Biking in Louisville

Biking paths in Louisville, KY consist of the 100-mile Louisville Loop and more in parks throughout the area.

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 23:36

Perhaps the best way to experience Louisville is from the seat of a bicycle. The city's miles of bike trails allow cyclists - both recreational and intensive - to feel the wind of Louisville caressing their skin.

Nearly 25 miles of Louisville's planned 100-mile Louisville Loop are completed. Bikers and pedestrians can travel from downtown to the Farnsley-Moremen Landing. The completed loop will link the Olmsted Parkways along the Ohio River, connecting to the Northeast Loop Corridor, Floyds Fork Greenway, the Ohio River Levee Trail and, finally, the RiverWalk.

The Louisville Bicycle Club recommends the RiverWalk as the ideal trail to take with children due to its playgrounds and level, multi-use path. The club — the second-oldest bicycle club in the nation — is also a great resource for information on bike racing and touring.

Besides Louisville's verdant parks and trails, the city is actively increasing the number of bike lanes to make the roads safer and more accessible to bikers. The League of American Bicyclists deems Louisville a bronze-level bicycle community, crediting the programs of Mayor Jerry E. Abramson.

A map of the city's current and planned bike lanes can be found here. To chart your own bike path across Louisville's trails and roads, visit ridethecity.

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