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Oct 202014
 

NOLASR Banner by Josh_Final
Weekly Ride Bulletin from October 21st & 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, 6:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/294074390798460/

Fitness Ride Wednesday
Wednesday at steps of NOMA. Departs at 6:45PM sharp
https://www.facebook.com/events/862433920456557

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:
Lakeview: Skull & Bones
Mick’s Irish Pub, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/300919990098404/

NOLASR’s 4th Birthday Celebration
Sunday in City Park, starting at 2PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/778142028917141/

Other Upcoming Non-NOLA Social Ride Bike Rides and Events 

Cafe Freret Bike-In Movie
Tuesday, 7PM at Cafe Freret

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

NOMAMBO: Hump Day Ride at Spillway
Wednesday, 5:45PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1444534705822684

NOLA Women on Bikes 4 Week Bicycle Maintenance Workshop Series
Wednesdays, October 15 – November 5 from 6:30-8:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1471804686419081/

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 Pagoda Cafe Ride Saturday Mornings
http://www.facebook.com/SemiToughCyclingClub

Pablove Across America
Austin, TX to New Orleans
October 17-23;
Group arrives in NOLA Thursday at Children’s Hospital around 2PM.
Group will be riding in along Airline Hwy & Mississippi River Trail.
http://pablove.org/paa

Race of the Dead VI
October 25, 7PM at Spillway MTB Trail
https://www.facebook.com/events/534756703284634/
RotD Meetup in City Park at 5:30  (ride-share)
https://www.facebook.com/events/651764994938928/

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

—— Events Coming Up Soon —–

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

Tammany Trace 20th Anniversary
November 1 & 2nd
http://www.tammanytrace.org/index.php/2014-09-17-20-31-20/20th

Delta States Grand Prix of Cyclocross Series
November 9th in Covington
https://www.facebook.com/events/566820283448680/

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

 Posted by at 11:31 pm
Oct 202014
 

Meet at the
The Dry Dock Cafe
133 Delaronde St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70114
on Monday at 5:30pm is our starting spot and we’ll ride at 6pm. The Dry Dock Cafe is just across from the Algiers ferry. Anyone coming across from the East Bank to the West Bank on the Canal Street Ferry remember that you will have to take the 5:15pm Ferry. The Ferry runs on the 15s and 45s of each hour and costs $2.00 each way.

This ride is mostly about the exercise. On our trip we visit “all 3 Ferrys” on the West Bank. We will travel from the Algiers Ferry to the Chalmette Ferry traveling along the river. Once we reach the Chalmette Ferry we will return again along the river passing where we started from in Algiers till we arrive at the Gretna Ferry. Last stretch will be the return along the river route arriving at the Algiers Ferry ending back at Dry Dock Cafe about 2 1/2 hours later or 9pm.

Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Cruisers and welcome. Please remember to bring front and read lights, a spare tube and something to drink.

 

RSVP Here:

Oct 192014
 

skeleton Bike

October 23 will be a Skull and Bones Ride!

Our start spot for this bonus ride will be Mick’s Irish Pub in Mid-City (4801 Bienville, https://goo.gl/maps/UO6Ce).  Magazine Pizza also has a location right down the street for anyone who wants to pre-order a pie before the ride!

The afterparty will be at Banks St. Bar and Grill, where they will have live music, drink specials, and Mid-City pizza will have hot pies at the ready!

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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 Mick’s Irish Pub!

Oct 152014
 

RaceoftheDeadVI_2014If you haven’t done so already, clear your calendar for October 25th.  NOMAMBO (New Orleans Metro Area Mountain Bike Organization) will be hosting the legendary RACE of the DEAD at the Spillway MTB Trail!  This haunted mountain bike race is the most anticipated race of each year!  Get your costumes ready!  You don’t have to race, but you should consider it.  If you don’t want to race, you should still go.  This year promises more ghost, goblins and ghouls haunting the trail searching for the slowest of souls.  They NEED your HELP to scare the racers by dressing up and hiding out in the woods.  They are also doing our part to help a fellow rider, who has been diagnosed with stage4 cancer.  NOMAMBO will be donating the proceeds from this years RACE of the DEAD to help Cindy with her mounting medical bills.  Our friends with the LaFiets’ Biere (beer bike) will be present with cold beer to help with the fundraising effort too.  Bikes, beer, & a bonfire, whats not to like?

