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Anne Cutler talks to Jamie Wine about the non-profit’s upcoming event to promoting bike safety and easy bike commuting in the New Orleans area.
|Cyclists Take to the Streets for the
Bayou Boogaloo Bicycle Second Line!
Polish that bike frame, pump up those tires and be escorted to the Bayou Boogaloo Festival by the Bone Tone Brass Band and Pocket Aces Brass Band in style! ANYONE CAN PARTICIPATE!
The 11-mile Bicycle Second Line hosted by Bike Easy loops from Bayou St. John through neighborhood streets, with a rest stop at The Backstreet Cultural Museum in Treme and at the CBD Rouses, and concludes back at the festival just in time for all the fun music and food!
Last year we had almost 500 riders and this year we anticipate it to be even bigger! Join in on the fun, bring your friends & the whole family, and see some great new bikeway facilities on our neighborhood streets!
Bayou Boogaloo Bicycle Second Line
WHEN: Sunday, May 19, 2013
10:00am – Registration opens at Lafitte and Jeff Davis
11:00am – Ride Begins
11:30am – Arrive at Backstreet Cultural Museum
12:30pm – Arrive at Rouses on Baronne in CBD
1:00pm – End at Bayou Boogaloo Festival (Orleans & Jeff Davis)
WHAT: It’s a Second Line! Free to ride, but this is our biggest membership drive of the year:
SIGN UP TO BECOME AN ANNUAL
BIKE EASY MEMBER
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RATES:
$35 Individual Member
$60 Families and Couples
$150 Business Members
or become a Sustaining Member and Pay Monthly!
ABOUT BIKE EASY
Bike Easy is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to making bicycling easier, safer and more fun in Greater New Orleans. New Orleans currently ranks sixth in the U.S. for bicycle commuters. The city now has over 56 miles of bicycle routes and growing! Such progress would not be possible without Bike Easy positive working relationships with the Department of Public Works and the City Council. Bike Easy hopes to one day transform New Orleans into the most bicycle friendly city in America.
WHY BECOME A MEMBER?
Membership supports the Bike Easy’s goal to improve bicycle ridership and safety through education and advocacy. We advocate for the inclusion of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in road projects, ensuring the implementation of recommended policies and actions in the New Orleans Master Plan, and promoting bicycling as a fun and safe means of transportation and recreation across the area. Plus, now as a Bike Easy Member you can get discounts at participating Bike Friendly Businesses all over town. Learn more about the perks of joining Bike Easy on our Membership Page.