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Uptown WHO DAT! Ride, September 4

 

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This week is the WHO DAT RIDE!!

The Saints are kicking off the official season against the Falcons on Sunday September 7, so it’s time to get out and show some team spirit!  Bring out all of your Who Dat gear for this one!

It’s the first week of the month, and we are back at our Uptown start spot: Dat Dog on Freret (5031 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, and we will have a tracker running for those who are late or want to catch up mid-way.

This week we will be ending the ride at a top-secret location for a house party!  There will be a keg pre-positioned, so save your thirst!  Donations will be accepted to offset the cost of the keg, but will not be required.  It’s going to be a special treat, don’t miss out!  We won’t be too far from Dat Dog (about 12 blocks), and the (simple) route back to the start spot will be announced once we get there.

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NOTE: PLEASE pick up your trash! If you have room in your bags/baskets to bring it out, you have room to bring it to the nearest trash can! We don’t want to become known as a group that leaves trash everywhere, and no one enjoys cleaning up other people’s trash. Kudos to the riders that care enough to pick up after others – but don’t make them. Pick it up, and tell everyone around you to pick it up too! Or – just don’t drop it!
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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

Labor Day City Cruise

 

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You’ve got Monday off, whatcha gonna do? Come take a nice long bike ride around the city!

Meeting at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub at 1PM, we will leave around 1:30 or 1:45. First stop will be Uptown at Verret’s Lounge with some complimentary food. From there we will head in the downtown direction before heading out to Lakeshore Drive. Probably 3 good stops, and we will ride at a nice cruising pace. It’s all about relaxing on our day off!

Come prepared! A tracker will be posted for anyone that wants to join in along the way.

More info/RSVP at our Facebook Event Page

Aug 262014
 

 

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 Weekly Ride Bulletin from August 26th & 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/342806119202680

Wednesday Rabid Ride
Steps of NOMA. Departs at 6:45PM sharp
https://www.facebook.com/events/321013874733559

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:
Lower 9th Ward – Glitter Ride
Starting at Elizabeth’s Restaurant, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/536679029811138/

Sunday Funday at Spillway
Sunday, 9:30AM meetup, 10:30AM at the trail.
https://www.facebook.com/events/812044945496881/

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/nomambo

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/

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

Critical Mass
Friday at Jackson Square, 6PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1504841973093485/

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

—— Events Coming Up Soon —–

NOLASR Labor Day City Cruise
Monday, September 1
https://www.facebook.com/events/1531826107036896/

Stop Making Sense Screening
September 6 at Studio3, 7PM.  Film starts at 9PM.
Bike Easy providing Bike Valet, Gold Sprints, prizes, & fun!
http://shotguncinema.org/screenings/stop-making-sense

Tour de Lis  &  Trek Demo
September 6 on Lakeshore Drive
http://tourdelis.org/

NOMAMBO: Trek MTB Demo Day at Spillway
Sunday, September 7 from 10AM-3PM
https://www.facebook.com/nomambo

Bike Easy: Baronne Street Bikeway Public Meeting
September 17, 6PM
http://bikeeasy.org/support/dedicated-bike-lanes-on-Baronne-Street/

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 7:08 pm

Happy Thursday Glitter Ride, August 28: Lower 9th Ward

 

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This Week our theme is going to be The Glitter Ride!

We will be starting at Elizabeth’s in the Bywater (601 Gallier St., http://goo.gl/maps/M4GVJ).  There’s a big parking lot across the street for everyone to gather in, and they are also doing a series of Happy Hours called “2 Hours of Happiness” with the following specials:  $1.50 PBR, $4 house cocktail (TBD), $1 Fish Tacos, $1 Buffalo Wings, $1 Jalepeno poppers, $1 Stuffed Mushrooms, and $1 Dumplings.  But here’s the catch – the specials end at 7:30PM!  So get down there, get your order in early and dig in!  We are going to ask that they extend the specials an extra 15-20mins for us but its better to get down early for food items anyway.

The ride will be heading over the St. Claude Bridge and into the Lower 9th Ward!  Don Asay will be your fearless ride leader, and we have a great route and stops in store!

The afterparty this week will be at the Hi-Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude, https://goo.gl/maps/rTmVr).  There are bike corrals at the Hi-Ho and the Allways Lounge across the street, and there will be a free show with two funky local bands: Noisewater and The Quickening.  There’s also plenty of other food/drink/entertainment options close by!

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ONE NOTE:  On the past 3-4 rides our long-time regulars have been picking up trash that has been left at the stops.  PLEASE PLEASE pick up your trash!  If you have room in your bags/baskets to bring it out, you have room to bring it to the nearest trash can!  We don’t want to become known as that group that leaves trash everywhere, and no one enjoys cleaning up other people’s trash.  Kudos to the riders that care enough to pick up after others – but don’t make them.  Pick it up, and tell everyone around you to pick it up too!  Or – just don’t drop it!
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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 Elizabeth’s!!

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page

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.