A meetup is scheduled in City Park for those who wish to attend, but may need a lift.  We plan to caravan out to the Spillway to catch the festivities.  Be in front of NOMA at 5:30PM on Saturday, October 25th.  RSVP & Bring a friend through the Facebook Event or email us or comment below to let us know your going to the meetup.  Registration is at 6PM and the race is scheduled to start at 7PM.  Details on the main event can be seen on the Race of the Dead Facebook Page.  There is a Facebook Event for the main event too.

The Spillway Trail is located near Norco, LA; Check a map.
Registration to race is now open at https://www.bikereg.com/rotd-vi.

 

 

 

 Posted by at 10:40 pm
Oct 152014
 

This October marks the 4th year since the founding of the NOLA Social Ride! We would like to mark the occasion with a birthday party that all the riders can enjoy!  Our birthday party is Sunday, October 26th in City Park.  This event will be a BYOB picnic starting at 2PM.  Here’s the specific location (shown below)
BDadyPicniclocation
We will be setting up early to start grilling and chilling around 2PM. Around 4PM we will start the awards ceremony, where we will give out various prizes in a number of categories.  Keep reading for more on the awards.

Around 6PM we will pack up and head out for a ride to celebrate our 4th year in existence (and looking forward to more)! We will return to our original spot so that anyone who drove in with supplies will be able to get their cars out safely.

Check Facebook Event for more info & updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/778142028917141/
A Google Doc has been created so you can sign up to bring certain items and we can avoid 15 people bring chicken wings.  Open the Google Doc and pencil yourself in for an item you can bring to share.  We appreciate it.

AWARDS

We will be giving out awards for your favorite Rider or Bike the categories below.  Voting has been divided into 3 sections.  Please take the time to vote!

NSR 2014 RIDER Awards – PART 1:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XL239Z5

NSR 2014 RIDER Awards – PART 2:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X82VNLN

NSR 2014 BIKE Awards:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XLSRJBG

Here are the categories;

RIDER CATEGORIES:
Most Creative Ride Leader
Best Ride Ranger
The Weapons Expert (most helpful ride mechanic)
Friendliest Rider
Best Attendance
Most Spirited Male
Most Spirited Female
Best Male Costumer
Best Female Costumer
Best Wipeout
Most Wipeouts
Most Flats
Best DJ
Flirtiest Male Rider
Flirtiest Female Rider
Best Afterparty Host
Most Intoxicated

BIKE CATEGORIES:
Best Vintage Bicycle
Brightest Bicycle
Coolest Lights
Best Decorated Bicycle
Loudest Bike
Widest Load
Best Tandem Bike
Best Modified Bike
Most “Pimp” Ride

 Posted by at 10:38 pm
Oct 152014
 

ConquerNorthshore2014

That’s right, kids! NOLA Social Ride is taking it across the lake…AGAIN!  We’re heading to Fountainbleau State Park for a weekend trip on November 14 – 16th.  We’re going to camp and ride bikes so tell everyone you know.  100 camping spots have been reserved for the weekend.  Some people are riding from New Orleans, through Slidell, Friday morning.  If you’d like to join the caravan or donate to help cover costs email us at nolasocialride@gmail.com.  Arrangements can be made to set up a ride-share or carry supplies so let us know if you’re coming and what help you may need help with.

You don’t have to camp with us!  On Saturday, we’ll be following the St. Tammany Trace for a brewery tour.  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.  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, & finally we’ll go 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.  Here is our Route from Park to Trailhead on Saturday.

