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

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