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Cyclists Still Second-Class Citizens at the Kentucky State Fair

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by Branden Klayko.
Kentucky State Fair Guide to Fun. (Courtesy Kentucky State Fair)

Kentucky State Fair Guide to Fun. (Courtesy Kentucky State Fair)

The Kentucky State Fair (KSF) begins today, but good luck riding your bike there. Following the KSF’s fumble on bike parking that blew up last year, the fair board is on track to repeat many of the mistakes that have given the it a reputation as bike-unfriendly as far away as Dallas. Like last year, bikes will not be allowed inside the fairgrounds’ gates and the fair offers no incentives for cyclists to attend like other states do, causing jeers from local bike advocates. Which made us surprised to see the KSF proudly declare on its Facebook page:

Grab your helmets and bells, we are a bike friendly facility! In addition to bicycle racks at every gate, the Kentucky State Fair Bicycle Corral is located at Gate 4 in Lot H. The two new bicycle racks at Gate 6 off Preston are designed to meet the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals national standards.

We spoke with Bicycling for Louisville and Metro Louisville’s Bike Louisville to figure out why significant changes weren’t made since last year and what could be done to make things better next year.

Continue reading after the jump.

Sunday: Confidently Cycle Bardstown Road (for Ice Cream!)

Friday, August 3, 2012 by Branden Klayko.
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Are you interested in bicycling more but a little overwhelmed at riding down streets like Bardstown Road? It’s easy to bike where a dedicated bike lane or trail doesn’t exist, especially if you know how to be a confident cyclist. Luckily Bicycling for Louisville and David Morse are holding another free course in safe bike riding this Sunday, August 5 at 2:00 p.m. According to the event’s Facebook page, the discussion will begin in Tyler Park at the Really, Really Free Market:

We will discuss a safe and easy cycling strategy, then ride ~2 miles down Bardstown to go get Ice Cream! …and practice biking Bardstown Road.

You can RSVP and tell your friends here.

Bicycling for Louisville hosting Third Annual Move-by-Bike

Thursday, January 26, 2012 by Branden Klayko.
A crowd with cargo-bikes gathers for a bike move. (Courtesy Bicycling for Louisville)

A crowd with cargo-bikes gathers for a bike move. (Courtesy Bicycling for Louisville)

In what could be one of the most visible signs or car-independence, on Saturday, February 4, one Louisville family is moving into a new house entirely by bike. Bicycling for Louisville is helping a family that recently moved from Manhattan relocate into a permanent home just off Frankfort Avenue. While it might seem daunting to transport the contents of an entire house by bike, with a lively group of cyclists and a few cargo trailers in tow, cyclists can move the largest of home furnishings. Bicycling for Louisville has done it before. In fact, this year’s move will be the group’s third annual Move-by-Bike event.

This is a great way to get out and build community among local cyclists while visibly promoting a more sustainable and healthy form of transportation. You can RSVP for the event on Facebook (already 23 people have signed up as of this writing). The Move-by-Bike event will be held on February 4 from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. and will be traveling between 2008 Baringer Avenue to 128 Haldeman Avenue. Who’s going?

Saturday! Bicycling for Louisville’s first Urban Garden Tour

Friday, September 23, 2011 by Branden Klayko.
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Urban Garden Tour on September 24, 2011. (Courtesy Bicycling for Louisville)

Urban Garden Tour on September 24, 2011. (Courtesy Bicycling for Louisville)

Bicycling for Louisville is stepping it up this year with creative new events that involve riding a bike! They’ve already pulled off the Bats & Bikes event combining baseball and pedal power, but now they’ve gone green with a bike-powered Urban Garden Tour to take place Saturday, September 24!

The first annual event will start and end at Sixth and Jefferson streets and will cover Downtown, Portland, and West End neighborhoods. Be there between noon and 1:00pm for the free ride and attend the Moving Planet rally afterwards at 4:00pm. Questions can be directed to Mary Beth Brown at aunt.meeb at gmail.com.

 

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