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Oct 272014
 

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Below is list of local bicycle events.
Email us if we missed an event that you think should be listed.
We want to cover all bicycle events in New Orleans.
You can view all events in our Google Ride Calendar.

(Monday) Westbank 3 Ferry Chase Ride
Dry Dock Cafe, 5:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/581241628669694/

(Tuesday) It’s All About The Music Bike Ride with Old Man River
Congo Square, 6:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/468043043335795

Casino Royal Fitness Ride Wednesday
Wednesday at steps of NOMA. Departs at 6:45PM sharp
https://www.facebook.com/events/726819780739940/

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:
Hallows Eve Ride
Congo Square, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/755195061226680/

Other Upcoming Non-NOLA Social Ride Bike Rides and Events 

Bike-In Movie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be shown
Cafe Freret, 7PM

Semi-Tough Cycling Club’s Tuesday Loops
6PM at NOMA
http://www.facebook.com/SemiToughCyclingClub

University of New Orleans Bike Club Meeting
Wednesday, 2PM at University Center
https://www.facebook.com/UNOBikeClub

NOMAMBO: Hump Day Ride at Spillway
Wednesday, 6:45PM
https://www.facebook.com/nomambo

NOLA Women on Bikes 4 Week Bicycle Maintenance Workshop Series
Wednesdays, until November 5 from 6:30-8:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1471804686419081/

Bon Jeudi – Happy Thursday in Mandeville
https://www.facebook.com/groups/364133753687089/

Bike Easy: Bicycle Trains to Work
Thursday: Uptown to CBD at 7:45AM. Meet at New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Co. (4141 St. Charles Ave.)
Friday: Midcity to CBD at 7:45AM. PJ’s Coffee on Orleans (3700 Orleans Ave.)
Friday: Midcity to UNO Lakefront Campus at 7:45AM. Meet at PJ’s Coffee on Orleans (3700 Orleans Ave.)
http://bikeeasy.org/projects/nola-bike-trains-powered-by-entergy

Critical Mass
Friday, 6PM, at Washington Artillery Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/321201424729290/

Semi-Tough Cycling Club’s Pagoda Cafe Ride Saturday Mornings
http://www.facebook.com/SemiToughCyclingClub

Bike Easy: Prospect3 Rides
every weekend until January 25
http://bikeeasy.org/events/archives/1525

Tammany Trace 20th Anniversary
November 1 & 2nd
http://www.tammanytrace.org/index.php/2014-09-17-20-31-20/20th

Tour de Jefferson
Sunday, November 2
http://www.tourdejefferson.org

—— Events Coming Up Soon —–

Delta States Grand Prix of Cyclocross Series
November 9th in Covington
https://www.facebook.com/events/566820283448680/

Youth Bikes Happy Hour Fundraiser
November 12th from 4:30-6PM at Swirl Wine Bar
http://bikeeasy.org/events/archives/1748

NOLASR Conquers the Northshore
November 14-16
https://www.facebook.com/events/701304569949676/

Basic Mechanics for Commuters Workshop
November 15th at Green Project
http://bikeeasy.org/events/archives/1745

Urban Saturday Ride honoring Mrs. Dorothy Mae Taylor
November 22 at corner of St. Andrew St. and Carondelet St.
https://www.facebook.com/events/656982457749935/

 Posted by at 1:24 am
Oct 272014
 

10744999_10204943871178663_1789397434_nOur start spot for this final bonus ride for October will be the last Jazz in the Park show at Armstrong Park! Rebirth Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins will be playing, there are lots of food and drink vendors out, and we will be gathering in Congo Square right after the music ends to group up and roll out on a pre-Halloween adventure!

This IS the night before Halloween, so break out your costumes early and rock it out! Whatever Halloween/costuming supplies we have we will be giving away, and are hoping to get a whole lot of crazy costumed bikers out to represent!

Afterparty location will be Flanagan’s Pub! They are closing on Nov. 15th, so we are going to stop by for our afterparty! There is a good possibility there will be some free snacks, and there will also be food and drink specials – ask the bartender! We don’t end in the Quarter often, and we think it will probably end up being a big bike block party! There isn’t going to be a whole lot of room, so make sure to bring your bike lock along and keep your peace of mind!

