November Cycling Social / Gumbo Ride

After some brainstorming on what brings cyclists together (riding) and keeps them together after a ride (food), I decided to float to the idea of a cycling social followed by breaking bread with LCG leadership and talk of bike safety.  Over the past few days, I've reached out to folks from Cajun Cyclists, Petit Paris, BikeLafayette, and T.R.A.I.L., and all have seconded the thought with enthusiasm and support.  And with that bit of encouragement, we're doing it!

So, mark your calendars and join us for a community-wide Gumbo Ride on Sunday, November 13 at Girard Park.  Toward the end of building community among all cyclists in and around Lafayette, we're planning a little something for everyone, including a choice of three rides (roadie, townie & family) between 9 and 12 with food and drink to follow (in the Rec Center in case it's cold).

We've extended invitations to Tony Trammel and Joey Durel and hope they will agree to join us over lunch to hear our concerns and address our questions.  We should hear back in the next day or so.  But even if they don't come, we'll still have the opportunity to discuss amongst ourselves what we want to see/make happen on the cycling front in the future -- oh, and pass a good time, yeah.

There are details yet to be worked out -- like ride routes, leaders and start times, and meal planning, so if you want to lend a hand (ideas, time, etc.), please reach out.  Direct your offers by emails to and we'll coordinate volunteers from there.