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

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