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Aug 192014
 

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 Weekly Ride Bulletin from August 19th & Beyond.  Happy Riding!

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/266700006853303/

Wednesday Rabid Ride
Steps of NOMA. Departs at 6:45PM sharp

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:
CBD/FQ Ride – Bachelors and Bachelorettes
Manning’s, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/950304214995864/

– Other Upcoming Non-NOLA Social Ride Bike Rides and Events –

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

NOMAMBO: Hump Day Ride
5:45 at Spillway MTB Trail
https://www.facebook.com/events/1478020112454171

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 OC Ride Saturday Mornings
http://www.facebook.com/SemiToughCyclingClub

—— Events Coming Up Soon —–

Wheely Good Hot Dog Bicycle Cart Party!
Friday, August 29, 7PM at 3 Potato 4 on Broad Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/721306201266051/

Tour de Lis
September 6
http://tourdelis.org/

Crescent City Cyclists’ Century Ride
September 27
http://crescentcitycyclists.org/club-info/annual-events/annual-century-ride/

MS 150
October 4-5
http://goo.gl/wyUUzs

NOLA to Angola
October 17-19
http://www.nolatoangola.org/

Pablove Across America
Austin, TX to New Orleans
October 17-23
http://pablove.org/paa

Race of the Dead VI
October 25, 7PM at Spillway MTB Trail
https://www.facebook.com/events/534756703284634/

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

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

 Posted by at 5:41 pm
Aug 182014
 

We will meet at 6:30 Tuesday as usual and roll at 7pm prompt. Our first leg of the ride will be a quick and short ride to Verret’s bar at corner of Washington & Barrone. We will be there until 8pm they will have $2 tacos and live music and bike parking in the patio, If you are unable to make the start join us at Verret’s. From Verrret’s we will do an Uptown bike ride. Our second stop will be Mahogany Jazz Hall on Chartres St. We will conclude with a ride around the quarter before finishing at Cafe Negril at around 10pm. There will be music at all stops. This ride will be a bit of a party as ride leader and founder Old Man River will be celebrating his birthday. So 6:30at Congo Square or just meet us at Verret’s.

Make plans not excuses

Happy Thursday CBD/FQ, August 21: Bachelors and Bachelorettes!

 

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The Theme for this week is Bachelors and Bachelorettes!!

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!

The theme for this week is pretty raunchy, so be prepared! It is also very broad, and the ideas are endless: sarcastic sashes, groups in matching shirts, cigar smoking, larger than life body parts, or even dress up as the “entertainment”! (think: police uniforms, nurse outfit, etc). And make sure to bring all of your best friends!

Scott Plaisance will be your fearless ride leader this week, and he will have a great route lined up for everyone’s enjoyment!

The afterparty this week will be the Ugly Dog Saloon (401 Andrew Higgins Drive, https://goo.gl/maps/A2SqM). They will be keeping the kitchen open late for us, making some room for bike parking as well as providing some drink specials for us!

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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 you at Manning’s!

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page

Aug 132014
 

Sunday Funday at the Spillway

Meet at Dio Bikes, 4208 Erato St., at 10-10:30am and we should try to roll out by 11am if at all possible!

It is tropical out there so you will need bug spray with Deet( West nile), cooler with drinks, sun block, and mountain bikes or cycle cross bikes! The plan is to ride the trail all the way through have a celebratory beer and if we still have energy we can go again.If 1 time is good enough for ya then that’s awesome too! There is a massive pavilion to hang out under and drink! It is ok if the faster folks wanna hit the trail hard and the slower folks take it at their own pace because it is a loop and there are some parts where we will see everyone headed both ways! If you want us to haul your bike for you while you ride in someone’s car that is also fine just let us know!

 

RSVP to Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/821206907924059/

Aug 122014
 

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Weekly Ride Bulletin! From August 12th and Beyond. Happy Riding!

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/658839234207245/

Wednesday Rabid Ride
Steps of NOMA. Departs at 6:45PM sharp
https://www.facebook.com/events/620802348040038/

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:
Mid-City – Reggae Ride
Finn McCool’s, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/598770180242880/

City Park Nature Trail Ride
Saturday, 8PM at Banks St Bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/1468215110102788

– Other Upcoming Non-NOLA Social Ride Bike Rides and Events –

Semi-Tough Cycling Club’s Tuesday Loops
6PM at NOMA
https://www.facebook.com/events/325620977598886/
http://www.facebook.com/SemiToughCyclingClub

Bike Anatomy & Safe Commuter Discussion
August 13, 6-8PM at Dashing Bicycles
https://www.facebook.com/events/1460357907548276/

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 OC Ride Saturday Mornings
http://www.facebook.com/SemiToughCyclingClub

NOMAMBO’s Trail Work Day at the Spillway
Sunday, 8AM
https://www.facebook.com/events/601159123331346/

Bike Easy: Protect Your Bicycle Ride
Sunday, 10AM, City Park Reunion Shelter
https://www.facebook.com/events/250785285131296/

—— Events Coming Up Soon —–

Wheely Good Hot Dog Bicycle Cart Party!
Friday, August 29, 7PM at 3 Potato 4 on Broad Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/721306201266051/

Tour de Lis
September 6
http://tourdelis.org/

Crescent City Cyclists’ Century Ride
September 27
http://crescentcitycyclists.org/club-info/annual-events/annual-century-ride/

MS 150
October 4-5
http://goo.gl/wyUUzs

NOLA to Angola
October 17-19
http://www.nolatoangola.org/

Pablove Across America
Austin, TX to New Orleans
October 17-23
http://pablove.org/paa

Race of the Dead VI
October 25, 7PM at Spillway MTB Trail
https://www.facebook.com/events/534756703284634/

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

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

 Posted by at 2:52 pm
Aug 122014
 

NSR Camping Trip

That’s right, kids! NOLA Social Ride is taking it across the lake…AGAIN! 

