This is a past Event
NOLA Bike to Work Week - 2015 *RAIN PLAN*
All Events Postponed for One Week - Bike to Work Day is Now April 22
19–23 Apr 2015
Locations throughout the City
Neighborhood Ride Meetups in Algiers, Broadmoor, Gentilly, Mid-City, and Uptown
Central Morning Meetup in Lafayette Square
All Bike to Work Week Events Are Free
We have many folks to thank for helping to make NOLA Bike to Work Week a success!
First of all – Entergy has been our presenting sponsor for the fourth year in a row, and this event simply would not be possible without their generous and continued support. Our two new sponsors this year, Bike Law and NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems, helped us to grow this into a full week of events.
We are also grateful to PJ’s Coffee, Pinkberry, J&B and Bayou Bicycles, Grand Isle Restaurant, Bike the Big Easy, Café Degas, Whole Foods, Laurel Street Bakery, and Bicycle World of LA – who provided support to help make Bike to Work Week possible. Thank you!
Finally, thank YOU for participating! Here is NOLA Bike to Work Week by the numbers:
- 1,015 trips logged over the 8 day Bicycle Commute Challenge
- Over 1,000 participants engaged with us throughout the week – at our Let’s Roll Community Forum, Bicycle Commuter Happy Hour, morning Bike to Work Day events, and more
- 250 bike lights distributed through Bike Light Outreach events
- 125 folks attended the Central Morning Meetup in Lafayette Square
- 35 workplaces signed up Team Captains for the Bicycle Commute Challenge
- 5 neighborhood bike trains leading into the Central Morning Meetup
ABOUT NOLA BIKE TO WORK WEEK
NOLA Bike to Work Week is for everyone – from first time riders to daily commuters.
RAIN PLAN: We know weather affects people on bicycles, so we are moving all Bike to Work Week events to April 20 – April 23 and extending the Bicycle Commuter Challenge through Bike to Work Day on April 22!
Try out Bike to Work Day as a first timer, or sign up for the Bicycle Commute Challenge to track your trips. Become a Team Captain at your workplace and inspire your coworkers to try bicycling for a day or a week.
The more you participate the more you qualify for free giveaways like bike lights, coozies and even a new bicycle!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
BIKE TO WORK DAY!
Wednesday, April 22: Neighborhood Ride Meetups and Central Morning Meetup in Lafayette Square
Ride in with other commuters, register as a team of co-workers, or ride individually to our CBD Morning Meetup at Lafayette Square Park from 8:00am – 9:30am for free breakfast, coffee and other perks!
Let’s Roll – The State of Bicycling In New Orleans
Tuesday, April 21: Community Forum led by local experts about where we’ve been and what’s next for New Orleans.
Bike to Work Week Happy Hour (and Celebration)
Thursday, April 23: Drinks, prizes, bicycle camaraderie and congratulations for making it a great week.
BECOME A TEAM CAPTAIN
Already a bicycle evangelist? Recruit your co-works to ride to work for a day or the whole week. Top workplaces will receive recognition throughout the week, on social media, in our newsletter and at the Happy Hour Celebration. Free safety workshops and briefings about the inside scoop of the event are just a couple perks of becoming a Team Captain or learn more about the Commute Challenge before you decide.
BIKE LIGHT INTERVENTIONS
Throughout the week we’ll be giving away hundreds of bicycle lights at random places, during commute hours throughout the City. We’ll use social media to give you a clue on our location and install a bicycle light on any bike that comes by without one for a short time. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
NOLA Bike to Work Week is
Presented by ENTERGY – Lit by NITERIDER – Supported by BIKE LAW LA.
We are also grateful for the generous donations of the following organizations to help make Bike to Work Week possible:
-J&B and Bayou Bicycles
-Entergy Bike the Big Easy
-Laurel Street Bakery
Thank you for supporting easy, safe and fun biking in New Orleans !
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? Bring a FREE Bicycle Safety Workshop to your workplace – contact anneka (at) bikeeasy.org.
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 almost 100 miles of completed bikeways and pedestrian walkways with more scheduled for 2015. As a result, the City of New Orleans has been recognized as a Silver-Level Bike Friendly City by the League of American Bicyclists. Residents in the greater metropolitan New Orleans area can now access a growing bikeway network of more than 140 miles.
This Event is part of Bike Easy’s NOLA Bike Trains - Powered by Entergy Project.