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PICK UP YOUR TRASH AT ALL START, STOP, AND END SPOTS!! ALSO PLEASE REFRAIN FROM RIDING WITH GLASS!! NOBODY LIKES TRASH OR FLATS!
http://www.nolasocialride.org/dont-trash-our-ride/

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Please note: Our goal is always to create a safe environment for all riders. We cannot control, nor do we desire to control, every rider’s behavior. Every rider is individually responsible for taking care of themselves and for the safe operation of their bicycles. Every person that joins the ride is accepting the risks which are inherent in riding a bicycle with a large group of other people riding bicycles. Please be courteous to each other as well as other traffic on the roadways, be safe and always be sure to leave no trace! Please be aware of your surroundings at all times and do not leave your valuables and belongings unattended without securing them. Please also read and abide by the 10 Rules of the Ride, which can be found here: http://www.nolasocialride.org/rulesoftheride/

See Everyone at Armstrong Park!!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/755195061226680/

Oct 272014
 

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Our 4th Birthday Party was a blast!  We wanted to take the time to recognize individuals who help make NOLA Social Ride what it is.  Many people volunteer their time to keep this machine running.  We also thank New Belgium Brewing for donating beer for the party!  With a crowd of over a hundred, we drank every bit of it.  We came up with numerous categories for awards and had you vote on who your favorite rider or bike was.  The results are in & listed below.  Thank you to those who gave piles of spare parts & those who turned broken parts into spectacular awards.

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RIDER CATEGORIES:
Most Creative Ride Leader:  Scott Plaisance
Most Dedicated Ride Ranger:  Tyronne Smith Sr.
The Weapons Expert (best ride mechanic):  Dr. Ronald R. Ferrucci
Friendliest Rider:  Kali Snellings   (Friendliest Rider Honorable Mention: Joseph Dixon)
Best Attendance:  Lisa Dahlke
Most Spirited Male:  Jeff Darlak
Most Spirited Female:  Rachael Johnson
(Most Spirited Honorable Mention:  RoseWhodat Napier
Best Male Costumer:  Andrew V Klaila
Best Female Costumer:  Kerry Wolf
Best Wipeout:  Bill Kimber
Most Wipeouts:  Steven JP Pool
Most Flats:  Seymour Buttss
Best DJ:  Alec Laurence Talbot Fatherree
Flirtiest Male Rider:  Zegmorien Scott Alamode
Flirtiest Female Rider:  Donna Kennedy
Best Afterparty Host:  Jay Mersch
Most Intoxicated:  Andrew O’Malley

BIKE CATEGORIES:
Best Vintage Bicycle:  Cassandra Gibbs
Brightest Bicycle:  Blueguy Onabluebike
Coolest Lights:  Chase Crawford
Best Decorated Bicycle(s):  Ritchie and Mindy Jordan
Loudest Bike:  Francis Vehonsky
Widest Load:  Travis Cisneros
Best Tandem Bike:  RedLight New Orleans & Kkyle Stevens
Best Modified Bike:  Jason Beck
Most “Pimp” Ride:  Twonie Jones

GENERAL CONTRIBUTIONS:
Tuesday Music Ride Organizer Award:  Bob Rod
Tuesday Music Ride, Best Contributor:  Paul Parmer
Fitness Ride Organizer Award:  Eric Edmundson
Most Pop-Ups/Assman Award:  Christopher Williams
Saturday Night Sprints Organizer Award:  King Lanaux
Sunday Funday Spillway Organizer Award:  Jason and Cassandra
Oldest Rider:  Luis Holmes
Oz Award (Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain):  Jonathan Kennedy
First Place:  Bill Katzenmeyer
Philanthropy Award:  Clint Pigg
Best Drunken Pregnant Redneck/Great Pop-Up Rides Award:  Niki Tregre Mouton

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Website Gurus: Fionn Casey, Ron Ferrucci, and Joshua Baer
Costuming Dedication: Emily Donahue
Freakasaurus: Kris O’Brien
Friendly New Participant #1: Karen Kate Crayton
Friendly New Participant #2: Julie Congi
Overall Lights & Music: Matt Sheppard
Resilient Old Fart: Brian Opert
Award Supplies Donations: David White, Joshua Baer, Rose Napier
Award Builders: Ben Guillaume, Wendi Morris, Robert Sparks, Lauren Wood, Jeff Darlak, Rachael Johnson

Thanks to everyone for their varied and wonderful contributions throughout the past year! Just because you aren’t on this list of awards doesn’t mean you aren’t noticed! Rock it on into our 5th year!

 Posted by at 9:32 am
Oct 242014
 

Don't Trash Our Ride

Don’t trash our ride, folks.  Pick up your trash.  Neighbors notice, and we don’t want to be known as trashy folks.  We ride for fun, but not at the expense of others.

Also:  LEAVE THE GLASS AT HOME!!  Unless you like getting flats, or giving them to others.

If you are on ANY of the NOLA Social Rides and you see people dropping trash ANYWHERE, please tell them to pick it up, and that we don’t like litterbugs.  We don’t need them.  We don’t want them.

Don’t make a bad name for this wonderful group with your trashy ways!  Pick it up!  Pick it up even if it isn’t yours!  If you have room to bring it out you have room to take it home!  Trash cans are never far away.

