Tuesday, December 04, 2012

cool vid!


ground breaking ceremony for first CAPP trail will be 10 AM Thursday Dec 6...

The ground breaking ceremony for first CAPP trail will be 10 AM Thursday Dec 6 along Ward's creek, near the future trail head at the Mall of Louisiana. Call Cheryl Michelet at 272-9200 ext 543 to RSVP or email at cmichelet@brec.org. Evite .JPG attached I plan to be there Bruce PS: Link to ceremony location https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=206008613845706558013.0004cef2f229e8127059c&ie=UTF8&t=h&vpsrc=6&ll=30.388059,-91.080287&spn=0.004731,0.004823&z=18&iwloc=0004cef2f71385f55fe5c

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cool Video!


West Feliciana Parish Police Jury agenda

Thanks to all who responded to yesterday's call to action on the West Feliciana Parish Police Jury agenda item to discuss permits for groups of three or more bicycle riders on Parish roads. At least 15 cyclists both from Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana took time out of their busy schedules, prepared to comment on this issue. My sincere gratitude to each of one for attending, and professional attitude shown by all. A special thanks to Marsanne Goldsby, who could not be at the meeting, but who prepared a list of talking points to help our effort to respond to this restrictive proposal. Fortunately Juror Mel Percy acknowledged that the restrictive "groups of 3 or more" was erroneous wording as that would limit families from riding together without a permit. The intent of the permits was to inform agencies (Police, Sheriff, Fire, EMS etc) of large group rides, such as charity rides, races, and BRBC century events. Agreement in principle was reached to form a committee to discuss how to best implement such a process so as to be most useful for the Parish and the event organizers. Those wishing to participate in this process, please contact WF Parish Secretary Sherrel Johnson @ 225.784.3652. Juror Percy also offered that cyclist have not always been the best behaved, and cited past incidents at Parish Fire stations, where riders were suspected of relieving themselves either before or after a ride. No parking signs have since been posted at fire stations, and to my knowledge the cycling community has respected the parking ban. Those who spoke to the Jury included Ron Duplessis, Justin Flint, and myself. Others locals spoke, but I did not catch their names. Ron spoke offering that whatever is crafted must not inhibit the blossoming business support brought by cyclists as one of Louisiana's premier cycling destinations. Justin offered a beginning dialog on determining what would constitute a group size requiring a permit suggesting that 50 would be a minimum number and not interfere with the many impromptu rides which could have between 3 and 25 participants. This will be one of the topics of the upcoming committee. No doubt, whatever the outcome, this could be a pattern that other Parishes copy, and it is in the cycling community's interest to have a hand in its development. Bruce

Monday, November 12, 2012

LAXC 2012 season finale mountain bike race

On Sunday November 18th, Team LaS'port will host the LAXC 2012 season finale mountain bike race at the Bodcau dam trail outside of Shreveport, Louisiana. Championship celebration following the race. Online registration: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2012-3373 More information: http://laxcseries.com/

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Crazy Video!


[LAMBRA Racing] Annual meeting December 2nd

It would be good to see a representative from each team and from each race promoter at this event. Location . TBD. will announce next week. I would like to start some topics and concerns ideas on face book as this would be an open forum and not clog email. http://www.facebook.com/pages/LAMBRA-Louisiana-Mississippi-Bicycle-Racing-Association/177701960597 From this we will have ideas for some topics we need to cover. Michael Humphreys Vice-President, Louisiana-Mississippi Bicycle Racing Assn. 601-201-1589 vicepresident@lambra.org http://www.lambra.org/

Cool Video


SpeedPlay tech video


Fall Foliage Group Ride / Lake Kincaid - Nov. 10, 2012

Robin Gibb Diamond http://www.bramba.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4596&p=29482#p29482 Fall Foliage Group Ride / Lake Kincaid - Nov. 10, 2012byRobin» Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:00 amAt least we a www.bramba.org

New Roads River Roux Triathlon

Dustin Michael Drewes If you have not signed up yet for Volunteering for River Roux Triathlon (This Saturday), please let me know asap if you can help out. Positions are being assigned soon. We will carpool out of Highland Coffees early Sat morning to go up to New Roads (Across the river from St. Francisville). http://www.riverrouxtri.com/ New Roads River Roux Triathlon www.riverrouxtri.com



Green Crawl

haven't seen an "event" for the Green Crawl, but noted it's on a Wednesday this year: https://www.facebook.com/GreenCrawlBR?fref=ts Baton Rouge Green Crawl The 2012 Baton Rouge Green Crawl NEW DATE has been announced! It will be on November 14 from 5-10pm...

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the September Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting, 4-6 PM Thursday November 8 at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood at Independence Park (Temporary location for November and December) . Attached is the agenda for Thursday's meeting. Notes from last month's meeting will be send by a separate note. Questions or additions to the agenda, please reply to blwickert@cox.net or call 225.963.8616 Bruce

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

great vid!


New Vid!


What's an Ideal Taper for Cyclists?


infrastructure saves lives

Here's an article from the European Cyclists' Foundation. Actually, it's an interview with an author of a study published in the "American Journal of Public Health." The opening line on the ECF Website is: If you need more evidence that infrastructure saves lives, then look no further. New research from the American Journal of Public Health shows that dedicated bike lanes can cut injuries by half. ECF had a few questions to ask the brains behind the study, Professor Kay Teschke. http://www.ecf.com/news/want-safer-cycling-think-infrastructure/ Enjoy reading this interview! Mark E. Martin

Thursday, November 01, 2012


BUSY, BUSY, BUSY... . . . we've updated the "Latest News" section of the BRASS Website with news about: The Crescent & Fox Path proposal; new Levee Path access point proposal downtown; Perkins Road Alternative Routes; the Downtown Greenway project; BREC's Ward's Creek project, and; the new Dawson Creek Greenway proposal. Go to http://www.brsafestreets.org/events-1 for all the news! Mark E. Martin

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

USA Cycling Local Associations summit meeting

LAMBRA Racers: I have attached the agenda for the USA Cycling Local Associations summit meeting that Michael Humphreys and I will be attending this weekend. There is always a lot of discussion at these meetings and I would appreciate hearing from you about any issues in which you are particularly interested. I am sure there will be much talk about how USAC might work with USADA to become more proactive in the anti-doping arena, how we can improve the racing experience for new riders, etc. We will be scheduling the annual LAMBRA meeting soon, so please also take some time to discuss with your clubs the events that you might wish to get onto the LAMBRA calendar for 2013, changes in the LCCS points competition, etc. We’ll send out a notice as soon as we are ready to begin putting together the LAMBRA planning calendar so we can see where there are conflicts and get them resolved as early as possible. Thanks, Randy. ______________________________________ Randall Legeai President, Louisiana-Mississippi Bicycle Racing Assn. 504-228-5891 http://www.lambra.org/ http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/1588338/528603140/name/LA%20Summit%20Agenda%2Epdf

Heart of Louisiana: The Beast

http://www.fox8live.com/story/19957711/heart-of-louisiana-the-beast Heart of Louisiana: The Beast www.fox8live.com It seems a bit out of place in Louisiana, but some biking enthusiasts say one of the best trails for mountain biking is in the Bayou State. In fact the twists and turns and ups and downs of the trail

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sasquatch Stampede MTB Race this weekend

Sasquatch Stampede! This Sunday in a gorgeous time of year at Lake Kincaid outside of Alexandria will be the next in the Louisiana State Championship XC series (LAXC). more info - http://laxcseries.com/?q=node%2F90%2F Free Jambalaya, hand-crafted awards, payout for Cat 1 racers, and Sasquatch jerseys for other winners! Come out and beat these guys (race action starts at 1:19): http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=V25M8rHhtQg Sasquatch Stampede!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

stolen bike...

