If you are a motorcycle rider, who likes to go on group rides with lots of turns, then you are in luck.
The Second Annual Copperhead Trail Ride will take place Saturday morning. Best of all, there is no charge.
“It’s a free ride. All the riders and co-riders are going to receive free bicentennial mugs and bicentennial stickers,” noted Whitley County Treasurer Jeff Gray, one of the organizers for the ride. “Come out and have a good time.”
The 60-mile ride will start from the parking lot of the Kentucky Splash Waterpark at 10 a.m., and wind its way through more than 300 turns taking riders through parts of Whitley and McCreary counties and by scenic Cumberland Falls before returning to Williamsburg.
Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at a table in front of First State Financial Bank, which is to the left as you enter the waterpark from Ky. 92W.
111 motorcycles came out for last year’s inaugural ride.
While it would be nice to have more riders than last year, Gray said he has no idea how many people will take part in this year’s ride, and that it likely will largely depend on the weather.
“Even if it is 10, we will lead them and we will have a good time,” Gray noted. “Right now the weather looks like it is supposed to clear up for Saturday. Of course last year we did it in the rain. We are hoping it will be clear.”
Officials with the Whitley County Judge-Executive’s Office came up with the idea for the motorcycle ride as a way to draw motorcycle-riding tourists to the area.
It was inspired by motorcycle riding trails in Tennessee and North Carolina.
The law naming the route went into effect on June 29, 2017.
For more information about Copperhead Trail, call (606) 549-6010.