Thursday, May 17, 2012


Ride of Silence coverage on WBRZ

Thanks for coming out in spite of the rain everyone! Great to hear from John Price from the Mayor's office, Mark Martin from BRASS, and Kris Dayries from Riding with the Punchers. Remember, we need your help to get the bicycle friendly Baton Rouge we want. We were silent tonight; tomorrow we'll speak up for better bicycle infrastructure and Complete Streets. Ride of Silence coverage on WBRZ Chris Clark

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Orleans - Spillway Scramble MTB Race, May 20th

The Spillway Trail is a perfect venue for first-timers or casual mountain bikers to give racing a try. If you're good and fast though, it becomes the quickest trail in the South, just watch out for the trees! Online Registration and more info here:

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Ride of Silence

Next Wednesday evening participate in this annual international event to remember all those who have been killed or injured while riding their bikes. Baton Rouge Ride of Silence Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30pm at LSU Vet Med Game Day Parking Lot Third Annual ROS to remember fallen cyclists. We have more support this year and expect a record turnout. Remember, this is an easy ride for everyone. Bring the kids and the family for a slow easy ride through Baton Rouge to show our combined support for making the roads safer for everyone. One more fatality is too many. or more information on the intentional Ride of Silence movement, check out

Monday, May 07, 2012

raised over $26,000.00 for Spina Bifida...

Thanks so much to all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors for helping make this year's Red Bug Hill Challenge a success! Thanks to you, we had 354 participants and have raised over $26,000.00 for Spina Bifida of Greater New Orleans so far. Results can be found on our website, Please join us for next year's RED BUG HILL CHALLENGE on May 11, 2013. With gratitude, The family of Jordy Rourke

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida on May 5, 2012

Hello, Friends, Please join us for the third annual Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida on May 5, 2012. This event is held in memory of our son Jordy. The events include bike rides of 60, 40, 20, and 5 miles; a 5K trail run, and a 1-mile fun run. Everyone also has the option of entering the "Red Bug Hill Challenge," a timed event for the bottom to the top of Red Bug Hill. As in the previous years, we will have good food, music, and a raffle with may nice items, including a bicycle. In 2011 you helped us raise over $25,000.00 for children in Louisiana with Spina Bifida. We hope you can join us for a fun day in the beautiful hills of the Felicianas. Thanks! Marie and Mike Rourke P.S. For more information, see our website:, or go directly to to register.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

West Feliciana Road Race

"Riding Armadillo Scavenger Hunt"

ATTENTION CYCLISTS: BikeLafayette & T.R.A.I.L. are hosting the "Riding Armadillo Scavenger Hunt" (RASH) in Lafayette Louisiana to raise money for both 501-C3 bicycle advocacy organizations. OVER $3,000 IN CASH & PRIZES TEAMS: 2 to 8 people ($80 per team entry fee) STARTING PLACE: Feed & Seed (106 N. Grant St) DATE: Saturday May 12, 2012 SIGN IN: 5:00 pm START TIME: 7:00 pm FINAL CHECK IN TIME: 10:30 pm REGISTER AT: MANDATORY GEAR: 1) A camera or phone with a camera that can clearly display pictures at the check in point. Please clear your camera roll before the event so we can quickly scroll through at check in. 2) Bicycle- ped power only; 1 tire, 2 tire, 3 or more. Unicycle or tandem be sure every pair of cheeks has its own seat. 3) Cash & ID are always a good idea… Entry Fee!! Additional Information OPTIONAL GEAR: Item 1- I look forward & I look backwards so I can be seen. Usually, I am steady and bright but sometimes I throb or beat rapidly. If I am not attached at final check in it'll cost you 10 points. Item 2- If I crack you must get rid of me. If I cracked I did my job. If I don't crack, all is good & everyone rides on smiling. If you leave me at home it'll cost you 20 points. Item 3- I am most commonly found in in the color black and come in a snake like form but I have four digits. In the essence of snakes, the reason you have me is because of fear. But unlike a snake I am here for your protection against from the snake-like beings. Be secure and if you bring me to the scavenger hunt you will earn 2 points. For more information please email or call Scott at 337-781-9416. To receive updates on future cycling and fundraising events for more bikeway infrastructure and recreational paths, join our Yahoo Group by going to and type in "TRAILs4LA" in the search field. Thank you, Nick Hernandez Transportation & Recreation Alternatives in Louisiana (T.R.A.I.L.)

Spillway Scramble MTB Race