Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Waterfront Park - Great Lawn
The Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle is a twice annual event held every Memorial & Labor Day. Thousands of participants flock to Waterfront Park to enjoy a morning full of fun. Bring the entire family for this free, healthy community event. Various fitness demonstrations start the day including yoga, tai chi and zumba. There are numerous vendor booths available for information and giveaways. After all of that, take your pick from a 5k hike, 12.5-mile bike ride or a paddle on the Ohio River. This event is not a race. It is open to participants of all levels and we encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the festivities!
Free t-shirt while supplies last. Go Green! Bring your own water bottles! Fill stations are available at Waterfront Park.
Sign up to be a vendor here.
The Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle takes place at Waterfront Park's Great Lawn (map this location). The hike and bike starts on the Great Lawn at E. Witherspoon Street. Paddlers will put in at the University of Louisville boat ramp next to the Community Boathouse off River Road. (1321 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40206).
7:30 a.m. - Boat Drop Off until 9 a.m.
(Parking & Drop-off at University of Louisville Rowing Center located at 1321 River Rd.)
8:00 a.m. - Fitness Activities Start
Tai Chi, Yoga, Pickleball
8:30 a.m. - Vendor Booths Open
8:30 a.m. - Zumba (Main Stage)
9:25 a.m. - Mayor Greg Fischer Welcome
10:00 a.m. - Hikers, Bikers, Paddlers Start
**Routes subject to change**
Bike Route Info:
The scenic 13-mile bike route will travel west from Waterfront Park, to Shawnee Park and back to the Great Lawn. Note: Riders have the option at any time to turn off the route and head back to Waterfront Park.
Both the cycling and walking routes will be marked with signage and will have water stops at the halfway points to refill water bottles. The Louisville Bicycle Club and Scheller’s Fitness and Cycle are providing “bike captains” to help cyclists obey the rules of the road.
“Bike doctors” will be in Waterfront Park before the ride and along the route to assist cyclists with any equipment problems. Louisville Metro Police will provide traffic assistance at key intersections, and the Louisville Metro EMS bicycle team will patrol the route. All cyclists are asked to remain behind the lead Police vehicles.
The Brain Injury Association will be on hand to distribute 500 free helmets to riders. View safety instructions here.