This is a past Event

NOLA Bike to Work Day

PRESENTED BY ENTERGY

When

Tue, Apr 09, 2013
7:30 am – 8:00 pm

Where

Meet at Hubstations & ride downtown with others
City Hall coffee and donuts
Extended celebrations after work at The American Sector (945 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70130)

Cost

Registration is now closed

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Details

Bike to Work!

It’s for everyone – from first time riders to daily commuters. You can ride in as a team of co-workers, or individually, and enjoy perks and give-aways at participating hubs all day long.

Meet up at City Hall from 8:00am – 10:00am for free donuts and coffee. Show New Orleans you care about biking and meet us for the Bike to Work Day After Party in the evening to celebrate with fellow commuters!

Hub Station Locations

Meet up at these bicycle friendly businesses and ride downtown with Ride Marshals and other bicycle riders. Ride marshals depart at 7:30am, but meet ups will happen at these businesses all day.


View New Orleans Bike to Work Day Map in a larger map

MAP KEY
GREEN BIKE – Ride Convoy Meet-up locations (7:30am meetup, 8:00 rides begin) – Ride with your neighbors & friends as a group in to Duncan Plaza
YELLOW PIN – Bike Shops offering tune-ups and more!
BLUE PIN – Coffee shops, restaurants, libraries, and stores offering water, snacks, maps and more!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

7:30am – Ride Rangers depart Hub Stations

8:00am to 10:00am – New Orleans City Hall Hub Activities
Includes snacks, prizes and giveaways

9:00am – City Hall Press Conference

7:00am to 5:00pm – Hub Stations Open All Day!

5pm to 8pm – Bike To Work Day Extended Celebrations at the American Sector Restaurant (part of the WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street)

Group Bike Routes:

Pick a route!

The day of the event, we will have Ride Rangers at select Hub Stations. Show up 7:00am – 7:30am to ride together, or set up your own ride and register as a team above

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

Click on a Pin’s closest to your route to see what hub stations are offering to Bike to Work Day riders

Commuter Tips

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

  • Chat onFacebook 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.
  • 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, 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.

Why Bike to Work:

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.

Sponsorship is a Smart Investment

Media Coverage from 2012 Bike to Work Day proves it’s a great investment. Last year, the mayor and city council rode to work with us.

Sponsorship Form

The event also garnered over 18 media mentions locally, and 3 nationally and over 500 riders.

2012 Media Pieces

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

Nola.humidbeings.com April 11, 2012

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

Nola.com Photo 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

WDSU April 11, 2012

WWL – Bike to Work Day promotes healthy self and healthy environment: April 11, 2012- environment-146961535.html

Bike to Work!: WWL.com April 11, 2012

New Orleanians observe ‘Bike to Work Day’
By: Susan Poag
Nola.com
April 11, 2012

NOLA Bike To Work Day
Nola.humidbeings.com
April 9, 2012

NOLA Bike To Work Day
Photos from the Times-Picayune
Photos.nola.com
April 11, 2012

NOLA Bike to Work Day
Abc26.com
Molly Rosenblatt reports
Video
April 11, 2012

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

Wednesday is NOLA Bike to Work Day
Wpix.com
News with a Twist-Snapshot New Orleans-Molly Rosenblatt reports
April 10, 2012

NOLA Bike To Work Day
Photos.nola.com
April 11, 2012

Bike to Work Day promotes healthy self and healthy environment- healthy-self-and-healthy-environment
Bayoubuzz.com
April 11, 2012

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

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