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

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday that the annual hike, bike, and paddle will be held in person on this Memorial Day, May 31st. “The hike, bike, and paddle will return live and in person for the 17th time at Waterfront Park,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said. Fischer announced several changes to the event, including new routes for hiking and walking Bike 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 3-mile Waterfront Park route over the Big 4 Bridge to Indiana and back to the Great Lawn. On the third route, you can Hikers and their four-legged friends hike along Waterfront Park to the Louisville Community Boat House on River Road and back to the Great Lawn. “Fischer said, cyclists will enjoy a new 15-mile cycle route with staggered start times to help maintain social distance. Experienced cyclists start at 9 a.m. first. The Louisville Bicycle Club and Scheller’s Fitness and Cycle provide “bicycle 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 route with closed-loop control,” said Fischer. Paddling begins at the Community Boat House and continues past Tow Head Island, Waterfront Botanical Gardens, and all the way to 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, 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. MaryBeth Hartlage of Louisville Metro Health and Wellness. Vaccination appointments are not required and those who want to receive the vaccine only have to give 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 that we need to achieve community immunity is very 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 won’t be a refill station this year, but Coca-Cola will offer bottled refreshments or bike activity after the hike 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.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday that the annual hike, bike, and paddle will be held in person on this Memorial Day, May 31st.

“Hike, Bike and Paddle will return live and in person for the 17th time at Waterfront Park,” said Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville.

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. MaryBeth 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, created to encourage Louisville residents to be more active and adopt healthier lifestyles.

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