Local Bicycling Organizations

Bike Louisville is THE source for up-to-date information about Louisville Metro’s commitment to cycling in Louisville. Bookmark this link and check back often for information about bicycle infrastructure improvements and events that support a bike friendly community.

 

Louisville Bicycle Club (formerly Louisville Wheelmen) is a cycling club that serves the greater Louisville metropolitan area, including Southern Indiana. According to their website, They, “…are dedicated to promoting the sport of bicycling and advocating for the rights of all cyclists. Since our original founding in the late 1890s, the Louisville Bicycle Club has been one of the most active and progressive clubs in the Midwest.”


Bicycling for Louisville is a non-profit organization that promotes and enhances bicycling in our community, through education, advocacy, technical advising, and research. 

 

The Broke Down Bike Club is a casual bicycle club. Their main goal is to have fun while on biking with others. They enjoy the occasional pub time, conversation, and exploring Louisville while on a bike. Their membership is completely open to every type of person with any type of bike. Currently, members include people from downtown, Clifton area, and St. Matthews. All ages are welcome. In the summer months they ride 3-4 times a week. Members post when and what type of ride on their Facebook group site. The lengths of rides are from 10 miles to 20 miles with stops as needed.

 

Falls City Community Bikeworks is Louisville’s community bike shop. This is a place to learn and do bike maintenance and repair. The shop has tools and parts, and volunteer bike experts will show you how to work on your own bike or on one of ours. FCCBikeWorks serves a two-part mission: providing the space, tools and expertise to any community member wishing to learn and practice bicycle maintenance; and channeling the donation of refurbished bicycles (and related equipment and skills) to Louisvillians in need of reliable transportation. The overriding goal is to make bicycling more affordable and widespread.

 

The Kentucky Wheelmen are dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of the bicycle. "It is the goal of the Kentucky Wheelmen to bring back the glory days of early Kentucky cycling through the use of historic writings and research, recreations of the early cycle “runs”, commemorations of long gone bicycle race tracks, celebrations of talented Kentucky cyclists who became national and international cycling stars, and emphasizing the importance of Kentucky’s past as a National leader in cycling."

 

Black Girls Do Bike local Louisville Chapter advertises rides and events on their Facebook Page.

 

Burrito Riders of Louisville deliver burritos to the homeless and hungry, by bicycle, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month. This organization has a second branch in West Virginia. Together, they have shared over 20,000 burritos. Click the link for meeting locations if you would like to join them in their efforts.

 

Trikes for Tikes refurbishes and distributes bikes to people in need. The mission started as a specific program to refurbish bicycles for kids for Christmas. Operating out of Northeast Christian Church since 2000, the project has expanded to serve all ages year-round.

 

St Stephen Church's bike club, Holy Spokes, started in 2014. The group meets Sundays at 5:30 at the St Stephen Family Life Center. All are welcome to join. 

 

Mr. B's Bike Camp LLC offers group lessons and private sessions for new riders from 5 years old to adult. Learn to ride or transition away from training wheels. As Mr. B, a.k.a. The Bike Whisperer, says, "Let's get these kids riding!"

 

Louisville Cyclofemme and For Women Only, Duh (FWOD) are riding groups which offer a friendly environment for casual cyclists, people who are new to cycling, or women who are new to Louisville. Group rides are announced on Facebook.