Oct 202014
 

NOLASR Banner by Josh_Final
Weekly Ride Bulletin from October 21st & beyond!

Below is list of local bicycle events.
Email us if we missed an event that you think should be listed.
We want to cover all bicycle events in New Orleans.
You can view all events in our Google Ride Calendar.

(Tuesday) It’s All About The Music Bike Ride with Old Man River
Congo Square, 6:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/294074390798460/

Fitness Ride Wednesday
Wednesday at steps of NOMA. Departs at 6:45PM sharp
https://www.facebook.com/events/862433920456557

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:
Lakeview: Skull & Bones
Mick’s Irish Pub, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/300919990098404/

NOLASR’s 4th Birthday Celebration
Sunday in City Park, starting at 2PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/778142028917141/

Westbank 3 Ferry Chase Ride
Monday at Dry Dock Cafe, 5:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/302206276649234/

Other Upcoming Non-NOLA Social Ride Bike Rides and Events 

Cafe Freret Bike-In Movie
Tuesday, 7PM at Cafe Freret

Semi-Tough Cycling Club’s Tuesday Loops
6PM at NOMA
http://www.facebook.com/SemiToughCyclingClub

NOMAMBO: Hump Day Ride at Spillway
Wednesday, 5:45PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1444534705822684

NOLA Women on Bikes 4 Week Bicycle Maintenance Workshop Series
Wednesdays, October 15 – November 5 from 6:30-8:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1471804686419081/

Bon Jeudi – Happy Thursday in Mandeville
https://www.facebook.com/groups/364133753687089/

Bike Easy: Bicycle Trains to Work
Thursday: Uptown to CBD at 7:45AM. Meet at Audubon Park Entrance on St Charles
Friday: Midcity to CBD at 7:45AM. Meet at Bayou St John and Orleans Ave
Friday: Midcity to UNO Lakefront Campus at 7:45AM. Meet at Bayou St John and Orleans Ave
http://bikeeasy.org/projects/nola-bike-trains-powered-by-entergy/
https://www.facebook.com/events/283740871797329/

Semi-Tough Cycling Club’s Pagoda Cafe Ride Saturday Mornings
http://www.facebook.com/SemiToughCyclingClub

Pablove Across America
Austin, TX to New Orleans
October 17-23;
Group arrives in NOLA Thursday at Children’s Hospital around 2PM.
Group will be riding in along Airline Hwy & Mississippi River Trail.
http://pablove.org/paa

Race of the Dead VI
October 25, 7PM at Spillway MTB Trail
https://www.facebook.com/events/534756703284634/
RotD Meetup in City Park at 5:30  (ride-share)
https://www.facebook.com/events/651764994938928/

Bike Easy: Prospect3 Rides
every weekend between October 25 – January 25
http://bikeeasy.org/events/archives/1525/

—— Events Coming Up Soon —–

Tour de Jefferson
November 2
http://www.tourdejefferson.org/

Tammany Trace 20th Anniversary
November 1 & 2nd
http://www.tammanytrace.org/index.php/2014-09-17-20-31-20/20th

Delta States Grand Prix of Cyclocross Series
November 9th in Covington
https://www.facebook.com/events/566820283448680/

NOLASR Conquers the Northshore
November 14-16
https://www.facebook.com/events/701304569949676/

 Posted by at 11:31 pm
Oct 202014
 

Meet at the
The Dry Dock Cafe
133 Delaronde St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70114
on Monday at 5:30pm is our starting spot and we’ll ride at 6pm. The Dry Dock Cafe is just across from the Algiers ferry. Anyone coming across from the East Bank to the West Bank on the Canal Street Ferry remember that you will have to take the 5:15pm Ferry. The Ferry runs on the 15s and 45s of each hour and costs $2.00 each way.

This ride is mostly about the exercise. On our trip we visit “all 3 Ferrys” on the West Bank. We will travel from the Algiers Ferry to the Chalmette Ferry traveling along the river. Once we reach the Chalmette Ferry we will return again along the river passing where we started from in Algiers till we arrive at the Gretna Ferry. Last stretch will be the return along the river route arriving at the Algiers Ferry ending back at Dry Dock Cafe about 2 1/2 hours later or 9pm.

Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Cruisers and welcome. Please remember to bring front and read lights, a spare tube and something to drink.

 

RSVP Here:

Oct 192014
 

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October 23 will be a Skull and Bones Ride!

Our start spot for this bonus ride will be Mick’s Irish Pub in Mid-City (4801 Bienville, https://goo.gl/maps/UO6Ce).  Magazine Pizza also has a location right down the street for anyone who wants to pre-order a pie before the ride!

