Friday, December 16, 2011

Wheels to Succeed benefit Ride

Attention cyclists! Mark your calendars for the 2012 "No Such Thing as Impossible" Bike Ride to benefit Wheels to Succeed, taking place on the morning of March 25. Please spread the word. More information to come. Have a safe and happy holiday season! Thanks, Lauren with Wheels to Succeed Wheels to Succeed McMains Children's Developmental Center 1805 College Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808 225-923-3420

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

15th Annual Parrot Head Bike Ride for the Environment

Saturday, October 23, 2010 Rides begin at 9 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.) Rides begin and end at Mary Ann Brown Nature Preserve outside of St. Francisville (Across from The Bluffs – directions on registration form) There will be two rides: a 19-mile and a 27-mile ride. Pre-registration fee is $20. Registration fee the day of the ride is $25. Registration fee includes a ride packet, lunch, and a 15th Annual Bike Ride for the Environment T-shirt. Registration Forms: All proceeds benefit the Nature Conservancy of Louisiana and the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Project. All riders are required to wear helmets. For registration information, contact Charlotte at 225-751-0623 or Amy at 225-767-2433. Or email "The Loyal Order of DisOrder Parrot Head Club of Baton Rouge is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to assist in local community and environmental concerns, and to provide a variety of social activities for people with similar tastes and interests."

Monday, October 24, 2011

LAMBRAcross Schedule

The 2011-2012 LAMBRAcross schedule has been set. The races will be on the following dates and locations (Note that races listed over an entire weekend will not be 2 day events. The promoter will specify which day the race is on) November 12-13, 2011: Baton Rouge, LA November 20, 2011: Natchez, MS December 3-4, 2011: Jackson, MS December 10-11, 2011: Baton Rouge, LA December 18, 2011: Norco, LA January 7-8, 2012: Ridgeland, MS January 15, 2011: St Francisville, LA (District championship) Please see the LAMBRA calendar ( for promoter contact information. The race flyers will also be posted on that site. Dustin Flint Louisiana - Mississippi Bicycle Racing Association RACE AND EVENT CALENDAR All competitive events are part of the LCCS unless otherwise indicated.Last ...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

24 hours of Clear Springs Race

Just in case anyone is interested, the annaul 24 hours of Clear Springs race is the weekend ofNov. 4, 5, and 6. The race starts at 12 pm Saturday and runs until 11 am Sunday (Time Change weekend). Solo and 4 man teams racing for the most laps. 1 lap is about 9.5 miles. Come out and have fun!

Acorns of Hope is a 4-day bicycle ride

Hey Everybody! Check out this very cool bicycle ride/community service event going on right here in south LA next month. Please join for the fun and good vibes. The Acorns of Hope (AOH): Acorns of Hope is a 4-day bicycle ride from Church Point to New Orleans, by way of Lake Charles, Raceland and Houma. The primary goal of AOH is to reforest the natural cheniers of Southern Louisiana. Many of these belts of live oak trees were destroyed during Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Their disappearance has led to a massive increase in the rate of coastal erosion, which now exceeds the loss of a football field every forty minutes. Bob Thibodeaux, a local arborist (tree care professional) and tree farmer, set out four years ago to tackle this threat. He aimed to plant 10,000 quality live oak trees along the coastal plain within five years. In support of that effort, he created an annual bike ride. For one week each November, cyclists and arborists alike are invited to ride country roads, plant trees, and experience the hospitality and charm of Southern Louisiana through its food, its people, and its history. In concert with this ride, Bob also holds various community events throughout the year, with the help of his team at Bob’s Tree Preservation. These including tree plantings, anti-litter and pollution efforts, and education initiatives. Participation in the AOH bike ride is open to all. 2011 will mark the fourth annual AOH; come join riders from east, north, south and west (as far away as Canada) and really “dig” south Louisiana! We promise that you will see and enjoy your state as never before! Travel Details: Participants should arrange to be in Church Point in the morning/early afternoon of Tuesday, November 15th. If you are flying into Lafayette, shuttles will be arranged to pickup participants from the airport. Be ready for a big bowl of squirrel gumbo and a hearty welcoming that evening! The AOH will end around noon on Saturday, November 19th. Therefore, participants should arrange transportation from NOLA. Event Details: 1) There will be plenty of opportunities to plant trees. 2) There will be numerous organized events during the AOH, mostly tree plantings at local schools. While participants are always welcome to join in, they are not required to do so and are entirely free to choose which events they wish to attend. 3) There will be several options for riding bicycles each day. Some participants will ride more, some less. There will be at least one 100km day in the schedule. 4) There will be support for the ride. 5) Local organizations and individuals will donate many delicious meals. However, participants will likely be responsible for some of their own food. 6) AOH organizers are working to secure free accommodations for at least part of the week. Otherwise, participants will be responsible for their own lodging. Either way, information regarding hotels will be made available soon, and updates will be posted on both the event page and the group page.* *Information current as of October 19th, 2011. PLEASE RSVP ASAP at so that AOH organizers know how many hotel rooms they will need to block out for the event. Learn more about AOH here: and join the Acorns of Hope Face Book Group at Films of the 2007 and 2008 rides are on youtube: Hallie Belle 225-281-3264 (h/c) 225-578-7219 (w)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

TRAIL WORK DAY: Sunday October 16th 10:00AM Meet at Comite Parking lot. Tools needed: clippers, loppers, and any other brush and weed cutting equipment you may have. Just need to give Comite and Connection trails one final trimming and it should be good for the winter.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Friday, October 7; 7:00-9:00PM. This will be an opportunity for those that have not competed on the track to get their upgrade to category 4. We will focus on track rules and riding in groups at race pace, specific to the events being held during the Track Championships. Groups will start small and increase in numbers as riders progress. For those that have been on the track before, this will be a rare opportunity to get some time in with a large pack. For those planning to participate in the Track Championships on 10.29.11: if your annual racing license does not indicate cat4 for your track classification, you will be limited to individual timed events (this applies to masters, jr, and women). Upgrades are quick and easy, but the safety clinic is required. annual licenses are required. Individual and club poin! ts will be awarded within the LAMBRA Track Cup, as well as cash money! I'll be running the clinic, Randy Legeai wil be Chief Ref, for the championships, Ben Schuler will be assisting and announcing, LSU Cycling is the promoting club. Required items: track bike (fixed gear only) helmet you
Upcoming Event! NOMAMBO is presenting its 3rd annual RACE of the DEAD!!! You thought that the trail was DEAD? Saturday, October 29, 2011: Race of the Dead @ Bonnet Carrie Spillway, Norco, LA. $20 registration fee Presented by NOMAMBO begins at 7:00 pm, Registration at 6:00 pm.

Colorado DH 2011

Colorado DH 2011 From Tyler Jandegian A quick edit of some GoPro HD chest/helmet cam footage from Keystone and WinterPark. A quick edit from this years Colorado Downhill trip. Riders are mostly from the Nola, Br, and Laffy area. Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Last call for the Century haul!! On-line registration for the Century ride (and its kinder, gentler cousins the Quarter-, Half-, and Metric Centuries) ends tonite at 11:59:59pm On-site registration will be available at the ride start beginning at 6:30am, but if you’ rather be getting yourself ready to ride instead of standing in line, use this link and pre-register NOW!! LINK: Also, the temp at the ride start looks to be around 62 deg, so you might want to put some knee warmers in the bag with your sunscreen. See you at Stewart's!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Orleans' designation as a League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly City!

