Kentucky Tourism

Ward, Joe

Louisville, KY



Joe Ward is a retired newspaper reporter from Louisville.  From 1977 until his retirement in 2002, he commuted to work by bicycle three to five days a week.


Joe has published two books about cycling including Wheeling around Louisville and Wheeling around the Bluegrass.  The first book features recreational rides in Louisville and Southern Indiana; the second rides in the horse country in the inner and outer Bluegrass region.  The rides range in length from 10 to 100 miles.  Each ride has a map, a route sheet, local history, sightseeing notes, and other observations by the author.


Joe’s work has been published in The Encyclopedia of Louisville, the Courier-Journal, Louisville Magazine, and in Southsider Magazine.  He is a cycling instructor with the League of American Bicyclists.


Joe’s books can be found at Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea and at book stores and bike shops in Louisville and Lexington, KY.