Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cool Video!


West Feliciana Parish Police Jury agenda

Thanks to all who responded to yesterday's call to action on the West Feliciana Parish Police Jury agenda item to discuss permits for groups of three or more bicycle riders on Parish roads. At least 15 cyclists both from Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana took time out of their busy schedules, prepared to comment on this issue. My sincere gratitude to each of one for attending, and professional attitude shown by all. A special thanks to Marsanne Goldsby, who could not be at the meeting, but who prepared a list of talking points to help our effort to respond to this restrictive proposal. Fortunately Juror Mel Percy acknowledged that the restrictive "groups of 3 or more" was erroneous wording as that would limit families from riding together without a permit. The intent of the permits was to inform agencies (Police, Sheriff, Fire, EMS etc) of large group rides, such as charity rides, races, and BRBC century events. Agreement in principle was reached to form a committee to discuss how to best implement such a process so as to be most useful for the Parish and the event organizers. Those wishing to participate in this process, please contact WF Parish Secretary Sherrel Johnson @ 225.784.3652. Juror Percy also offered that cyclist have not always been the best behaved, and cited past incidents at Parish Fire stations, where riders were suspected of relieving themselves either before or after a ride. No parking signs have since been posted at fire stations, and to my knowledge the cycling community has respected the parking ban. Those who spoke to the Jury included Ron Duplessis, Justin Flint, and myself. Others locals spoke, but I did not catch their names. Ron spoke offering that whatever is crafted must not inhibit the blossoming business support brought by cyclists as one of Louisiana's premier cycling destinations. Justin offered a beginning dialog on determining what would constitute a group size requiring a permit suggesting that 50 would be a minimum number and not interfere with the many impromptu rides which could have between 3 and 25 participants. This will be one of the topics of the upcoming committee. No doubt, whatever the outcome, this could be a pattern that other Parishes copy, and it is in the cycling community's interest to have a hand in its development. Bruce

Monday, November 12, 2012

LAXC 2012 season finale mountain bike race

On Sunday November 18th, Team LaS'port will host the LAXC 2012 season finale mountain bike race at the Bodcau dam trail outside of Shreveport, Louisiana. Championship celebration following the race. Online registration: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2012-3373 More information: http://laxcseries.com/

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Crazy Video!


[LAMBRA Racing] Annual meeting December 2nd

It would be good to see a representative from each team and from each race promoter at this event. Location . TBD. will announce next week. I would like to start some topics and concerns ideas on face book as this would be an open forum and not clog email. http://www.facebook.com/pages/LAMBRA-Louisiana-Mississippi-Bicycle-Racing-Association/177701960597 From this we will have ideas for some topics we need to cover. Michael Humphreys Vice-President, Louisiana-Mississippi Bicycle Racing Assn. 601-201-1589 vicepresident@lambra.org http://www.lambra.org/

Cool Video


SpeedPlay tech video


Fall Foliage Group Ride / Lake Kincaid - Nov. 10, 2012

Robin Gibb Diamond http://www.bramba.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4596&p=29482#p29482 Fall Foliage Group Ride / Lake Kincaid - Nov. 10, 2012byRobin» Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:00 amAt least we a www.bramba.org

New Roads River Roux Triathlon

Dustin Michael Drewes If you have not signed up yet for Volunteering for River Roux Triathlon (This Saturday), please let me know asap if you can help out. Positions are being assigned soon. We will carpool out of Highland Coffees early Sat morning to go up to New Roads (Across the river from St. Francisville). http://www.riverrouxtri.com/ New Roads River Roux Triathlon www.riverrouxtri.com



Green Crawl

haven't seen an "event" for the Green Crawl, but noted it's on a Wednesday this year: https://www.facebook.com/GreenCrawlBR?fref=ts Baton Rouge Green Crawl The 2012 Baton Rouge Green Crawl NEW DATE has been announced! It will be on November 14 from 5-10pm...

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the September Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting, 4-6 PM Thursday November 8 at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood at Independence Park (Temporary location for November and December) . Attached is the agenda for Thursday's meeting. Notes from last month's meeting will be send by a separate note. Questions or additions to the agenda, please reply to blwickert@cox.net or call 225.963.8616 Bruce

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

great vid!


New Vid!


What's an Ideal Taper for Cyclists?


infrastructure saves lives

Here's an article from the European Cyclists' Foundation. Actually, it's an interview with an author of a study published in the "American Journal of Public Health." The opening line on the ECF Website is: If you need more evidence that infrastructure saves lives, then look no further. New research from the American Journal of Public Health shows that dedicated bike lanes can cut injuries by half. ECF had a few questions to ask the brains behind the study, Professor Kay Teschke. http://www.ecf.com/news/want-safer-cycling-think-infrastructure/ Enjoy reading this interview! Mark E. Martin

Thursday, November 01, 2012


BUSY, BUSY, BUSY... . . . we've updated the "Latest News" section of the BRASS Website with news about: The Crescent & Fox Path proposal; new Levee Path access point proposal downtown; Perkins Road Alternative Routes; the Downtown Greenway project; BREC's Ward's Creek project, and; the new Dawson Creek Greenway proposal. Go to http://www.brsafestreets.org/events-1 for all the news! Mark E. Martin