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Dec 012014
 

A very special ride is planned this week including 3 special events.They are Luna Fete , Toys for Tunes and Celebration in the Oaks. Links will be posted to all 3 events. Toys for Tunes requires that you bring a toy for admission. More info will be below and will follow. All you need to do its be at Congo Square at 6pm ready to roll at 6:30pm and have a toy.

 

RSVP/More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1006778239335948/

Dec 012014
 

Warriors

On December 4th our theme will be The Warriors: Know Your Gang!

It’s the first week of the month, and we are back at our Uptown start spot: Dat Dog on Freret (5030 Freret, http://bit.ly/JMWraz). As always, they will be treating us to the normal food and drink specials (10% off food and ask the bartender for drink specials). Make sure to arrive early if you want to get food! The ride will begin around 7:45-8:00PM, and we will have a tracker running for those who are late or want to catch up mid-way.

The theme is the Warriors: Know Your Gang. The objective is to get to know the particular members of NSR in your neighborhood as a means of promoting safety, networking and community while having an awesome time. The basis of the mission will be that the city will be split up by neighborhoods – each neighborhood will be a gang & these gangs will meet for a pre ride around 630 to meet at a designated place (use the comments sections to arrange meet spots!) and take off at ~6:50, depending on how long it takes for them to get to Dat Dog. Anyone that is not a part of a particular neighborhood, feel free to join a neighborhood of your choosing or form your own gang. The neighborhoods will be:

Bywater/Marigny
Uptown
CBD/FQ
Mid-City
+Any others that people choose to designate

Each neighborhood is at liberty to pick their own – selections are first come first serve since we can’t bust out a leather vest or baseball bats please attempt to coordinate and dress cohesively with your neighborhood gang. For example: the Uptown crew will be wearing red bandanas and we will be The Warriors. Make your up your own defining feature and get others to join in! Each neighborhood should arrive at Dat Dog no later than 7:30 so we can all come together and mingle with the entire group and take off as one big happy family at 8PM for an Uptown Ride!

End Spot/Afterparty will be at a top-secret location, where Jeff Darlak will be preparing an end spot that should not be missed! We are not ending at a restaurant or bar, so bring your supplies! For those that drive in and would like to park near the end spot, parking on Oak St is probably the best bet.

Don’t forget that the whole “gang” theme this week is meant to be lighthearted and fun!

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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/

Pick up your trash at every stop, and leave your glass bottles at home!!

See everyone at Dat Dog!

Dec 012014
 

LunaFete

Come check out Luna Fete!

This will be a simple meetup at Lafayette Square for the 7PM showing. There is another showing at 7:30PM. There’s a decent chance we will stick around for both.

Please feel free to post neighborhood meetups below. Anyone coming in from Mid-City can meet me at the corner of Canal and Jeff Davis at 6:30PM.

You can also check out this crazy light show with the Tuesday Ride the night before, as I believe they are planning on stopping by for one of the showings.

More Info:
http://www.nola.com/arts/index.ssf/2014/11/luna_fete_light_projection_tra.html

 

FB Event Page/RSVP/More Info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/886127888077613/

Nov 252014
 

nolasr-tee-pbnola-2Here is our Weekly Ride Bulletin from November 25th & 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
City Park, 6PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/911313965547200/

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:  Thanksgiving!
November 27 at Maple Leaf Bar, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1469730763247497/

NOLASR Caffiene Cruize
Saturday, November 29 at Hay Cafe! at 11am
https://www.facebook.com/events/568918129908295/

 

(Monday) Westbank 3 Ferry Chase Ride
Dry Dock Cafe, 5:30PM

Other Upcoming Non-NOLA Social Ride Bike Rides and Events 

NOMAMBO: Pre-Thanksgiving Bike Ride
6PM at Spillway
https://www.facebook.com/events/300598693483052

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, November 28 at Washington Artillery Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/278956395628935/

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

Doc Griggs: Twice Around The Dome
7AM-10AM at the Superdome
https://www.facebook.com/events/954126954600945

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

Mike Brown Post Rally Bike Ride for Peace
Sunday, Noon, at Lee Circle
https://www.facebook.com/events/571611816305909/

—— Events Coming Up Soon —–

NOLASR Tour De Louisiane – Baton Rouge
Meetup at NOMA, 9AM on December 7th
https://www.facebook.com/events/1511158929136123

Delta States Grand Prix of Cyclocross Series: Final in NOLA
December 14th in City Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/843969489001666

Winter Tour de Liqueur
December 29
https://www.facebook.com/events/752710664803160

NOLASR Bike Repair Station Fundraiser
https://www.facebook.com/events/323813427790776/

 Posted by at 10:05 pm
Nov 252014
 

NOTICE: This week the ride starts at City Park! See below:

As people start to give thanks this coming week we will honor that in having a Music Ride Pot Luck Thanksgiving Dinner. This will take place at Scout island in City Park next to Morning Call. We will meet there at 6:30 and we will take a ride around the park to ge the blood flowing at 7pm and return at 7:30 for a lil pot luck dinner and music at 8pm. We should roll out about 9pm maybe a lil earlier for another ride around the park. Consider bringing a dish and please keep up with the updates so we can make this work. There are rest rooms available at Morning Call as well as refreshments. This should be a fun time so if you have not done a music ride come on out or if it has been a while this might be the one to come back to. More info to follow.

