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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bike Race to Benefit Campbell County YMCA

For the second consecutive year the "World Famous Mountain Bike Race" to benefit the YMCA will be held in Tower Park.  That's right - the "world famous" race - even though I am sure many even in Fort Thomas know little about it.

Nevertheless, it is a great idea and I am not sure why more people do not host mountain bike events in Tower Park.  Details of the race have all the bases covered as they have routes planned for all ages and skill levels.

Part of the Kentucky Championship and Cincinnati Off Road Alliance (CORA) series, the World Famous Mountain Bike Race will offer competitors a variety of courses based on difficulty and distance from five to 20 miles. There will be races for children (beginning with training wheels) on up.

Kids ages up to 14 race for free.  Other races range from $15 to $30.  Registration is the day of beginning at 9am.  For more information, the public can call the Campbell County YMCA at 859-781-1814 or email

By the way, what do you think of the new Y branding?  At first I was bummed they had dropped the YMCA since it no longer paid respects to its past as a men's christian organization but they really did not drop the YMCA at all, just de-emphasized the YMCA and emphasized the Y.  Nice - updated branding.


  1. Thanks for helping make this a world famouse bike race! Mike Lehrter is the race director and he is great guy -- who wants everyone to have a fun time and feel welcome. Come race with us or cheer on some crazy mountain bikers!!

  2. I heard from someone at the Y that they will phase the YMCA out over the next few years and it will just be the Y logo. This is just the first step in the new branding.

  3. Dana Ensley, Campbell County YMCASeptember 18, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Thank you to all the volunteers that make this such a fantastic event. On behalf of the Campbell County YMCA we appreciate all the time and effort that everyone puts into this race. We will see you at the finish line.