This is a 1990 silver Volvo similar to the one involved in hit and run of Travis Hill Tue 6:15 pm Convention and 19th per eye witness. White male driver.

Can't we all just get along...


looking for this silver volvo...

http://www.nbc33tv.com/news/crimetracker/cyclist-seriously-injured LSU cyclists are leaving from the clock tower on campus at 6:00 pm today to pedal around town looking for this silver volvo. All are welcome to join, but please bring helmets and lights. If you do see a suspicious silver Volvo with possible front end damage, call the BRPD at 225-389-2000. Cyclist seriously injured from hit and run crash in downtown | WVLA NBC33 | Baton Rouge News, Weathe www.nbc33tv.com Baton Rouge News from WVLA NBC33tv.com. Your source for local news, weather and sports for Baton Rou...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cardboard bicycle


"biking event to rase funds for his care"

Jimmy Giessler, who rented a mountain bike and rode with his son in a park in Austin, Texas. The front wheel came off and he did an endo over the handle bars and broke his neck. He is now a quadriplegic and takes a lot of care. They are having a biking event to rase funds for his care. Please sign up, participate, or donate if you can. Please forward this to anybody who may be interested.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Hunting Season

A reminder that is applicable to a lot of the trails around our area. Hunting season is kicking off with squirrel season opening this Sat. October 6th. 1. Please wear orange or bright colors when mountain biking outside a recreation area. 2. Make noise or announce yourself when you come upon a hunter to alert them you a biker. 3. Hunters can hunt anywhere outside a recreation area. Basically, if you ride outside the Kincaid campground loop you aren't in the recreation area. The USFS maps show the recreation areas. 4. Hunters need to be 150 yards from the trail when hunting and can not shoot across the roads and trails. 5. If you come upon a hunter avoid conflict and give the District office a call if you find hunters violating these regulations. 318-793-9427.

Friday, October 05, 2012

QDS Systems Track Omnium, Oct 27-28

Greetings, The LSU Cycling club is excited to announce the QDS Systems track omnium happening on Oct. 27-28. Dig up that old track bike, glue on some new tires, and get out there for some left turning action! Here's what you'll want to know: Saturday evening + Sunday Morning Sessions Scratch, Points, Chariot, Miss & Out, 200m, Kilo(Men), 500m(Women) Omnium Points for your best 5 events. There will be Jambalaya on Saturday. Payout! Here's the link to the flyer with all the details: https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2012-3651 See you out there! D. Drewes LSU Cycling Lsucyclingclub@gmail.com



Saturday, September 29, 2012

Baton Rouge Battle MTB Race October 7th

Very fast XC race coming up soon! Part of the LA State Championship online registration https://www.usacycling.org/myusac/index.php?pagename=registration&eventid=3325&year=2012 more info: http://laxcseries.com/?q=node/79

Sasquatch Stampede on November 4th

Greetings! We are pleased to announce the Sasquatch Stampede on November 4th at Kincaid Lake. Please see the link below for the flier and join us for a fun and competitive day of mountain bike racing. Godspeed, Ed Kendrick Sr. President Acadiana Bicycle Company Racing http://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2012-3678

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

LAMBRA District Criterium Championships

Just a reminder that next Sunday, September 23th, Rhino Racing will be hosting the LAMBRA District Criterium Championships in Lake Charles, LA. You can view the flyer here. Flyer: http://www.rhinoracingteam.com/ We have a $2500 cash payout as well as all the other prizes and such up for grabs. That includes 1.5 times LCCS points, championship medals and jerseys, and this is the last event in the Mercury Championship Series where the winners of three sets of Mercury wheels will be decided. http://www.lambra.org/calendar/2012/Mercury_Champ_Series.html You can pre-register online at USAC. Registration: https://www.usacycling.org/register/2012-3326 Pre-registration closes at 11:00 pm on Friday, September 21st. Race day registration will be available up to 30 minutes before each race but there is a $10 late fee. If you are pre-registered you must sign in at least 30 minutes before your race. We will be using a new course this year which is entirely on the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds. The start/finish will be right on the lake front on Bor Du Lac Drive. The course is .8 miles in length, very flat but somewhat technical with seven corners. I have attached a map of the course. Parking will be available on the south side of the Civic Center. Please enter the parking lot from Lake Shore Dr at the Kirby St intersection or if you prefer here are the GPS coordinates. N 30 degrees 13' 37.0" W 93 degrees 13' 10.9" Late registration and sign in/number pick up will be on the west side of the Civic Center. We look forward to seeing you all there. If you need more information you can call me at 337-842-7205. Thanks, Steve David

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

X-Trail Shootout Race 9/16/2012

X-Trail Shootout Race Registration is now open online!! Pre-registration is $10 for everyone, race day registration is $15 ($10 for BRAMBA members). Registration include 3 attempts, $5 buys an extra lap. http://shop.bramba.org/p/8/x-trail-shootout-race-registration Come join BRAMBA for our annual 1-mile time trial at the Comite Trail in Baton Rouge. Racers will be lining up to sprint the X-Trail section as fast as they can starting at 9AM on Sunday, September 16. Riders of all ages and skill levels are welcome. There will be food, fun, and prizes. Race registration includes a free t-shirt commemorating this year's event. We'll have pulled pork sandwiches from Pit Brew BBQ and jambalaya from BRAMBA's very own, Chris Reid. Thank you to all of our sponsors: Capitol Cyclery, The Bicycle Shop, PedalPlay Bicycles, Mid-City Bikes, Teknarus, and Pit Crew BBQ. —

Monday, August 20, 2012

EMS Memorial Group Ride

EMS Memorial Group Ride Pleasee see below regarding a fun ride for a good cause. The flyer and pledge is uploaded to the groups page. Riders and Supporters It seems I may have missed some of you with this information or I may have deleted it instead of sending it but here it is again. Please pass it on to others. I hope all are doing well and I am expecting all to travel safe getting to the ride, and back home afterwards. I am sending this out for those who don't have the Flyer and Pledge/Donation sign up sheet (riders and support staff can raise extra donations from friends and family members). This is also a request for ALL riders/support members to PLEASE RSVP YES or NO on the pre ride dinner.....this is very important for us to plan our meal menu so that we have enough for those in attendance. so PLEASE respond YES or NO via return email to : franknmed@aol.com . If anyone has any questions or know of other riders that want to ride with you, please have them go sign up at http://www.laemsmemorials.org/ , as we will placing our jersey order by the 27 th so we can have them for the day of the ride. I would like to thank ALL who are participating in the ride and hope our even continues to grow in the years to come. Frank J Barreca Jr NREMT-P 5th Annual La EMS Memorial Bike Ride Chairman 2012 Cell: 601 421 5796 Email: franknmed@aol.com