Nov 192014
 

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November 20th will be a special ride to show solidarity for all fallen cyclists: The Blue Rose Memorial Ride

The idea for the Blue Rose Memorial Ride comes from Chris Dickens, known to many as the Blue Guy on the Blue Bike. He lost his friend Robert Hartmann Jr. in a collision in 1997, and has been advocating for nightime bike safety through proper lighting ever since. His motto is “Be Seen, Be Safe: A $10 Device Can Save Your Life”, and it is very true.
You can find more about his ideas for the Blue Rose Memorial Ride here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPeuuofcN10 , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEZjL3DaID8
You can find more about his experience here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQh2gc6NwAM

Please feel free to bring whatever sort of commemoration you would like. Floating blue rose votive candles and LED lights can be found on Amazon or at the pool section of your local store. We will visit a fountain at the first stop and have a moment of silence for this occasion.

The ride will be meeting on the back porch of Manning’s (http://goo.gl/maps/TpLAr). Be sure to ask for the specials, as riders get 1/2 price appetizers and 2 for 1 drinks! If you plan on eating, it’s best to show up and get your order in early!

Afterparty will be at Carmo! Food and drink specials will be on the menu, and they have an awesome indoor space to park your bikes in!

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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.

Nov 182014
 

NOLASR_logo Here is our Weekly Ride Bulletin from November 18th & 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, 6PM

Fitness Ride Wednesday – Coconut Beach
Wednesday at steps of NOMA. Departs at 6:45PM sharp
https://www.facebook.com/events/1551482798418457/

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:
November 20th in CBD/FQ: Blue Rose Memorial Ride
Manning’s, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1493437930928646/

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

Cranksgiving New Orleans
Presented by NOLASR & NOLA Women on Bikes
Sunday, November 23rd at 5PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/443173009156624

(Monday) Westbank 3 Ferry Chase Ride
Dry Dock Cafe, 5:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/807602309278349/

Other Upcoming Non-NOLA Social Ride Bike Rides and Events 

Bike-In Movie, Labyrinth will be shown
Tuesday at Cafe Freret, 7PM

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

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

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

—— Events Coming Up Soon —–

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:  Thanksgiving!
November 27 at Maple Leaf Bar, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1469730763247497/

Critical Mass
Friday, November 28 at Washington Artillery Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/278956395628935/

NOLASR Caffiene Cruize
Saturday, November 29 at Hay Cafe! at 11am
https://www.facebook.com/events/568918129908295/

Winter Tour de Liqueur
December 29
https://www.facebook.com/events/752710664803160

NOLASR Bike Repair Station Fundraiser
https://www.facebook.com/events/323813427790776/

 Posted by at 12:01 am
Nov 132014
 

Tonight will be celebrating World Kindness Day!

The ride will meet and greet at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub at 7:00PM, and will hit the streets around 7:45PM. Finn’s will offering a draft beer special with $0.50 off Miller and Abita drafts. Finn McCool’s will also be awarding a $20 bar tab for the best costume!

For our costume lovers, feel free to wear whatever wacky getup you please! The real focus of this ride is to think up creative ways of spreading some kindness around this lovely part of town, including kind notes to leave on random cars, sidewalk chalking kind messages for fellow bikers, etc! We have done a similar ride before, if you would like to use the ideas there to brainstorm: https://www.facebook.com/events/436621879817006/ (please stick to ideas that don’t cause litter or any lasting markings)

Afterparty will be at Dis N Dat on Banks St! This new burger/hotdog joint just opened, and they have extended an invitation for us to stop by after the ride! They are staying open late for us and there should be some food and drink specials that will be announced as the date gets closer.

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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/

Pick up your trash at every stop, and leave your glass bottles at home!!

See everyone at Finn McCool’s!

Nov 112014
 

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Here is our Weekly Ride Bulletin from November 11th & 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, 6PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1488307004791850/

Fitness Ride Wednesday – Coconut Beach
Wednesday at steps of NOMA. Departs at 6:45PM sharp
https://www.facebook.com/events/1551482798418457/

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:
Mid-City: World Kindness Ride
Finn McCool’s, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1546908415527773/

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

(Monday) Westbank 3 Ferry Chase Ride
Dry Dock Cafe, 5:30PM

Other Upcoming Non-NOLA Social Ride Bike Rides and Events 

Bike-In Movie, Army of Darkness will be shown
Cafe Freret, 7PM

Bike Easy:  Youth Bikes Happy Hour Fundraiser
Wednesday from 4:30-6PM at Swirl Wine Bar
http://bikeeasy.org/events/archives/1748
https://www.facebook.com/events/751323121581882

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

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

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

Bike Easy:  Basic Mechanics for Commuters Workshop
Saturday at Green Project from 11-1PM
http://bikeeasy.org/events/archives/1745

—— Events Coming Up Soon —–

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:
November 20th in CBD/FQ: Blue Rose Memorial Ride
Manning’s, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1493437930928646/

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

Bike Easy: Family Fun 5K & Bike Ride
November 22nd at Andrew Wilson Charter School
http://bikeeasy.org/events/archives/1755/

Cranksgiving New Orleans
Presented by NOLASR & NOLA Women on Bikes
Sunday, November 23rd at 5PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/443173009156624

Critical Mass
Friday, November 28 at Washington Artillery Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/278956395628935/

NOLASR Caffiene Cruize
Saturday, November 29 at Hay Cafe! at 11am
https://www.facebook.com/events/568918129908295/

NOLASR Bike Repair Station Fundraiser
https://www.facebook.com/events/323813427790776/

 Posted by at 12:01 am