Mayor Landrieu announced today New Orleans' designation as a League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly City. New Orleans received Bronze status after 4 years as an Honorable Mention. Jamie Wine, Executive Director of Bike Easy - the New Orleans bicycle advocacy organization, thanked local volunteers, supporters and donors for their hard work and commitment to getting New Orleans recognized. "Without them," said Wine, "we could never had made it this far." Wine continued by encouraging Bike Easy supporters to continue to hold "elected officials, administrators and each other" accountable to reach the next level in the League of American Bicyclists' multifaceted Bicycle Friendly America program. BRASS salutes Bike Easy and the efforts they have made to successfully join Baton Rouge as a LAB Bicycle Friendly Community! Congratulations!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Cool video from the 70s

Very early Mountain Biking. Evening Magazine - Klunking This segment, Klunking, is from the late 1970s, hosted by Steve Fox, and comes from the Paul Colardo

Louisiana / Mississippi Road Race Championship

Sign up now for next week's Louisiana / Mississippi Road Race Championship. Save by registering online before 11PM, Thursday, Sept 8th. (Women's registration window is now functional.) Click the link below for registration, directions and the race flyer. Just a reminder, online registration closes tonight. We are picking up the online fees and it will cost you $10 more this weekend. Plus the weather should be beautiful, so no reason not to preregister. Glitches for women and 60+ plus have been worked out; so register now. Thanks, Allen

Baton Rouge Bicycle Club Fall Century

The Baton Rouge Bicycle Club Fall Century will be held Sunday, October 16th. The ride starts and ends at a private residence on Hwy 421 north of Saint Francisville, Louisiana. The address is 13918 Hwy 421 (this is the same place that the Red Bug Hill Challenge was held). The ride will include routes of 25, 50, 62, and 100 mile lengths. With participation, the rider will receive a free pair of BRBC socks. These socks come in two designs: one that matches the 2007 BRBC Jersey design (red, blue, and grey), and one that matches the 2009 BRBC Jersey design (blue, gold, pelican jersey). Included the day of the ride are: full SAG support, lunch (11:00 am to 3:30 pm), maps, road markings, pre-ride announcements, and rest stops with restroom facilities, snacks, water, and sports drinks. Fee is $25 pre-registration, $35 day of the ride. Ride day registration opens at 6:45 am, first riders take off at 7:30 am. Click here for online registration. Click here for mail-in registration form. Directions from Baton Rouge: Take 1-110 NORTH all the way to the end. Turn RIGHT at the end of the exit ramp and go NORTH on Hwy 61. Continue on Hwy 61 for approximately 30 miles. Proceed THROUGH the town of St. Francisville. Approximately 8 miles NORTH of town, turn RIGHT on Hwy. 421. 13918 Hwy 421 is 3 miles down on your left. Hope to see you there!!

Baton Rouge Battle Mountain Bike Race

Baton Rouge Battle Mountain Bike Race at the Comite River Trails park on September 25th. This race is part of both the LA Championship Series and the SCRCS racing series with a fairly large draw and some really tough competition, so come out and test yourself against the best mountain bikers in the region. If you are new to mountain bike racing we have a Cat 3/beginner class that follows a tamer route and bypasses some of the tougher technical sections of the trail.(No Skid Mark or Newton's Drop) Cat-1 27.5 mi. Cat-2 22 mi. Cat-3 11 mi. The course will get taped off Saturday morning so you can come out a pre-ride the course without getting lost or taking the wrong route. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at or call my cell 225-907-4616 -- Darius Sampey Baton Rouge Battle Race Director

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

perspective on group ride article...

The group ride article that was posted on the NOBC group...

Cannondale Super Six...

The September Time Trial @ Bonnie Carrie Spillway Trail

Upcoming Event! Sunday, September 11, 2011: The September Time Trial @ Bonnie Carrie Spillway Trail. $10 registration fee Presented by NOMAMBO begins at 8:00 am.

Tour De Tangipahoa

Upcoming Event! Saturday, September 17, 2011: Tour De Tangipahoa @ Hamond. 60 or 30 mile routes. Registration fee is $35 for early (September 10) and $40 regular. Presented by Hammond Kiwanis Club begins at 7:30 am (60 mile) and 9:00 (30 mile). Hammond Kiwanis Club -- 20th Annual Tour De' Tangipahoa 2011

"Fat Tire Festival"

Time Friday, October 14 at 5:00pm - October 16 at 2:00pm Location Kincaid Lake Recreation Area Created By Pitt Merryman For KBC-Kisatchie Bicycle Club More Info Cyclists of all skill levels prepare for the most fun on two wheels! The Fat Tire Festival will be going on this October at Kincaid Lake campgrounds. Get ready for 3 jam packed days of pure mountain bike bliss. The Official dates are the 14th 15th and 16th. Hope you can all make it to the best trails and the biggest mountain bike celebration in the area. There has been some talk about a 40 mile full attendance casual adventure ride for all who attend.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Closed for the holiday

PedalPlay Bicycles will be closed this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday for Labor Day Weekend.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Aptalis CF Cycle for Life Ride

Aptalis CF Cycle for Life

Sunday, September 18 · 8:00am - 2:00pm

Parker Memorial Park on Ferdinand St in St. Francisville.

More Info
This is the 2nd Annual CF Cycle For Life Charity Bicycle Ride for Cystic Fibrosis. If you would like to ride for or donate to this great cause please go to for more information. If you would like to help make this a great success message me. Hope to see you there.

Track Champs in 2011


Look's like we are going to have track champs in 2011 after all! The date for this years race has been set for OCTOBER 29th, 2011. Champs will be held at the Baton Rouge Velodrome hosted by LSU Cycling. Keep on the lookout for the flier and more details to come. You can check for updates in the RACE section. There will be a link on the LAMBRA page soon as well. Get Excited! If you have any concerns feel free to shoot me an email or phone call and I will help you out.


Dustin Drewes

LSU Cycling

504 613 7662

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

big news comming out

Here is some big news comming out of St. John and St. Charles parish.
LaPlace breaks ground on 2.5-mile path along Mississippi River levee
Path for pedestrians, bicyclists should be finished in 3 months, officials say

Monday, August 15, 2011

overnight bike ride Suturday

Join BRBC for an overnight bike ride Suturday and Sunday August 20 & 21. This is a shady ride on a rails to trails route that is 42 miles each day. Pace is up to you. You have 4-5 hours to do 42 miles.

We have about 10 riders going and the more the merrier.

Please browse for a load of information.
Our routine is this:
Saturday 9:00 meet for carpooling at the hospital (Oschner?)at I-12 and O Neal Lane. Drive to Hattiesburg MS, grab a light lunch and cycle to Prentiss MS. There are many small towns, water, restrooms along the way. Check in to the Jeffersonian Inn 601-792-4296, relax, and cycle to a great seafood buffet not far away.
Sunday - Eat breakfast as a group or on your own and cycle back to Hattiesburg.

Please make your own room reservations. Let me know if you plan on joining us. Mike 937-9157.

PS: For those who want to camp, there is a campground just south of Prentiss on the trace. Check the trace's website for details.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tour du Rouge on May 6-11, 2012

The American Red Cross is hosting the Fourth Annual Tour du Rouge on May 6-11, 2012. It is a 526-mile, 6-day cycling tour from Houston to New Orleans. Registration opens Thursday, September 1 and the ride is limited to 150 riders. Click here to see the video or go to for more details.

This event will benefit the American Red Cross so that we may continue to help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Please forward this information to your members. If you would like more information contact Dory Cayten, the Tour Director at 713-313-1668 or Thank you in advance for your help.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

CF Cycle for Life September 18, 2011

CF Cycle for Life
September 18, 2011

Join us for the 2nd annual Aptalis CF Cycle for Life presented by BJ's Restaurant. Ride through the quaint, south Louisiana town of St. Francisville. Enjoy a 35 or 65 mile ride through this historic town accented with gorgeous live oaks, blossoming camellias, and antebellum plantation homes & gardens. You might even catch a glimpse of one of America's most haunted homes, The Myrtles! This scenic ride is a fully supported journey with well-stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, support and gear (SAG) vhicles, on site medical services, breakfast, lunch and so much more. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.
For more information contact Lauren Tucker at 225-769-9994 or

Register now at our website: Join us for

Lauren Ritter Tucker
Development Director
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
(225)768-9996 Fax
10532 S. Glenstone Place, Ste. C
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

The new plates are now available

The new plates are now available:

View them at:

awesome wheel build

"Thanks for the awesome wheel build. 4 straight days of rocky mountain torcher and still true!"
Jacob Bailey.

