CUMBERLAND, Ky. (March 27, 2017) -- Kingdom Come State Park will host the Tour De Kingdom Come cycling race on May 20.
The 36-mile road race is part of the 6-race Eastern Ky/Va Cycling Rally Circuit. Points will be awarded for top finishers for each event and winners will be recognized at the final event in October.
Riders will tour the park in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky as well as 14 miles of the Little Shepherd Trail. The route will bring riders back to the park entrance and a final climb with a 22 percent gradient. Riders who complete the final climb in under 17 minutes will earn a polka dot t-shirt.
Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the park gift shop. The race starts at 10 a.m. Participants should register at www.BikeReg.com before May 1 to guarantee a t-shirt.
For more information about the park, call 606-589-4138.
Kingdom Come State Park near Cumberland offers hiking trails, mountain scenery, fishing, picnic areas, primitive campsites, mini-golf and pedal boats. Named after the popular Civil War novel, ‘The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come,’ by Kentucky author John Fox Jr., the park preserves 1,283 acres of unspoiled wilderness.