We’ll camp again Saturday night and return to New Orleans Sunday.  RSVP, check for updates, and invite your friends via Facebook Event.  Contact us for more information, to RSVP so we get an accurate head count, or make arrangements.  Our email is nolasocialride@gmail.com or you can make a comment below.

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

Oct 142014
 

NOLASR Banner by Josh_Final

Weekly Ride Bulletin from October 14th & 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, 6:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/875249719193425/

Casino Royal Fitness Ride
Wednesday at steps of NOMA. Departs at 6:45PM sharp

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:
CBD/FQ: Rolling Dead Ride
Manning’s, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/311403619061500/

Westbank 3 Ferry Chase Ride
Monday at The Dry Dock Cafe, 5:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/302206276649234/

Other Upcoming Non-NOLA Social Ride Bike Rides and Events 

Cafe Freret Bike-In Movie
Tuesday, 7PM at Cafe Freret

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

NOMAMBO: Hump Day Ride at Spillway
Wednesday, 5:45PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1444534705822684

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 Pagoda Cafe Ride Saturday Mornings
http://www.facebook.com/SemiToughCyclingClub

NOLA Women on Bikes 4 Week Bicycle Maintenance Workshop Series
Wednesdays, October 15 – November 5 from 6:30-8:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1471804686419081/

NOLA Brewing Hopitoulas Bike Giveaway
Saturday at NOLA Brewing Tap Room
https://www.facebook.com/events/265342137009139/

NOLA to Angola
October 17-19; Group departs NOLA Friday morning at 8AM.
http://www.nolatoangola.org/
Nola to Angola Friday Morning Send Off
https://www.facebook.com/events/898000146897396

Pablove Across America
Austin, TX to New Orleans
October 17-23; Group arrives in NOLA next Thursday
http://pablove.org/paa

—— Events Coming Up Soon —–

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

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

NOLASR’s 4th Birthday Celebration
October 26, details TBD
https://www.facebook.com/events/778142028917141/

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

Delta States Grand Prix of Cyclocross Series
November 9th in Covington
https://www.facebook.com/events/566820283448680/

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

 Posted by at 12:01 am
Oct 122014
 

On October 16 Happy Thursday will be The Rolling Dead!

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!

We have been given a box full of fake blood (spray-on and quart bottles) from Spirit Halloween, which we plan on putting to good use on this ride! So if you don’t have a full zombie kit, just wear some ripped-up old clothing and we will douse you and make you look undead! We will be giving away our last 2 $25 gift certificates to Spirit Halloween as costume contest prizes, so this is your last chance to bring it and win some free costume accessories for Halloween!

Afterparty is TBD – details will be posted as the date approaches!

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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/

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Oct 072014
 

nolasr-banner-by-josh_final-2
Weekly Ride Bulletin from October 7th & 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/702392826501519

Casino Royal Fitness Ride
Wednesday at steps of NOMA. Departs at 6:45PM sharp
https://www.facebook.com/events/993250190701887

Happy Thursday Bike Ride by NOLA Social Ride:
Mid-City: Wizard of Oz Ride
Finn McCool’s, 7PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/702429479839638

Sunday Funday at the Spillway:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1479074872358769/

Other Upcoming Non-NOLA Social Ride Bike Rides and Events 

Cafe Freret Bike-In Movie showing Young Frankenstein
Tuesday, 7PM at Cafe Freret

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

Swamplocross
October 12 in City Park at 9AM
https://www.facebook.com/events/696599853752195

—— Events Coming Up Soon —–

NOLA Women on Bikes 4 Week Bicycle Maintenance Workshop Series
Wednesdays, October 15 – November 5 from 6:30-8:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1471804686419081/

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/

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

NOLASR’s 4th Birthday Celebration
October 26, details TBD
https://www.facebook.com/events/778142028917141/

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 12:01 am