Friday, May 27, 2016

Horsey Hundred will bring scads of cyclists through Midway Saturday; rest stop captain seeks volunteers

The 39th annual Horsey Hundred bicycle tour will come through Midway Saturday, May 28, with a rest stop at the lot next to Midway United Methodist Church from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with most of the cyclists expected to come through in the morning. The Bluegrass Cycling Club provides food and supplies, while volunteers hand out snacks, mix Gatorade, answer questions and provide other assistance.

Midway City Council Member Dan Roller, captain of the rest stop, is asking anyone from Midway who didn't register with www.horseyhundred.com but who want to volunteer part of the day "to just show up and wear any type of Midway shirt, Midway church shirts or other t-shirts that would let the riders know you are locals and may be able to provide information about local activities. . . . Please leave me a message or show up. Thanks."

Midway will also be the site of a Saturday night party for cyclists, with food, drink and live music. The ride, following various routes in the Bluegrass from 25 to 102 miles long, will continue Sunday but there will be no rest stop in Midway on Sunday. Georgetown College is headquarters for the event, which is expected to attract more than 2,000 cyclists from all over the country and other nations. Here's a map of the 102-mile route, with rest stops and major mileposts marked:

The 82-mile route uses some different roads, including Weisenberger Mill Road, with traffic going both ways on Stephens Street and Spring Station Road:
Here's a close-up of the 82-mile route's path through Midway:

The 60-mile route uses Spring Station and Georgetown roads:

Here's the 41-mile route:

The 25-mile route does not go through Midway proper, but through greater Midway:

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