The Tom Owen CycLOUvia returns to the Highlands on Oct. 10

September 23, 2021

Following a one-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, bikes, scooters, skateboards, and pedestrians will once again take over part of Bardstown Road on Sunday, October 10 as the popular Tom Owen CycLOUvia returns.

The event, which will be pared down this year, highlights and promotes alternative modes of transportation and is named in honor of former District 8 Councilman Tom Owen, a lifelong advocate for bicycles and pedestrians in our community.

From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Bardstown Road from Grinstead Drive to Douglass Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic, with LMPD facilitating motor crossings at Eastern Parkway. All participants are encouraged to socially distance and wear masks amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to keep all participants safe.

“We are excited to bring this family friendly outdoor event back and give people the opportunity to enjoy the unique Bardstown Road corridor in a fun and safe way,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “CycLOUvia brings people of all ages and backgrounds together while promoting healthy habits and sustainable transportation, and allows us to celebrate the corridor’s small businesses, which have faced many trials during this pandemic.

During CycLOUvia, streets are opened to people of all ages, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds looking to improve their mental, physical, and emotional health. Commercial establishments along the Bardstown Road corridor also are encouraged to open their businesses during event hours and to engage with participants.

Since 2012, CycLOUvia events have attracted tens of thousands of people to neighborhoods across the city. CycLOUvia promotes healthy lifestyles, alternative transportation, safety, and economic development.

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