Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Please join us for the 3rd Annual VELO LOUISIANE BICYCLE FESTIVAL WEEKEND, March 31st through April 1st. Velo Louisiane rolls out Saturday morning, March 31st, with Mayor Holden's Bike Day program and Family Fun Ride. Activities continue at various locations through Saturday evening. Sunday morning events lead into the main festival at noon, 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). Activities feature a variety of rides, fun competitions, bicycle-related demonstrations, children's activities and contests, displays, raffles, a bike parade, and more! Past Velo Louisiane festivals in Baton Rouge have attracted thousands of 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. Details and updates may be found at www.brsafestreets[dot]org Larry Reily festival volunteer

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