Substituing this new version for the old 3021 on August 10, 2014

First of all, don't let the name scare you -- The name "Sink or Swim" doesn't mean it's a real killer of a century. It refers to the fact that you may take an optional swim on this ride. The route starts out of Westport, Kentucky at Westport Park with the boat ramp and docks.

"Sink or Swim" has set attendance records over the years because it's such a beautiful route along low traffic creek and river roads with lunch at Welch's which features a deck overlooking the Ohio River in Carrollton.

"Gizmo's Relaxed Century" has become known as the "Sink or Swim Century." Since its inception in 2005, the ride has been offered during the Summer months and has been punctuated by an optional dip in the Ohio River both at the mid-point, Carrollton, KY and at the end of the day back in Westport, KY. In 2008, Debbi Hatton won the prize for the most creative swim costume. This ride has always enjoyed record attendence and has become a club favorite.

3027 - Sink or Swim Century, version 2
Westport, Eminence, New Castle, Carrollton, Sulphur
101.8 mi, Cumulative Climb: 5161 ft, avg: 51ft/mile
Start: Westport Park, Westport, KY
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

R

SR 524

7.5

L

US 42

8.6

R

Tobacco Rd

10.2

L

Bluegrass Pkwy

10.5

L

Old Sligo Rd

10.9

R

L'Espirit Pkwy

13.2

R

SR 153

17.9

Bear L

to stay on SR 153

20.2

L

SR 1861(Smithfield Rd )

20.9

S

becomes Giltner Rd

23.9

L

SR 22 at T-intersection, no sign

25.8

L

SR 55 (N Main St)

25.9

Stop

Marathon or Dairy Queen

29.0

S

US 421 (SR 55)

30.8

R

SR 202 (Drennon Rd)

41.1

L

SR 389 to keep Kentucky River on right. (Sign Missing. Do not cross bridge here!)

53.3

X

RR Tracks, SR 389 bends left.

57.0

R

SR 55

59.5

R

US 42 Caution: X Bridge, Kentucky River (Shell Store at this corner across street)

59.9

L

Immediate Left, 2nd St

60.0

R

Main St, Ohio River is on the left.

60.3

Stop

Welch's Riverside Restaurant (Eat on enclosed deck in back overlooking Ohio River)

60.3

 

Turn Around

60.6

L

2nd St

60.7

R

US 42

61.8

L

Carlisle Rd, (not Old Carlisle!), Little Kentucky River will be on the right.

70.9

L

SR 316 (Carlisle Rd)

73.7

R

Clark Rd

74.1

R

Louden Rd

76.3

L

Carmon Creek Rd

78.6

R

US 421

78.9

L

SR 1606

82.0

Bear L

to X RR Tracks and remain on SR 1606

83.3

R

Wolfpen Branch Rd (No sign)

84.3

L

Dawkins Ln

85.6

R

SR 146 (Lagrange Rd)

87.1

R

SR 153 Stop, Valero at Corner

88.5

L

L'Espirit Parkway

90.9

L

Old Sligo Road

91.3

R

Bluegrass Parkway

91.6

R

Tobacco Road

93.2

L

US 42

94.3

R

SR 524

96.7

L

18 Mile Creek

100.8

R

SR 524

101.8

L

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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