12 hours of Stanky Creek

http://www.facebook.com/stankycreek Stanky Creek Cycling We were asked to come up with a team preem for the 12 hours of Stanky Creek. Well here it is..... The team/club (Los Locos, JMR, WnW, Memphis Velo, Biker's Choice, SCC, etc.......) that has the most pre-registered riders gets a case of Ghost River on us. Rules: 1) Riders have to be pre-registered by the 9/28/12 late fee deadline. Any riders registered after 9/28/12 will not count toward preem. 2) Riders have to be an actual member of the team/club, not just a friend who has a kit or who you talk into adding your team name to their registration. Cheaters will owe the actual winning team an additional case of Ghost River. 3) You have to share a beer with Mr Stank!! Now go out there and get them signed up!!

Bicycle Scavenger Hunt Lafayette


Abita Springs Bicycle Festival 2012


Friday, August 17, 2012

X-Trail Shootout Race

X-Trail Shootout Race Registration is now open online!! Pre-registration is $10 for everyone, race day registration is $15 ($10 for BRAMBA members). Come join BRAMBA for our annual 1-mile time trial at the Comite Trail in Baton Rouge. Racers will be lining up to sprint the X-Trail section as fast as they can starting at 9AM on Sunday, September 16. Riders of all ages and skill levels are welcome. There will be food, fun, and prizes. Race registration includes a free t-shirt commemorating this year's event. We'll have pulled pork sandwiches from Pit Brew BBQ and jambalaya from BRAMBA's very own, Chris Reid. Thank you to all of our sponsors: Capitol Cyclery, The Bicycle Shop, PedalPlay Bicycles, Mid-City Bikes, Teknarus, and Pit Crew BBQ. shop.bramba.org-X-Trail Shootout Race Registration

Bike Movie Trailer


Inaugural Championship Omnium Event

LAMBRA and MERCURY CYCLING are excited to announce an inaugural Championship Omnium event. With over $4000 of prizes. http://www.lambra.org/calendar/2012/Mercury_Champ_Series.html As well as the prizes the event's have a point value of 1.5 x the point schedule for the overall championship jerseys.LCCS champion jersey We will have Individual championship jerseys for for each discipline also. We have already awarded the first set of jerseys to the track champions they are awesome. Michael Humphreys Vice-President, Louisiana-Mississippi Bicycle Racing Assn. 601-201-1589 vicepresident@lambra.org http://www.lambra.org/

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Cycle for Life

Join us for the 3rd annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Cycle for Life. Ride through the quaint, south Louisiana town of St. Francisville. Enjoy a 30 or 60 mile ride through this historic town accented with gorgeous live oaks, blossoming camellias, and antebellum plantation homes & gardens. This scenic ride is a fully supported journey with well-stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, support and gear (SAG) vehicles, on site medical services, breakfast, lunch, and so much more. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure in a tangible, emotional and powerful way. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Louisiana Chapter -- Baton Rouge Regional Office www.cff.org Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Louisiana Chapter -- Baton Rouge Regional Office

trail maintenance day planned this Saturday at Comite

Heads up people... trail maintenance day planned this Saturday at Comite at 8 AM. Work to be done mostly on the X-Trail to prep the loop for the upcoming race. RIDE to follow! "Many hands make for light work." Come join us!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Free Agent Bicycles Wins Gold!!!

Just in case you missed this, MARIS STROMBERGS, our Free Agent BMX rider, Won The GOLD MEDAL in the Olympics!
Hey All, If you are coming to the TTT in Vacherie tomorrow, I hope you are thirsty. This bad boy is scheduled to be there and will be passing out free Sobe drinks. The truck, parking lot, and drinks at the TTT are courtesy of Jubilee Chevron and Pepsi Beverage Co. Remember, registration for the TTT begins at 7 am and ends at 8:30 am. First riders off at 9:00 am. Don't forget to bring your road bike and join us for the Alan Kelly Downtown Thibodaux Criterium presented by Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC for exciting crit racing in historic downtown Thibodaux on Sunday and your chance to win cash money (donated by Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC) and/or primes (donated by both Pedal Play Bicycles in Baton Rouge and SEECA Eye Care in Houma). The races this weekend are proudly hosted by the Bayou Country Cyclists / Green Team Race Team. For more information please visit either www.bccbike.org or www.lambra.org. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank y'all!! Matt Trahan Sent from my iPhone

TTT in Vacherie and the Alan Kelly Downtown Thibodaux Criterium

Hey All, Just wanted to remind everyone about the TTT in Vacherie and the Alan Kelly Downtown Thibodaux Criterium presented by Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC held in Thibodaux this weekend. And to thank you all who have already registered!! On the first email we sent out, we mentioned a packet pickup at The Foundry Restaurant in Thibodaux for Friday night. Since the race numbers for the TTT will not be assigned until Saturday morning, there really is no need to have a packet pickup. Therefore, the packet pickup is hereby cancelled for Friday night. Again, thank y'all and welcome to a great weekend of racing hosted by the Bayou Country Cyclists / Green Team Race Team. Please let me know if there are any questions. Matt Trahan Sent from my iPhone

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Velodrome training races

Hello all, The LSU Cycling Team will host Velodrome training races starting this Thursday, August 9th and repeat on Thursdays until our October Race (Date TBA). We will start at 6:30-9pm. All you need is a brakeless bike and helmet, and you're good to go. Here's a sample of some of the events we are looking to cover over the next few weeks: Matched Sprints Flying 200m Team Sprint Scratch Race Miss and Out Chariot Race Also, we will be having a collegiate only track race on Saturday August 11th at 4:30pm and Sunday morning if anyone would like to come out to the velodrome to assist. More info at LAMBRA.org Thanks! Dustin D. LSU Cycling Ddrewe1@lsu.edu

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Town Hall Meeting concerning Bike Safety and the future of biking in East Baton Rouge

Really need to know if you are planing to be at the chicken ride. Pleae RSVP to my email address buddyamoroso@gmail.com. Ryan Heck who is running for Metro Council 11th District will also be at the ride. Please try to attend. When: August 11, 2012 Time: 11:30 Where: Farr Park What: I would like to invite you and the biking community to a BBQ chicken lunch and a Town Hall Meeting concerning Bike Safety and the future of biking in East Baton Rouge. Many of you know that I am running Baton Rouge Metro Council and my passion is bike riding. My campaign is sponsoring this event and my good friend and mayoral candidate Mike Walker will be with us for lunch and the Town Hall Meeting. It is my understanding that Baton Rouge Bike club will have an A group B group and a C group ride starting out of Farr Park that morning and ending in time for lunch. I plan on riding with the C group. If you could plan on being with us and giving both Mike and myself your in put is will be appreciated. Please RSVP Buddy Amoroso buddyamoroso@gmail.com www.buddy2012.com

