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NOLA Bike To Work Day

PRESENTED BY ENTERGY AND BIKE EASY

When

Wed, Apr 11, 2012
6:45 am – 7:30 pm

Where

6:45AM – 7:00AM — Meet up with bike convoys
Those who work in the CBD can join experienced riders at five different locations and ride together downtown (map below).

7:30am – 9:30am — Morning Meet Up
Lafayette Square (Between Camp Street and St. Charles in the Central Business District)
Stop by on your way to work for free Jamba Juice smoothies and bike swag.

5:30pm – 7:30pmYLC Wednesday at the Square
Stop by the Entergy booth for free refreshments, giveaways and information on how to save money, save energy and save the
environment.

Ride on your own, or separately but be sure to register for the ride to win a bike and other prizes!

Cost

This event is free, anyone with a bike can participate. Everyone in the Greater New Orleans area is encouraged to participate.

Open to the public — Register for Free and be entered to win a bicycle other great prizes.

Details

Paper Coverage

Stayhealthyla.org April 5, 2012

In theknowla.com- nola-bike-to-work-day April 6, 2012

NOLA Bike To Work Day is Wednesday Noladefender.com April 9, 2012

Local News – Nola.humidbeings.com April 11, 2012

Nola.com – Mayor Mitch Landrieu to participate in NOLA Bike to Work Day this morning April 11, 2012

Photos from the event, Nola.com Gallery: NOLA Bike To Work Day April 11, 2012

Bayoubuzz.com – Mayor Mitch Landrieu to participate in NOLA Bike to Work Day this morning- participate-in-nola-bike-to-work-day-this-morning April 11, 2012

TV Segments

WDSU April 11, 2012

WWLBike to Work Day promotes healthy self and healthy environment- environment-146961535.html April 11, 2012 As well as Bike to Work! To Work WWL.com April 11, 2012 http://www.wwl.com/pages/12804174.php?contentType=4&contentId=10377658

New Orleanians observe ‘Bike to Work Day;
By: Susan Poag
Nola.com
April 11, 2012
http://www.nola.com/health/index.ssf/2012/04/new_orleanians_observe_bike_to.html

NOLA Bike To Work Day
Nola.humidbeings.com
April 9, 2012
http://nola.humidbeings.com/posts/detail/318152/NOLA-Bike-To-Work-Day

NOLA Bike To Work Day
Photos from the Times-Picayune
Photos.nola.com
April 11, 2012
http://photos.nola.com/tpphotos/2012/04/nola_bike_to_work_day_3.html

NOLA Bike to Work Day
Abc26.com
Molly Rosenblatt reports
Video
April 11, 2012
http://www.abc26.com/videogallery/69337624/Community/NOLA-Bike-to-Work-Day

NOLA Bike to Work Day
Fox5sandiego.com
Molly Rosenblatt reports
Video
April 11, 2012

http://www.fox5sandiego.com/videogallery/69337624/Community/NOLA-Bike-to-Work-Day

Wednesday is NOLA Bike to Work Day
Wpix.com
News with a Twist-Snapshot New Orleans-Molly Rosenblatt reports
April 10, 2012
http://www.wpix.com/videogallery/69315818/Community/Wednesday-is-NOLA-Bike-to-Work-Day

NOLA Bike To Work Day
Photos.nola.com
April 11, 2012
http://photos.nola.com/tpphotos/2012/04/nola_bike_to_work_day.html

Bike to Work Day promotes healthy self and healthy environment
Bayoubuzz.com
April 11, 2012
http://www.bayoubuzz.com/louisiana-local-news/151-new-orleans/485245-bike-to-work-day-promotes-
healthy-self-and-healthy-environment

Bike to Work!

Bicycling to work is easy, safe and fun. If you’ve never done it before, NOLA Bike to Work Day presented by Entergy and Bike Easy is for you. Experienced riders will meet at five different locations and ride together to downtown. If you have time before work, stop by Gallier Hall for coffee and free safety schwag.

Group Bike Routes

The day of the event, we will have Ride Rangers at each of the locations on the map. Show up at 7:30am to ride together, or pick up the group anywhere along the route marked.

If you want to help as a Ride Ranger, please email us to coordinate logistics.


View Bike to Work Map 2012 in a larger map

Ride on your own, or separately but be sure to register for the ride to win a bike and other prizes!

Scheduled Events and Bike Support

Stop by Lafayette Square (map above) between 7:30am and 9:30 am for coffee, juice, refreshments and swag before heading into the office. Those who work in the CBD can join experienced riders at five different locations and ride together to downtown.

In the afternoon, NOLA Bike to Work Day will be the presenting sponsor of the YLC Wednesday At The Square. Stop by the Entergy booth for free refreshments, giveaways and information on how to save money, save energy and save the environment.

Mechanics will be on hand, both morning and afternoon in case you have bicycle issues on the way in – we can take care of them before you go home.

Commuter Tips

Bicycling to work is easy and safe. To have the best experience possible, follow the tips below:

  • Chat on Facebook to find a ride buddy or strategize your route. You can also plan a route with Google’s Bicycle Trip Planner or using the map above.
  • 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, it’s okay to change when you get to work
  • Make sure your bike is in working order the night before

Feeling a little hesitant? Check out one of our FREE Bicycle Safety Workshops before you ride.

Who:

NOLA Bike To Work Day is brought to you by Entergy Corporation, Bike Easy, Louisiana Public Health Institute, the City of New Orleans, Downtown Development District, and Young Leadership Council.

Why:

Greenhouse gas emissions resulting from our daily commutes are a leading cause of climate change. Biking to work is one way we can do our part to save money, save energy and save the environment.

Before Hurricane Katrina, Orleans Parish had fewer than 5 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 50 miles of completed bikeways and pedestrian walkways with another 20 miles planned or under construction. 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 metropolitan New Orleans can now access a growing bikeway network of more than 140 miles.

Project Partner

For more Events, please see the Events Calendar, or visit the Events Archives

This Event is part of Bike Easy’s Community Bicycle Workshops Project.

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