Tour de Lou kicks off Sunday at Waterfront Park - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Tour de Lou kicks off Sunday at Waterfront Park

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- While runners took to the streets of Louisville on Saturday for KDF's Marathon and miniMarathon, bikers rode across Louisville roads on Sunday.

The 4th annual Tour de Lou pedaled off Sunday morning at 8:30 at Waterfront Park.

A total of 1,300 cyclists participated this year, in the various distances; 20, 35, or 62.1 miles, based on experience level. 

Cyclists traveled through several areas including the Highlands, Butchertown, and the Algonquin neighborhood.

Organizers say even though the event is still relatively new, it just keeps getting bigger.

"We've seen it grow, we've had more people from a lot of different states coming in. So this year we have 40 states represented, which is huge and I think we had a couple come in from Canada even," said Mike Sewell, Tour de Lou co-chair. 

Drivers were encouraged to be on the look out, because riders were traveling on an open course with no street closures during the event.

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