Louisville’s Hike, Bike and Paddle Occasion returns for a face-to-face assembly

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday that the annual hike, bike, and paddle will take place in person on Remembrance Day, May 31, following last year’s changes due to COVID-19. “Hike, bike and paddle will return live and in person to the Waterfront Park for the 17th time,” said Fischer. Fischer announced some changes to the event, including new routes for the walking and cycling section. “The shortened route runs along Waterfront Park to the Big 4 Bridge and then back to the Great Lawn, the second option is a 5km route, which leads along Waterfront Park over the Big 4 Bridge to Indiana and back to the Great Lawn. The third route offers space for hikers who travel with their four-legged friends along Waterfront Park to the Louisville Community Boat House on River Road and back on the big one Lawn, “said Fischer. Cyclists will enjoy a new 15-mile cycle route with staggered start times to keep social distance. Experienced cyclists start at 9:00 a.m. first. The Louisville Bicycle Club and Scheller’s Fitness and Cycle are providing “bike captains” to help cyclists adhere to the rules of the road – loop route secured by LMPD, “said Fischer. Paddling begins at the Community Boat House and goes past Tow Head Island, Waterfront Botanical Gardens and Beargrass Creek. Due to COVID-19, Voyager canoe rides or rentals from Harbor Lawn will not be offered at the event. Fischer said these features could be added to the Labor Day edition of Hike, Bike and Paddle be back. “In an era of COVID, one of the most important things you can do to get and stay healthy is to get vaccinated, and so with LouVax Mobile. To meet people where they are, as the mayor said we will be offering a mobile mission for LouVax Mobile at the Hike, Bike and Paddle event, “said Dr. SaraBeth Hartlage of Louisville Metro Health and Wellness Nothing is required and those who wish to receive the vaccine only need to provide their name and date of birth. Proof of insurance is preferred but is not required to be vaccinated. “We had high demand for the vaccine and similar cities across the country at the start of the pandemic, this last third that we need to achieve community immunity is much more difficult,” said Mayor Fischer. T-shirts will be available for the first 2,000 participants. Attendees are encouraged to bring bottles of water as there will be no refill station this year, but Coca-Cola will provide bottled refreshments after the hike or bike activity is complete. New interactive hiking, cycling and paddling maps will be available online shortly. This is the 17th year for the hiking, biking, and paddling events held on each Memorial Day and Labor Day. WLKY is a proud sponsor of the events that are part of the City’s Healthy Hometown Movement, created to encourage Louisville residents to be more active and make healthier lifestyle choices.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday that the annual hike, bike, and paddle will be held in person on this Memorial Day, May 31, following last year’s changes due to COVID-19.

“Hike, bike and paddle will return live and in person for the 17th time in the Waterfront Park,” said Fischer.

Fischer announced some changes to the event, including new routes for the walking and cycling section.

“The shortened route is along Waterfront Park to the Big 4 Bridge and then back to the Great Lawn. The second option is a 3-mile route along Waterfront Park over the Big 4 Bridge to Indiana and back to the Great Lawn, the third route will accommodate hikers walking their four-legged friends along Waterfront Park to the Louisville Community Boat House on River Road and back to the Great Lawn, “said Fischer.

Cyclists will enjoy a new 15-mile cycle route with staggered start times to keep social distance. Experienced cyclists start at 9 a.m. first

The Louisville Bicycle Club and Scheller’s Fitness and Cycle offer “bike captains” to help cyclists comply with the rules of the road.

“Junctions offer options for cycling routes of just three kilometers on this LMPD-secured closed-loop route,” said Fischer.

Paddling begins at the Community Boat House and continues up past Tow Head Island, the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, and Beargrass Creek. Due to COVID-19, there will be no Voyager canoe rides or rentals from Harbor Lawn at the event. Fischer said those features could be back for the Labor Day Edition of Hike, Bike and Paddle.

“In an era of COVID, one of the most important things you can do to get and stay healthy is to get vaccinated. LouVax Mobile is therefore trying to meet people where they are, as the Mayor said. that we will offer a mobile mission for LouVax Mobile at the Hike, Bike and Paddle event, “said Dr. SaraBeth Hartlage of Louisville Metro Health and Wellness.

No vaccination appointments are required and those who wish to receive the vaccine only need to provide their name and date of birth.

Proof of insurance is preferred but is not required to be vaccinated.

“We had high demand for the vaccine at the beginning of the pandemic and like cities across the country, that last third we need to achieve community immunity is much more difficult,” said Mayor Fischer.

T-shirts are available for the first 2,000 participants.

Participants are asked to bring water bottles as there will be no refill station this year. However, Coca-Cola does offer bottled refreshments after the hike or bike activity is complete.

New interactive hiking, cycling and paddling maps will be available online shortly. This is the 17th year for the hiking, biking, and paddling events held on each Memorial Day and Labor Day.

WLKY is a proud sponsor of the events that are part of the city’s Healthy Hometown Movement, which was created to encourage Louisville residents to be more active and adopt healthier lifestyles.

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