Cyclists Take to the Streets to Support Safe Bicycling
Bike Easy is hosting a second line parade like no other on Sunday, May 20, 2012, and the public is invited to participate. The fifth Bicycle Second Line will roll through eight distinctive New Orleans neighborhoods over a 12-mile route. While the Bone Tone Brass Band sets the tempo on a bicycle driven pub crawler, a diverse gathering of local bicyclists let the good times roll and raise awareness of the benefits of bicycling in the Crescent City.
WHO: Bike Easy
WHAT: Bicycle Second Line, featuring the Bone Tone Brass Band
WHERE: 13-mile route staging at the foot of Bayou Saint John, with stops at the Healing Center on St. Claude and Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club on Broad. Bicyclists can join the second line at any of the stops along the route.
WHEN: Sunday, May 20, 2012
9:00 a.m. – Registration opens
10:00 a.m. – Second line begins
11:00 a.m. – Healing Center stop
12:00 p.m. – Zulu stop
HOW: It’s a Second Line! Free to ride, but this is our biggest fundraiser of the year so donations are greatly appreciated!
$25 Adult Rider
$15 Member and Youth Riders
$60 Family of Four riders
$200 Team of Ten Riders
Register online: bikeeasy.org
WHY BECOME A MEMBER?
Membership supports the Bike Easy’s goal to improve bicycle safety through education and advocacy. We advocate for the inclusion of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in road projects, ensuring the implementation of recommended policies and actions in the New Orleans Master Plan, and promoting bicycling as a fun and safe means of transportation and recreation across the area. Learn more about the perks of membership at: http://bikeeasy.org/support/membership/
Major support for this year’s Bicycle Second Line comes from sponsors at IMTT, HRI Properties Inc and the Bayou Boogaloo. Additional support comes from Whole Foods, French Market Corporation and Jamba Juice. Other supporting firms include Bicycle World; Whole Foods; Lakeview Chiropractic; Dirty Coast, Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachan; Phelps Dunbar LLC; and in-kind support from Kind Energy Bars. Their support helps our goals for a bicycle and pedestrian friendly community.
ABOUT BIKE EASY
Bike Easy (formerly The Metro Bicycle Coalition) is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to making bicycling easier, safer and more fun in Greater New Orleans. New Orleans currently ranks sixth in the U.S. for bicycle commuters. The city now has 50 miles of bicycle routes installed with an additional 30 miles scheduled for installation by the end of 2013. Such progress would not be possible without Bike Easy positive working relationships with the Department of Public Works and the City Council. Bike Easy hopes to one day transform New Orleans into the most bicycle friendly city in America.
Learn more at www.bikeeasy.org