The 2018 Appalachian Bike Tour Scholarship Ride will be September 22, 2018
The 24rd Annual Appalachian Bike Tour was held on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The cyclists were blessed with a beautiful sunny day for the ride, and even felt like they were a part of history since that was the day the Cooling Tower at Kentucky Power was imploded. It was a very successful event with participants from KY, WV and OH joining the ride. It is the longest running event held at Yatesville State Park.The scenic tour, sponsored by the Lawrence County Democratic Woman’s Club, has attracted bike enthusiasts from three states and offers cyclists a choice of two circuits, ranging from 30 to 60 miles. The ride begins at the Yatesville Marina and loops throughout Lawrence County including Blaine, Webbville, Fallsburg, depending upon the circuit the cyclist chooses. A particularly popular aspect of the ride is the hot dog dinner at the finish for fun and fellowship. In an effort to enhance safety and track the cyclists, the Big Sandy Amateur Radio Club of Louisa and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department volunteer their time and skills each year to assist in communications. The tour also has a roving “sag wagon” with water and snacks and a lift back to the marina to assist distressed riders.The event is a fundraiser for a college scholarship awarded each spring to a deserving senior from Lawrence County High School. The 2018 Appalachian Bike Tour Scholarship Ride will be on September 22, 2018.
Sponsors: Lawrence County Democratic Woman's Club Endorsed by the Ashland Cycling Enthusiasts