Biking on Bardstown — CycLOUvia returns to the Highlands. | Courtesy of CycLOUvia
Biking on Bardstown — CycLOUvia returns to the Highlands. | Courtesy of CycLOUvia

Once again, cars will take a backseat to bicycles on Sunday, Oct. 16, as CycLOUvia returns to Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue from Broadway to Douglass Boulevard. The street will be closed to cars from 2-6 p.m.

This marks the fifth time the city-promoted event has been held in the Highlands, and from here on out, organizers are renaming the event “The Tom Owen CycLOUvia in the Highlands” to show support for the councilman and lifelong cycling advocate.

Tom Owen is a bike advocate. | Courtesy of LouisvilleKY.com
Tom Owen is a bike advocate. | Courtesy of LouisvilleKY.com

“CycLOUvia is a fantastic, community-gathering event that breaks the norm of cars on the street,” said Mayor Greg Fischer in a press release. “While you are at CycLOUvia enjoying the road on your bicycles, be sure to stop and support our local businesses.”

New this time is a kids parade that begins at 2:30 p.m. at Douglass Boulevard. Children on bikes, scooters and skateboards will make their way to the Louisville Fire Station, just a few blocks up Bardstown Road. Owen will serve as the parade’s grand marshal, proving both young and older can enjoy life on two wheels.

Restaurants, bars and retail outlets will be open throughout the day to celebrate the festive environment, and, as always, CycLOUvia is free and open to everyone.

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Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."