Lakefront 4-person Team Time Trial.. COUNTDOWN!!!

You now have only 10 days to get your team together! The first ever Lakefront 4-man Team Time Trial is coming up and time is running short. Everything you're used to will be the same, except it will all be completely different. We'll be using the long course (10.6 miles) and starting at the same time and place (Kona Cafe). We may start a little early depending on the readiness of me and the teams. People ask me every week "oh, I thought we start at 6?". No, I say in every e-mail I ever send, get there at 6, first rider/team off at 6:30. This Lakefront TTT will probably be used by many teams as a "dress rehearsal" for the LAMBRA TTT Championships the following weekend. If you are a Tri-athlete or a cyclist, you should consider doing both of these events, it'll really test your limits and make you a faster rider on your own. Follow cars might be allowed as well (for safety and video). We'll have mixed teams, Women's teams and Men's teams categories as well as any man/duck or other husbandry combinations that might show up.

Also, I'll need a few volunteers for numbering teams, driving follow vehicles, start line help and especially finish line "pickers". Bring binoculars if you have them.

Here's an interesting view of a team training for such an event. Notice the yellow car that hits them with a water bottle at 3:15. Wiggins flipped his wig.

Wednesday, August 17th 6:00pm (First team off at 6:30)
Rider meeting at the Kona Cafe time clock at 6:10.
Course is the entire length of Lakeshore Drive (10.6 miles).
Starting intervals between teams will be 1 minute. This is subject to change as well, depending on the number of teams.
Times will be recorded on the 3rd rider across the line. This is subject to change to 2nd person, we're still mulling it over since the course is kind of short. But this is a 4-man TTT and just dropping 2 people in the first 2 miles defeats the purpose of team work. However, we don't want to slow anyone down. We want your fastest times!

Please read:
**As always, this is an unsanctioned, unfunded, uninsured, non-event on open roads with free flowing traffic. You are subject to all traffic laws and the rules or the road. You are riding at your own risk with 3 other people who are doing the same. Look at any video of the Tour de France TTT's and you'll see how difficult these events can be. Please be careful and finish safely and on two wheels.
Please don't stand in the road at the finish line. We missed a rider last time because of the crowd that overflowed onto the finish line.

Flier for the LAMBRA TTT Championship in Labadieville is here:

Monday, August 08, 2011

Tour de Tangipohoa

Upcoming Event!

Saturday, September 17th: Tour de Tangipohoa @ SLU $35 registration fee Presented by Hammond Kiwanis Club begins at 7:30 and is SATURDAY

Time Trial @ City Park abandon golf course

Upcoming Event!

Sunday, August 14, 2011: August Time Trial @ City Park abandon golf course. $10 registration fee Presented by NOMAMBO begins at 8:00 am.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Tour de Tangipahoa

Tour de Tangipahoa

Scheduled September 17, 2011

(The registration price increases after September 11)

This is a great ride. It has well supported SAG stops and it has great police support.

If you are interested in participating in this ride and would like to carpool to Hammond and ride with other Baton Rouge Bike Club members contact Chris DeRouen ( prior to September 11. We will arrange a meeting place in Baton Rouge, carpool groups and riding groups for A, B and C level riders. In your email indicate your riding group level, the number of bikes/people you can accommodate, and which ride you plan to do (30 miles or 60 miles).

CF Cycle for Life September 18, 2011

CF Cycle for Life
September 18, 2011

Join us for the 2nd annual Aptalis CF Cycle for Life presented by BJ's Restaurant. Ride through the quaint, south Louisiana town of St. Francisville. Enjoy a 35 or 65 mile ride through this historic town accented with gorgeous live oaks, blossoming camellias, and antebellum plantation homes & gardens. You might even catch a glimpse of one of America's most haunted homes, The Myrtles! This scenic ride is a fully supported journey with well-stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, support and gear (SAG) vhicles, on site medical services, breakfast, lunch and so much more. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.
For more information contact Lauren Tucker at 225-769-9994 or

Register now at our website: Join us for

Lauren Ritter Tucker
Development Director
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
(225)768-9996 Fax
10532 S. Glenstone Place, Ste. C
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Vilnius Mayor A.Zuokas Fights Illegally Parked Cars with Tank

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

M.S. Training Ride

M.S. Training Ride
Sunday, August 7 at 8:00am
Location: Peltier Park in Thibodeaux

Tarpon Triathlon

Date Saturday, September 03, 2011
Time 7:30 AM
Ride Number TarponTriathlon
Miles Swim 150 meter, Bike 10 Miles, Run 3 Miles
Ride Leader
Place Bayou Black Recreation Center 3688 Southdown Mandalay Rd Houma, LA
Notes $40 ind & $80 relay for early registration

Friday, July 22, 2011

Trail maintenance planned for this weekend

Robin Gibb Diamond
Nomambo has trail maintenance planned for this weekend. Looks like they meeting in the Spillway parking lot for 7:00am on both Saturday and Sunday. Ray (our trail maint chairman) plans to go help on one of the days and would like to get a group together to help out our fellow riders. I am planning to attend and right now we both are flexible as to which day we go. Post up if want to join and we can carpool/caravan.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

4 Man Team Time Trial Championship

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are very sorry for the late notice. The Bayou Country Cyclists / Green Team and Tiger Cycling Foundation are proud to present the 2011 USCF LAMBRA 4 Man Team Time Trial Championships which will be held on Sunday, August 21. This year, the TTT Championships will be held in Labadieville, LA (a few miles north of Thibodaux, LA and about an hour or so south of Baton Rouge, LA). It will be a flat, out and back course. For more information, please see the event announcement below. For map information, visit our website at Hope to see y'all there!! .

Matt Trahan

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Voeckler’s Yellow Kit: Behind the scenes

MS-training rides have started!

The MS-training rides have started again this season and this Sunday's (July 24) ride will be at Alligator Bayou.
The start is at 8 AM at the Alligator Bayou parking lot. For those familiar in the area, the ride will follow the familiar route via Alligator Bayou to River Road and on to the split. The 36' route will be marked and there is a rest stop planned at Roberto's River Road restaurant.
Future training rides for this season will be mostly in the Abita Springs area. For details see the attached training ride schedule.

The actual MS-150 ride will be in the weekend of 1 and 2 October.
For further information see

Thursday, July 14, 2011

River Road Closure, July 15 - 22

LaDOTD has announced a TOTAL ROAD CLOSURE FOR LA 327 (RIVER ROAD) FROM THE EVENING OF JULY 15 THROUGH JULY 22 (day and night) Gardere Lane for 1000 feet west, including the intersection of Gardere Lane and River Road, to construct the final tie-in of the new River Road.

Please ride with caution in the area and be on the lookout for detour routes as well as work crews and their equipment.

Friday, July 08, 2011

LOOK 695 review in peloton magazine


We wanted to share this great write up of the 695 in peloton magazine. Below is a link to the recently launched LOOK 695 video review. The review is also featured in the printed version of peloton issue number 05 being shipped now. It sounds like Ben Edwards enjoyed his time on the 695!!

"Pillars of French Cycling" Film is slated to launch July 11 (Hutchinson and Time Sport) with Part Two scheduled for July 18 (LOOK Cycle and Mavic).

Check out the preview below:

Thank you and have a great weekend!

Best regards,


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Race Cancellations

I have just been informed that Race Mt. Driskill, scheduled for June 25-26, has been cancelled by the promoter. Last night I was informed that the popular Meridian-Cuba race weekend has also been cancelled. The LAMBRA calendar has been updated to reflect the changes.