Monday, July 30, 2012

Alligator Bayou Road will be closed

According to the Parish press release 60 - 90 days. ASCENSION PARISH, LA — Alligator Bayou Road will be closed in Ascension Parish beginning Monday, July 30 at 8:00 a.m. to repair a floodgate there, parish officials said. Crews with the East Ascension Gravity Drainage District No. 1 will be repairing the Frog Bayou Floodgate, said Director Bill Roux. Roux said there will be no access between Iberville Parish and Ascension Parish via the Alligator Bayou Road while repairs are being done. Work is estimated to take 60 to 90 days.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Chainless BMX & MTB Racing

Chainless BMX & MTB Racing - Red Bull Pump Riders 2012 Czech Republic The Red Bull Pump Riders is a unique bike race where the contestants have no chains on their bikes, using only the energy of their own body to gain momentum around the track. Czech rider Michal Prokop put on a show, pumping his way to the podium in both the BMX and MTB races. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmKZuDgQT2U&feature=em-uploademail
Sixteen-inch Video - Pinkbike www.pinkbike.com Sixteen-inch. Started a project for a local film fest. The lines we built got snowed over the day be... http://www.pinkbike.com/video/247843/

Monday, June 18, 2012

Congress to remove federal funding for bicycling and walking projects.

The League of American Bicyclists sent out an Action Alert today regarding ongoing efforts within Congress to remove federal funding for bicycling and walking projects. The full alert may be found by clicking on the link below: http://bit.ly/Lwlc96 Please take a moment to read the League's action alert and, if you agree that Louisiana and Baton Rouge should have the opportunity to apply for federal funds to construct bicycling and walking infrastructure, send your letter of support. Thank you. Mark E. Martin

6th Annual Tour de Lis!

If you still have not done so, REGISTER NOW for the 6th Annual Tour de Lis! The walk and run benefitting cancer survivors begins at 8:00 am, and the bike ride for a purpose will begin at 9:15 am on Saturday, June 16th, at City Park’s Rugby Field. Treme Brass Band will kick things off at 7am with some New Orleans' favorites. The walk/run/ride will be followed by more music, free food and beverages, and festivities. In addition to a free t-shirt, all registered participants will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win Madone 4.7 bike donated by GNO Cyclery. Additional tickets can be purchased on-site for $5.00 per ticket or 5 for $20.00, so don’t forget your cash! Date: Saturday, June 16th, 2012 Start Time: 8:00 am - 5k Walk/Run Start Time: 9:15 am - Bike Ride for a Purpose Location: Rugby Field (Corner of Magnolia and Zachary Taylor), City Park Contact: info@tourdelis.com

Bicycling Magazine rates Cannondale's Quick 4 Top Choice


Man with pacemaker rides for heart patients


Man with pacemaker rides for heart patients


Friday, June 15, 2012


TIM DUGGAN WINS USA PRO CHAMPIONSHIP Liquigas-Cannondale's Tim Duggan just won the 2012 USA Pro Championship! Duggan soloed to victory in the closing circuits of the 185-kilometer race on the Super Six EVO Team. "This was one of the most satisfying days of my career," said Duggan. "We had to do everything right and take every opportunity we had...you can't look back, and that's what I did."


SUPERSIX EVO THE HITS KEEP ON COMING The SuperSix EVO is the bike to beat - propelling Peter Sagan to an unprecedented 5 wins at the Tour of California and leading Tim Duggan to victory at the USA Pro Championship. And to top it all off, Tour Magazine named the EVO "Best Bike in the World" after testing more than 2,000 bikes over 10 years. But don't take our word for it - or even Tour Magazine's. The proof is on the podium. LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE DOMINATES THE TOUR OF CALIFORNIA Liquigas-Cannondale's Peter Sagan won 5 of the race's 8 stages on the SuperSix EVO Team, easily taking the points classification - and held the overall lead for the first half of the race. Sagan was clearly the man to beat at every sprint finish - taking convincing wins in Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Livermore, Clovis and Los Angeles on the Best Bike in The World. In addition, Tim Duggan was named Most Courageous Rider on Stage 6 from Palmdale to Big Bear Lake!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Look 695 in peloton magazine

Hello, We wanted to share this great write up of the 695 in peloton magazine. Below is a link to the recently launched LOOK 695 video review. The review is also featured in the printed version of peloton issue number 05 being shipped now. It sounds like Ben Edwards enjoyed his time on the 695!! http://www.pelotonmagazine.com/Tested-Bikes/video/8/719/LOOK-695-Video-Review_prerolldone "Pillars of French Cycling" Film is slated to launch July 11 (Hutchinson and Time Sport) with Part Two scheduled for July 18 (LOOK Cycle and Mavic). Check out the preview below: http://www.pelotonmagazine.com/Special-Features/video/10/734/Pillars-of-French-Cycling-Preview_prerolldone Thank you and have a great weekend! Best regards, LOOK Cycle USA

LSU Cycling is hosting the Road Championships

Greetings, This year LSU Cycling is hosting the Road Championships for the South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference (SCCCC). The race will be happening on April 21st-22nd. We are seeking volunteers for each of the 3 events. Below is a description of the positions we need. As many of you know, volunteer efforts are critical to the success of these races, so any help is much appreciated. For the detailed flyer of the race, visit http://lsucycling.org/lsurace.php. If you would like to put your name down for one of these positions, please email us at: lsucyclingclub@gmail.com Here are the events in order: Saturday, April 21st, St. Francisville, LA Road Race starting at Bains Elementary. Volunteers will need to be present at Bains Elementary no later than 7:30am. The vehicle coverage takes top priority, so if you have a vehicle that can serve as a wheel truck (truck/SUV), please consider doing that first. Positions available: 6 Wheel Trucks* 6 Lead Vehicles 6-8 Corner watchers 10-15 Neutral feed zone coverage Saturday Evening- Team Time Trial Start/Finish is located at the Split (Gummer's Ln X River Rd 991) First race starts at 5. Volunteers should be there no later than 4:30. Postions available: 4 Rider holders 3 Corner watchers 5 Setup Sunday, April 22nd - Downtown Criterium (State Capitol) Setup: 6:30am Positions available: 10-15 Setup course 10,000 Spectating duties Plenty thanks, Dustin D. LSU Cycling 504-613-7662

free bmx race!

Don’t forget to promote the free bmx race any new rider on June 23 at every track in the usa . There are ad’s running in sports illustrated for kids on this event . From what I was told this is the first of a few of the free races the USABMX is going to offer . They are looking to pick up 30,000 new members this year . Moto count at nationals this year have been huge and record setting . Don’t miss out BMX racing is really growing again .

