2022 KENTUCKY & INDIANA - Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Monon Trail
Time & Location
About the Event
The Burn is a three-day, fully-supported bicycle tour of the bourbon distilleries of Kentucky. We will ride the first two days of the Bourbon Burn, exploring the quiet back roads of Kentucky en route to the world-famous bourbon distilleries. Riders come from more than 42 different states looking to ride bikes and drink bourbon in the state of Kentucky.
The first day will be spent riding along the beautiful back roads of Kentucky, en route to world-famous bourbon distilleries and enjoying several exclusive distillery experiences, and unique bottles made specifically for the event. The Burn also offers a complimentary Bottle Sherpa Service that will bring your bottles or other items that are purchased at the distilleries back to base camp for you to pick up each evening. There is also a SAG service that will rescue and bring you back to camp if you cannot make nor want to make the entire journey. There are also provided rest stops along the way every 15-20 miles where there will be food, drink and support along the routes and we will also have a small ROTR support crew that will be following riders throughout the days and providing SAG support.
The distilleries included on the routes will be: Four Roses, Buffalo Trace, Woodford Reserve, Maker’s Mark, Bulleit, Jefferson’s, New Riff, Town Branch, Bluegrass Distillers, Hartfield & Co., Castle & Key, Glenns Creek, Kentucky Peerless. *Please note that some of our Distillery Partners are too far away to pedal to, but they will be present in the evenings at Bourbon Base Camp.
Also included in the registration fee is camping space at the Bourbon Base Camp. This Camp is the place where most riders will be staying and it is where the celebrations of each day of riding take place. The moto at the finish line of each day’s is that “You’ve earned the burn”… now it’s time to savor the flavor! There is a party with live music, tasting booths from the distilleries, bon-fire pits, distillery reps leading fire-side discussions about the tricks of the trade, food trucks and evening meal for all registered riders and of course sampling of bourbon. Bourbon Base Camp is located at the beautifully scenic Kentucky Horse Park, host to numerous world-wide events and clean showers and bathroom facilities are provided but if you would rather stay inside there are many hotels within walking and biking distance of Base Camp (that expense is on your own however).
TEAM ROTR will take it another notch and will provide a 2 person support team. The support team will get us there and back safely and will support the riders through the day. Therefore you can still tour all the distilleries but not have to ride the long routes to get to them.
Check out the Bourbon Burn Video here: https://vimeo.com/309805845
On Sunday we will travel half way home with a stop in Indianapolis and ride the Monon Trail. We will stay in a hotel and will explore the local breweries and night life of downtown Indianapolis following the ride.