Mountain Biking & Cycling

Whether you prefer a smooth, paved road, or a rugged dirt trail, The Parklands offers a great biking experience. Choose your route based on the trail usage, distance and difficulty information found here and on the park maps, and then, get rollin’!

Please keep in mind that at this time, all of our bike-accessible trails are shared trails with hikers and walkers. Always pass on the left and verbally alert those you are passing.   

Bike Repair Stations

Thanks to a donation from Scheller's Fitness & Cycling, we now have 4 bike repair stations available in The Parklands for your use. Find them at William F. Miles Trailhead, right inside Shelbyville Rd., Pope Lick Trailhead, just off of Taylorsville Rd., Seaton Valley Trailhead, off of Seatonville Rd. and Broad Run Valley Trailhead, at the Broad Run Road entrance of Broad Run Park.

Bicycle Rentals

Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak of Kentucky now offers bike rentals, giving Parklands visitors an opportunity to see even more of the trails and areas that comprise the nearly 4,000 acres of our park system. Rentals available, weather permitting, April-October. Beginning April 1, 2017, bike rentals will be offered out of the John Floyd Community Building in Pope Lick Park, 4002 South Pope Lick Road. For more information on prices, hours and availability, please contact Blue Moon at 502-753-9942 or bluemooncanoeky@gmail.com.

Parklands Members enjoy $1 discount on bike rentals per hour. Learn more about becoming a Parklands member here.

Blue Moon Rental Price List

Parklands Explorer

With all four parks in The Parklands system now open, our 4,000-acre park system offers visitors 47 miles of hiking and biking trails to explore! Bust out those step counters and join us as we set out to conquer every trail on foot (and a few on two wheels!). Come out to see a new trail, revisit old favorites or challenge yourself to join us for every adventure (three each month). By the end of 2017, you’ll have racked up thousands of steps and countless views and memories! 

The Parklands Explorer program aims to promote exploration of the parks, community, and comradery among park users. Participation is free, we just ask that you bring a healthy sense of exploration and a good pair of boots (or bike and helmet)! (Schedule includes bike rides on the Louisville Loop through all four parks and The Strand!)

2017 Parklands Explorer Calendar


Louisville Loop

The Louisville Loop is the 100-mile multi-recreational non-motorized path planned to encircle the city and link neighborhoods to parks and civic attractions. 19 miles of the Loop are in The Parklands.

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Distillery Bend

In 1933, just after prohibition, a distillery was constructed in the area we now refer to as Distillery Bend. You won't find any bourbon there today, but you will enjoy the Valley of the Giants Trail and agricultural fields growing in its place.

Trails - Beckley Creek Park

Beckley Creek Park’s diverse trails have something for everyone.

Trails - Turkey Run Park

Enjoy The Parklands most extensive system of trails in Turkey Run Park.

Silo Center Bike Park

A new hub for the fast-growing Louisville bicycling community will soon open at The Parklands!

Trails - Broad Run Park

From fully-accessible paved trails to progressively difficult natural surface trails, Broad Run Park trails offer something for everyone.

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We are a donor-supported public park We count on you!

$709,000 To Date
31%
$2,300,000 2017 Goal

Being a donor-supported public park means we rely on donations, not tax dollars, for annual operations each year. Because of your generosity, we are able to maintain, program, and further develop this extraordinary public space without charging an entry fee. Together we work to enhance quality of life and help our community and economy grow in ways that are healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable for people of all ages. Help us reach our goal of sustaining The Parklands by becoming a Member today. 

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