This is a past Event
NOLA Bike to Work Day 2016
Ride to work with fellow commuters and gather to celebrate biking in Lafayette Square
Wed, Apr 20, 2016
12:00 – 2:30 am
Bike trains depart multiple locations. Central meet up in Lafayette Square.
NOLA Bike to Work Day is back for a 5th year! Come join your fellow bike commuters to share the joy of biking – the healthy, easy, and cheap way to get to work – and the over 100 miles of bikeways that enable us to ride to work safely. Bike to Work Day helps introduce more people to bike commuting, shows our collective strength in numbers, and demonstrates why New Orleans is in the top 10 American cities for bike commuting. This year, we are also celebrating the installation of over 100 miles of bike facilities that are now connecting our city!
Central Meet Up at Lafayette Square, 7:30am – 9:30am
Bike trains will depart neighborhoods throughout New Orleans (see below) to meet up at Lafayette Square where there will be coffee, food, bike tune-ups, and more! The event is free and all are welcome, whether arriving with a bike train or on your own.
Entergy will provide complimentary “I Bike to Work” reflective stickers and bicycle keychains to all participants, Whole Foods will supply coffee and snacks, Bike Easy will have Membership and bike safety info, Bike the Big Easy will be on site to provide info on the October ride, Adam’s Bicycle World and Rouler will provide free basic bike repairs and tune-ups, and more!
The Regional Planning Commission will unveil the new 2016 Bicycle Map and Commuter Guide! City leaders, Entergy, Bike Easy, and others will make short announcements.
Neighborhood Ride Meetups
7:00-7:30am: Gather at Neighborhood meetups:
- Just added! Old Metairie: Royal Blend Coffee & Tea, 204 Metairie Rd.
- Algiers: Ferry Terminal
- Broadmoor: Keller Library parking lot, 4300 S Broad
- Gentilly: Daddy’s Donuts, 2051 Caton Street
- Mid-City: Lafitte Greenway at Jeff Davis Parkway Trail
- Uptown: Hey! Cafe, 4332 Magazine St.
- 7th Ward: Dashing Bicycles, 1234 N. Broad St
7:30am: Depart for Central Meet-up