Mammoth Cave Friends Hold Pedal for the Park

Mammoth Cave visitors begin the Grand Avenue Tour

Mammoth Cave visitors begin the Grand Avenue Tour. Photo by NPS

The Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park are holding the fourth annual “Pedal for the Park” fundraiser this Saturday, May 9th.

The event, which promotes the Friends goal of life-long fitness and healthy lifestyles, begins at 8:00am at Kentucky’s Cave City Convention Center. It features three different bike routes through scenic rural terrain in and near Mammoth Cave National Park.

The 12.5-mile loop is a family friendly ride east of Cave City on roads that are not too busy or hilly, including Salem Church Road and Old Munfordville Road. The 45-mile route starts out with hills on Toohey Ridge Road and Park Ridge Road, and a SAG stop near the visitor center. After leaving the park at Park City, the second half of the ride is more open and rolling, and follows the homeward route of the 12-mile loop. Meanwhile, the 77-mile route also starts on park roads, then heads north across the Green River Ferry, with SAG stops in Cub Run, Munfordville, and Horse Cave. All routes will begin and end at the convention center.

On-site registration will begin at 7:00 am, and advanced registration is available online.

The Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park, Inc., is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to fund projects and programs that protect and preserve natural and cultural resources, and enhance the visitor experience of Mammoth Cave National Park.

For more information about the ride and how you can become a Friend of Mammoth Cave, visit Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park website, email [email protected] or call 270-597-7604.

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