Louisville's Downtown and University Bike Shops

Challenging the way Louisville moves

107 W Market St

M-F 12-6, Sat 10-5

2833 S Fourth St

M-F 12-6, Sat 10-5
(Fourth is closed every other Monday)

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Beyond Bike Lanes – Community & Safety

Published in Insider Louisville 12 August 2014 American cities are experiencing a backlash from drivers and pedestrians against bike lanes. Locally, drivers are complaining about the loss of travel lanes on Breckenridge and Kentucky Streets; pedestrians are...

Winter & bike lanes

As one who cycles in the snow along the track of car tires, where the asphalt is clear of snow & often dry as a result of the car traffic, I wonder what winter holds for our bike lanes & cyclists who use or avoid them. Behind these questions is a desire to see...

Louisville ranks low on active transportation

“Kentucky and Louisville consistently rank near the bottom on surveys that relate to active transportation like walking and cycling, so it’s no surprise that we rank near the top in obesity and heart disease.” In the city this failure is a function...

Surface Parking

Are surface parking interests blocking downtown redevelopment? Surface parking lots: - decrease commercial & residential densit – decrease the city’s tax base – increase MSD’s combined sewer outlet problems. - increase the urban heat...

Ontario / Louisville

Ontario commits $25 million for cycling infrastructure. Louisville committed how much? OK, time for a Mayor Rob Ford / Mayor Greg Fischer joke. Actually, Ford is out of Toronto....

Tour de Lou & 20 is plenty

Wonder if KY Derby Festival will support  Twenty is Plenty, Louisville – 20mph to make next year’s event safer?  Watching motorists passing novice cyclists at 35 mph on Market Street was anxiety producing.  Watching motorists cut off cyclists was worse. ...

Where the young & educated want to live

Main stream media is finally catching on that people want to live in cities that are focused on people, not cars! ‘… the most popular cities … model mixed-use development and pedestrian-friendly spaces.”These places seem to be built for people,...

Walking/Biking & Healthier/Safer Cities

“Levels of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes are lower in cities where a higher percentage of commuters bicycle or walk to work, and cities where drivers get used to sharing the road with bikers and walkers generally have lower rates of pedestrian and...

Cycling & Density

“It (cycling) works here,” says cyclist and pedicabbie Austin Matherne. “Also, the way that downtown is set up, all the entertainment districts are so close together that it really is a viable transportation option for us.” Density – the...

Urban Bike Tours begin March 31

Urban Louisville bike tours will be offered Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1:00pm beginning March 31, leaving from the Bike Couriers Bike Shop at 107 W Market. Details are on our website. ...

Reasons you should ride a bicycle

Petroleum Free Transportation

combats global climate change
improves local air quality
leaves no oil on our streets and in our drinking water
keeps local dollars local
frees our military from protecting foreign oil
promotes global peace

Bikes Are

healthy exercise
smart personal economy
great traffic calming influences
not electric (coal-fired) vehicles