Build Up Conditioning With This Free Tour De Lou Training Program

Training for an athletic competition or event can be intimidating, but the benefits can be life-changing.

The Kentucky Derby Festival and PNC are trying to increase the accessibility of conditioning for the 2023 PNC Tour de Lou, an April cycling event featuring three distances — 20-miles, 35-miles and 62.1-miles. 

The Tour de Lou Training Program is a free, six-week training schedule that offers in-person rides that will help cyclists build up cardio for the race.

“The PNC Tour de Lou Training Program is for cyclists of all experience levels,” Matt Gibson, Kentucky Derby Festival president and CEO, said in a statement. “Thanks to Louisville Bicycle Club and Norton Sports Health, in just a few short weeks, this program will get you in gear no matter which distance you ride with us in the spring.”

The 2023 PNC Tour de Lou Training Program is as follows:

Feb. 26: 5-mile Training Ride & Rider 101
Mar. 5: 10-Mile Training Ride
Mar. 12: 15-Mile Training Ride
Mar. 19: 20-Mile Training Ride
March 26: 25-Mile Training Ride
Apr. 2: 30-Mile Training Ride

Rides will start and end at 301 E. Witherspoon St. Register for the training program at

The PNC Tour de Lou is set for Sunday, April 16, 2023. 

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