Cross Training: Biking

Cross Training: Biking http://claimyourjourney.com/2012/06/cross-training-biking/ Biking is a great way to cross train for runners who are injured or who are just looking to mix it u...


On October 21, 2012, thousands of riders like you will hop on their bikes to ride for the 28 million people living with cancer. Our goal is to have 5,000 riders at the start line in downtown Austin, the biggest cycling event the city has ever seen. With the number of lives cancer has touched, it’s not an impossible goal. Recruit your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and everyone else you know to join. We need all hands on deck. So far Austin has raised over $240,000 and I know you can come together to reach the $2 million goal by October. When recruiting fellow riders (anyone with a working bicycle), be sure to let them know there isn’t a fundraising minimum this year. Whether they raise $50, $500 or just come out and show their support, they’re making a difference in the fight against cancer. We also have great fundraising incentives this year including a commemorative 15th anniversary t-shirt that is only available to Austin Challenge riders. And we are hosting a gala event that you don’t want to miss. The Gala will take the place of the Fundraising Appreciation Dinner, and to earn a ticket you must reach $5,000 in fundraising. Course descriptions for 2012 have been posted. The ride distances are 18, 65 and 100 miles. All riders will head south out of Austin and return to the LIVESTRONG Village where the Post-Event Party and a good time await. Thank you for your participation. We certainly cannot thank you enough for all you do. Please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy the ride, Matthew Florio Team LIVESTRONG@TeamLIVESTRONG Ride Course Information The Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin will start and finish at the Palmer Events Center North Circle Driveway on Riverside Drive, across the way from Auditorium Shores. Participants will depart via wave starts based on ride distance. Cyclists are required to follow the rules of the road and obey all traffic signs and signals. Law enforcement personnel will be used at intersections with moderate to high traffic and/or traffic signals to assist with cycling safety and motor awareness. 18-Mile Course This course features an out-and-back loop that is great for a beginner cyclist or a family or group of riders. After crossing the start line, riders will turn right onto South 1st Street heading for the South Austin neighborhoods and Atkins High School. The school driveway will serve as the turnaround point for riders to head back up South 1st Street to the LIVESTRONG Village in time for a coffee and breakfast tacos. 65-Mile Course The 65-mile course is ideal for intermediate to experienced riders who are looking for a longer, more challenging ride. Riders follow the same course as the 18-mile route, but turn right onto Old San Antonio Road heading west past Buda into gorgeous rolling terrain. Riders will enjoy great views of Texas hill country as the course loops south, eventually winding back up to Austin. 100-Mile Course Riders who want to experience a true Texas Hill Country ride should definitely take on the 100-mile course. This course promises to be both a challenging and scenic fall ride. Riders head south out of Austin, then turn right onto Old San Antonio Road heading west past Buda. The course will then turn south towards Wimberly and east to San Marcos before working back north to Austin and the LIVESTRONG Village. Please note that all courses are subject to change. Information including cue sheets, detailed maps and elevation profiles for each course will be posted as they are finalized.

Friday, June 01, 2012


Just a reminder that RIdeYellow is in 16 days - Father's day weekend in Bay Minette, Alabama. Hope you can come join us for a great ride and lots of food and fun! Check out the new gear on the website: http://rideyellow.org/ Skip Archer Mobile, Alabama

Thursday, May 17, 2012



Ride of Silence coverage on WBRZ

Thanks for coming out in spite of the rain everyone! Great to hear from John Price from the Mayor's office, Mark Martin from BRASS, and Kris Dayries from Riding with the Punchers. Remember, we need your help to get the bicycle friendly Baton Rouge we want. We were silent tonight; tomorrow we'll speak up for better bicycle infrastructure and Complete Streets. http://www.wbrz.com/player/?video_id=11427 Ride of Silence coverage on WBRZ www.wbrz.com Chris Clark

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Orleans - Spillway Scramble MTB Race, May 20th

The Spillway Trail is a perfect venue for first-timers or casual mountain bikers to give racing a try. If you're good and fast though, it becomes the quickest trail in the South, just watch out for the trees! Online Registration and more info here: http://bit.ly/JDmBZB

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Ride of Silence

Next Wednesday evening participate in this annual international event to remember all those who have been killed or injured while riding their bikes. Baton Rouge Ride of Silence Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30pm at LSU Vet Med Game Day Parking Lot Third Annual ROS to remember fallen cyclists. We have more support this year and expect a record turnout. Remember, this is an easy ride for everyone. Bring the kids and the family for a slow easy ride through Baton Rouge to show our combined support for making the roads safer for everyone. One more fatality is too many. or more information on the intentional Ride of Silence movement, check out www.rideofsilence.org

Monday, May 07, 2012

raised over $26,000.00 for Spina Bifida...

Thanks so much to all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors for helping make this year's Red Bug Hill Challenge a success! Thanks to you, we had 354 participants and have raised over $26,000.00 for Spina Bifida of Greater New Orleans so far. Results can be found on our website, www.redbughill.com. Please join us for next year's RED BUG HILL CHALLENGE on May 11, 2013. With gratitude, The family of Jordy Rourke

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida on May 5, 2012

Hello, Friends, Please join us for the third annual Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida on May 5, 2012. This event is held in memory of our son Jordy. The events include bike rides of 60, 40, 20, and 5 miles; a 5K trail run, and a 1-mile fun run. Everyone also has the option of entering the "Red Bug Hill Challenge," a timed event for the bottom to the top of Red Bug Hill. As in the previous years, we will have good food, music, and a raffle with may nice items, including a bicycle. In 2011 you helped us raise over $25,000.00 for children in Louisiana with Spina Bifida. We hope you can join us for a fun day in the beautiful hills of the Felicianas. Thanks! Marie and Mike Rourke P.S. For more information, see our website: www.redbughill.com, or go directly to www.active.com/running/saint-francisville-la/red-bug-hill-challenge-2012 to register.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

West Feliciana Road Race

"Riding Armadillo Scavenger Hunt"

