Story by: Tracy Keller on May 19, 2016
Biking to work — or anywhere for that matter — has been made easier thanks to Louisville’s commitment to improving the rideability of our city.
Recently ranked a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, Louisville has strengthened its focus on two-wheel commuters and pedestrians within the past several years.
So what makes a bicycle-friendly community? According to the League, criteria include cyclist education, safety policies and infrastructure.
Louisville will celebrate its commitment to city’s rideability with its annual Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20. And, while Friday’s forecast is a wet one for the afternoon, you can still make your journey safe when you follow these tips:
Looking for more biking opportunities?
If you are looking for a way to break into bicycling or complete your first century, join the Bike to Beat Cancer ride on Saturday, Sept. 17. Riders can choose various distances, including a 35-, 65- and 100-mile ride or a 5-mile family ride. Riders are asked to raise funds to support important Norton Cancer Institute prevention, treatment and educational initiatives as well as programs that encourage patients and families to approach cancer with a hopeful outlook.
A training program is available to all riders. Group rides are scheduled until race day. Find your motivation and ride your bike for a good cause. Visit BikeToBeatCancer.org to register or for more information.
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