Frederick Law Olmsted | A Passion for Parks, National Geographic: Daredevil Bike Rider

Youth stands on bicycle while riding through wooded park on a road.

A young daredevil bicyclist rides down a carriage road that is closed to vehicular traffic in Iroquois Park. Frederick Law Olmsted created a network of pedestrian pathways and curving roads for carriages, but might not have ever imagined this use.

Iroquois Park is known for its panoramic views and long winding roads to the top of 725-acre park.

Three parks Olmstead planned in Louisville are named to honor a Native American Indian tribe—Cherokee, Shawnee and Iroquois—that once shared the dark and bloody hunting grounds of Old Kentucky.

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