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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fifth Annual NOLA Bike to Work Day Rescheduled to Wednesday, April 20

04/12/2016

Media Contact:
Gretchen Hirt, Gambel Communications
(o) 504.324.4242 | (c) 504.338.8460
gretchen@gambelpr.com

Annual Event Presented by Entergy and Bike Easy Rescheduled Due to Anticipated Inclement Weather

WHO: 

Greater New Orleans residents, Entergy Corporation, Bike Easy, Bike Law LA, New Orleans Regional Planning Commission and City of New Orleans (Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu)

WHAT: 

People from all over New Orleans will participate in the 5th Annual NOLA Bike to Work Day by biking to work on Wednesday, April 20. On NOLA Bike to Work Day, Bike Trains will depart from multiple locations around the city and convene at Lafayette Square for a commemoration ceremony marking the completion of 100 miles of bikeways in New Orleans. There will be an unveiling of the 2016 Bike Map and Guide to Safe Cycling, while participants will also enjoy complimentary refreshments, giveaways and bike repairs.

WHEN/WHERE:                 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

7 – 10 a.m.

Scheduled NOLA Bike to Work Day events include the following:

7 – 7:30 a.m.:                      

Bike Trains

Those who work in the CBD can join experienced riders at strategically placed Neighborhood Bike Trains throughout Orleans Parish to ride together downtown. The Bike Trains will gather at 7:00 a.m. for free coffee, neighborhood camaraderie and check-in. The trains will leave the meetups at 7:30 a.m. to be at Lafayette Square around 8:00 a.m.

Bike Train locations include: Uptown (HEY! Café), Gentilly (Daddy’s Donuts), Mid-City (Lafitte Greenway circle at Jefferson Davis), Algiers Point (Algiers Ferry Landing), Broadmoor (Keller Library) and 7th Ward (Dashing Bicycles).

8 – 9:30 a.m.:

Morning Meet-up For All Riders

Lafayette Square (between Camp Street and St. Charles in the CBD) 

Riders will stop by Lafayette Square on their way to work for complimentary snacks, giveaways and bike tune-ups.

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.:

Press Announcement

Lafayette Square (between Camp Street and St. Charles in the CBD)

Dignitaries and the community will gather to commemorate the completion of 100 miles of bikeways by unveiling the city’s new bike lane/bike path maps.

HOW:

This event is free and anyone with a bike can participate. Register online HERE. Participants registered for the original date do not need to re-register for the rain date.

NOLA Bike to Work Day is part of NOLA Bike to Work Week, a community-wide initiative including a series of events taking place. For more information about the events and activities throughout the week, visit the calendar of events

WHY:

NOLA Bike to Work Day helps introduce more people to bike commuting, shows a collective strength in numbers, and demonstrates why New Orleans is in the top 10 American cities for bike commuting. Before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans had approximately 11 miles of bicycle paths. Thanks to a grant from Entergy and a partnership between the City of New Orleans and the Louisiana Public Health Institute, the city is now celebrating the achievement of 100 miles of installed bikeways in 2016!

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $11.5 billion and more than 13,000 employees.

Bike Easy is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to make bicycle riding in New Orleans easy, safe, and fun. Bike Easy supports the vibrant and growing Greater New Orleans bicycle culture with encouragement and events that help get people riding and build community. To learn more, visit www.bikeeasy.org. Connect with Bike Easy on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BikeEasy) or Twitter (@BikeEasy)

Bike Law LA is not a law firm, but a network of independent lawyers and law firms who share a common approach to the law and to helping cyclists. For more information, visit www.bikelaw.com/state/louisiana.

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