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Rain doesn't deter crowds at Mayor's Hike, Bike and Paddle event

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A little rain didn't keep people away from the Mayor's 11th Hike, Bike and Paddle event on Memorial Day. Organizers say this is the first year they've dealt with rain, but really it didn't deter people from coming out and having a good time.

The biannual event is part of the city's Healthy Hometown Movement and those who braved the weather tried exercises like Tai Chi, Zumba and Pickleball. Others ventured out on the Ohio River to try their hand at paddle sports, while some took shelter under the I-64 overpass.

Most, however, didn't mind a little rain.

"Just being outside enjoying the weather, I know it's not the best but it might clear off, you never know," boater Martha Gambrell said. "But i've seen a lot of people smiling and laughing and still like okay let's go for it."

"Most people are saying, 'What's wrong with getting a little wet?' There's no lightning or anything going on, so it's safe," Mayor Greg Fischer said.

The city will host the event again on Labor Day and hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate.

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