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Carrollton to host Governor’s cycle event here in October

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By The Staff

Governor Steve Beshear has designated Save the Grand Theatre’s signature 225-mile cycling event as the “Governor’s Autumn Bicycle Ride Across Kentucky.” GABRAKY is a scenic ride following rural roadways across the state through numerous regions and begins at the state boundary with Indiana at the Ohio River at Carrollton and ends at the state boundary with Tennessee at Dale Hollow State Resort Park in southern Kentucky.

This year’s GABRAKY will occur Oct. 9-11 and will be the Sixth Annual ride. Cyclists representing eight states have participated in this event which passes through twelve counties and has raised over $60,000 in support of the Grand Theatre in Frankfort, Kentucky.

The Governor’s ride will highlight participation with the General Butler State Resort Park and Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park in support of the Commonwealth’s Adventure Tourism efforts.  As the event comes through Frankfort, Kentucky’s capital, and includes numerous state employee and retiree participants, the ride also promotes the objectives of Get Healthy Kentucky by encouraging physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.

On Friday evening, October 9, the cyclists are expected to participate in a Grand Opening event at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort, a historic theatre under restoration which will reopen this fall.

For additional information concerning registration for the ride and other matters, please go to www.gabraky.com or www.savethegrand.org. You may also contact 2009 GABRAKY Ride Chair Phil Coleman (