Gumbo Ride Details - Saturday, January 26, 2013 @ Girard Park

The Gumbo Ride provides an opportunity for local cyclists to collectively envision Lafayette as a bicycle friendly community and organize efforts to realize that vision in 2013 and beyond. Cyclists are invited to participate in morning rides then share a gumbo and join in a vision and action planning session that both draws from and feeds into local government planning processes.

Like any good gumbo, the event aims to be a mélange, a mixture of incongruous elements, including BMX, fixie, road, mountain, cruiser, commuter, touring, fitness and other kinds of riders who make up Lafayette’s diverse cycling community.

Choice of three group rides to suit different interests and abilities:

1)  9 am start for a 45 mile loop outside Lafayette at an average pace of 18 mph

2)  10 am start for a 12 mile loop inside Lafayette at an average pace of 10 mph

3)  11 am start for 3 mile loop around Girard Park at an average pace of 5 mph for families with young children

All rides will begin and end at the Girard Park Recreation Center.

The rides are weather permitting. Check back here  for up-to-date information on inclement weather and rain date, if applicable.

The gumbo and vision and action planning session will take place in the Girard Park Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m., rain or shine.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email