Mayor's Hike, Bike and Paddle
Hike, Bike & Paddle 2022
Hike, Bike & Paddle | Labor Day, September 5th
Monday, September 5, 2022 | 8 a.m.
Louisville Community Boathouse
1325 River Road, Louisville, KY
Visit the links below to view the Labor Day 2022 route maps!
Louisville cyclists, paddlers and walkers will be on the move again at the Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle on Monday, Sept. 5 as it returns for another Labor Day to the Louisville Community Boathouse, 1325 River Road.
Norton Sports Health is returning as presenting sponsor of the Mayor’s annual healthy lifestyle event. Event partners include Greater Louisville Sports Commission, Louisville Waterfront Park, Republic Bank, River City Paddle Sports, Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, Yoga East, Nu Image Fitness, Nu Chapter Tai Chi Chuan & QiGo Institute, Scheller's Fitness & Cycling, Louisville Bicycle Club and TARC.
“As a nationally recognized healthiest employer, we are committed to providing a culture of health and wellness within our organization and throughout the community. Making the time for exercise, a key area of self-care, has been especially important during the past year and remains essential,” said Russell F. Cox, president and chief executive officer, Norton Healthcare. “We encourage everyone to live a healthy lifestyle and participate safely.”
T-shirts will be available for the first 3,000 participants while supplies last. The Bike Injury Association of Kentucky will also be fitting 500 bike helmets for cyclists who don’t have one.
For hikers, this year features four different route options, including one crossing the Big Four Bridge, one to the base of the Big Four Bridge, one to the Kennedy Bridge and one to the Belle of Louisville Wharf.
For cyclists, this year features the longest bike course yet of 18.2 miles. Cyclists will travel down River Road 9.1 miles all the way to the entrance of Hays Kennedy Park and back 9.1 miles to the Community Boathouse.
The paddling course will begin shortly after the hikers and bikers take off. The route features five miles of scenic paddling along the Ohio river through the McAlpine locks to the Shawnee Boat Ramp by noon. TARC will offer a free shuttle for the return trip to the boathouse.
Starting at 8 a.m., the event will showcase demonstrations and group participation in yoga, Tai Chi and Zumba.
Participants are encouraged to bring water, as there will be no refill stations this year.
Upon return to the Community Boathouse, bottled water will available for participants, courtesy of Republic Bank.
This is the 18th year for the Hike, Bike & Paddle events, which are held each Memorial Day and Labor Day. The events are part of the city’s Healthy Hometown Movement, created to encourage Louisville residents to be more active and make healthier lifestyle choices.
Media sponsor is WLKY.
Thank you to all of our sponsors this year!
Louisville Area Canoe & Kayak Club
Louisville Fire & Rescue
Louisville Rowing Club
Metro Parks & Recreation
Nu Chapter Tai Chi Chuan & QiGo Institute
Nu Image Fitness
Public Works & Assets
US Coast Guard
All of our volunteers