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.