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Apr 152014
 

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NOLA Social Ride Events For This Week!

(Tuesday) It’s All About The Music Bike Ride with Old Man River. (1 Year Birthday Party!)

*****This week only! Meet at Louisiana Music Factory –  (421 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, Louisiana 70116)*****, 6PM.
https://www.facebook.com/events/650661611653747/

Wednesday Rabid Ride
Meet at New Orleans Museum of Art, 6:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/229140503960996/

Wednesday At The Square After Party Ride:
Meet at BikeEasy’s Bicycle Valet at 8PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/300887933400900/

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:
Pirates and NOLA Wenches!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1437773543134979/

Rogue Ride: Details will be added soon.

Spring Vegan Ride
Saturday, April 19, 10:30AM
https://www.facebook.com/events/221211711412385

Easter Seersucker Ride
Sunday, April 20
https://www.facebook.com/events/232687890268897/

– Other Upcoming Non-NOLA Social Ride Bike Rides –

Full Moon Bike Ride

Tuesday, at 7:30PM - https://www.facebook.com/events/661706187234465

Semi-Tough Cycling Club’s Tuesday Loops
6PM at NOMA
http://semitough.cc/tuesday-loops/

Wednesday NOLA Worlds: Timetrial training race
6PM on Lakefront https://www.facebook.com/WNWNOLA

Bon Jeudi – Happy Thursday in Mandeville
https://www.facebook.com/groups/364133753687089/
Semi-Tough Cycling Club’s OC Ride

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

—— Events Coming Up Soon —–

Cannonball Mash

Sunday, April 20, 11AM
https://www.facebook.com/events/603662146382612

Here Come The Girls Rock New Orleans Alley Cat!!
Sunday, April 20, 3PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/672291852830518

Cyclofemme Ride
May 11
https://www.facebook.com/events/501756046602072

Spillway Scramble
May 18th at Bonnet Carre Spillway
https://www.facebook.com/events/603908366370792

 Posted by at 2:50 pm
Apr 142014
 

Come on out this week and help us celebrate one year of riding EVERY Tuesday night. Whether it’s your first or your 50th this is the week you want to be there. We will start at a different spot. This weeks start will be at Louisiana Music Factory @ 421 Frenchman St at 6pm. There will be a live performance there at 6pm of Smoking Time Jazz Club and we will meet our front after the music and begin our ride. The rest of the plans will be revealed at the ride. The ride will conclude on Frenchman St around 10ish. Get there early for some great music and meet out front promptly after the music.Remember in NOLA it’s all about the MUSIC! There will be a tracker posted. on the FB page.

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Pirates and NOLA Wenches this Thursday!

 

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We have been invited by the Nola Wenches to party with the pirates at their 2014 Shore Leave event. So batten down the hatches, we’re gonna go plunderin!

The ride will meet 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! It’s best to show up early for food! For any pirates that want to pre-party at Manning’s around 7PM – just tell them you are with us!

We will end the ride around 10PM at the The Upper Quarter Bar, where the NOLA Wenches will be gathered and partying (2014 Shore Leave event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/364720573638826/)

Bring your parrot, your eye patch, and your bottle of rum! It’s time to get sloshbuckled!

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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 also read and abide by the 10 Rules of the Ride, which can be found here: http://nolasocialride.org/Rules.html

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/1437773543134979/

See you at Manning’s!

Ghost Bike for Sgt. Frank Guinn

 

We got a ghost bike put up this afternoon for Sgt. Frank Guinn, the ironman triathlete that lost his life yesterday on Highway 90. If you have a chance to make it out there and place some flowers on the bike, please do. The triathlon will be going by there tomorrow.
Here is the location:
http://goo.gl/maps/lMM5a

More Info on the accident:
http://www.wwltv.com/news/Ironman-athlete-and-Atlanta-firefighter-killed-in-254994811.html

Please be safe out there everyone.

