Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bike to Work Day in New Orleans set for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

       Scheduled for April 8, Bike to Work Day in New Orleans was postponed one day because wet weather was forecast for the morning of April 8.   It was held the following day, April 9, a day of brisk winds, morning temperatures in the low 60's and brillant blue skies.
         There seemed to be a smaller turnout this year than last year.  Participants gathered on the Camp St. side of Lafayette Square Park around two tents:  One with breakfast of huge fresh muffins and Community coffee and a second tent for recruiting new Bike Easy members, the non-profit bicycle advocacy group holding Bike to Work Day.  Entergy is a major sponsor of Bike to Work Day and Patty Riddlebarger, the Director of Social Responsibility for Entergy Corp. was there chatting up bicycle commuting participants.
       If bicycling to work is on your bucket list, Tuesday, April 8 is the day to make it happen.  After your pedal into the city, join dozens of like-minded bicycle commuters after their ride into town for coffee and breakfast, 8:00am to 9:30am, in Lafayette Square Park in the CBD.  Riders can ride solo or join groups leaving at 7:30am for the ride to the square

Bike to Work Day in New Orleans, 2012
 from about half a dozen neighborhood staging areas in Mid-City, Lakeview, Uptown, the French Quarter and the Marigny.
       The ride is a project of Bike-Easy, a non-profit bicycle advocacy organization.  The event is sponsored by Entergy and is free.  For more information and a map of the neighborhood staging areas visit  

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