ATTENTION CYCLISTS: BikeLafayette & T.R.A.I.L. are hosting the "Riding Armadillo Scavenger Hunt" (RASH) in Lafayette Louisiana to raise money for both 501-C3 bicycle advocacy organizations. OVER $3,000 IN CASH & PRIZES TEAMS: 2 to 8 people ($80 per team entry fee) STARTING PLACE: Feed & Seed (106 N. Grant St) DATE: Saturday May 12, 2012 SIGN IN: 5:00 pm START TIME: 7:00 pm FINAL CHECK IN TIME: 10:30 pm REGISTER AT: http://www.active.com/softball/lafayette-la/riding-armadillos-scavenger-hunt---rash-2012 MANDATORY GEAR: 1) A camera or phone with a camera that can clearly display pictures at the check in point. Please clear your camera roll before the event so we can quickly scroll through at check in. 2) Bicycle- ped power only; 1 tire, 2 tire, 3 or more. Unicycle or tandem be sure every pair of cheeks has its own seat. 3) Cash & ID are always a good idea… Entry Fee!! Additional Information OPTIONAL GEAR: Item 1- I look forward & I look backwards so I can be seen. Usually, I am steady and bright but sometimes I throb or beat rapidly. If I am not attached at final check in it'll cost you 10 points. Item 2- If I crack you must get rid of me. If I cracked I did my job. If I don't crack, all is good & everyone rides on smiling. If you leave me at home it'll cost you 20 points. Item 3- I am most commonly found in in the color black and come in a snake like form but I have four digits. In the essence of snakes, the reason you have me is because of fear. But unlike a snake I am here for your protection against from the snake-like beings. Be secure and if you bring me to the scavenger hunt you will earn 2 points. For more information please email TRAILs4LA@yahoo.com or call Scott at 337-781-9416. To receive updates on future cycling and fundraising events for more bikeway infrastructure and recreational paths, join our Yahoo Group by going to www.yahoogroups.com and type in "TRAILs4LA" in the search field. Thank you, Nick Hernandez Transportation & Recreation Alternatives in Louisiana (T.R.A.I.L.)

Spillway Scramble MTB Race

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring Ride & 5 K

http://bccbike.org/springride/ Hosted by Bayou Country Cyclists (the Green Team)Bayou Runners This Sunday is the Hopp's Hope ride down near Houma, a benefit for Scott Hoppmeyer who was critically injured while riding his bike down in Bayou country. Scott is a handfull of life and spirit and it would go a long way to his recovery if you were to show up and ride. Scott made it a point to attend almost every Time Trial in the area and was talking about making the leap into road racing when his accident happened. A year before the accident, Scott adopted an abused and discarded puppy that was stuck in and almost drowned in the 17th Street Canal. Since his accident, "Gracie" has had to find other accommodations. If you ever met him, you'd know that Scott is a hell of a guy, a man's man who drives a Corvette and enjoys all the good, simple things that come with a successful life. He's been generous with his time and is always eager to guide new athletes. Now he needs our help. Just show up and ride. Proceeds go to the Southeast Spinal Cord Injury Fund in honor of Scott Hoppmeyer. Visit: http://bccbike.org/springride/ Kenny

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WWEDNESDAY WOW (Women on Wheels) Group Ride

http://www.bramba.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4443 Bramba.org • View topic - WEDNESDAY WOW (Women on Wheels) Group Ride

Belles on Bikes is this Saturday, April 28th

Belles on Bikes is this Saturday, April 28th. Register now to insure a special item in your goodie bag (limited to first 75 registrants). Online registration closes at midnight Thursday. http://natchezbike.org/bellesonbikes.htm Belles on Bikes is a women's only recreational ride starting from downtown Natchez, MS and includes riding on the Natchez Trace. This is the only event of its kind in the region. Come join women from all over for a great weekend of cycling. Guys, if you are trying to get your significant other interested in cycling but she is hesitant because she is intimidated by events dominated by the men, this is an awesome event for only women guaranteed to break the ice. From the 16 mile route to the historic girls' school to the scenic and more challenging 48 mile Church Hill loop or the 58 mile route that includes the state park, there is something for Belles at every level of cycling expertise, but the shorter routes provide the pleasure of road riding through the countryside that just may be the key to her discovering that love for cycling that you have been trying to explain. Natchez is a short drive from Baton Rouge, the weather forecast looks great, and the scenery will be beautiful. The ride has a few feminine touches like a refreshing lunch after the ride, door prizes, and a super goodie bag at registration. So encourage and support her in this--you might be surprised by the results. Babs http://natchezbike.org/bellesonbikes.htm

Monday, April 09, 2012

Womens skills clinic on April 15th

There will be a womens skills clinic on April 15th. It will be from 10-3 at the bonnet Carre spillway trail.

Rouge-Roubaix Race in the News


Red Bug Hill Challenge Event!

Just a reminder that Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida is just a month away! (Saturday, May 5, 2012). To be guaranteed a t-shirt, please register online at www.redbughill.com, or www.active.com/running/saint-francisville-la/red-bug-hill-challenge-2012 on or before April 15, 2012. Please join us for a fun day in the Felicianas. All proceeds go to support Louisiana children with Spina Bifida. Thanks! Marie and Mike Rourke P.S. T-shirt sponsorships are still available. Call Mike at 225-937-5800.

Mississippi Gran Prix Race

The Bike Crossing's Mississippi Gran Prix Friday Friday Night Crit!!! Cat 1/2/3 7:00p.m. Downtown Brookhaven Don't miss this exciting headlining event Friday Night!!! Saturday Morning Road Race all cats 8:30am Saturday Evening Time Trial: 3 Miles 5:00pm Sunday Circuit Race: First cat 7:00am, 1/2/3: 11:30am Don't forget to register! The superfast twilight criterium is Friday night for the 1/2/3's and all other categories start Saturday morning. For more information, http://msgranprix.com KB

Monday, April 02, 2012

Chris LeMoine

Please add Chris LeMoine to your prayers for me.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bike month (April)

Bike month (April) are kicking off this afternoon. I know the calendar still says March, but we are in the season of preparation and declaration. If you live in or near Iberville Parish, bike month begins TONIGHT (20 March) at the council meeting in Plaquemine at 6:30 PM. I will be there, please join me. Thursday night 22 March there will be a declaration of bike month in West Baton Rouge Parish, also 6:30 PM at the court house in Port Allen. I cannot make this meeting, and hopefully some of you in the area can. 1. Bike Month Declaration at council meetings – (Courtney to develop dates) a. Iberville Parish – 20 Mar @ 6:30 PM (Plaquemine Courthouse) b. West Baton Rouge – 22 Mar @ 6:30 PM (Port Allen)) c. East Baton Rouge – 28 Mar @ 4:00 PM (City Hall) d. Ascension Parish – 05 Apr @ 6:00 PM (Donaldsonville Courthouse) e. Livingston Parish – (Still TBD) 2. Velo Louisiane – March 31st and April 1st – (See attached schedule from website) a. BRBC and BRASS sponsor 8:00 AM ride to Farr Park event, and ride to Market day after event. – (Louis Leggio to lead) b. EBR Mayor’s Family Bike Ride – 9-Noon @ Farr Park c. Blessing of the Bikes @ Farr Park Trailhead – 9:30 a.m. @ Pavilion d. Dedication of new trail section from Farr Park to Skip Bertman – 9:40 a.m. @ Pavillion e. Ride from Farr Park to Skip Bertman Trailhead – 9:45 a.m. f. Ribbon Cutting on new trail section – 9:50 a.m. on ramp at the foot of the levee (River Road remains closed) There are more activities to come, and they will be posted as they become finalized.. . . watch your IN box as Bike to Work week becomes a reality (sponsors being lined up, T-shirts being made for participants, and FREE BREAKFAST at selected locations. Bike Visitors, a WBR Bike Month ride, Live after 5 events, Cyclist education. Bike to the Festivals with Valet Bike Parking. Bruce Wickert on behalf of Bike Month Committee 225.963.8616