- Randy

Randall Legeai
President, Louisiana-Mississippi Bicycle Racing Assn.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The Race Bible for the 2011 Tour de Louisian

The Race Bible for the 2011 Tour de Louisiane is available on the TDL website at:

A couple of photos submitted recently from the 1975 Tour have been added to the NOBC history page:

- Randy.
Randall Legeai
New Orleans Bicycle Club
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
Mario Andretti

Thursday, June 02, 2011

L.A. 31 Vuelta de Acadiana Race

Bayou Teche Brewing out of Arnaudville, LA presents

L.A. 31 Vuelta de Acadiana

Hosted by the Precision Bikes Racing Team

Registration is now open HERE.

Category 5 has sold out every year for this race. DO NOT DELAY, there is a 50 rider limit.

L.A. 31 Vuelta de Acadiana is now part of the East Regional Texas cup series so get ready to go head to head with racers from Texas.

HOTEL: Hampton - $99 - (337.266.5858) - 100 feet from crit finish line. Please reserve by JUNE 15th for the discount. Going Fast.

The Official Race link is HERE.

The entire venue has changed for 2011; please see the race bible for route locations.

Hope to see you there 4th of July weekend and thank you in advance for your support.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tour de Louisiane Registration Now Open On BikeReg

Tour de Louisiane registration is now open on BikeReg:

Event details are at:

Come race the oldest, continuously running stage race in the country.

For this year, the prize list has been increased to $6000. We have also
added Cat 3 and Master 55+ bonuses.

NOBC Members - please send you registration information to Randy so that
he can register you.

Hope to see everyone there!



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Questions about the closure of River Rd by Farr Park

There have been questions about the closure of River Rd by Farr Park. I spoke to the levee police yesterday and River Rd is only closed to vehicles, not cyclist. They are using highly sensitive equipment to monitor vibrations in the levee and vehicles interfere with this. They have been made aware of the tues/thurs training race and they said that is not a problem. That said, stay off the levee, no one is allowed on the levee

So, come out out and enjoy a ride without all of the threatening traffic while it last!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Racing Rapides Saturday Results

Randall Legeai
President, Louisiana-Mississippi Bicycle Racing Assn.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mt Driskill omnium Race

Ok guys and galls!

We are have the second annual Mt Driskill omnium this year but a bit earlier in the season and this time with an 8 am start rather than noon for the road race. Courses will be the same as last year. Cone join us for a great racing opportunity. Last year many people said it was the best lambra courses just really hot so we moved the dates up and started the races earlier. This year we have also added a 55+ cat that will start with the 40+ guys but be scored separately. So cone on out and bring your teammates!

I understand that the calendar says June and flyer says august. The race is the last weekend in June like the calendar states. Registration will be opening soon. Hope to see you guys there! Let's get this thing big!

Stephen Mire

Red Bug Hill Challenge

We would like to thank everyone who supported this year's Red Bug Hill Challenge. We had almost 200 riders and over 80 runners. We raised almost $25,000.00 for Spina Bifida of Greater New Orleans. The challenge results can be found on

Thanks again for your support!
The family of Jordy Rourke: Mike, Marie, Kelley, Brian, and Melissa

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mississippi Senior Olympics
Thursday May 12, 2011
The day started out a little cool with some cloud cover and little sun. The 20K and 40K road races were set to roll first, with the 10K, 5K and 1 mile timed trials to follow. After a good warm up, all of the contestants headed to the start line to begin the races. The course is a 10K loop with 3 right hand turns, a few rolling hills and good pavement. We started out in a double pace line with myself and the other 50-54 year old rider, Fred McLaughlin from Florida, on the front. About 2 miles into the race, we went single file with Fred taking the first pull. After we made the first turn we picked up the speed a little as I settled into a long pull. When I rolled off the front the group was still together but starting to gap a little on the back so I slipped in about 4 wheels back to keep an eye on Fred. When Fred took his turn pulling again he opened a little gap so I had to move around a couple of riders to get his wheel again. After the second turn and several riders taking their turn on the front, I moved to the front as we approached the largest hill on the course. I kept the speed up around 20 mph and split the field up. Now it was just 4 of us in the lead group, Fred, Robert, James and I. We continued to work together and slowly pick the pace up as we motored through the second loop. As we rounded the last turn headed to the finish line of the 20K, we spotted a pickup truck parked in out lane. I was leading and began to pick up speed when Fred stood up to sprint and pulled around me. We had to move to the left lane to avoid the truck then the truck started to move, we checked up a bit then continued the sprint. Fred was slightly ahead of me as we crossed the line at 35 mph, then the truck started to turn left in front of us. We were yelling for him to stop and I made the decision that I couldn’t stop in time so I gunned it again and slipped right in front of the truck with only inches to spare, I thought for sure I was going to get hit but we all made it by safely. Fred took the gold and I the silver for the 20K. We continued for 2 more loops to complete the 40K, this time I let Fred lead out in the sprint and passed him at the line for the Gold medal.
After a 30 minute break we were up to the line again for the 10K timed trial, which would be one lap on the 10K loop. I went off first and never looked back; I completed the loop in a little over 17 minutes for the second gold medal of the day, about a minute and a half over second place. Next up was the 5K timed trial; this race was a straight line on good road with a slight wind at our back so the times were going to be fast. I again went off first and dropped the hammer for a personal best time of 7.42 minutes, which was good enough for my third gold medal. Finally the last race was here, a one mile timed trial on a section of the 5K course. I again was first off and did my best but Fred was able to beat me by 3 seconds for the gold so I picked up my second silver medal of the day.
The event was a success, I had 3 gold medals and 2 silvers and everyone finished safely. I also want to mention that everyone was asking where Mr. Alvarez was, as Jairo signed up but didn’t make the trip. I phoned Scott at Pedal Play to check on him and found out all was fine; he couldn’t make the trip for personal reasons. It is good to know that Jairo is so liked on the Senior Olympic circuit; he has defiantly made an impact on me as well as the other competitors. Now I’m looking forward to the National Senior Olympics in Houston, Tx. in June, wish me luck!

2nd annual Ride of Silence, Baton Rouge May 18th

Many of us know someone who has been injured or killed by an inattentive driver while riding their bicycle . Please come out Wednesday, May 18th to honor the fallen and raise awareness for bicycle safety.

We will meet at 6:30 PM in the parking lot across from the vet school on the corner of Skip Bertman and River Road. The event will begin with a presentation to honor Rob Moorhead and others and then ride from 7-8. The ride will be completely silent and no more than 10 mph to accommodate all bicyclists. Helmets are required and we will give away helmets while supplies last. There will be no corking or running of intersections; either we will have a police escort or riders are expected to obey all traffic laws. Riders are asked to wear black or red armband to honor those who have died or been injured respectively. Armbands will be provided.

If for some reason you cannot make it to the ROS, please consider riding from 7-8 on Wednesday wherever you can.

Please bring the kids, encourage neighbors, and get the word out to the 'non-cycling' community; bicycle safety is something everyone should know.

If you have any questions or want to help do not hesitate to contact me.

See you Wednesday,

Chris Clark

Thursday, May 12, 2011

This just in - Hahn pleads guilty!

This just in from Mark Upton:

I spoke to Will Morris, the Assistant District Attorney today regarding the progress of the Hahn case. Mr. Hahn pled guilty as charged to felony hit and run. The sentencing has been set for August 9, 2011 at 9:00 in Judge Donald R. Johnson's court. You may write to the Judge at the following address:

Hon. Donald Johnson
Judge, 19th JDC Div. B
300 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

The case is: State of Louisiana v. Marshall Hahn
Docket # 06-10-0342

It would be a good thing to show up for the sentence hearing.

Please put this info out on other message boards you are members of.

Mark Upton

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

CRPC Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting, Thursday 12 May

You are cordially invited to attend the next CRPC Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting, 4-6 PM Thursday 12 May at the CRPC office in Baton Rouge. (333 N. 19th St.)