The NOLA Social Ride is going camping and we’re gonna do a ride! You can just meet up with us on Saturday if you don’t want to camp. No worries. Whether you come camping or not, you are more than welcome to come up for the day and take this ride with us.

The campers will be heading over to the Mandeville Trailhead for 9am. We’ll hang out there, shop, and enjoy the music until 10:30am so that anyone wanting to meet up with us has a chance to. From there we will be taking the St. Tammany Trace all the way to the Covington Brewhouse for their 11:30am tour, then to the Abita Brewery for their 1pm tour, then we’ll be biking back towards the Mandeville Trailhead to grab a late lunch/early dinner at the Old Rail Brewing Company.

This is going to be a 33 mile round trip ride. It won’t be fast, but it will be long. We’ll stop for breaks on the trace to drink water and rest. We do this route for the Louisiana Bike Festival and it’s not hard. We’ve even had a few people do it on cruisers and even a recumbent. Don’t let it intimidate you.

**Must be 21+ with valid ID to do the brewery tours!**

Please RSVP to Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/701304569949676/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Route:

http://tinyurl.com/l5wzu4s

Fountainebleau State Park:
http://www.fontainebleaustatepark.com/

Mandeville Trailhead:
http://www.mandevilletrailhead.org/

Covinton Brewhouse:
http://www.covingtonbrewhouse.com/

Abita Brewery Tour:
http://abita.com/visit_abita/tasting_room

Old Rail Brewing Company:
https://www.facebook.com/OldRailBrewingCompany/

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REMINDER: 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 other each other as well as other traffic on the roadways, be safe and always be sure to leave no trace!

Don’t forget to do a once-over on your bike! Check your tire pressure, brakes, shift your gears, oil your chain, tighten up your nuts/quick releases, etc. We have experienced mechanics on the ride that can help with your bike issues, but try to make it easier on them by keeping your bike in good working order before we roll! If you need a recommendation for a good bike shop, just drop us a line at nolasocialride@gmail.com! If you are a new rider, please check out our riding tips here: http://bit.ly/RvSigl.

Aug 092014
 

NSR LION FIN(1)

This week is the Reggae Ride!

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!

BooKoo BBQ has shut down, but there should be a food truck or a pop-up there and we will make sure they are ready for us.

The afterparty this week will be at Club-Caribbean New Orleans!!  The address is 2443 Bayou Rd. (https://goo.gl/maps/NyBq7).  They are opening up just for us!

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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 you at Finn’s!!

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page

Aug 082014
 

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It’s time to head back to Tipitina’s for another Free Friday Show!

This week the free show is Raw Oyster Cult!
http://www.tipitinas.com/events/foundation-free-fridays-concert-series-presents-tba-1

We will meet at Lawrence Square across from New York Pizza around 7:00PM, and roll out at 7:45.  We will take a ride, make a rest stop at a local watering hole and eventually head down to Tip’s around 10:00PM for the show.

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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/

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page

Dress Red This Thursday!! (Aug. 7)

 

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This Week is the Dress Red Ride!!

The annual Red Dress Run is this weekend, so we are going to take this chance to jump on our bikes and Dress in Red!

It’s the first week of the month, and we are back at our Uptown start spot: Dat Dog Nola (5031 Freret, http://bit.ly/JMWraz). As always, they will be treating us to the normal food and drink specials (10% off food and Happy Hour drink prices). Make sure to arrive early if you want to get food! The ride will begin around 7:45, and we will have a tracker running for those who are late or want to catch up mid-way.

Our afterparty this week will be at Grits, where longtime rider Jason Fraude has set up some food and drink specials.

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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 Dat Dog!

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page

Aug 052014
 

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Weekly Ride Bulletin! From August 5th and Beyond. Happy Riding!

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/274628872741058/

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:
Uptown – Dress Red Ride
Dat Dog on Freret, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/253692268160817/

It’s All About the Foundation FREE Tipitina’s Show
Friday, Lawrence Square, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/274628872741058/

NOLA Social Ride Planning Meeting
Monday, August 11th, 7PM at Parkway Bakery & Tavern
https://www.facebook.com/events/1535959743293657/

– Other Upcoming Non-NOLA Social Ride Bike Rides and Events –

Semi-Tough Cycling Club’s Tuesday Loops
6PM at NOMA
https://www.facebook.com/events/824151227609523
http://www.facebook.com/SemiToughCyclingClub

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 OC Ride Saturday Mornings
http://www.facebook.com/SemiToughCyclingClub

—— Events Coming Up Soon —–

Bike Anatomy & Safe Commuter Discussion
August 13, 6-8PM at Dashing Bicycles
https://www.facebook.com/events/1460357907548276/

Tour de Lis
September 6
http://tourdelis.org/

Crescent City Cyclists’ Century Ride
September 27
http://crescentcitycyclists.org/club-info/annual-events/annual-century-ride/

MS 150
October 4-5
http://goo.gl/wyUUzs

NOLA to Angola
October 17-19
http://www.nolatoangola.org/

Pablove Across America
Austin, TX to New Orleans
October 17-23
http://pablove.org/paa

Race of the Dead VI
October 25, 7PM at Spillway MTB Trail
https://www.facebook.com/events/534756703284634/

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

 Posted by at 11:44 am