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Backpacker Bushwacker Adventure Race

Team Backpacker Adventure Racing is at it again! Come out and join us for theBackpacker Bushwhacker ... http://www.imathlete.com/events/BackpackerBushwackerAdventureRace

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Ride & 5K honoring Scott Hoppmeyer

On September 10, 2011 our friend Scott Hoppmeyer was badly injured in a cycling accident. We are hosting a 25, 42 & 66 mile bike ride on Sunday April 29th along with a 5K event to help raise money for Scott. The event will be held at Peltier Park in Thibodaux near the Nicholls State Campus. Link to Website: http://bccbike.org/springride/ Link to Scott's Web Page: http://scottsfaith.com/ Thanks! Don Lasseigne Bayou Country Cyclists

Belles on Bikes Event

Ladies, Belles on Bikes is back again. The recreational ride for women will again be hosted on the Mississippi River bluff in Natchez, MS this year on Saturday, April 28th. Packet pickup will be hosted at Bowie's Tavern at the corner of Main and Broadway. We look forward to hosting you here in Natchez. Check us out on facebook for updates, https://www.facebook.com/events/337039336319572/ and on active for online registration. http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2015175 A mail in registration for is available here: http://www.natchezbike.org/bellesonbikes.htm Thanks, Allen

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Wheels to Succeed Ride!

Hello fellow cyclists- Just a friendly reminder to register for this year's 'No Such Thing As Impossible' bike ride raising money for Wheels to Succeed. When: Sunday, March 25 Where: St Francisville, LA (beautiful routes; 10, 45, 74 miles) See www.wheelstosucceed.org for active.com link and more information Thank you for your continued support! - Ashley

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

pedestrian safety media campaign

During the past year, there was a 5 parish wide bicycle and pedestrian safety media campaign. Please help us to gauge its effectiveness by completing a survey. No paper to fill out, stamps to lick, or phone solicitors to harangue you. Go to the attached link, fill it out (16 questions) and hit DONE. Feel free to forward to your friends and other groups. Bruce Wickert On Behalf of the Bike Ped Safety Education Committee @ CRPC 225.963.8616 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Bikeandpedestriansafety

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the next Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting, Thursday March 8 at the Carver branch of the EBR library from 4-5:30 PM. The library is located at 720 Terrace just south of downtown Baton Rouge, two blocks from Highland Rd. Agenda is attached, as is the schedule for Bike Month, and the notes from the January 2012 meeting (for approval at this meeting) The schedule is shortened to end at 5:30 so that we can have time for the Bike Month Planning subcommittee meeting at the same location, which you are also welcome to stay for. Call if you have an addition to the agenda, and or a correction to the notes from the January meeting. I hope to see you there. Bruce Wickert 225.963.8616

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Senior Games

The Mississippi Senior Games April 11-14. http://www.gulfcoastseniorgames.org The New Orleans Senior Games web site is www.gnoso.net The Louisiana Senior Games site is: www.http://lsog.net

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Benefits of bicycling

I know this is preaching to the choir but the article linked below provides some powerful reasons for supporting the creation of more and better bicycling infrastructure. Want to provide your citizens the means to save $3.8 billion? How about $3.5 billion worth of clean air? Maybe save 1,100 lives over the course of a year? It's not that difficult, nor expensive, to do. http://tinyurl.com/dxhhejw If the tiny URL doesn't work, here's the full URL: http://www.fastcoexist.com/1678986/this-bike-could-save-your-life-an-infographic-on-the-massive-benefits-of-bicycling Mark E. Martin

Help get Judge Joe Taggart off the bench....


Tour de Cure- Mandeville, LA Free Registration

Tour de Cure- Mandeville, LA Free Registration Free Registration for 24 hours to celebrate Leap Year! Visit www.diabetes.org/biketourlouisiana, register and enter LEAP into the promo code box and your registration will be free! (This code is only valid from midnight 2/28/2012 until midnight 2/29/2012) If you have already registered, now is the time to get your friends, family, co-workers and team members registered! Don't wait, because like Leap Year, this opportunity doesn't come around often. On behalf of the Tour de Cure committee, the American Diabetes Association and the nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes, THANK YOU! Please let me know if you have any questions, I look forward to speaking with you! Thanks, Kathleen Gross kgross@diabetes.org 888-342-2383 Ext 6072


Please join us for the 3rd Annual VELO LOUISIANE BICYCLE FESTIVAL WEEKEND, March 31st through April 1st. Velo Louisiane rolls out Saturday morning, March 31st, with Mayor Holden's Bike Day program and Family Fun Ride. Activities continue at various locations through Saturday evening. Sunday morning events lead into the main festival at noon, at Perkins Road Community Park. This free, family- friendly festival is hosted by Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets (BRASS) and the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC). Activities feature a variety of rides, fun competitions, bicycle-related demonstrations, children's activities and contests, displays, raffles, a bike parade, and more! Past Velo Louisiane festivals in Baton Rouge have attracted thousands of citizens, and helped to publicize important considerations of bicycle safety and motorist awareness while being fun, engaging, and entertaining. Since 2010, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of cyclists on our streets; whether for sport, exercise, or basic transportation. Research indicates the more that people bicycle on our streets and roadways, the safer bicycling becomes. This effect carries over to greater safety for motorists and pedestrians as well. Details and updates may be found at www.brsafestreets[dot]org Larry Reily festival volunteer

Monday, February 27, 2012

Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida on May 5, 2012

Hello, Friends, Please join us for the third annual Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida on May 5, 2012. This event is held in memory of our son Jordy. The events include bike rides of 60, 40, 20, and 5 miles; a 5K trail run, and a 1-mile fun run. Everyone also has the option of entering the "Red Bug Hill Challenge," a timed event for the bottom to the top of Red Bug Hill. As in the previous years, we will have good food, music, and a raffle with may nice items, including a bicycle. In 2011 you helped us raise over $25,000.00 for children in Louisiana with Spina Bifida. We hope you can join us for a fun day in the beautiful hills of the Felicianas. Thanks! Marie and Mike Rourke P.S. For more information, see our website: www.redbughill.com, or go directly to www.active.com/running/saint-francisville-la/red-bug-hill-challenge-2012 to register.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Hello cycling fans! Visit the new, improved www.batonrougebikeclub.com William Sellers has been working dilligently to make updates, and there will be more to come. Thank you, Will, for volunteering your time and talents! He is open to your constructive feedback. Some more of the new info will be updated soon. For those of you not on facebook, you can view some of the facebook postings on the website sidebar! We are still using this yahoo group for communications too. Happy trails, roads, & track! Kelly

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Donate blood drive for Danny regardless of Blood Type

Justin Weber Danny Morris, the surviving victim of this tragic event needs your help. Anyone can donate blood for Danny regardless of Blood Type. To do so, go to Our Lady of the Lake info desk and they will direct you where to go. Let them know you are giving blood for Danny Morris who is a patient there. He needs it desperately. Maybe you are not in the shape to do so, but you might know someone who can. Spread the word.

