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.

Jan 022015

Hope everyone had a good holiday and a fun time last night.  Take a moment to read the New Orleans Living Magazine, they have a writeup on us on page 40.  We appreciate the good press and Rachael for helping them out.

Now for the weekend update.  As always, check our Ride Calendar for all bicycle related events going on in & around the city!  Saturday might be a washout, but we’re looking forward to a Sunday Funday.  Some of the NOLASR family are heading out to the Bonnet Carre Spillway to hit the [NOMAMBO] Spillway MTB Trail.  If you want to hit the trail & want to share a ride, check out the Facebook Event.  Another part of the family is giving a Cemetery Bicycle Tour in the morning.  Both groups meeting at 9:30AM.

Quite a few other groups having events lined up this weekend too;

The Semi-Tough Cycling Club has their usual Pagoda Cafe Club Ride early Saturday morning at at 7AM.  It’s a fun/fast group ride into the East.

Bike Smut is in town and will be showing a film for adults at the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center Saturday night.  A meetup is planned at 7PM at the Parkview Tavern in Mid-City if you want to ride with others to the show.  The show is at 9PM & more info can be found in their Facebook Event.

Bike Easy is continuing to partner with the Confederacy of Cruisers for the Prospect3 Rides.  Tours run every weekend until January 25th.

If we missed something let us know.  The rest of the weekly rides will be posted later, but you can start planning by checking the Ride Calendar.  Also, if you want to see us do something we haven’t done yet.  Please let us know!

Oct 152014


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  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 or you can make a comment below.

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

Mar 142013

Did you know Tulane had a cycling team?  They compete in the South-Central Collegiate Cycling Conference (SCCC), & do quite well.  Some members competed in the Rouge Roubaix Gran Fondo last weekend in St. Francisville.

For the not so competitive, Tulane University’s Reily Student Recreation Center has a bike ride series that takes tours of neighborhoods as well as to various markets.  Their website and Facebook has all the latest info on the rides, but here is their flier.  On Sunday the 17th, if there isn’t enough going on already, they will be touring the Vieux Carre on bikes.  They require a helmet and you to sign your life away via a waiver, but we checked and non-Tulane students are more than welcome to join.  So check the flier out and join them for a Sunday stroll through the City Center or to the market. 

Tulane Reily Center Bike Series 2013.jpg

Contact us if you are interested in helping us organize a reoccurring
ride to Hollygrove Market or the Crescent City Farmer’s Market.  Our email is