LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Memorial Day at Waterfront Park was all about staying healthy and getting fit. A lot of people who came out to the Mayor's Hike, Bike and Paddle found unique ways to get that done.
Perry Finley is an avid rider, commuting to work on his bike, but for the Mayor's Hike, Bike and Padde, Finley opted for something a little different. "This is a replica high wheel bicycle. It was made in the late 1800s. They're very fun to ride."
He says balancing is pretty much the same as a normal bike, expect your center of gravity is higher. The attention he gets from motorists while riding is one of the reasons he enjoys it so much. "This bike they want to take your picture. It's a smile machine. Whatever they can, they're waving, they're honking, they're videoing you. It's crazy."
Finley is not the only at the event trying to get folks in the bait of riding. The mayor presented two kids who don't have the ability to ride a standard two wheeler with adapted therapeutic bikes. "If anyone can imagine, it's like Christmas morning," says Donna Metzger with Greater Louisville AMBUCS.