Biking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: May 7, 2014
We rented bikes and rode 12 miles along the river bike path and Louisville Riverwalk beginning just east of downtown Louisville and west past several parks and the Belle of Louisville Riverboat. We biked across the Ohio River on the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge (Photo#2) into Indiana and turned around at Van Dyke Park. Great views of the river. West of downtown I climbed a few railroad box cars (Photo#3). Also, west of town is the remaining part of the one mile long L & I Railroad Bridge (also called the Ohio Falls Bridge) built in 1870 (Photo#4). It was the first bridge to cross the Ohio River and the longest iron bridge in the USA at that time. By 1916, three hundred trains crossed daily. Afterwards we had dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack right on the river. I then met some friends and we did a ghost hunting investigation at haunted Waverly Hills Sanatorium from 9pm to 4am.