route inquiry for bluegrass country, kentucky

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  1. Looking for alternative on-road but off busy highway routes for upcoming (Sept) bike ride: Route
    (from John Smith's Cycling USA) is: Lexington to Perryville via Rt. 68 Rt 150 to Bardtown Rt. 31E to
    Hodgenville Rt 84 to Lebandon Rt. 52 to Richmond, Rts. 388 and 627 to Winchester and Paris Rt. 460
    to Newtown back to Lexington via Rt. 922.

    This is from an old book that tends to put you on busy highways. Can you farm this request out for
    alternative route suggestions? Also would like a sense of how hilly is this region? Much thanks.
     
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  2. Karen M.

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    Phil wrote:
    > Looking for alternative on-road but off busy highway routes for upcoming (Sept) bike ride: Route
    > (from John Smith's Cycling USA) is: Lexington to Perryville via Rt. 68 Rt 150 to Bardtown Rt. 31E
    > to Hodgenville Rt 84 to Lebandon Rt. 52 to Richmond, Rts. 388 and 627 to Winchester and Paris Rt.
    > 460 to Newtown back to Lexington via Rt. 922.
    >
    > This is from an old book that tends to put you on busy highways. Can you farm this request out for
    > alternative route suggestions? Also would like a sense of how hilly is this region? Much thanks.

    bluegrasscycling.org. They've ridden every road in the area. Rolling to hilly. (If you're from
    Houston, hilly.) Many are "rollers" that you can coast down and most of the way up. Scenery is
    beautiful, traffic is light (low population density and not many drivers running around between
    horse farms). Check out the area around Georgetown, and consider a visit to the Horse Park. HTH
    --Karen M. who lives 6 hours away but regularly rides at the Horsey Hundred weekend
     
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