3009 - General Butler's Assault

This one, I call General Butler's Assault, and it is a challenging century ride. The route will take us from the little town of Westport, Kentucky through Pleasureville and then down into Lockport. As you hurtle down Leadmine road with a huge grin on your face, just remember to save some energy for the ride ahead.

As you fly through Lockport, take a quick peek at the beautiful Kentucky River as it spills over the dam. The locks are seldom activated these days, but the view is amazing and worth a stop for a snapshot or two.

Next, we cross the Kentucky River at Gratz with an inspiring view from the bridge.  You'll need to save some of that inspiration for the rolling hills ahead on Highway 355.

Then, at Carrollton, General Butler awaits.  Will you be able to assault the General's hills? Or will the General get the best of you?

Two miles later, the survivors of the assault will rollercoaster down onto Hwy 320 and soon cross the Kentucky River again to begin the journey back.
Enjoy the miles of shady, scenic Carlisle Road, along the river's baby brother, the "Little Kentucky River."  It's more like a creek than a river, but a welcome respite after doing battle with General Butler.

We continue our journey through Suphur and Sligo before wending our way back towards Westport.

Visit here: http://www.kybikerides.org/videos/index.htm for a short video of a previous year's assault

 

3009 - General Butler's Assault
Westport, Sulphur, New Castle, Lockport, Carrollton
102.9 mi., Elevation Gain:6040, 59 ft/mile
Dr. Larry Preble

Cell: (502) 724-8477

Miles

Turn

Road

0.0

Start

Westport Park at Ohio River

0.0

S

Main St out of park

1.0

L

Eighteen Mile Creek Rd

5.1

L

SR 524

5.6

R

SR 1488 (Covington Ridge Cutoff)

6.1

 

Caution: Steep Downhill

6.9

R

SR 1488

8.6

L

Patton Creek Rd (No Sign)

11.8

L

US 42

11.9

R

SR 157

14.1

R

SR 1606 ( Rough Bridge)

20.2

L

SR 146

22.4

R

US 421

23.7

L

To stay on 421

29.1

L &

Stop

SR 22 in Pleasureville (Store: Chevron)

39.8

R

Leadmine Rd (Watch for it--easy to miss!)

41.9

L

Main St

42.0

S

Aces Chevron - Sunday 12PM to 10PM

42.0

S

SR 389 (North)  Nice View of Lock and Dam

44.4

R

SR 22

44.7

X

Caution: Cross Kentucky River

45.1

L

SR 355

45.2

R

To stay on 355

45.3

L

To stay on 355

57.7

L

SR 227

62.9

S

Shell, McDonalds, Burger King, Chevron

63.6

Stop

Subway in front of WalMart

64.6

L

General Butler Park Rd

66.6

R

SR 320

67.3

L

Sycamore St

68.2

R

2nd St

68.3

L

US 42-Caution: Cross Kentucky River

68.6

S

Shell in Prestonville

69.3

L

Carlisle Road SR 1335 (Not Old Carlisle!) Little Kentucky River on the Rt

78.4

L

SR 316 (up the hill)

81.5

R

Louden Lane

83.9

L

Carmon Creek Rd

85.5

Bear R

To stay on Carmon Creek

86.2

R

US 421

86.4

L

SR 1606

89.4

R

SR 157

91.5

L

US 42

92.3

Stop

Marathon

92.3

S

Continue on US 42

95.6

R

SR 524

97.9

L

Eighteen Mile Creek Rd

102.0

R

SR 524

102.8

S

Towards the river

103.0

End

Westport Park at Ohio River

KEY:

L = Left, R = Right, S = Straight, X = Cross, Red = Caution or Stop, Green =sight worth seeing, Blue = Body of Water

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