away. 

 Located near the Kentucky Horse Park, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriot Lexington North offers hotel accommodations for the Bourbon Country Burn.
 Our partner hotel is the Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Lexington North offering hotel accommodations only a few short miles away.

One of the nicest rides I have ever been on. The roads and lanes were so smooth, and the rolling hills made the ride a nice challenge. Beautiful country.
— Greg, 2018 participant