5th Annual NOLA Bike To Work Day Rescheduled, Extended Due To Anticipated Bad Weather
NEW ORLEANS – The 5th Annual NOLA Bike to Work Day has been rescheduled and extended from Wednesday, April 13, to Wednesday April 20, 2016, from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., due to anticipated inclement weather.
As part of NOLA Bike To Work Week, presented by Entergy, Bike Trains will depart from multiple locations around the city on NOLA Bike to Work Day and convene at Lafayette Square for a commemoration ceremony marking the completion of 100 miles of bikeways in New Orleans.
There will be an unveiling of the 2016 Bike Map and Guide to Safe Cycling while participants will also enjoy complimentary refreshments, giveaways and bike repairs.
Scheduled NOLA Bike to Work Day events include:
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Bike Trains
Those who work in the CBD will join experienced riders at strategically placed Neighborhood Bike Trains throughout Orleans Parish to ride together downtown. The Bike Trains will gather at 7:00 a.m. for free coffee, neighborhood camaraderie and check-in. The trains will leave the meet-ups at 7:30 a.m. to be at Lafayette Square around 8:00 a.m..
Bike Train locations include: Uptown (HEY! Café); Gentilly (Daddy’s Donuts); Mid-City (Lafitte Greenway circle at Jefferson Davis); Algiers Point (Algiers Ferry Landing); Broadmoor (Keller Library); and 7th Ward (Dashing Bicycles).
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Morning Meet-Up For All Riders
Riders will stop by Lafayette Square (between Camp Street and St. Charles Ave. in the CBD) on their way to work for complimentary snacks, giveaways and bike tune-ups.
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.: Press Announcement
Dignitaries and the community will gather in Lafayette Square (between Camp Street and St. Charles Ave. in the CBD) to commemorate the completion of 100 miles of bikeways by unveiling the city’s new bike lane/ bike path maps.
NOLA Bike to Work Day is part of NOLA Bike to Work Week, a community-wide initiative including a series of events taking place. NOLA Bike to Work Day helps introduce more people to bike commuting, shows a collective strength in numbers, and demonstrates why New Orleans is in the top 10 American cities for bike commuting. Before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans had approximately 11 miles of bicycle paths. Thanks to a grant from Entergy Corporation and a partnership between the City of New Orleans and the Louisiana Public Health Institute, the City is now celebrating the achievement of 100+ miles of installed bikeways in 2016.
This event is free and anyone with a bike can participate.
Participants registered for the original date do not need to re-register for the rain date.