Mayor's Hike, Bike & Paddle event to be held on Memorial Day - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Mayor's Hike, Bike & Paddle event to be held on Memorial Day

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's happening again.

The 19th Mayor's Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle is coming to Waterfront Park on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, opening at 8:30 a.m., with activities beginning at 10 a.m., according to a news release.

The hiking route, which is wheelchair-accessible, will allow walkers to explore downtown along Third St. beginning at York St. in front of the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library. And feel free to bring Fido: dogs may also participate in the hike, according to the news release, as long as the animal is on a leash and its owners pick up waste, as required by law.

For cyclists, a 15-mile route will roll through Old Louisville, down Southern Parkway and into Iroquois Park. Turnoffs will provide options for cycling routes as short as two miles.

Paddlers will have the option of a 3- or 6-mile paddling course from Harbor Lawn in Waterfront Park to Cox Park and back. TARC will provide a free shuttle back to the Waterfront for the paddlers wishing to compete the upriver-only 3-mile course.

Paddling participants will launch their canoes or kayaks at the river ramp located at the Harbor Lawn of Waterfront Park. Paddlers can drop their boats off at the "Green" parking lot near River Road and Witherspoon Street from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by Subway Restaurants, with presenting sponsors Coca-Cola, Norton Healthcare and Thorntons.

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