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Quick Info


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 hometown event.  Various fitness demonstrations start the day including yoga, tai chi, zumba, pickleball, NIA and much more.  There are numerous vendor booths available for information and giveaways.  After all of that, take your pick from a 5k hike, 15-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!  

New this year, you can download the "EQ Louisville" app from your app store. The app features the entire Hike Bike & Paddle schedule, a map with each hike, bike and paddle route, and up-to-the-minute information for traffic navigation, parking and other event information. This is new technology that is being beta tested in Louisville. Download the app today! 

Free t-shirt with completion of a short survey, while supplies last.  Go Green! Bring your own water bottles!  Fill stations are available at Waterfront Park.

HBP_LaborDay-30 from David Cambron on Vimeo.


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 Harbor Lawn at the water's edge which is next to the Great Lawn. 


  7:30am- Boat Drop Off until 9am 
  8:00am- Tai Chi, Yoga, Pickleball, & Boot 
  8:30am- Booths Open
  8:30am- Zumba (Main Stage)
  9:00am- Kayak Rolling Contest Presented 
                 By Quest Outdoor & Harbor Point
               - Stand Up Paddle Board Demos at
                 Harbor Lawn
  9:30am- Mayor Greg Fischer Welcome

10:00am- Hikers, Bikers, Paddlers Start


Bike Route Info

(See Map) Route goes from Waterfront Park south to Shawnee Park and back

START - Waterfront Park/Witherspoon St

R - Preston St

R - Main St

R - 15th St

L - Portland Ave

L/S - Portland Ave & Northwestern Pkwy at 31st St

Northwestern Pkwy becomes Southwestern Pkwy at end of 100 block of NWP

R - Shawnee Park (from 300 block of SWP)

R - Loop around entire park, bearing RIGHT at the grass circle

L - Park Road, bear RIGHT at grass circle

L - Exit Shawnee Park at Southwestern Pkwy (Southwestern changes into Northwestern)

R/S - Northwestern Pkwy changes to Portland Ave at 31st St

R - 15th St

L - Market St

L - Floyd St 

FINISH - Floyd St at WitherspoonStart - Witherspoon Street near Floyd (East Bound)


Hike Route Info

(See Map

Waterfront Park north on sidewalk to river

North on sidewalk beside Great Lawn

West on foot bridge between fountains

North on plaza to river then west along River Walk to 10th St (Through Parking Lot)

South on 10th St to Main St

East on Main St - sidewalks in front of Museum Row

North on 6th Street to Muhammad Ali Center

Muhammad Ali Center elevator or stairs to Pedway

East across Belvedere

North on Belvedere ramp to Belvedere Overlook

Elevator or stairs to parking lot and side upper sidewalk

East sidewalk to south side of Joe’s Crab Shack

South on Plaza to sidewalk

East sidewalk east along Witherspoon to Start Area



Paddle Route Info

(See Map

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Boat Drop Off/Paddlers Put In - At the Harbor Lawn at the water's edge next to Great Lawn

9:00 a.m. - Don't miss the Kayak Rolling Contest by Quest Outdoors at Harbor Point!

10:00 a.m. - Recreational Float through the McApline Locks, Canoe, Kayaks & Rowing Shells

11:45 a.m. - Locks close to paddlers 

Take out at Jaycee Boat Ramp in New Albany


Thanks to these fine supporters!

ABL, A Better Living Fit Zumba

Bicycling for Louisville

Bike Captains

Bike Louisville

Brain Injury Association

City of New Albany

Dismas Charities

Greater Louisville Sports Commission

Kentuckiana Paddlers Association

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts


LMPD River Unit

Louisville Area Canoe and Kayak Club

Louisville Bicycle Club

Louisville Community Boat House

Louisville Fire & Rescue

Louisville Metro Government

Louisville Rowing Club

Louisville Science Center

Louisville Water Company

Louisville Yoga

Louisville Zoo

Metro Parks


Muhammad Ali Center


Nu Chapter Tai Chi Chuan
& Qi Gong Institute

Ramiro's Cantina

River City Community Sailing Program

River City Paddlesports INC

SAG Teams

Scheller's Fitness & Cycling

Visual Presentations/Wayne Hettinger 


Waterfront Park