Another senseless death

Another senseless death I knew Nathan Crowson. Now he is dead. A drunk driver ran him over and killed him while he was riding on Perkins Road. Daniel Morris, who was riding with Nathan, remains in the hospital. But why were Nathan and Daniel riding on Perkins Road at night? They have the legal right and responsibility to be there, to be sure, but why would they be there? Just like everyone else on Perkins Road, and all the other streets of Baton Rouge, they were getting where they wanted to go. Unfortunately, because Baton Rouge has spent the past 60 years creating a city with only one viable means of transportation – the personal automobile – they had no choice but to ride Perkins Road. There are no bicycle paths paralleling Perkins Road. There are no bicycle routes through the neighborhoods because many of the developments are not connected. There is only one way to get to many places in town on a bicycle and that is on the road with motorists. This doesn't have to be the way things are. Cities are built. We could have built bicycle facilities, sidewalks, and a mass transit system with dedicated on-street facilities to be used in conjunction with motor vehicles over the past 60 years but we didn't. We gave our city over to the automobile and it is killing us every day. Not just bicyclists but other motorists and pedestrians die. For the past six years the Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets (BRASS) has been advocating for bicycling and walking in Baton Rouge. Two years ago, in fact, BRASS submitted a bicycle route that will connect the Levee Path with Highland Observatory. This route uses existing, low-traffic and low-speed streets. A few short connectors will have to be built at minimal cost. Why hasn't is been created? The Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets (BRASS) calls upon the Mayor's office, the Metropolitan Council, the Department of Public Works, and BREC: • to work together to adopt a Complete Streets policy for the City-Parish; • to create, fund, and implement a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plan for the city-parish as soon as possible; • to establish a bicycle / pedestrian coordinator position within the governance of the City-Parish with oversight authority to ensure new facilities are created appropriately and in accordance with current standards and best practices, and; • to immediately begin working on implementing a safe bicycle and pedestrian route roughly paralleling Perkins Road and another roughly paralleling Highland Road. Join BRASS is creating a safer Baton Rouge for all roadway users. Go to www.brsafestreets.org to see how. Mark E.Martin BRASS

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tour of Piney Hills, Ruston, Louisiana - May 5th, 2012

Please make a note of the date - May 5th, 2012 for Tour of Piney Hills with start and finish at Lincoln Parish Park, Ruston, Louisiana. The event is managed by and for the benefit of FCA, with 10 mile, 25 mile and Metric Century Routes through scenic Piney Hills Country. This is not a race but the Metric Century is a testing ride for the more serious recreational cyclist, with a number of hills. Registration will soon be available through BikeReg.com Thanks Ian Macaskill Secretary Piney Hills Cyclists.Inc
Dear Friends: Join our Tour de Cure Friends & Family Team, Team Red Louisiana! With your support, there's hope! Diabetes can take an enormous emotional and physical toll on people with diabetes and their families. You can help us Stop Diabetes by joining our Friends & Family Team and raising funds to help the American Diabetes Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure. Please contact me at hsumralljr@gmail.com for more information or visit our Team Web page using the link below. Thank you in advance for any help and support you can provide. Together we can Stop Diabetes! One mile at a time. Sincerely, Herb Sumrall, Jr. Click here to visit my personal page. If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?px=6838610&pg=personal&fr_id=8040&et=ZEQ1hMtImQD7ltq8FYZLZQ&s_tafId=407717 Click here to view the team page for Team Red If the text above does not appear as a clickable link, you can visit the web address: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?team_id=525892&pg=team&fr_id=8040&et=G4W6R5rysIoMo254QxA14w&s_tafId=407717

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tour de Blue: Cycling For Prostate Cancer Awareness

Event Title: Tour de Blue: Cycling For Prostate Cancer Awareness When: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 8:00 am Where: Birmingham Bicycle Company, 1105 Dunston Ave., Birmingham, AL Description: The 2012 Edition of the Tour de Blue will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012. The bicycle ride leaves from the Birmingham Bicycle Company in Birmingham, Alabama and meanders through Jefferson, Shelby, and St. Clair counties. There are three ride options (60, 75, and 100 miles). The terrain is rolling with several challenging climbs. The 100-mile route takes riders from the bike shop to the Logan Martin Dam and back. The cost of the ride is $40.00 and includes an event t-shirt. There are periodic rest stops on all of the routes that are well stocked with food and drinks. There is full SAG support for all of the riders. For more info & to register: http://www.UrologyHealthFoundation.org/Tour_de_Blue_Schedule.html FaceBook: http://on.fb.me/tourdeblue Twitter: @TourdeBlue Contact: Sherry Wilson at swilson@urologyal.com or 205-445-0117

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

No Such Thing As Impossible Bike Ride, March 25th

Attention cyclists! Registration is now open for the fourth annual "No Such Thing as Impossible" fundraiser bike ride. Distances include 10mi, 46mi and 74mi through the St. Francisville countryside for only $30. Thank you for helping provide adapted bikes to Louisiana children with disabilities! Register today at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2005116 Visit www.wheelstosucceed.org or view the attached flyer to learn more. If you or someone you know may be interested in sponsorship, please see the attached sponsorship application or contact Lauren atwheels_to_succeed@yahoo.com. Lauren K. Hoffmann, PT, PCS Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy Program Director, Wheels to Succeed Wheels to Succeed www.wheelstosucceed.org McMains Children's Developmental Center 1805 College Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808 225-923-3420 www.mcmainscdc.org

Monday, January 02, 2012

A bicycle ride in honor of those law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty the year before.

My name is Rich Gallo and I am with Law Enforcement United - a group of police officers who, each spring, bicycle ride in honor of those law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty the year before. This coming year, we are going to start in Baton Rouge, because a officer (retired Customs) in our group was killed while out on a training bike ride. His name was J. Rob Moorhead - and he lived in Denham Springs. Our group consists of approx 12 riders (with some support staff) - and from Baton Rouge we will proceed to Brunswick, GA where the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is located; and then continue bicycling to Washington, DC (getting into DC at the start of National Police Week). If possible, I would like to talk to someone in the Baton Rouge Bicycle Club - to prepare a route from BR / Denham Springs out towards Mississippi. I do have the Adventure Cycling Association maps (Southern Tier, Section 6) but this map details a route that starts from St. Francisville, goes north to Norwood, east to Kentwood before getting into Bogalusa. We were looking for a more direct route to Bogalusa (if possible) Any assistance would be greatly appreciated - in fact we do have "gifts" for our trail angels along the way! Besides this e-mail, I can be reached at (516) 317-9320. Regards for a happy healthy New Year - Rich Gallo Director - Law Enforcement United - FLETC Ride www.leunited.org