May is National Bike Month, and 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the invention of the bicycle! A German aristocrat is credited with inventing the “hobby horse” in 1817 to keep people moving during a shortage of horses. Weighing in at 50 pounds, the ‘bike’ (using the term very loosely) had two wooden wheels attached to a wooden frame; the riders sat on a leather saddle and pushed the ‘bike’ forward with their feet since there were no gears or pedals. Now that’s a fixie!
Biking – for commuting, racing, paved trail riding, off-road riding, and now the fat-tire phenom, are a bonanza for cyclists and a great way to explore the Henderson County bicycle paths. Since 1965, more than 1,200 trails have opened on former rail beds – Rails to Trails – throughout the U.S.
Throughout Kentucky and throughout Henderson numerous bike paths and bicycle trail options exist for your enjoyment.
We’re bicycle friendly at L&N Bed and Breakfast and welcome groups of up to 8 to overnight with us in our beautiful, cozy 4-bedroom turn of the century inn. Meet the innkeepers, Norris and Mary Elizabeth Priest and take a look at the families collection of eclectic bicycles.
Traveling without a bike? No worries we can help make arrangements to secure one for you. Keep in mind from the front door of the B&B there are a variety of paths, trails, and adventures accessible to bicycling enthusiasts. So if you’re looking for a May get-a-way vacation, come check out all Henderson, KY has to offer and enjoy a relaxing or invigorating bicycling adventure.