The Kentucky Century Challenge and Metric Century Challenge will provide an opportunity for cyclists completing all four of the century rides or metric century rides sponsored by the collaborating organizations to obtain a free Kentucky Century Challenge or Kentucky Metric Century Challenge jersey. Cyclists completing all four centuries or metric centuries will also receive a free pair of matching shorts or bibs.
The Kentucky Cycling Challenge will provide a free jersey to cyclists completing at least 185 miles, and participating in at least 3 of the 4 partner events.
We also have a new jersey vendor this year - Artletic Apparel. To learn more about them, visit their website. Since they are a new vendor, we will have fit kits at the last two rides so that participants can determine the appropriate size to order.
There are four participating rides - A brief description and dates for each ride are listed below.
We will offer three challenges and jerseys in 2019:
The Century Challenge (400 mile challenge): Register and ride all 4 centuries and earn a free jersey and bibs or shorts.
The Metric Century Challenge (250 mile challenge): Register and ride all four participating rides and accumulate at least 250 miles and earn a free jersey and bibs or shorts Note: Although we thought of this as cyclists completing the metric centuries at all four rides, and the jersey logo says “metric century challenge” you may also decide to accrue your 250 miles in a different way, starting with shorter mileage in the early rides and finishing with longer mileage in the later rides.
The Cycling Challenge (185 mile challenge): Register and ride over 185 miles in any combination of at least three out of our four rides, and earn a free Cycling Challenge jersey. Cyclists earning the Challenge jersey will have the opportunity to purchase matching bibs or shorts at our cost.
Registration for the free jerseys and possibly bibs or shorts is limited to the first 600 registrants. Registration will remain open if we reach the 600 registrant limit (until the closing date) and anyone who registers after we hit 600 registrants and earns a jersey will have the opportunity to purchase any jersey they earn at our cost.
The ONLY way to get one of these jerseys is to earn one!