Of course you are! We know we’ve been asking for a lot of help lately, so we wanted to take a moment to give you some great ways to enjoy biking in New Orleans over the coming days.
Bike Routes to Get Around New Orleans
Are you trying to ride from Algiers to the Bywater? Uptown to Midcity? The East to the French Quarter? We’ve got routes for you.
Especially with so much new bike safety infrastructure, it can be hard to keep track of the easiest, safest and most fun routes to take around New Orleans. That’s why our Education Coordinator, Laura Harris, wrote this blog post with suggested routes for getting around town.
Click here to check it out and find the best route for you.
New Orleans’ Newest Protected Bikeways
Elysian Fields Ave, North Galvez St (pictured on the right), MacArthur Blvd. What do these streets have in common? Protected bikeways. These streets are part of the City’s Moving New Orleans Bikes initiative to build 75 miles of protected and connected bikeways throughout the city. So far, they’ve built about 20, and WOW are they nice.
Whether you’re biking to Crescent City Park down Elysian Fields, through the 7th Ward on Galvez, or to the extended Mississippi River Levee Path in Algiers via MacArthur Blvd, you’ll enjoy the comfort and ease of riding on these new protected bikeways.
Click here to see where the new bikeways are being built.
NOLA Green Bike Ride – Friday 5/21 5-7pm.
Bikes, bikeways, AND green infrastructure? You can definitely ring our bell for this green infrastructure bike tour.
Hosted by Waterwise Gulf South through a Complete Streets Activation Mini Grant, this is a free bike tour through the Treme and 7th Ward to see various green infrastructure installations. They even have free bike rentals available as well as a raffle giveaway.
NOLA Social Ride’s Family Reunion – Thursday 5/20 7-10pm
In honor of the City starting to open back up, NOLA Social Ride is hosting a Family Reunion bike ride. Starting from Flora Gallery and Coffee House at 7pm and ending at R Bar, this is a great opportunity to rejoin a social ride after a long hiatus. Oh, and don’t forget to dress to impress!
Full Faith Gospel Baptist Church Bike Ride and 5K Walk – Saturday 5/22 8am-12pm
Full Faith Gospel Baptist Church is hosting a bike ride and 5k walk this Saturday morning. A great opportunity to connect with the community on bike that will include food, fun, prizes, a safe streets awareness table, covid vaccine awareness table, a healthy living table and more.
Will we see you there? Click here to learn more.
We’d love to know which of these rides you chose to do. Post photos on social media and tag us with @BikeEasy.