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Event page with map, etc: http://www.nolasocialride.org/events/cyclo-de-mayo-this-thursday/

The theme this week is Cyclo De Mayo!

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 Uptownies will be in the lead!

End spot is Superior Grille (https://goo.gl/maps/ORFHa) – specials will be announced!

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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!!

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The Ride of Silence is an international campaign to raise awareness of cyclists legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. The ride is always held on the 3rd Wednesday of May, during National Bike Month.

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Participants should plan on meeting around 6:30 pm at the St. Charles entrance to Audubon Park on May 20th. A brief ceremony, remembering family and loved-ones who lost their lives while riding their bicycle, will be held prior to the start of the ride. We’ll depart at 7PM! The route is approximately 10 miles, will not exceed 12 mph, and ends where it began at the St. Charles entrance to Audubon Park. Participants of all abilities are invited to join the procession. As the name indicates the riders are requested to remain silent to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.

Helmets and lights are highly encouraged!

We will ride in silence to honor the following people which lost their lives riding a bicycle in the greater New Orleans area since May 2014;
[no name published] – downtown New Orleans
Bernard Jones – Terrytown
Colby Garrett – Covington
Timothy Welsted – New Orleans (Leake Ave)
45 year old man [no name published] – Canal Street & Jeff Davis
Philip Geck – New Orleans (Elysian Fields)

Google Directions to the St. Charles Avenue entrance to Audubon Park

More info about organization can be found on their website, www.rideofsilence.org.

This is not a NOLA Social Ride event but it one that we stand behind and support.  View our Facebook Event for more up to date info & invite your friends.

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This week’s theme will be Cheech and Chong, and the ride will have 2 meetup spots!

 

Meetup @ Grand Isle for Bike Easy Bike to Work Week Happy Hour, 4:30PM:

http://www.nolasocialride.org/events/nsr-meetup-at-bike-to-work-week-happy-hour/

 

Meetup @ Congo Square for Jazz in the Park, 7:00PM

http://www.nolasocialride.org/events/happy-thursday-bonus-ride-fqtreme-cheech-and-chong-ride/

 

Both groups will meet up just after 8PM and ride, so it doesn’t matter which meetup you go to!  Happy Thursday!

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