Topics include corrections to "official" bike facilities plan map, latest on Bike Pedestrian Safety Education campaign, reports from the agencies on progress, and any topic you wish to bring up.

Time has been pulled forward from 5:30 to 4 PM in hopes that more government agency personnel can participate. We will discuss this potential permanent change as part of the meeting.

Agenda is attached. If you have additions or corrections for the agenda, please send them to me

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida is Thursday, May 14, 2011

The Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida is Thursday, May 14, 2011.

The event includes cycling routes of 5, 20, 40, and 60 miles, a 5K trail run, and a 1-mile fun run. There is also an optional time trial on West Feliciana's famous
"Red Bug Hill."

Pre registration on ends at midnight, Thursday, May 12, 2011. Registriation is available on the day of the event, but it will be an extra $10.00 for cycing and $5.00 for running.

Hope to see you there!

Marie and Mike Rourke

P.S. We've had several inquiries about the Mississippi River flooding that is occuring. There is no danger that our location or routes will be affected by the rising of the river.

Mr. Rourke,

I wish to participate in the 5K trail run plus the Red Bug Hill Challenge. If I pay the registration fee for the 5K, do I also have to pay an additional registration fee to be eligible for the Red Bud Hill Challenge. Also, how long and steep is this Hill?
Do you not have some on-line photos of it?

Roy H.

Hi, Roy,

There is NO EXTRA CHARGE to participate in the Red Bug Hill Challenge.

I'm going to quote for you what an experienced cyclist commented about Red Bug Hill:

Red Bug is at least .311mi. start to finish line-- or about 560yds ( I think IF I did the math correct??) with shorts sections of 3-6-8% (just my judging here) the first 200-260 ft. are some "what" flat & the last 200-260ft. /past/over the top are flat-- finish line is NOT at the summit (close but another 200ft or so I think.

An average senior citizen recreation rider from a "standing start"--- will take about 1min 12sec to 1min 15sec.(some better) depending on how high there fitness level is at the time.

For an event like this (RED BUG) 560yards & a "standing start "will favor those with high neuromuscular force/power one of the very FEW times that raw strength could have a impact on race results & those with a very high anaerobic capacity & then being able to transition (little drop off in power ) smoothly to Vo-2 max until the finish.

Which one are YOU?

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Marie and Mike Rourke

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina bifida on May 14, 2011

We would like to invite you to the Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina bifida on May 14, 2011. This event is held in memory of our son Jordy.

The events include bike rides of 55, 40, and 22 miles; a 5K trail run, and a 1-mile fun fun. In addition, everyone has the option of entering the "Red Bug Hill Challenge," a timed event from the bottom to the top of Red Bug Hill.

Like last year, we will have good food, music, and a raffle with many nice items, including a bicycle. In 2010 we raised over $15,000.00 for children in Louisiana with Spina Bifida.

Please join us for a fun day in the beautiful hills of the Felicianas.

Marie and Mike Rourke

P.S. Here is the website for registration or donations:


The Baton Rouge Bike Club is one of the co-sponsors for this ride, and we ask that you participate in it as you have our past Spring rides. The club has pledged our usual SAG and Support at this event in lieu of our regular Spring Century, and I hope to see you there.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Racing Rapides 2011 Race

Hello Everyone,
Racing Rapides 2011 race registration is open on line at BikeReg. Please see link below:

This year's race will be a timed stage race for all categories, expect the 5's and Jr's will be a points Omnium. There will be a Tuff Stuff award, ($300 / $200) to the winner and runner up of the 1/2/3 and Women's race.

There will also be a $1000.00 team bonus to the team who earns the most LAMBRA points for the weekend. (S3 Racing took ourselves out of the running for the team bonus.)

I attached the flyer but I'm not sure it will come through to the LAMBRA group. We will be putting the flyer up on the Fit Families for Cenla's website. Please see Fit Families web site below:

Thank You,
John Smith
S3 Racing Team

A few items of interest to our LAMBRA riders:

A few items of interest to our LAMBRA riders:

1. Criterium Championships: As you should be award, the LAMBRA Criterium championships will be held this Sunday in Lake Charles ( I hope to see a good turnout. The Rhino Racing team, along with Midsouth Masters, has been working hard on the new venue.
2. Joint LCCS-Texas Cup events: You may have noticed the TxBRA logo alongside the LCCS logo on the LAMBRA race calendar for the Vuelta de Acadiana July 2-3. Thanks to the efforts of Glenn Richard, this race will be scored for both LCCS points and Regional Texas Cup points this year. We’re expecting that to draw a number of teams from east Texas, so it should be fun. The reciprocal event on the Texas side of the border will most likely be the June 19 Sugar Land Criterium near Houston, which will be scored for LCCS points in addition to Texas Cup points. We will see how these jointly scored races go this year and whether we want to incorporate some guidelines and limitations (i.e. travel dist! ance) about them into the LCCS rules. If we envision more such races in neighboring states that will count toward LCCS points, it might be time to start talking about limiting the number of LCCS races that count toward a rider’s ranking for next year (i.e. top six).
3. LCCS Update: I’m hoping to get the LAMBRA LCCS points from the Mississippi Gran Prix finished up by tomorrow. Sorry for the delay. All those mixed categories make it a little more tedious than usual. As was done last year for that event, the Cat. 3/4 race will be scored based only on overall GC placing, so if the first Cat. 4 rider came in 5th, he will get 5th place points in the Cat. 4 ranking. Since the Cat. 4/5 race was an omnium, each race will be re-scored for Cat. 4 and C! at. 5, so for example the first Cat. 5 finisher in each race will get the regular road race or time trial 1st place points in the Cat. 5 ranking (Cat. 5 points do not count toward team rankings).
4. Collegiate News: I’d like to acknowledge our collegiate teams that recently finished up their South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference road seasons with lots of strong finishes against some well-established collegiate teams from Texas and Oklahoma. Congratulations to Tulane on taking home the Division II conference omnium team championship. One rider each from the LSU and Tulane teams qualified for Collegiate road nationals May 6-8 in Madison, WI. The collegiate track season will be starting up this summer and the LSU team is already planning on hosting a race at the Baton Rouge Velodrome.

- Randy.
Randall Legeai
President, Louisiana-Mississippi Bicycle Racing Assn.

Ride for Your LIFE event - Need motivation to ride? Put your hard work to good!

Calling all Fitness Enthusiasts, Cyclists, Spinners, Communters, weekend warriors, gym rats, or those looking to start doing something, etc....
We have an event that is set for everyone to take part in, even if you only ride 5 min at a time!!!

We are trying to get as many people to help us ride 280,000 collective miles in support of the 28 million cancer survivors!
You register for $28 (only $23 if you register by Sat, April 30th), and you have to ride a minimum of 28 miles and raise a minimum of $28 (or $1-$10/mile) for LIVESTRONG.

We will mail the shirts this summer (we are still giving sponsors time to donate to get their logos on the shirt), but you have until October 2nd to log your miles!

If you go to our website there is a link to ONLINE registration (Coupon code: prereg5 will give you $5 off), or you can print the mail in registration form and mail in your check.

You will then receive an email with information on how to submit any donations and how to log your miles.

Please consider taking part in this event.
If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

How would you like to be a part of something larger than life, in support of your life?
Sign up to take part in a collective ride of 280,000 miles for the 28 million cancer survivors.
Jennifer J. Didier, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77340

The 2011 Mississippi Senior Olympics bicycle races

Fifty and Older,

The 2011 Mississippi Senior Olympics bicycle races will be held in Clinton, Ms. near Jackson, on May 12th, which is a Thursday. Last year they had only one 50-54 year old rider and not very many in other age groups, with 6 or 7 riders from Louisiana.

