This is a past Event
NOLA Bike to Work Day 2014 **Rescheduled for Wed. April 9th**
PRESENTED BY ENTERGY
Wed, Apr 09, 2014
2:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meet at Neighborhood Ride Meetups to Ride Together
Lafayette Square – Coffee and Breakfast
American Sector (at WW2 Museum) – Evening Happy Hour Event
If you plan to participate, please REGISTER HERE!
THANK YOU for making our 3rd annual NOLA Bike to Work Day a success!! Please help us learn more about your commuting habits to inform our work year-round by taking our Commuter Survey.
A huge thank you to Entergy for presenting this event for the third year in a row!
Thanks to the businesses who donated and made this possible:
CC’s Coffee on Lafayette Square
Laurel St. Bakery
PJ’s Coffee on Orleans Ave
The Big Easy Rollergirls
The Hyatt French Quarter
Thanks to all businesses whose employees participated in the event:
ATD Fourth World
Bad Babysitter Productions
Barron & Toups
Booty’s Street Food
Brown Greer PLC
BrownGreer PLC, 5
Council District C
Delgado Community College
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Global Green USA
Gordon Arata Law Firm
Green Coast Enterprises
Grow Dat Youth Farm
Gulf Restoration Network
Harmony Neighborhood Development
Howard Tilton Memorial Library
IWES (The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies)
Jericho Road Housing Initiative
Korman Real Estate
Linfield, Hunter & Junius, Inc
Louisiana Civil Justice Center
Louisiana Public Health Institute
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans
Military and Postal Retirees
Muriel’s Jackson Square
Need a Ride Pedicabs!
New Orleans Business Alliance
New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School
New Orleans City Park
New Orleans College Preparatory Academies
New Orleans Habitat for Humanity Restore
New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
New Schools for New Orleans
Office of Inspector General
One Shell Square
Orleans Public Defenders
Peter Mayer Advertising
Professional Sound Services- NOLA
Rebuilding Together New Orleans
Sarah the Pet Sitter
St. Bernard Parish Schools
State of Louisiana
Success Preparatory Academy
The Roots of Music
Trinity Episcopal School
Tulane Med/Psych Residents
Tulane Medical School
Tulane PRC/KidsWalk Coalition
Tulane University School of Public Health
U.S. Fifth Circuit
UNITY of Great New Orleans
BIKE TO WORK!
NOLA Bike to Work Day is for everyone – from first time riders to daily commuters. You can ride in with other commuters, register as a team of co-workers, or ride individually to our CBD Morning Meetup.
Meet up at Lafayette Square Park from 8:00am – 9:30am for free breakfast, coffee and other perks!
Show New Orleans you care about biking and meet us for the Bike to Work Day After Party 5:00-8:00pm at the American Sector to celebrate with fellow commuters!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7:30am – Ride Rangers depart Neighborhood Ride Meetups
8:00 to 9:30am – CBD Morning Meetup in Lafayette Square, with coffee, breakfast, and giveaways. Juice generously provided by Raw Republic and coffee donated by Community Coffee!
5:00 to 8:00pm – Bike To Work Day Happy Hour at the American Sector (part of the WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street) – Light refreshments served!
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NEIGHBORHOOD RIDE MEETUPS
Meet up at bicycle friendly businesses and ride downtown with Ride Marshals and other riders. Ride marshals depart at 7:30am, but come at 7:00am to enjoy perks at several of these locations.
Show up 7:00am – 7:30am to ride together! We have 7 neighborhood locations:
Algiers — Algiers Ferry Landing
Broadmoor – Laurel Street Bakery, 2701 S Broad St
Bywater/Marigny/9th Ward – Shake Sugary Bakery, 3600 St. Claude Ave
Gentilly – Daddy’s Donuts, 2051 Caton St
Lakeview – Lakeview Grocery, 801 Harrison Ave
Mid City – Orleans Ave at Bayou St. John
Uptown – Whole Foods – Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St
If you want to volunteer on NOLA Bike to Work Day as a Ride Ranger or helping to setup, email !
RIDING AS A TEAM
If you want to set up a team of coworkers or friends to ride together to the CBD Morning Meetup or to your office, please Register Here.
Bicycling to work is easy and safe. To have the best experience possible, follow the tips below:
- Use our Bicycle Commuter Guide and Bike Map to find your way.
- Act as if you were driving a vehicle – ride in the direction with traffic, stop at stop signs, be predictable
- Routes that parallel busy streets are often better for bicycles. Look for smooth surfaces, low traffic speeds and volumes
- Determine where you will store your bike while you work before you show up (many places have garage or locations inside!)
- Wear comfortable clothing, and a helmet is always a smart idea
- Make sure your bike is in working order a few days before
Still feeling hesitant? Check out one of our FREE Bicycle Safety Workshops before you ride.
WHY BIKE TO WORK:
Biking to work is a great way to stay healthy, feel better, save money on gas, help the environment, and experience our City!
Before Hurricane Katrina, Orleans Parish had fewer than 11 miles of bike lanes and pedestrian walkways. Thanks to a grant from Entergy Corporation and a partnership between the City of New Orleans and the Louisiana Public Health Institute, the city now boasts over 80 miles of completed bikeways and pedestrian walkways with more scheduled for 2014. As a result, the City of New Orleans has been recognized as a Bronze Level Bike Friendly City by the League of American Bicyclists — joining other cities such as Portland, Boulder and Austin who are designated bike-friendly cities. Residents in the greater metropolitan New Orleans area can now access a growing bikeway network of more than 140 miles.