May 032015

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.

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,

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.

Aug 102012
bicycling_logo.jpgThe latest issue of Bicycling Magazine describes the best bike rides in every state.  We made the list!  This is how they described us;

“A tribe of fun-loving New Orleans cyclists meets every Thursday at a
rotating series of bars. They dress according to a rotating series of
themes (Big Mustache Ugly Sweater, superheroes, cartoon characters, The
Big Lebowski). They even have a motto: ‘Less Gears = More Cheers’.”

Click here to read the whole article.  We are not limited to Thursday rides, that has just been what we have always done since our inception almost 2 years ago.  We have been doing a good job in our short history, and we want to continue to grow larger & better.  If you have a comment about how we are operating or a suggestion email us at  We are a collective group where no one person is in charge; we welcome your opinion. 

Jan 172012

Have you seen Natural Awakenings Magazine?  You need to look for one next time you’re in the grocery store.  A recent article in the January issue briefly states cycling in New Orleans is friendly.  NOLA Social Ride is mentioned along with Bike EasyClick here to download a PDF of only the article.

Can’t find it in a store, or don’t want to?  Follow this link to view the entire issue online like its shown in the window below.