This is a past Event
Crescent City Moonlight Pre-Ride Bicycle Safety Workshop
Gentilly Civic Improvement Association and American Traffic Solutions
Fri, Mar 29, 2013
10:30 – 11:30 am
6001 France Road
FREE! Please RSVP by email and include the number of people, your names and phone numbers.
25 Participant Limit! Reserve your spot today!
Want a bike light for attending the event? We are selling sets for only $10, but you must be at the workshop to get the lights!
Join Bike Easy for an easy and informative Community Bicycle Safety Workshop before you participate in the Gentilly Moonlight Bicycle Ride!
All are welcome, especially adults and their families (children, grandparents and friends). Through hands-on activities we’ll help build your confidence to integrate bicycling into your everyday tasks. More bicycling will make you feel healthier, more connected to your community, relieve stress, and get you where you need to go without getting stuck in traffic and by saving money in your wallets!
BENEFITS OF BICYCLING
- Gain a higher quality of life
- Experience your neighborhood in ways you never thought possible
- Have more energy
- It’s fun!
- Learn the ABC Quick Check to make sure every ride you take is safe. Learn how to fit your helmet properly.
- Learn to safely mount and dismount your bicycle. Learn how to start and stop your bike safely.
- Learn how to use your gears.
- Learn and practice how to turn and scan behind you and remain in a straight line and how to signal safely.
- Learn how to fix a flat tire.
At select events mechanics will be on hand to help with simple repairs and discuss proper maintenance to keep you rolling and safe!
Helmets are required to participate in the “on the bike” portion of the Workshop
After the Bicycle Safety Workshop you and your ride will be more than ready to join the Moonlight Bike Ride along the lakefront to benefit the Gentilly Civic Improvement Association.
To register for the Ride Only call 504-267-4665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for the Rid Only online go to: http://moonlightbikeride.eventbrite.com
To register for the Bicycle Safety Workshop email email@example.com
How to Get to Pontchartrain Landing (6001 France Road):
One can reach it by driving east on Chef Menteur Hwy (US 90) and before going over the Danziger bridge take the side access road that leads to France Rd (turn left on France Rd.) which runs along the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal (IHNC). OR one can drive down Leon C Simon to Press Street (SUNO entrance, take first left on Hayne Street which goes behind the new Wesley Barrow Stadium to France Rd. The Pontchartrain Landing is a new RV park that is apparently pretty nice, sits on the water’s edge and has a restaurant, bar and outdoor pavilion. There is a large parking area.
One can reach it by bicycling too. Take Gentilly Rd from Mid-City; continue east on Gentilly Blvd. at the 5 way intersection and pick up the bike lane. Take the Gentilly bike lane to Press Street (street after the Baptist Seminary); turn left on Press Street and pedal to Hayne Street near the Wesley Barrow Stadium entrance just before the railroad track underpass; turn right and pedal to France Rd.
This Event is part of Bike Easy’s Community Bicycle Workshops Project.