Blue Bikes Update – Rolling Again Soon!
The Blue Bikes staff is ramping up, 6 demonstration bikes are in New Orleans, the warehouse is getting set up, the first shipping container full of bikes is on its way, and the system will be up and running by September 1st with 500 e-assist Blue Bikes!
Blue Bikes will soon be rolling once again in the streets of New Orleans!
Edgewood Park Block Party and Traffic Calming Installation – Saturday, July 17
Join us this Saturday to help build a protected bikeway on Peoples Street! We need your help striping the bike lanes and installing flex posts and signs.
Volunteers will receive complimentary snowballs and food, and will be entered into a raffle for a brand new bike from Rides 2 Geaux!
Keep up with (and support!) biking improvements in your neighborhood
With so much street construction going on around New Orleans, you might be wondering if new bike lanes and other Complete Streets improvements are coming to your neighborhood.
That’s why we and our friends at the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition are creating neighborhood resource pages to keep you up to date on ‘Moving New Orleans Bikes’ improvements coming to your neighborhood. Check out the current pages for the 7th Ward, Treme, Mid-City & Gentilly and Algiers. Soon, we’ll debut pages for downtown and Uptown.
October 23rd and 24th Bike Easy’s Bicycle Scavenger Hunt returns!
We’ll be coming out with all new clues and routes around the region that are great for all ages and level of experience. If you’re still more comfortable riding by yourself, with a smaller group, or want to invite a bunch of your friends for a fun ride around town we’ll have plenty of adventures to choose from for everyone to make the most of a great weekend.
We’ll be celebrating the end of the Scavenger Hunt weekend on October 24th from 3-5pm at the Broadside Nola, 600 N Broad St.
Smart Biking – July 28, 29 & 31
Want to become a certified expert on biking in traffic? Want to become qualified to work for Bike Easy teaching bike safety and maintenance? Whether you’re new to road riding or you’re an experienced rider wanting to sharpen your skills, our Smart Biking program is for you.
This summer’s Smart Biking class will take place on Zoom Wednesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 29 from 6:00-7:30 PM, and in-person and on bike Saturday, July 31st from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM.
Students will learn about choosing a bicycle, basic parts of a bike, essential equipment, as well as how to safely and comfortably ride your bike in various traffic conditions, terrain and climates.
Upon completion of all sessions, a Smart Cycling certificate will be awarded and graduates will receive a free set of bike lights.
Completion of the Smart Biking class is a prerequisite for registering for the LCI (League Cycling Instructor) Seminar.
Bike Valet made a big splash in our return!
We provided Bicycle Valet for “Let’s Get Loud” a bicycle race, 5k, and after-party that celebrated Juneteenth and culture bearers of New Orleans. It was a beautiful day for all the riders and runners, though a heavy storm came through while everyone was enjoying the afterparty. It cleared up just before the event ended, so everyone was able to stay dry when they came back for their bikes. (We did our best to keep
the helmets dry)
We’re excited to be working to bring back Bicycle Valet to many of our favorite events and add some new ones this year.
However, many of our partners have had their budgets severely impacted due to the setbacks of 2020. We have great sponsorship opportunities available that would bring great awareness at events around the region.
Volunteering with Bike Easy gives you a chance to build community while enjoying the impact of improving bicycling in Greater New Orleans. Are you looking for other ways to get involved with Bike Easy?
We’re currently offering 10 opportunities to volunteer with Bike Easy this month! Many of them are in person so sign-up for a volunteer opportunity today!
If you’d like to know more information about a specific experience, feel free to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Dana, at firstname.lastname@example.org! As always, we appreciate your continued support.
Calling all active members!
Are you passionate about the work Bike Easy is doing to make bicycling easy, safe, and fun for everyone in Greater New Orleans?
Here’s your chance to share your story with our Membership & Volunteer Coordinator! Bike Easy relies on the support of our members to continue working towards a future where biking is safe, convenient transportation option for everyone. If you’d like to do a brief interview and share your thoughts on why you support Bike Easy email email@example.com today!