Friday, March 22, 2013

tragic death of Frank J. Bercegeay...

Tommy Martinez spoke about the tragic death of Frank J. Bercegeay at the Parish council meeting but then pivoted to talk about efforts to pave the levee to, "give you a place to ride." Yes, bikes are great for recreation and we want to encourage that. We ALSO need to encourage complete streets throughout the area where we - our families, friends, and neighbors - can use a bike when we need or want to go to the store, school, work, or visit friends. Ascension needs to act before more people are killed. Please go to the link below to Mr. Martinez know you support bikes in ALL of Louisiana. Feel free to cut and paste the above paragraph. Why does this matter to you if you don't live in Ascension? As Baton Rouge and surrounding areas continue to grow we become more connected and drivers who drive in Ascension, Livingston, etc. drive in Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, etc. Bicycle and pedestrian facilities are not only for the city. You can avoid 'problem areas' all you want but they will not avoid you. If you ride River Road you've seen the increase in traffic due to the casino and it's only going to get worse if drivers and city officials do not learn to accommodate bicycles and pedestrians. Only when we can change the car culture of the entire area will we truly have safer roads and complete streets.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

highlights from Rouge Robaix 2013

Rouge inMotion Photography presents.... highlights from Rouge Robaix 2013. Picture can be punched at

brand new Carbon Zone’s will be landing this month

A reminder that our brand new Carbon Zone’s will be landing this month. If you’re like a lot of us- you spend a great portion of your road rides searching for hidden dirt roads or shredding on gravel whenever possible. With input from Barry Wicks, Kona designed this bike to be the ultimate endurance road racing machine that is just as capable on dirt & gravel as it is on tarmac. The Zone is the rocket ship that Barry Wicks piloted to a top 5 finish at The Rouge Roubaix this past weekend in Baton Rouge, LA. Check out the full write-up on the race and the weekend from The Team. Nate Clark Kona USA

4 Mountain Biking Tips For Beginners

FYI - This is for me but, I thought I would share - Please enjoy ! 4 Mountain Biking Tips For Beginners Hit the trails on two wheels this summer. Mountain biking offers a great cross-training workout for ...

Ride for Rox, March 23, 2013 - Register now!

Ride for Rox, March 23, 2013 - Register now! Spring is upon us, folks! Savor the prime cycling weather with BikeLafayette at the Ride for Rox on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The event is in memory of Roxanne Richard who was killed when struck by a car while riding her bicycle on the I-49 access road in October 2011. Choose from 12, 17, 30, 50, & 65 mile routes from Grand Coteau to Leonville, Arnauville and Carenco. See route maps and register now at $35 registration includes t-shirt, lunch, rest stops, route marking, maps, door prize raffle and more. Proceeds to benefit Bike Lafayette efforts to promote cycling safety in Acadiana. __._,_.___

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

a project starting that may affect your normal biking....

From Nancy Kulheimer: Cyclists...Be careful out there. I know we are always trying to avoid hazards: For those that park at the Split and ride the training loop....or for those that ride between the Casino and the Split...there is now a project starting that may affect your normal biking. There are several trailers in the LA DOTD lot at the Split. I chatted with Matt Milton of Beard Construction about their project for the US Army Corps of Engineers. The plan is the remove the temporary bagged sand from the levee top and raise the levee. Matt indicated that they will have up to 200-300 workers between the Casino and the Split over the next 6 months with lots of trucks, dirt, earth movers, etc.. I envision lots of sand and dirt on the roadway, so biking may be challenging. Parking will be limited, and do not block the entrance to the DOTD lot or you may be towed. The project will gear up to a 7 day a week, 24 hour/D operation. They don't anticipate closing the road like last year's work near LSU. But you may want to avoid this area for the next 6 months.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Preliminary results of Rouge-Roubaix XV have been posted to the LAMBRA website:

Preliminary results of Rouge-Roubaix XV have been posted to the LAMBRA website: Times and some of the rider details are not yet complete, but placings should be correct. - Randy. ______________________________________ Randall Legeai President, Louisiana-Mississippi Bicycle Racing Assn. 504-228-5891

BRAMBA Trail Maintenance Day, Saturday, March 23rd, 8:00 - 12:00.