The afterparty will be at Banks St. Bar and Grill, where they will have live music, drink specials, and Mid-City pizza will have hot pies at the ready!

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Please note: Our goal is always to create a safe environment for all riders. We cannot control, nor do we desire to control, every rider’s behavior. Every rider is individually responsible for taking care of themselves and for the safe operation of their bicycles. Every person that joins the ride is accepting the risks which are inherent in riding a bicycle with a large group of other people riding bicycles. Please be courteous to each other as well as other traffic on the roadways, be safe and always be sure to leave no trace! Please be aware of your surroundings at all times and do not leave your valuables and belongings unattended without securing them. Please also read and abide by the 10 Rules of the Ride, which can be found here: http://www.nolasocialride.org/rulesoftheride/

Please share this event on your timeline and use the “invite friends” button to invite others to join. For your friends that aren’t on Facebook, just send them to NolaSocialRide.org for info.

If you would rather get your NSR info through other avenues, check these links out:
Web: http://nolasocialride.org/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/nolasocialride
Email Blast: http://goo.gl/ZXBmu

See everyone at Mick’s Irish Pub!

Oct 152014
 

RaceoftheDeadVI_2014If you haven’t done so already, clear your calendar for October 25th.  NOMAMBO (New Orleans Metro Area Mountain Bike Organization) will be hosting the legendary RACE of the DEAD at the Spillway MTB Trail!  This haunted mountain bike race is the most anticipated race of each year!  Get your costumes ready!  You don’t have to race, but you should consider it.  If you don’t want to race, you should still go.  This year promises more ghost, goblins and ghouls haunting the trail searching for the slowest of souls.  They NEED your HELP to scare the racers by dressing up and hiding out in the woods.  They are also doing our part to help a fellow rider, who has been diagnosed with stage4 cancer.  NOMAMBO will be donating the proceeds from this years RACE of the DEAD to help Cindy with her mounting medical bills.  Our friends with the LaFiets’ Biere (beer bike) will be present with cold beer to help with the fundraising effort too.  Bikes, beer, & a bonfire, whats not to like?

A meetup is scheduled in City Park for those who wish to attend, but may need a lift.  We plan to caravan out to the Spillway to catch the festivities.  Be in front of NOMA at 5:30PM on Saturday, October 25th.  RSVP & Bring a friend through the Facebook Event or email us or comment below to let us know your going to the meetup.  Registration is at 6PM and the race is scheduled to start at 7PM.  Details on the main event can be seen on the Race of the Dead Facebook Page.  There is a Facebook Event for the main event too.

The Spillway Trail is located near Norco, LA; Check a map.
Registration to race is now open at https://www.bikereg.com/rotd-vi.

 

 

 

 Posted by at 10:40 pm
Oct 152014
 

This October marks the 4th year since the founding of the NOLA Social Ride! We would like to mark the occasion with a birthday party that all the riders can enjoy!  Our birthday party is Sunday, October 26th in City Park.  This event will be a BYOB picnic starting at 2PM.  Here’s the specific location (shown below)
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We will be setting up early to start grilling and chilling around 2PM. Around 4PM we will start the awards ceremony, where we will give out various prizes in a number of categories.  Keep reading for more on the awards.

Around 6PM we will pack up and head out for a ride to celebrate our 4th year in existence (and looking forward to more)! We will return to our original spot so that anyone who drove in with supplies will be able to get their cars out safely.

Check Facebook Event for more info & updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/778142028917141/
A Google Doc has been created so you can sign up to bring certain items and we can avoid 15 people bring chicken wings.  Open the Google Doc and pencil yourself in for an item you can bring to share.  We appreciate it.

AWARDS

We will be giving out awards for your favorite Rider or Bike the categories below.  Voting has been divided into 3 sections.  Please take the time to vote!

NSR 2014 RIDER Awards – PART 1:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XL239Z5

NSR 2014 RIDER Awards – PART 2:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X82VNLN

NSR 2014 BIKE Awards:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XLSRJBG

Here are the categories;

RIDER CATEGORIES:
Most Creative Ride Leader
Best Ride Ranger
The Weapons Expert (most helpful ride mechanic)
Friendliest Rider
Best Attendance
Most Spirited Male
Most Spirited Female
Best Male Costumer
Best Female Costumer
Best Wipeout
Most Wipeouts
Most Flats
Best DJ
Flirtiest Male Rider
Flirtiest Female Rider
Best Afterparty Host
Most Intoxicated

BIKE CATEGORIES:
Best Vintage Bicycle
Brightest Bicycle
Coolest Lights
Best Decorated Bicycle
Loudest Bike
Widest Load
Best Tandem Bike
Best Modified Bike
Most “Pimp” Ride

 Posted by at 10:38 pm