New Orleans Bicycle Encouragement Ride
Organization: Metro Bicycle Coalition, DBA Bike Easy
Status: Project complete
Address: New Orleans, LA
The Metro Bicycle Coalition received $5,000 to help launch New Orleans' first bicycle event since Hurricane Katrina devastated the area in 2005. The community ride will promote bicycling and bike commuting while continuing to build momentum for bike facilities in the Unified New Orleans plan—a city-wide post-Katrina planning process. New Orleans received honorable mention in the last BFC round for its commitment to including bicycling in its infrastructure improvements.