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 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


July Training Rides

Saturday, July 1, 9 a.m. 
Iroquois Amphitheater
1080 Amphitheater Rd, Louisville, KY         
Ride Level:  1: 10-15 Family Friendly        

Saturday, July 8, 9:00 a.m.
170 State Street, Louisville KY
Utica Pike/ Two Bridges
Ride level: 1, 21 or 35 miles
*Louisville Bicycle Club ride

Sunday, July 16, 2:00 p.m.
Middletown Cycle
11519 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, Ky.
Ride level: 2/3, 30 miles




Ice Cream Ride 
Sunday, July 23, 11:00 a.m.

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

Saturday, July 29, 8:00 a.m. 
Norton Orthopedic & Hand Center      
9880 Angie’s Way, Louisville KY
Ride level: 1 to 2, 25 miles                        
Fully-supported: Support a survivor and ride!

Sunday, August 6, 9 a.m.                          
Falls of the Ohio Park: Near Observatory
201 W. Riverside Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129
Ride level: 2, 32 miles:  






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