There will be a 1 mile TT, 5K TT, 10K TT, 20K RR and 40K RR, all on Thursday May 12th. You can race one or all for a $25.00 fee. Go to their website and check it out, we have to mail in the registration ASAP. You can also scan in your registration information and email it so you will make the cutoff date of May 6th, then send in a copy with your check.

Happy Racing,

Chris LeMoine

Rhino Rhenovators Contraband Days Criterium Championship

Rhino Rhenovators Contraband Days Criterium Championship

This Sunday, May 1, 2011 Rhino Racing will be hosting the LAMBRA District Criterium Championship in downtown Lake Charles, LA. The races are co-sponsored by Midsouth Masters.

Visit our website and view the race flyer:

Online registration is open and you can pre-register here: until Friday, April 29 at midnight. Race day registration will also be available beginning at 7:00 am on race day up to 30 minutes before the start of each race.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you.

Let me know if you have any questions. You can reach me at 337-912-3728


Steve David

Beast Master XC Race

Beast Master XC
May 8th, 2011
St. Francisville, LA

Online Registration:\

Beast Trail General Info & Directions:

More Info About The Race:

Official Series Website:

Race generously sponsored by: Lodge At The Bluffs, Felciana PRO Hardware, West
Feliciana Parks & Recreation, Cane Creek, and Planet Bike

Monday, April 25, 2011

Consider Donating to Rob's Charities in his Memory

Please consider donating to Rob's charities in his memory at:

The web address for the Ride of Silence should be



A rememberance of Rob Moorhead

“Anybody ever ride the velodrome?” Rob asked several months ago when he first walked into the bike shop where I work.

He was on his way to work just before our closing time and was kicking around an idea for a new bike. Rob looked just like many weekend riders, fairly unremarkable middle aged guy. As the months went by, he came in occasionally and looked over catalogs for Italian steel bikes and discussed the hostile riding environment in Livingston parish where he lived.

Over the course of several visits, I came to recognize Rob as a seasoned rider who was intelligent as well as risk averse. He knew his rights and at the same time knew how to make sure he was as safe as possible on the road. I learned he was a Veteran and a bagpiper with a local pipe and drum corps. I also learned that he flies medical helicopters often on the night shift, which gave him an excuse to drop-in to the shop in the evenings on his way to work.

Last week, he dropped his bike off for service, a custom titanium road bike with a well-worn leather saddle. This confirmed my suspicions that he was no Johnny-come-lately to cycling. He was training for a 1600 mile charity ride and wanted to make sure his ride was in good shape. Though Rob continued to train on a back-up bike, he called or came by every day to check and see if it was ready. We had been really backed up and every day I had to tell him, “no, not yet. I’ll let you know.” When he came by to check Monday, he brought in pamphlets and cards advertising his charity ride.

As a cyclist and piper, Rob was chosen to ride with a group on the Brotherhood Ride to honor the 411 fallen heroes who died in the line of duty at Ground Zero on 9/11. In addition to riding 60-120 miles a day from Naples, Florida to Ground Zero in New York, the group stops at memorials honoring fallen firefighters and law enforcement, and Rob would play the bagpipes in memoriam. All this was being done to raise money for nonprofits who continue to help the families these heroes left behind.

When I heard about another cyclist death, this time on LA-16 in St. Helena I was saddened as usual; every cyclist and pedestrian fatality is a tragedy, especially since so many could be easily avoided by common courtesy. It was only when I got to the shop on Thursday that I learned it was Rob. I read his name in the paper but I didn’t know the full name of every customer who hangs out at the shop. A coworker at the shop had called his house to let him know we finished tuning up his bike and spoke with Rob’s wife.

In disbelief, I went over to where his Serrota was stowed and read the name on the repair ticket.

Rob was a pretty average guy on the outside, looked like any other rider at a century ride. I had helped him most often at the shop so I wasn’t surprised when I showed the other guys his picture on the pamphlets he left the day before he died, and they said he didn’t look familiar. That was one of the things about Rob; he was pretty unassuming. He didn’t seek recognition for his charity work and only grudgingly discussed his role in the ride when guys at the shop asked him. He was more interested in talking about how he wanted to organize a ride across the state of Louisiana to honor LA’s fallen heroes.

Rob Moorhead was a retired Marine, a retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer, a piper, a AirMed3 pilot, and a husband. Riding his bike on a highway didn’t negate all of that to make him a Cyclist. Every year more bikes are sold in this country than cars, and nearly every ‘Cyclist’ I know owns and uses a car. Why we as a society feel the need to use labels to differentiate ‘Drivers’ from ‘Cyclists’ and treat each other different based on these arbitrary transient brandings to justify poor behavior, I don’t know.

What I do know is a pretty extraordinary member of society was tragically lost before I got a chance to get to know him better. He served his country, served and protected us, and transported people with medical emergencies, and he paid the ultimate price for simply riding his bike.

I hope everyone will consider helping me honor him and thousands like him who have died or been injured at the hands of careless people who often focused too much on texting or making up time and not enough on the road. The 2011 Baton Rouge Ride of Silence will be May 18th beginning from the parking lot across from the Vet School. Before we ride we will honor Rob and others who have been killed or injured with a song by the Caledonian pipe and drum corps at 6:30 and other events as yet to be determined. The ride rolls at 7 PM and will be a silent funeral procession no faster than a rider on a cruiser bike can ride comfortably. For more information please contact or go to


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ride of Silence Baton Rouge

Ride of Silence Baton Rouge
Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30pm at TBD
A rolling memorial for all who have been injured or killed on a bicycle, the Ride of Silence will be the third Wednesday in May at 7:00 PM around the world. Check back to find out more details in the coming week.

Letter to Editor

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Sad Day...

A sad day...

Good morning Scott, we're looking forward to a big turnout on our
new/resurrected trail in the steep hills of St. Francisville, and we
look to have a much bigger even this year, being part of the state
series. I was wondering if you could help us spread the word
through your shop.

I've attached the race flyer to this message in multiple formats,
whatever works best for you. My mother may be dropping by with
printed flyers. It's going to be Sunday, May 8th, in St.
Francisville. More information is at and

Thanks much,
Lynn Gray
(225) 267-5858

Robin Williams get pulled over....

Lose The Training Wheels Event seeks volunteers

The mission of Lose The Training Wheels™ is to teach people with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle and become lifelong independent riders.

This achievement, in turn, creates a gateway of opportunity, helping them gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives.

Lose The Training Wheels: B.R. Bicycle Camp For Young and Old with Special Needs Ages 8 and Up

April 25-29, 2011

Lamar-Dixon Expo Center / YMCA Facility

Participants & Volunteers choose 1 of 5 sessions to attend per day for all 5 days.

There is still room in all 5 sessions for participants and volunteers!

For event schedule go to

For information Email: Cheryl Causey, LTTW B.R. Director at:


Mark E. Martin

Monday, April 18, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

positive results of the bicycle safety campaign...

The Advocate has a fairly good article about bicycle commuting in today's paper. See the link below to read the piece:

This is one of the positive results of the bicycle safety campaign being waged by the Capitol Region Planning Commission Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee. Thank you!

Mark E. Martin
Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets
PO Box 19403
Baton Rouge LA 70893-0403

Join B.R.A.S.S.!

This is a short but great video of Paris Roubaix shot with a super slo mo camera... check it out!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Recent media coverage - Velo Louisiane

Greetings All,

For your reading pleasure, below are three links to recently published articles about Velo Louisiane.


Mark E. Martin
Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets
PO Box 19403
Baton Rouge LA 70893-0403

Join B.R.A.S.S.!

"BRASS: We Ride."

Brock Gomez, videographer and "senior" BMX rider, has created an excellent short video called "BRASS: We Ride." It's worth the 2 minutes it takes to watch it.

