Bike safety is more important than ever as we all enjoy the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras! That also means, many of our main streets are closed off to cars, so biking is the supreme choice for getting around!
Keep these six safety tips in mind as you enjoy Mardi Gras on a bike:
- Look for Hazards
- Be Prepared
- Lock up Strategically and be courteous
- Don’t Bike Through Crowds
- Bike Safely
- Try renting a Blue Bike!
Check out our blog to read more about how to bike safely this Mardi Gras!
We’re hosting a Louisiana Bootlace Trail Network meeting!
The Bike Easy April Challenge is almost here!
We’re currently looking for sponsors for this year’s Bike Easy April Challenge!
Choosing to sponsor the April Challenge, helps build brand visibility and awareness in the rapidly growing community of diverse and engaged people who ride bikes. People on bikes spend more in local stores, are more likely to stop somewhere new, and visit more frequently.
The Bike Easy April Challenge, presented by Entergy, is a month-long, friendly competition between different organizations and groups that encourages people to ride bikes! Whether you ride every day or have never ridden a bike, participating in the Bike Easy April Challenge helps support Bike Easy’s advocacy and education efforts! By showing how many people ride and sharing your stories, we increase momentum for building safe and accessible streets.
Look out for an email coming from us when pre-registration is live, or if you’d like to volunteer to help shape the Bike Easy April Challenge, consider joining the Bike Easy April Challenge Planning Committee.
Upcoming Education Classes!
The adult learn to ride class is for people over the age of 15 years old who never learned to ride. The class is 2 hours and is offered at a suggested donation of $50.
You’ll learn the basics of bike riding; balance, pedaling, braking, and turning. The class is designed to be semi-private. There might be one, two, or three other participants in a scheduled class.
The next scheduled time will be Saturday, March 12 from 10:00 am – 12:00 PM. The meetup location is City Park Practice Track, 12 Palm Dr, New Orleans. Each participant brings their own bike and helmet.
Smart Biking: March 18, 2022 at 6:00pm – March 19, 2022
Join Bike Easy’s safety instructors for our in-person Smart Biking classes!
Students will learn about choosing a bicycle, basic parts of a bike, essential equipment, and how to safely and comfortably ride your bike in various traffic conditions, terrain and climates. Participants will receive a copy of the League of American Bicyclists’ Guide to Smart Cycling.
Graduates will be eligible to join our team of bike safety education volunteers and become eligible to go on to take the LCI seminar, to work for Bike Easy as a League Certified Instructor.
Bike Easy joins forces with Bike Baton Rouge!
We’re excited to be joining Bike Baton Rouge, Tuesday, March 8th for their Gears on Tap event. We’ve been collaborating on efforts around the region and are excited to join with their great work in the capital! Bike Easy representatives will be joining this event to discuss the Bike Easy April Challenge (now reaching Baton Rouge) and other collaborations in the works with Bike Baton Rouge. Visit the Facebook event for more information and join us if you’re in the area!
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If you’d like to know more information about a specific experience, feel free to reach out to Dana, at email@example.com! As always, we appreciate your continued support
Calling all active Bike Easy Members!
Here’s your chance to share your Bike Easy Membership story! If you’d like to do a brief interview and share your thoughts on why you support Bike Easy email, firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Bike Easy relies on the support of our Members to continue working towards a future where biking is safe, convenient transportation option for everyone.