“The Greatest” bicycle ride to honor Ali

June 7, 2016
Muhammad Ali rides a bike.

Bicycle ride will stop at local Muhammad Ali landmarks

Mayor Greg Fischer is inviting citizens to a community bicycle ride in honor of Muhammad Ali’s life.  “The Greatest” Ride takes place Thursday, June 9, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Muhammad Ali Center at 144 N. 6th Street in downtown Louisville, and will take bicyclists to local Ali landmarks, including his childhood home in the Parkland neighborhood.  Bring your bike and join this free ride, being organized by Louisville’s newest bike touring company, Louisville Bicycle Tours and the Louisville Bicycle Club. 

The flat course is approximately 15 miles in length, all experience levels riders are welcome, and the ride will take approximately 2 hours to complete at a relaxed riding pace. 

“Muhammad’s presence can be felt and seen in many locations around town, and there’s no better way to experience them than on a bike,” Mayor Fischer said.  “I want to thank Louisville Bicycle Tours and the Louisville Bicycle Club for stepping up and helping make this event happen.”

More Details and Route Map
Join us!  Get all the details about “The Greatest” Ride, including the route map, at Louisville Bicycle Tours’ website:  http://www.louisvillebicycletours.com
Louisville Bicycle Tours is offering 15 bikes and helmets to be used by those who may not own a bike. (Bikes are limited to the first 15 riders to register.)

Safety
All riders wanting to participate should wear a bicycle helmet.  The Louisville Bicycle Club will have ride captains at the ride making sure all participants are following the route.  For bicycle safety tips and information, please visit Bike Louisville, the city’s bicycle program at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/bike-louisville/safety.

Parking
Driving to this event?  Parking in the Muhammad Ali Garage is free from 5 p.m. until 9 for participants!  Enter from 7th street for easiest access.