New Belgium Fat Tire Bike Raffle

 

New Belgium has kindly donated a 2013 Fat Tire Bike to the NOLA Social Ride, so we are holding a raffle to give it away!!  The bike is manufactured by Felt, comes with 29″ wheels, a front basket and custom New Belgium logos all around!  Check out the photos below:

The raffle tickets will be $5 apiece, and we are setting a goal to sell 125 tickets by May 11, 2014.  Since we want to put the funds raised through raffle ticket sales to a good cause, all proceeds will be donated towards medical expenses for Lyn Morein’s recent breast cancer treatment.  Lyn was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and is now in the process of recovering from her treatment.  There is currently a GoFundMe campaign to help defray the costs of the resulting medical bills, which are estimated to be over $20k – even after insurance.  For more information go to http://www.gofundme.com/7hrg4g.

Tickets can be purchased at any of our Happy Thursday Rides between now and May 11.  Since the funds are going to a good cause, there will be no hard limit on the number of tickets that can be sold (only a time limit of approximately 1 month).  That means we may sell more or less than the goal of 125 tickets.  The raffle drawing will be at 2PM on Mother’s Day (May 11), and there will be a lunch picnic starting at 11AM prior to the drawing to celebrate giving away a special bike for a special cause. There will also be a croquet event by IKOC going on at The Fly at the same time, so there will be other activities before and after the raffle drawing! (more info on the IKOC event: http://www.facebook.com/events/674099955969229/)

These limited-edition New Belgium Fat Tire Bikes don’t come around every day, so get your chance to win while you can! The event page for the raffle drawing can be found here: (Link).

Thanks again to New Belgium for making this possible, and if you want to donate to the fundraiser for Lyn’s medical bills independent of the raffle, just follow the GoFundMe link above!

Tell your friends about the raffle!  Just send them this link: http://www.nolasocialride.org/rafflefundraiser/

Apr 082014
 

Weekly Ride Bulletin! From April 7th to April 14th and Beyond.
Happy Riding!

(Tuesday) It’s All About The Music Bike Ride with Old Man River.
Meet at Armstrong Park, 6PM.
https://www.facebook.com/events/234989550023867

Wednesday Rabid Ride
Meet at New Orleans Museum of Art, 6:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/703886352986854/

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:
Urban Legends, Myths and Conspiracy Theories!
https://www.facebook.com/events/686781108035040/

Sunday, April 13th
NSR French Quarter Fest Ride
https://www.facebook.com/events/445856832226571

– Other Upcoming Non-NOLA Social Ride Bike Rides –

Semi-Tough Cycling Club’s Tuesday Loops
6PM at NOMA
http://semitough.cc/tuesday-loops/

Wednesday NOLA Worlds: Timetrial training race
6PM on Lakefronthttps://www.facebook.com/WNWNOLA

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

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

—— Events Coming Up Soon —–
Bike Easy: Bike to Work Day
Wednesday, April 9th
More info & registration: http://bikeeasy.org/events/archives/1411/

NOBC: 2 Peson Time-Trial
Laplace on April 13

Spring Vegan Ride
Saturday, April 19, 10:30AM
https://www.facebook.com/events/221211711412385

Easter Seersucker Ride
Sunday, April 20, 9:00AM
https://www.facebook.com/events/232687890268897/

Cannonball Mash
Sunday, April 20, 11AM
https://www.facebook.com/events/603662146382612

Here Come The Girls Rock New Orleans Alley Cat!!
Sunday, April 20, 3PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/672291852830518

Cyclofemme Ride
May 11
https://www.facebook.com/events/501756046602072

Spillway Scramble
May 18th at Bonnet Carre Spillway
https://www.facebook.com/events/603908366370792

