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.
Before beginning any training program, consult your sports health physician to ensure you are healthy enough to properly train and complete the ride.
How is your fundraising going?
When you sign up to participate in the Bike to Beat Cancer, you commit to helping make a difference for the thousands of people in the community touched by cancer each year. This means raising funds to help with prevention and early detection initiatives, survivorship and clinical research at Norton Cancer Institute. Get helpful tips here.
Need bikes and accessories?
See our list of official outfitters. Each outfitter is offering 15 percent off bikes and accessories for all participants in the Bike to Beat Cancer.
Are you a beginner rider?
If you're new to cycling and would like someone to show you the ropes, our new mentor program may be just the thing! These mentors will give you training guidance and motivation to get you through your first ride.
Rides may be canceled due to bad weather. Check Facebook, call or send a text to (502) 807-0158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All riders must wear a helmet to participate! Maps will be provided for self-supported rides; bring your own water and snacks. Fully supported rides include a marked rout, snacks, water and an aid station.
September Training Rides
Tire Change and Bike Clinic
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6 p.m.
121 St. Matthews Lane, Louisville, Ky.
Ride level 2; 10 to 20 miles
Go over the how-tos of biking!
Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m.
Falls of the Ohio State Park
Park near the Interpretive Center
201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville, Ind.
Ride level: 1 to 2; 20 to 40 miles
Bike to Beat Cancer Event!
Saturday, Sept. 21
Kickoff: 8 a.m.
Family Ride: 10 a.m.
Kosair Children’s Medical Center – Brownsboro
4910 Chamberlain Lane, Louisville, Ky.
Ride level: 1 to 5; options for 5, 35, 65 and 100 miles
Have fun and be safe …
|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