At Louisville Bicycle Tours, our love for travel has quite literally led us to some of the farthest-flung corners of the globe.
From the island nation of New Zealand to the steppe of Mongolia, the Arctic Ocean in Alaska to the southernmost tip of South America, we have been blessed to live lives that allow our passports to read more like chapter books than simply a collection of stamps.
It is this love for travel that initially sparked our friendship, but it has been the trials and tribulations of the road that forged a lasting relationship as friends and now as business partners.
In December 2012 we put our friendship to the test as we struck out on what would prove to be a nearly three month, 3,300 km bike ride through Patagonia.
The struggle was real.
Horrendous headwinds. Diabolical dirt roads. Relentless horse flies. Merciless climbs. And the most otherworldly scenery imaginable. This was our everyday reality for duration of the adventure.
We rode for days without seeing civilization. We went weeks without showering.
And no matter how many flat tires, swarming mosquitos, aching joints, spaghetti dinners and squashed kiwis we encountered, in the end we could still be relatively pleasant to one another.
It is the challenges of the road that really test one’s friendship.
So now we embark on yet another adventure — one of equal uncertainty and excitement — but this time we head into uncharted territory knowing that we have successfully navigated similar stretches before.
And with this confidence and experience we gladly welcome old, new and yet-to-be-made friends to the city that we both call home. It is with unrivaled enthusiasm that we hope to share with you the joy of bicycle touring, even if only for an afternoon.
Come explore Louisville by bicycle with us.
We can’t wait to share stories and create memories with you.