Training for the Ride

The Norton Sports Health team has put together a complete training program to help keep you healthy while preparing for the Bike to Beat Cancer. Using this program, riders of all skill levels can train safely while enjoying their time preparing for the ride.

Whether you’re a beginner or veteran rider, you’ll find tips for preventing injuries, appropriate stretching, training techniques and proper nutrition. The program also includes advice for how to train to reach your full potential. It is important to remain on schedule; use your training log to keep track of rides during the week.

Stay informed. Click here and sign up to receive free text messages for training ride updates and possible cancelations provided by Norton Sports Health.  Updates will also be listed on Bike to Beat Cancer’s Facebook or email guide@biketobeatcancer.org. Rides may be canceled due to bad weather. 

 

*Before beginning any training program, consult your sports health physician to ensure you are healthy enough to properly train and complete the ride.

Download the Bike to Beat Cancer Training Guide

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August & September Training Rides

Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m. 
Iroquois Amphitheater
1080 Amphitheater Rd, Louisville, KY         
Ride Level: 1, 10-15 mile Family Friendly        
Self-Supported

Sunday, August 20, 9:00 a.m.
170 State Street, Louisville KY
Utica Pike/ Two Bridges
Ride level: 1, 21 or 35 miles
Self-supported
*Louisville Bicycle Club ride

BIG TRAINING RIDE:  Hill Jam
Saturday, August 26, 8:00 a.m. 
 Kroger Grocery Store
5533 New Cut Rd, Louisville, KY 40214
Ride level: 3 ,2 or 3 hill options
Fully-supported: 
35 Mile Hill Jam Cue Sheet 
25 Mile Hill Jam Cue Sheet

 

 

Ice Cream Ride 
Sunday, September 3, 11:00 a.m.

The New Albany YMCA
33 State St, New Albany, IN
Ride level: 1-3, 20 miles  with 1 big hill
Self- supported. Bring a few $$; Ice Cream at Polly Freeze ½ way point

Saturday, September 9
Bike to Beat Cancer Day!!!    
Norton Children’s Medical Ctr. 
4910 Chamberlain Ln, Louisville, KY 40241
Ride level: 2- 5, 35, 65, 100 miles  
Fully-supported

 

Ride difficulty ratings are approximate:
1: Family/beginner; mostly flat terrain
2: Mostly flat to rolling; up to one-third hills
3: Rolling; up to one-half hills
4: Rolling, mostly hills; some long, steep grades and/or long mileage
5: Mostly long, steep hills and/or extremely long mileage

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