LOUISVILLE, KY - Thousands of cyclists, paddlers, and walkers will make their way downtown this Memorial Day for the Mayor's Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike, and Paddle. The festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. with children's activities, informational booths, free river tours and various demonstrations.
The cycling, paddling, and hiking events begin at 10 a.m. Paddlers have the option of a three or six-mile course from Harbor Lawn in Waterfront Park to Cox Park and back. TARC will provide a free shuttle service back to the Waterfront for those wishing to complete the upriver-only three-mile course. For cyclists, a 15-mile route will take them through Old Louisville, down Southern Parkway, and into Iroquois Park. Turnoffs will provide options as short as two miles. The hiking route, which is wheelchair-accessible, explores downtown along Third Street before turning in front of the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library. Dogs may participate in the hike as long as they are on a leash and owners pick up waste as required by law.
There will be plenty of water stops along the cycling and walking routes. The Louisville Bicycle Club will provide "bike captains" to help cyclists obey the rules of the road. "Bike doctors" will be available at Waterfront Park before the ride starts to assist with any equipment problems.
For more information, visit www.hikebikeandpaddlelouisville.com.