Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bike month (April)

Bike month (April) are kicking off this afternoon. I know the calendar still says March, but we are in the season of preparation and declaration. If you live in or near Iberville Parish, bike month begins TONIGHT (20 March) at the council meeting in Plaquemine at 6:30 PM. I will be there, please join me. Thursday night 22 March there will be a declaration of bike month in West Baton Rouge Parish, also 6:30 PM at the court house in Port Allen. I cannot make this meeting, and hopefully some of you in the area can. 1. Bike Month Declaration at council meetings – (Courtney to develop dates) a. Iberville Parish – 20 Mar @ 6:30 PM (Plaquemine Courthouse) b. West Baton Rouge – 22 Mar @ 6:30 PM (Port Allen)) c. East Baton Rouge – 28 Mar @ 4:00 PM (City Hall) d. Ascension Parish – 05 Apr @ 6:00 PM (Donaldsonville Courthouse) e. Livingston Parish – (Still TBD) 2. Velo Louisiane – March 31st and April 1st – (See attached schedule from website) a. BRBC and BRASS sponsor 8:00 AM ride to Farr Park event, and ride to Market day after event. – (Louis Leggio to lead) b. EBR Mayor’s Family Bike Ride – 9-Noon @ Farr Park c. Blessing of the Bikes @ Farr Park Trailhead – 9:30 a.m. @ Pavilion d. Dedication of new trail section from Farr Park to Skip Bertman – 9:40 a.m. @ Pavillion e. Ride from Farr Park to Skip Bertman Trailhead – 9:45 a.m. f. Ribbon Cutting on new trail section – 9:50 a.m. on ramp at the foot of the levee (River Road remains closed) There are more activities to come, and they will be posted as they become finalized.. . . watch your IN box as Bike to Work week becomes a reality (sponsors being lined up, T-shirts being made for participants, and FREE BREAKFAST at selected locations. Bike Visitors, a WBR Bike Month ride, Live after 5 events, Cyclist education. Bike to the Festivals with Valet Bike Parking. Bruce Wickert on behalf of Bike Month Committee 225.963.8616

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Backpacker Bushwacker Adventure Race

Team Backpacker Adventure Racing is at it again! Come out and join us for theBackpacker Bushwhacker ... http://www.imathlete.com/events/BackpackerBushwackerAdventureRace

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Ride & 5K honoring Scott Hoppmeyer

On September 10, 2011 our friend Scott Hoppmeyer was badly injured in a cycling accident. We are hosting a 25, 42 & 66 mile bike ride on Sunday April 29th along with a 5K event to help raise money for Scott. The event will be held at Peltier Park in Thibodaux near the Nicholls State Campus. Link to Website: http://bccbike.org/springride/ Link to Scott's Web Page: http://scottsfaith.com/ Thanks! Don Lasseigne Bayou Country Cyclists

Belles on Bikes Event

Ladies, Belles on Bikes is back again. The recreational ride for women will again be hosted on the Mississippi River bluff in Natchez, MS this year on Saturday, April 28th. Packet pickup will be hosted at Bowie's Tavern at the corner of Main and Broadway. We look forward to hosting you here in Natchez. Check us out on facebook for updates, https://www.facebook.com/events/337039336319572/ and on active for online registration. http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2015175 A mail in registration for is available here: http://www.natchezbike.org/bellesonbikes.htm Thanks, Allen

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Wheels to Succeed Ride!

Hello fellow cyclists- Just a friendly reminder to register for this year's 'No Such Thing As Impossible' bike ride raising money for Wheels to Succeed. When: Sunday, March 25 Where: St Francisville, LA (beautiful routes; 10, 45, 74 miles) See www.wheelstosucceed.org for active.com link and more information Thank you for your continued support! - Ashley

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

pedestrian safety media campaign

During the past year, there was a 5 parish wide bicycle and pedestrian safety media campaign. Please help us to gauge its effectiveness by completing a survey. No paper to fill out, stamps to lick, or phone solicitors to harangue you. Go to the attached link, fill it out (16 questions) and hit DONE. Feel free to forward to your friends and other groups. Bruce Wickert On Behalf of the Bike Ped Safety Education Committee @ CRPC 225.963.8616 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Bikeandpedestriansafety

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the next Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting, Thursday March 8 at the Carver branch of the EBR library from 4-5:30 PM. The library is located at 720 Terrace just south of downtown Baton Rouge, two blocks from Highland Rd. Agenda is attached, as is the schedule for Bike Month, and the notes from the January 2012 meeting (for approval at this meeting) The schedule is shortened to end at 5:30 so that we can have time for the Bike Month Planning subcommittee meeting at the same location, which you are also welcome to stay for. Call if you have an addition to the agenda, and or a correction to the notes from the January meeting. I hope to see you there. Bruce Wickert 225.963.8616

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Senior Games

The Mississippi Senior Games April 11-14. http://www.gulfcoastseniorgames.org The New Orleans Senior Games web site is www.gnoso.net The Louisiana Senior Games site is: www.http://lsog.net