Calling All Cyclists

bikersLouisville Metro will again be sponsoring FREE Valet Bicycle Parking at Thunder Over Louisville this Saturday, April 12. Space will be available for secure, full-service parking of 700 bicycles on a first-come first-served basis at the corner of Preston & Witherspoon Streets from 11AM to 11PM – no locks needed.

Just ride your bike to Thunder at Preston & Witherspoon across from Louisville Slugger Field, (some folks ride from home; others drive, park further out where it’s free, and ride from there), drop it off, and pick it up when the fireworks are over! It’s that simple, and you avoid all the traffic congestion and parking headaches that come with driving your car to Thunder.

This year’s service is being operated by the local non-profit organization Bicycling for Louisville. They are still looking for volunteers to help staff the event in short 1-2 hour shifts throughout the day, and especially from 10PM-11PM after the fireworks are over, when everyone comes to retrieve their bikes. If you’re interested in helping out, contact Barry Zalph at or 582-1814. Volunteers will receive a free, wicking, Bike Louisville t-shirt!

Come early, volunteer, and enjoy Thunder more carefree (and car-free) than you ever have before. And tell a friend!

-Jon Villines

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