Kentucky Derby Week
"The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" is almost here! To get you prepared for Derby, we’ll post the best times to drive, event calendars, locations of high demand, partner pro-trips and more to this page. Check back often to make sure you have all the latest information from the Uber Kentucky team!
Last year, over 170,000 people attended the Derby, with many arriving in Louisville days before the famous race took place. With events happening all week long, there are plenty of opportunities to maximize your earnings.
Race Week Pro-Tips
1) Kentucky state law requires Uber partners like you to display an Uber decal in your vehicle while taking trips arranged through the Uber app. Still need a decal? Download one here.
2) With tens of thousands of visitors flying into Louisville, you'll want to make sure you're familiar with pickups at the airport. As always, the first partner in the designated waiting lot will receive the first request.
3) When picking up from large events, we recommend contacting your rider to organize the smoothest pickup. After heading towards the pickup location, use the button in the top right corner of the partner app to call or message your rider.
4) Download mapping service Waze to your Android or Apple device and set this as your preferred navigational tool. Waze has partnered with the city of Louisville to update all road closures. This will be the most reliable mapping service available.
Partner Pit Stop
Be sure to stop by our Pit Stop area on Saturday, May 7th. During the races, we'll have food, beverages, and fun! We’ll be located behind the Kroger at Central Station.
Feel free to stop by for a quick re-charge before the post-Derby finale!
Maximize Your Time Online
All events are at Churchill Downs unless otherwise noted
Thursday, May 5th
Thurby | 11:00am - 5:00pm
Taste of Derby | 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, May 6th
Pre-Kentucky Oaks Morning Rush | 8:00am - 1:00pm
Post-Kentucky Oaks Evening Rush | 5:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday, May 7th
Pre-Derby Morning Rush | 8:00am - 1:00pm
Post-Derby Evening Rush | 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Suggested Derby Pickup Points
Traffic will be congested around Churchill Downs the night of the Derby. To help alleviate this, we've identified multiple pickup locations around the event to make connecting with your rider as easy as possible. View the map of suggested pickup locations where we'll be directing riders.
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