Mark E. Martin
Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets
PO Box 19403
Baton Rouge LA 70893-0403

Join B.R.A.S.S.!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

LOCOFEST Mountain Bike Race

LOCOFEST Mountain Bike Race

Sunday, April 17 at 9:00am

Location: Shreveport, LA

Hooper Hustle Mountain Bike Race

Saturday, April 9 · 8:00am - 11:00am
Hooper Park in Baton Rouge
Created By
Deep South Endurance Mountain Bike Racers
More Info

Thursday, March 31, 2011

1st Ride in Flora, MS

Date: Saturday April 2, 2011
Location: Train Depot, Downtown Flora, MS (Intersection of Hwy 22 & Railroad Dr.)
Registration Time: 7:45 – 8:30 a.m.
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Support: 3 Rest Stops with Hydration and Nutrition
Distances: 25 miles or 53 miles
Cost: FREE to JMC members. $15 for non-members
Optional Lunch: Fresh Pizza $5

Please be sure and register so you will be covered by JMC insurance. Also, please check in when you finish so we are sure everyone gets back safely.

Saturday is going to be sunny and mild temperatures and will be a perfect day for the ride. (according to the meteorologists who are ALWAYS correct J )

LAMBRA District Criterium Championship

Rhino Rhenovators Contraband Days Criterium Championship

On Sunday, May 1, 2011 Rhino Racing will be hosting the LAMBRA District Criterium Championship in downtown Lake Charles, LA. The races are co-sponsored by Midsouth Masters. There will be a $3000 prize purse plus primes as well as double series points.

Visit our website and view the race flyer:

Online registration is open and you can pre-register here: until Friday, April 29 at midnight. Race day registration will also be available beginning at 7:00 am on race day up to 30 minutes before the start of each race.

The races are being held in conjunction with the annual Lake Charles Contraband Days Festival. They are going to get plenty of regional advertising and part of the race course is on the Lake Charles Civic Center property where the festival is held so expect there to be lots of spectators. The balcony and steps in front of the Civic Center will be a great place to watch the races.

If you have never been to Contraband Days, it is one of the largest festivals in the state and this is its 54th year. You may be interested in bringing your family to enjoy some of the other events at the festival as well. You can learn more here:

One event in particular we recommend is the Tour Lafitte Bicycle Ride on Saturday, April 30. It is the 21st year for this charity ride that attracts approximately 500 hundred participants annually. Details can be found here:

The Howard Johnson Hotel located at 825 Broad Street will have rooms at a discounted rate. Just mention you are with the bike race. The phone number is 337-436-4311. It's located just a few blocks east of the race course.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you.

Let me know if you have any questions. You can reach me at 337-912-3728


Steve David

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The American Diabetes Association's Louisiana Tour de Cure

The American Diabetes Association's Louisiana Tour de Cure

Sunday, May. 22, 2011

21490 Koop Drive
Mandeville, LA 70471

Local Phone: (504) 889-0278 EXT. 6072
Toll Free U.S.: 888-DIABETES
Fax: (504) 457-4562


Tour de Cure is a series of cycling events held in 40 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether participants choose to ride the specially designed family-friendly 10 mile route or the more challenging routes which include the ever-popular 100-mile route, riders can rest assured they will be supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel the journey and fans to cheer them on!

The Louisiana Tour de Cure is comprised of a 25, 50, and 100 mile route which feature some of South Louisiana's most beautiful terrain. Each rider will experience the rolling pastures, scenic waterways, and small towns that envelop our great state.
Those who want to make this a family outing can take the Family Fun Route-- one way the ADA shows its commitment to making Tour de Cure an all-inclusive event that truly has something for everyone.

Location: Tammany Trace Headquarters - "The Caboose"
Transportation/Parking: Parking lot and VIP Parking for Top Fundraisers
Hours: 7:30am- 4:00pm
Admission: $150 minimum fundraising
Group Discounts: Contact Event Coordinator
Attendance: 500
No. years event has taken place: 11

sick, made skills...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

P.S. Here is the website for registration or donations

P.S. Here is the website for registration or donations:

Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina bifida on May 14, 2011

Good Morning,

We would like to invite you to the Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina bifida on May 14, 2011. This event is held in memory of our son Jordy.

The events include bike rides of 60, 40, 20, and 5 miles; a 5K trail run, and a 1-mile fun fun. In additon, everyone has the option of entering the "Red Bug Hill Challenge," a timed event from the bottom to the top of Red Bug Hill.

Like last year, we will have good food, music, and a raffle with many nice items, including a bicycle. In 2010 we raised over $15,000.00 for children in Louisiana with Spina Bifida.

Please join us for a fun day in the beautiful hills of the Felicianas.

Marie and Mike Rourke

NOBC 2-Person Time Trial Results

Results of this morning’s NOBC 2-Person Time Trial have been posted to the NOBC website:
Randall Legeai
New Orleans Bicycle Club
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
Mario Andretti

SCRCS Mountain Bike Series

We had 120 mountain bikers for round 1 of the 2011 South Central Regional Championship Series (SCRCS) in Hattiesburg, MS last Sunday. This was a record turnout for any mountain bike race ever held in MS.

Results here:

Round 2 will be held in Shreveport, LA on April 17, 2011. More info here:

Locals interested in one of the best trails in MS (even if you just want to ride & not race), check out our club here:

Chris Ready

Thursday, March 24, 2011

2nd Annual Velo Louisiane Bicycle Festival

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Velo Louisiane Bicycle Festival Weekend. Your participation, and family and friends would be most welcome. The main event in Baton Rouge is Sunday, April 10th, noon to 6 pm, at Perkins Road Community Park. This free, family- friendly festival is hosted by Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets (BRASS) and the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC). Sunday activities feature a variety of fun competitions, bicycle-related demonstrations, children's activities and contests, displays, raffles, a bike parade, and more!
Velo Louisiane Weekend rolls out April 9th, Saturday morning, with Mayor Holden's Annual Family Fun Ride. Scheduled activities continue at various locations through Saturday evening; and Sunday morning events lead into the main festival at 12:00, noon.

Schedules, locations, and details for Velo Louisiane are listed at: [links in Yahoo may need to be copied into your browser]

Last year's festival in Baton Rouge was attended by nearly 1,000 citizens, and helped to publicize important considerations of bicycle safety and motorist awareness while being fun, engaging, and entertaining. Since 2010, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of cyclists on our streets; whether for sport, exercise, or basic transportation. Research indicates the more that people bicycle on our streets and roadways, the safer bicycling becomes. This effect carries over to greater safety for motorists and pedestrians as well.

Press Release for 2nd Annual Velo Louisiane Bicycle Festival Weekend is available at:

Larry Reily
festival volunteer

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mayor-President Holden will make a presentation of his proclamation

This Wednesday, March 23, 4 PM, Mayor-President Holden will make a presentation of his proclamation of April as Bicycle Month in East Baton Rouge Parish. Mayor-President Holden's announcement will take place in the Metropolitan Council chambers in the City Government Building, 3rd Floor, east side, 222 St Louis Street, downtown.

We would like to have as many bicyclists present as is possible so come on down and pack the Chamber! The Mayor's presentation will immediately precede the Metropolitan Council meeting and should only take a few minutes.

Be aware that on-going construction of the new Town Square has closed St Louis Street at North Boulevard. The parking garage on St Louis remains accessible from St Louis. Street parking is possible but by no means guaranteed. Be sure to allow enough time to park and get to the Council Chambers by a little before 4 PM,

Mark E. Martin
Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets
PO Box 19403
Baton Rouge LA 70893-0403

Join B.R.A.S.S.!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Belles on Bikes

Belles on Bikes is on the calendar for Saturday April 30th starting from the Mississippi river bluff in downtown Natchez, MS. This women's only recreational ride will take you by antebellum homes and out on the Natchez Trace.

Registration info and more details can be found at or on facebook.

