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A guide to Louisville bike groups

Louisville is full of passionate cyclists looking to improve city infrastructure and connect with other riders — so let’s get you up to speed.

A bright orange bike rack with metal lettering reading "LOUISVILLE"

Artistic bike racks can be found all over Derby City.

Photo by LOUtoday

It’s an exciting time to ride a bike in Louisville. Here’s a quick recap of the many ongoing improvements to bike infrastructure we’ve cycled through recently:

If all this bike news has you wanting to get out on two wheels, you’re in luck. Louisville is full of groups + organizations promoting cycling as a means of transit and recreation.

People ride bikes in downtown on a bright, sunny, spring day in Louisville, Kentucky.

You can find more bike groups through the Metro Government and Louisville Tourism.

Photo by Louisville Tourism

Social Cycling

Bike Cruise & Brews
Each Sunday, this group hosts a beginner-friendly, five- to seven-mile ride starting at Logan Street Market (1001 Logan St.) at 11:30 a.m. Gear up with other riders + enjoy good food and drink.

Twilight Tuesday
If after-dark rides are more your speed, Twilight Tuesday is a leaderless nighttime ride leaving from Foko (991 Logan St.) every Tuesday at 8 p.m. This group uses the same ~16-mile route each week. Consistency is key.

Louisville Bicycle Club
This cycling group has been around for over 100 years — and they have the photos to prove it. In addition to hosting group rides across Louisville and southern Indiana, the Louisville Bicycle Club puts on new rider clinics to teach safety + repair skills.

Cycling advocacy + resources

Streets for People
This nonprofit is focused on making Louisville’s streets safer for everyone — cyclists included. Its 2024 advocacy agenda calls for slower, calmer streets, paths connecting Louisville’s parks, and changes to speed humps + traffic lights.

Falls City Community Bikeworks
Another nonprofit, this one is dedicated to sharing the tools + skills to help make biking a part of your daily life. The public shop at 1217 Logan St. is open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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