Bike Month Events Listing

National Bike Month Proclamation
May 1 City-Parish President Joey Durel has formally proclaimed May as “Bike Month”, May 14-18 as “Bike To Work Week,” and May 18 as “Bike To Work Day.” Please join us at 5:30 p.m. on May 1 in Lafayette Consolidated Government Council Auditorium for a public presentation of the proclamation.

Get Up & Ride National Bike Challenge
May 1 to August 31 Signup at www.bikeleague.org to participate in this national program that encourages people to bike for transportation and recreation. Win awards or prizes for riding your bike.

Bike Corral at Downtown Alive
May 4, 11, 18, and 25 T.R.A.I.L. and Bike Lafayette will provide free “valet parking” for cyclists at Downtown Alive. The purpose of bike corrals is to facilitate biking and create a community space for bicycle enthusiasts at Downtown Alive. Show your bike corral claim ticket at Viva La Waffle and get $1 off any sandwich. Email Tony@BikeLafayette.org

Basic Traffic Skills 101
May 5 (Part I) & May 12 (Part II) The Lafayette Metropolitan Planning Organization has arranged for League of American Bicyclists-Certified Coach Chris Daigle will teach the two day course. Cost is $100 per person. Classes will be held at the Lafayette Consolidate Government’s Rosa Parks Transportation Center, Room 116, from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM both days. To register, contact Chris Daigle at EagleWheel@hotmail.com or call 337-837-8034, or go to http://www.eaglewheel.us.

 Bicycle Commuting Basics Workshop
May 8 BikeLafayette will offer a Bicycle Commuting Basics workshop on May 8th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. It will take place at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center downtown (101 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA), Room 116, courtesy of the Lafayette Metropolitan Planning Organization and Lafayette Consolidated Government. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Ride for Rox
May 12 Ride for Rox is in memory of Roxanne Richard who was killed when hit by a car while riding her bicycle last October. The 50 mile ride starts at 8:00 AM and the 25 mile ride starts at 9:30 AM. Both rides begin and end at Acadiana Park (1205 E. Alexander St., Lafayette). Pre-register at www.active.com or on day of ride starting at 7 AM. Registration fee is $30 and includes rest stops with snacks and drinks, maps, road markings, t-shirts and lunch. Proceeds will benefit ongoing efforts to promote safe cycling in Acadiana. 

R.A.S.H. Riding Armadillos Scavenger Hunt – May 12 T.R.A.I.L. is putting on a bicycle scavenger hunt on May 12 at The Feed & Seed (106 N. Grant St., Lafayette). Register on www.active.com or on day of at 6 PM. The scavenger hunt starts at 7 PM and ends at 10:30 PM with music, food and beverages after. Entry fee is $80 per team (2 to 8 people per team); includes over $3,000 in cash and prizes.

Ride of Silence
May 14 Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves. The ride is free and we ask cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. Riders will meet at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette at 6:00 PM. 

T.R.A.I.L. Commuter Challenge
May 14-31 Bicycle commuters will have the opportunity to win gift certificates and other prizes from local businesses. Become a friend of “TRAILs for LA” on Facebook and each weekday post a picture of you on your bike at work to become eligible for a drawing of the daily prizes. Email TRAILs4LA@yahoo.com.

Bike To Work Day - Coffee with the Mayor
May 18 at 7:00 a.m. City-Parish President Joey Durel will bike from his home to meet with area cyclists at Another Broken Egg in River Ranch. Open to the public.

Bike To Work Day - Commuter Convoy
Immediately following Coffee with the Mayor, BikeLafayette will lead a group of bicycle commuters from the Fresh Market parking lot in River Ranch along secondary roads to work places in downtown, ULL and the Oil Center.

For more info on any event, email info@bikelafayette.org