Here are a few highlights:
Friday, packet pickup at Natchez Grand Hotel, 6 PM (complimentary Mint Julep)
Saturday, April 30th, 8:30 AM mass start
Well marked and supported routes of 18, 30, 50, 62 miles
Refreshing lunch
Awesome door prizes
Goody bag
Allen Richard
Natchez Bicycle Club

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

LSU Cycling Team is still in need of volunteers

Hi All:
Just a friendly reminder that the LSU Cycling Team is still in need of volunteers for this weekend's LSU Invitational collegiate race. Below is an outline of positions, places, and times we will need people. The team time trial and criterium races are Saturday in and around Baton Rouge. The road race is Sunday in St. Francisville. The LSU Cycling Team volunteered their time and effort last fall at the Senior Olympics and this past Sunday at Rouge Roubaix.

If you can donate your time, please contact our race director Dustin Drewes, ASAP (contact info below). If you reply to this email, please reply to me only so as not to clutter up the group's inbox.
Thanks again,
Celeste Power
(505) 366-4071

These are the positions that need to be filled for the weekend of our race. Below are all of the positions that we will need to be filled. If you are not racing, it is heavily suggested that you find a spot to fill for volunteering. If you are racing, it would be helpful if you could find someone you know that would be willing to help. Please include what times you can be available to help. For some positions, is ok if you cannot stay for the entire race such as TT registration or crit setup/takedown.

Team Time Trial, Iberville at the split. Arrive at 7:00 am, Finished no later than 11.

- Number Caller
- Stager
- (2)Timers
- Upstream number caller
- Registration
- Corner Marshall

Criterium, LSU Campus, Memorial Tower. Arrive at 11:30 am, finished at 5:30.

- (10)Course setup (debris removal, hay bail placement, etc.)
- Announcer (character required)
- Registration
-(3-4) Corner Marshals
- (2-3)Parking assistants
- (2-3)Officials assistants (results, camera operation, etc)
- Spectating
- Course Takedown

Road Race, Bains elementary, St. Francisville (Bains). Arrive at 7:00 am, Finished ~1:30pm.

- (5) Lead vehicles/drivers (cars or motorbikes)
- (5) Wheel trucks/drivers (trucks preferred, spacious SUV ok)
- (5) Wheel truck riders (preferred experience changing wheels)
- (15) Corner Marshals
- (10) Neutral feed zone staff (May need icechests)
- Registration
- (2) Officials assistants

If you can fill any of these spots, please email me with what position you would like to fill and on what days/times you can have it covered. The flier for this race can be found at:

Plenty thanks,

D. Drewes

LSU Cycling - Race Director

(504) 613-7662

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tour du Rouge one day ride Gonzales to New Orleans 81 miles (15 mph)

This is the site where you can register for the one day ride of the American Red Cross 6 day ride from Houston. Gonzales to New Orlenas - 81 miles (15 mph).

Pass it on to your bike buddies.

This ride will be on River Road at times. It will be by the levee that is future path for the trail on top the levee form Baton Rouge to New Orleans. The last 20 miles is on top the levee that ends at Audubon Park in New Orleans. There will be transportation from N.O. back to Gonzales for you and your bike.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Bike Ped Committee Meeting, Thursday 10 March, 5:30 PM at CRPC office

You are cordially invited to attend the next CRPC Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting, 5:30-7 PM Thursday 10 March 2011 at the CRPC office in Baton Rouge. (333 N. 19th St.)

Topics include bike month (April) plan and publicity, and an update on the EBR bike pedestrian projects by William Daniel of the Mayor's office (deferred from February meeting)

Agenda is attached. If you have additions or corrections for the agenda, please send them to me


Tour DE' San Francisco ride in Garyville, La

This Saturday, 3/12, I will be attending the Tour DE' San Francisco ride in Garyville, La., near Gramercy. You are welcome to join me there, check the link below.

Chris LeMoine

Wheels to Succeed Charity Ride

The Wheels to Succeed Charity Ride (73 miles, 45 mile or 10 miles) is March 20 in St. Francisville ( The 73 mile group starts at 8. The routes overlap at places.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Wheels to Succeed

Just a friendly reminder that ONLINE Registration will close at midnight on Monday, March 7th for the 3rd Annual 'No Such Thing As Impossible' Bike Ride for Wheels to Succeed. There will be day-of registration but t shirts will not be guarantied.

Check out this year's AWESOME t shirt on our website under the FUNDRAISER RIDE tag.

ALL proceeds go towards purchasing adapted three wheeled bikes for children with physical disabilities.

All participants are entered to win a night stay at the wonderful Shade Tree Bed & Breakfast in St. Francisville, LA

Thank you for your support- Ashley

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Rouge Roubaix pre-registration

All.....a friendly reminder that Rouge Roubaix pre-registration closes @ 10pm on thursday night. And that there will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION......REALLY.

Race day weather is looking real good at this time....looks like a mildly cool start and a warm finish.

Hope to see you all on the 13th.


Tour du Rouge offers one-day ride sign ups

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Tour Du Rouge

Every year in May the Red Cross holds a cycling event to raise money called Tour Du Rouge. It is a six-day cycling race from Houston to New Orleans. Right now, we are trying to get participants for the last day of the race, from Galveston to New Orleans. I know that you have a lot of contacts who are runners, but I was wondering if you knew of any cyclists who would be interested in participating. I figured it may be a long shot, but it was worth a try. We are trying to get as many participants as possible for that last day! If you have any contacts that may be able to help me, then I can get you more information today.

Thank you so much,

Ellen Abadie
Ellen Abadie, Associate Development Officer for Special Events and Membership
American Red Cross
Louisiana Capital Area Chapter
4655 Sherwood Common Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
225/456-5622 (direct line)
225/485-7677 (cell)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

12th annual Chilly Roger Metric

Join us this weekend for our 12th annual Chilly Roger Metric. 25, 35, 62 mile options and everyone gets a chance to win a smoker! Grab your friends, grab your bikes, and come on over.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Results of last weekend’s TCC Criterium and Time Trial are available on the LAMBRA website:

Randall Legeai
President, Louisiana-Mississippi Bicycle Racing Assn.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Ascension Parish Sheriffs Office, protesting for the owners actions

Dear friend:

Re: Parking in Bluff Meadows Drive, Bluff Meadows Subdivision.

One of the most precious assets we have in USA as citizens is that we have rights and they are respected. We should not allowed a couple guys, possible full of envy and ego, prohibit us the use a public street. That is not correct and we should protest.

If we give up simple and basics rights we end up like in other countries, where the chaos is the law. If we permit this type of abuses the next step we will see a guy coming out with a gun in his hand requesting us to get out, give up our rights or accept the consequences. We will have not other choice. That is no right, IT IS A MATHER OF PRINCIPLES AND WE NEED TO ACT.

I want you to know I did check all the records on this property. Bluff Meadows drive is a public street maintained by the city parish. The POA hast to reform the by laws and do the legal process to make a private subdivision. To begin with they have to maintain the streets and make it gated.

Will you please send a note to: Mr. Jeff Wiley - Administrator - Ascension Parish Sheriffs Office, protesting for the owners actions. at:

By the way the signs are not in private property, They are in the city property. THEY CAN HAVE SIGNS PROHIBITING PARKING ON THE LOTS ONLY, but that is nor our case.

I am sure it does not help if you indicate you are a cyclist. Just write him and ask for respect for the rights of the Parish and Its Citizens.

Please see copy of the e-mail I sent to Mr. Wiley. Pass this message to your friends.



Mr. Jeff Wiley - Administrator - Ascension Parish Sheriffs Office.
Re: Restricted parking on PUBLIC STREET

Dear Mr. Willey:
On the public street off of Alligator Bayou Rd. by hwy 928, some neighbors had decided to set several NO PARKING SIGNS, prohibiting the regular use of a public street. In addition these signs were installed in the city property. ( right of the way)
Will you please order to remove this signs as soon as possible. No one is allowed to take out the city and citizens rights.


Jairo Alvarez ( cell. 225-413-9774 )


Jairo Alvarez