Bike Easy will be kicking off the New Orleans’ Youth Walk & Roll week with a pizza party celebration on Sunday, October 1st, from 4:30 to 7pm on the Lafitte Greenway! We will have refreshments while we operate a Bike Rodeo practice course. The pizza party will be followed by a safety workshop and family bike ride along the Lafitte Greenway. Each child will receive a free set of bike lights and an activity book.
This event is a great way for bike riding families to connect with other families and the greater New Orleans community of bicyclists. Thanks is owed to the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission for hosting the event along the Lafitte Greenway.
To RSVP for this exciting event click here.
Another way to participate in New Orleans’ Youth Walk & Roll Week is to download our Youth Walk & Roll to School Week Activity Kit. It is a great way for kids to engage in biking and walking activities and learn some great safety info while having fun!
Our Youth Walk & Roll Week packet contains lots of great printable as well as virtual activities that kids can do on their own to learn about parts of the bike, fitting helmets, rules of the road, benefits of biking and walking, great ways to explore your neighborhood and more! Visit our Bike & Walk Education Resources page to download the activity kit, access videos, quizzes and more.
Also, New Orleans’ Youth Walk & Roll Week is a time when Bike Easy seeks partnerships with education coordinators of other nonprofits, schools, and community organizations to offer bike safety workshops, learn to rides, group rides, and other educational programming.
If you are an educator or part of a group that would like to bring Bike Easy to your school or organization to lead bike safety programming, we would love to hear from you! Please reach out to Bike Easy’s Education Programs Coordinator, Laura Harris, at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the conversation rolling.
Lastly, if you or your organization would like to support Bike Easy’s youth programming as well as support our mission of making Greater Metro New Orleans fun, safe, and for everyone, please click here to donate.
Don’t forget to share your adventures walking and rolling around New Orleans throughout the week with the hashtags #walkandroll and #walkandrollnola!
See you in the streets, on the walkways, and in the classrooms promoting biking and walking as fun, safe, and accessible modes of transportation!