May Newsletter

Posted by Heather Haylett on May 21, 2018 in Events

Upcoming events and other Bike Easy news!

May 16, 2018

SPRING BICYCLE SECOND LINE!

Sunday, May 20th is the Spring Bicycle Second Line! Meet us in City Park for a pedal-powered version of the famous, musical second line parades lead by Egg Yolk Jubilee!  

When: Sunday, May 20th. Registration is at 10 am and the ride begins at 11 am.
Where: City Park in front of New Orleans Museum of Art.
Cost: Free!
P.S. – The first 100 Bike Easy Members to register receive a free t-shirt!

Thanks to our supporters for making this event possible: Bike Law Louisiana, Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc, Property One, Inc., Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), Travel Central Travel Agency, Northwestern Mutual, Second Line Brewing, Mid-City Carriages, Second Line Brewing, Cheri’ Ben-Iesau Creative Arts, Soll Planning, Alex’s Bikes, Bokah Bikes New Orleans, Nobs Bikes/Boards, The Bike Shop Nola, Bicycle Michael’s.

BIKEWAY POP-UP DISCUSSION
On Wednesday, May 16th from 2 pm – 3:30 pm Bike Easy will host a bikeway pop-up discussion regarding access to the Lafitte Greenway via St. Louis St. We will meet in the Cabildo Museum 3rd floor meeting room. 

This discussion will cover the overall goal and designs for a temporary biking installation connecting the Lafitte Greenway to the French Quarter.

BIKE EASY MEMBERSHIP!

May is Membership Month! Bike Easy Membership is a powerful tool to show that you believe in an equitable and safe biking network in Greater New Orleans and gives us the demonstrable political support to make an impact.

The first 100 Members to register at the Bicycle Second Line get a free t-shirt!

Support our work by renewing your Bike Easy Membership today!

SUPPORT COMPLETE STREETS IN JEFFERSON PARISH

Jefferson Parish is updating their comprehensive plan which presents an opportunity to prioritize street designs that are safe for bikers of all ages and abilities. 

Show your support with an “email to a Parish Council Member”:https://act.yourethecure.org/HwTmgLg or call 504-608-3461 to urge them to pass a Complete Streets policy. Find a phone script on our blog. 

SIGN THE PETITION TO MAYOR CANTRELL

Take a moment to sign Bike Easy’s petition Mayor LaToya Cantrell to office and asking her to update the Complete Streets policy for New Orleans — for improved safety, increased health equity, higher design standards, and added mobility options for every resident in our city.

COVINGTON COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE

Saturday, May 19th is the Covington Walk & Roll Community Bike Ride!

Join the FREE 3-mile family bike ride from 10 am – 12 pm starting with a mechanics station and safety briefing. The ride will begin and end at Rev Peter Atkins Park.

SMART BIKING 

Our Adult Bike Safety Classes (formerly known as Traffic Safety 101) will take place this June. The class is split up into three sections with participants learning a range of skills from bike maintenance to riding safely. Find June dates and registration information here.

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: ODYSSEY HOUSE LOUISIANA

Odyssey House Louisiana is a non-profit behavioral health care provider with an emphasis on addiction treatment. Bicycling is part of an active and healthy lifestyle that Odyssey House Louisiana promotes.

Odyssey House Louisiana is a sponsor of the Spring Bicycle Second Line.

KIDS BIKE DAY

Sunday, June 3rd is Kids Bike Day at the Milne Rec Center! From 10 am – 2 pm children can learn the basics of riding a bike, bike safety, and play games or enjoy a group ride.

Contact Keith Holt more information. 

SUMMER COMPLETE STREETS AMBASSADORS

Improve biking and walking safety in your neighborhood by becoming a Complete Streets Ambassador.

The Summer ’18 Ambassadorship begins with two-day training in New Orleans, June 9th and 10th. The program is three months, running from June 9th through September 8th.

Apply today!

BIKE/WALK FRIENDLY DRIVER CLASS

Take a one-hour class designed for drivers to learn how to navigate bicycle infrastructure, what to expect from people on bike and people walking, and how to avoid common collisions. 

All participants will earn a certificate and window decal certifying their status as a Bike Easy Bike/Walk Friendly Driver. Participants can register here.

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