BRAMBA Trail Maintenance Day, Saturday, March 23rd, 8:00 - 12:00. Meet at Hooper Trails. Agenda: Repairs on Hard Tail bridges Bring shovels, leather gloves, sturdy footwear, bugspray, water, snacks. Yvette Woodward

U.S. Forest Service: Stop Discriminating Against Mountain Bikers

Volvo designs world’s first cyclist-saving automatic brakes

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Monday, March 04, 2013

Downtown Multi use Trail Greenway

Bruce Wickert 5:08pm Mar 4 Downtown Multi use Trail Greenway - Your Input Requested - Meetings March 5, 6, & 7th The Downtown Development District has received grant commitments to build phase 1 of a greenway that will ultimately connect 9 venues of interest in the downtown area facilitating biking and walking. Your comments are needed to help make this project even better if you will make the time to attend one of the meetings scheduled for the next 3 days. (March 5, 6 & 7) Tuesday March 5 8:30-9 AM - Meet and Greet @ Design Resource Center, 247 Florida St. (DRC) 9-10:30 - Introduction and Project Overview (DRC) 11-Noon - Focus Discussion: Alternative Transportation (DRC) 5:30- 7 PM - Workshop 1: Expressway Park Vicinity @ Expressway Park Rec Center, 935 11th St. Wednesday March 6 9:30-Noon - Workshop 2: Government St to North Boulevard @ DRC, 247 Florida St 1-3:30 PM - Workshop 3: 7th St. at Convention and Capitol Park @ DRC Thursday March 7 11-Noon - Focus Discussion: Implementation and Management @ DRC 5:30 - 7:30 PM - Public Presentation and Open House @ Old State Capitol, 100 North Boulevard Additional information, including the 2010 Feasibility and Cost Study (42 Pages) and a 1 page map are available by following the link to the DDD website. I hope you can attend. I plan to be at the introduction and alternative transportation focus discussion. Tuesday morning. Bruce 225.963.8616

Kona Riders in Town!!!

redbull has uploaded FMX, BMX, & MTB in NZ - Farm Jam 2013 - Event Recap.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Alligator Bayou Road Closure Extended Through Sunday Evening

Looks like Alligator Bayou will be closed again: Subject: Alligator Bayou Road Closure Extended Through Sunday Evening FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2013 GONZALES – Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Friday the closure of Alligator Bayou Road will be extended from Saturday, March 2 at 8 a.m. until Sunday, March 3 at 5 p.m. because of continuing drainage work at the Frog Bayou lock. Crews with East Ascension Gravity Drainage District No. 1 will be installing two drainage pumps at the Frog Bayou lock/Alligator Bayou Road location. The lock runs under Alligator Bayou Road and connects Frog Bayou with Bayou Manchac. Crews will also be installing permanent piping under the roadway at that location. Alligator Bayou Road is located in the northwestern part of Ascension Parish.

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Bruce Wickert Re: Downtown Greenway charrette information - Alternative Transportation focus group Thank you Davis: I plan to be at this meeting, and some of the other charettes as well. Bruce 225.963.8616 ---- Davis Rhorer wrote: > All, > > The Baton Rouge Downtown Greenway has been selected by the US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Sustainable Communities to receive technical assistance through the Greening America's Capitals Program. We respectfully request your participation in the creation of design schemes that most effectively meet the transportation and recreational needs specific to Baton Rouge. Below is a link to the public meeting schedule (March 5th-March 7th) for the Downtown Greenway. Although you are welcome to attend any of the meetings most convenient to your schedule, we would like to formally request your attendance at the Alternative Transportation Focus Group Meeting scheduled Tuesday, March 5th from 11:00am - 12:00pm in the DDD office, 247 Florida St. This session is specific to bicycle and pedestrian advocacy groups. > > We look forward to your participation and input in the Downtown Greenway! > Thanks, > Davis > > Public Meeting Schedule > > > For more information > > > > Davis S Rhorer > Executive Director > > DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT > A Passion for Progress > > 225.389.5520 | office > 225.389.5523 | facsimile > 225.337.9922 | mobile > > 247 Florida Street > Baton Rouge, LA 70801 > > /> > > [cid:image001.png@01CE15C3.7EEF6FB0] Become a fan on facebook > [cid:image002.png@01CE15C3.7EEF6FB0] Follow us on Twitter