 Posted by at 5:00 pm
Apr 082014
 

Good Morning & Happy Tuesday!
Tonight we will ride at 6:20 prompt and first stop Ellis Marsalis Music Center for a tribute to Al “Carnival Time” Johnson & Smokey Johnson.
We should depart from there around 7:40 and our second stop will be Banks St Bar for a celebration of street music. We will roll from Banks St close to 9pm and next stop is Mimi’s in the Marigny (we have stopped here once when there was no music but this is the first music stop here). We will depart Mimi’s around 10 and make a quick ride to Frenchman St and finish up just after 10. It is not everyday that you get to honor 2 living legends in there neighborhood but you can tonight. There is a forecast of some rain but keep in mind the weather man has been way more wrong than right lately. See you at 6pm in Congo Square and remember next week is our 1st birthday and the ride turns 1 year old.
See ya at 6 in Congo Square!

Lampoon Your Favorite Urban Legends, Myths and Conspiracy Theories This Thursday!

 

This Week’s Theme is Urban Legends, Myths and Conspiracy Theories!

Have you seen the Bigfoot in City Park, spotted Elvis on Tchoupitoulas St, been abducted by aliens or just enjoy wearing a tinfoil hat to keep the NSA out of your thoughts? Then this ride is for you! If not, then this is your chance to lampoon your favorite urban legend, myth or conspiracy theory. The possibilities are endless and there’s lots of room for creativity. As always, Finn’s will be giving away a $20 gift certificate for Best Costume, so be sure to dress to impress for a chance to win!

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. Boo Koo BBQ & Burgers is extending their Happy Hour of $2 off nachos and burgers for us. If you are running late and want to make sure your food is ready on time, please call (504) 265-8997 and pre-order!

The ride will end with an afterparty at Dmac’s Bar and Grill. Rider Dave Bean will be behind the bar slinging drinks at Happy Hour prices, live music will be kicking and the kitchen will be open late to handle any post-ride hunger.

Big thanks to Kerry Wolf for the incredible ride poster this week!

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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 also read and abide by the 10 Rules of the Ride, which can be found here: http://nolasocialride.org/Rules.html

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/686781108035040/

See you at Finn McCool’s!

It’s Gonna Be A Rumble This Thursday!

 

This week’s theme is: Wrestlemania (Happy Thursday Style)!

Can you smell what NOLA Social Ride is Cooking? Will you snap into a Happy Thursday? Are you ready to bring your Candy Ass out and have some fun on a bike? Drop the People’s Thursday on some Jabroni? Say your prayers, take your vitamins, brother!! This sure as hell won’t be your normal bike ride. This ride will be the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be! WHOOOOO!!!!

We will be 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.

This ride will also be the grand debut of the completed NSR Mobile Repair and Music Trailer! If you have some extra bike tools, tubes, or repair supplies you would like to donate for community use, please bring them and toss them in the toolbox!

We will end with an afterparty at Freret Street Publiq House! Brass-A-Holics Go-Go Brass Funk Band will be playing when we get there, and the good folks running the venue will be waiving the $5 cover for us! Woot Woot!!

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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 also read and abide by the 10 Rules of the Ride, which can be found here: http://nolasocialride.org/rules.html

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 ya at Dat Dog!

Come Clown Around in Lakeview this Thursday!

 

Clown flyer

This Week’s Theme is: Clowning Around!

It’s time for our Bonus Ride, and we are going to bring some Happy Thursday cheer to Lakeview! We will be meeting at Banks St Bar at 7:00PM, and the ride will start around 7:45PM. Mid City Pizza (504-483-8609) is right next door and Crescent Pie & Sausage Company is right across the street (504-482-2426), so pre-ride grub is abundant. Be sure to show up early or call your order in since both establishments stay busy!Christopher Williams will be your fearless clown leader this week on our journey!

The ride will be ending at an afterparty at The Bulldog, Mid-City on Canal Blvd. So put on your clown shoes, your rainbow wig, squeaky nose, polka dot bowtie, work on your parlor tricks and come clown around Lakeview with us this Thursday!

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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 also read and abide by the 10 Rules of the Ride, which can be found here: http://nolasocialride.org/Rules.html

See you at Banks St. Bar!

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page