May Newsletter

Posted by Heather Haylett on May 10, 2019 in Advocacy, Bicycle Safety , Events, Membership

Bike Easy News

MOVING NEW ORLEANS DOWNTOWN BIKEWAYS

The 8th public meeting for Moving New Orleans Bikes will be Tuesday, May 14th from 6 – 7:30 pm at the New Orleans Public Library Main Branch (219 Loyola Ave. New Orleans, LA 70112). This event is co-hosted by the Downtown Development District.

RSVP for Moving New Orleans Downtown Bikeways!

The open house style meetings will be fun and interactive as participants collectively identify mobility challenges, desired destinations, and potential routes.

The City of New Orleans is hosting public meetings as part of Moving New Orleans: Bikes, an initiative to plan and rapidly build protected bikeways across the city over the next two years as part of the larger transportation vision to improve safety, connectivity, accessibility, and equity.

SPRING BICYCLE SECOND LINE

Bike Easy’s signature Spring Bicycle Second Line is a pedal-powered version of the famous, musical second line parades that wind through New Orleans streets during the year. Our bicycle second line will have live music leading the parade and a family friendly post-ride celebration at Second Line Brewing with more live music, food trucks, children’s activities and more!

WHEN: Sunday, May 26

Registration at 10 am Ride rolls at 10:30 am

WHERE: Meet in front of NOMA in City Park

COST: Free to ride!

PS. The first 150 Bike Easy Members get a free commemorative t-shirt!

BIKE LAW LEGAL CLINIC

Want to get armed with great information about your rights while riding? Or what to do if you’re involved in a crash or harassed? Or simply how to make a positive difference in the biking community? Charlie Thomas of Bike Law will cover these topics and more at the Bike Law Legal Clinic. Feel free to bring questions.

The Bike Law network is a 501©(3) and is focused on conversations and action about safety, education, legislation at the national and state level, advocacy and support for all things bicycle related.

2019 GIVENOLA DAY

Bike Easy raised just over $19,000 from 201 donors on #GiveNOLADay! Thank you for helping us surpass our goal! Donations will help educate students in safe biking and walking, advocate for ‘Complete Streets’ that are built to share in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, host our annual Spring Bicycle Second Line, and much more!

At Bike Easy we believe in biking as a tool to create a healthy, prosperous, resilient, and equitable future for all people of the region and are proud to participate in GiveNOLA Day. Thank you for joining us!

BECOME A BIKE EASY MEMBER!

May is Membership Month! Bike Easy Membership shows your belief in a future where people of all ages and abilities can bike, walk, and ride transit safely, whoever they are and wherever they live!

Don’t forget the first 150 Members to check-in at the Spring Bicycle Second Line get a FREE commemorative t-shirt!

BECOME A MEMBER!

BICYCLING FOR ALL

Join us Saturday, May 11th at 10:30 am at the Algiers Regional Library for Bicycling for All. This is a free bicycling safety workshop to learn about the rules of the road, how to share the road, and safety and collision avoidance. Families are welcome! Free collapsible water bottles and bike lights for participants.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: ENTERGY

Thank you to our featured Bike Easy Challenge sponsor, Entergy! Entergy started supporting the original Bike to Work Day eight years ago and has been involved in the growth of biking in New Orleans ever since. We thank them for their continued excitement and corporate leadership in building a better and safer bike network for all!

2019 RIDE OF SILENCE

Wednesday, May 15th at 7 pm is the 2019 Ride of Silence. Meet at the St. Charles entrance to Audubon Park for a brief ceremony, remembering family and loved-ones who lost their lives while riding their bicycle followed by a 10-mile ride.
After the ride, Jenny and Charlie Thomas will host a get-together at their home at 1527 Calhoun St. Participants of all abilities are invited to join the procession. As the name indicates, the riders are requested to remain silent to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.

BIKE RITE CLASSIC

Saturday, June 1st from 5 – 10 pm is the Bike Rite Classic hosted by Get Up N Ride, Broad Community Connections, and Dashing Bicycles! Head to the Lafitte Greenway on N. Dorgenois for local music, food vendors, contests, and all things bikes. Help celebrate the love and culture of bike riding in New Orleans

h4.2019 BIKE EASY CHALLENGE STATS

This was our biggest year yet with 1,050 people who logged a ride and 125 organizations who took part, including 169 new riders. Altogether you rode 92,572 miles, that’s more than 3.5 times around the world!

Thank you for contributing to these amazing results. Participating in the Bike Easy Challenge is a great way to show the strength of the biking culture in New Orleans!

BETH’S FRIENDS FOREVER

The mission of Beth’s Friends Forever is to help supplement the resources of women fighting cancer in the Greater New Orleans area. Join them for two events to raise funds to help cancer patients cover the numerous treatment-associated expenses that come up during the course of cancer treatment.

BFF Federal City Criterium

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2 PM – 8:30 PM

2200 Constitution St. New Orleans, LA 70114

BFF’s Fondeaux Charitable Bike Ride 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 7:30 AM

Urban South Brewery 1645 Tchoupitoulas

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