Thrill on the Hill Family Bike Ride August 9
Summer is a beautiful season in Louisville, so why not get out and enjoy it with a family bike ride? The annual Thrill on the Hill event is perfect for riders of all skill levels, and it’s a great chance to see one of Louisville’s most beautiful, natural areas.
Riding Under the Trees
The bike ride takes place on Long Run Road, outside of Middletown. This is about as far east as you can go in Louisville before reaching Shelby County, and you’ll feel like you’re escaping from the city. This part of town is filled with trees and natural wonders, not to mention many beautiful homes.
The Thrill on the Hill ride offers two different ride options. The 5-mile family ride is short and sweet, suitable even for novice riders. But for serious riders who really want to get a good look at nature, the 40-mile ride is where it’s at. All riders are required to wear helmets.
After the ride, enjoy the Brats and Beverages after-party. You’ll want to fuel up after tackling the hills of Long Run Road, a winding avenue surrounded by beautiful scenery. This event is used to raise money for Green Hill Therapy, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a variety of therapy services to children with developmental delays and physical challenges.
Registration fees include a free T-shirt. The fee is $40 or adults and $15 for children aged 12 to 18. The event starts at 1410 Long Run Road.
Outside the City
You’ll find Locust Creek near the event, where Long Run Road and Shelbyville Road meet. This beautiful community is filled with upscale homes situated on 65 gorgeous scenic acres. Many of these homes are new, and made with the latest technological and design embellishments that everyone wants. The neighborhood itself has a swim and tennis club, a 1.4-mile nature trail for hiking and a playground for children.
Explore it all by bike this August, and get a close look at the natural beauty that you can’t always find within Louisville’s city limits.
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