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Bike Easy ED Dan Favre Talks Lanes, Cars, & Bikelash



Dan Favre can’t find time to catch his breath since Bike Easy hired him as their new Executive Director. In his first month, Favre and Bike Easy kicked off their membership drive, oversaw a waterlogged Bike To Work Week, and continued their advocacy work with programs such as the Safe Routes To School program. 


Baronne Bike Battle

City Debates Adding Cycle Lane to CBD



Bikes have not been forgotten in the CBD building boom. A hearing is scheduled for tomorrow to discuss plans a bike lane on Baronne Street intended sculpt an outlet for bicycle commuters between the CBD and Uptown. However, don't pump up your tires too fast. The plan is generating doubts along with support.


Pedal Parade: Bicycle Second Line in Photos


Photos by Brandon Robert

About 600 bawdy bicyclists took to the street on Sunday (5-18) for Bike Easy's annual Bicycle Second Line. Powered by the tunes of Panorama Brass Band, the two-wheeled throng made their way from the Bayou Boogaloo to the French Quarter. Photographer Brandon Robert was onhand to put the ride in focus.


Cyclists Set for Sunday Second Line with Bike Easy


New Orleanians parade on foot, float, car, and since 2011, by bike. Bike Easy is inviting the public to their annual fundraiser, the Bike Easy Second Line. The event is in conjunction with Bayou Boogaloo, happening May 16-18 along Bayou St. John. 


GiveNOLA

New Philanthropic Event Benefits Over 300 Local Nonprofits



The Greater New Orleans Foundation, is hosting their first GiveNOLA Day, a one-day online giving event that allows the community to make donations supporting over 300 of the city’s non-profit organizations. 


High Ranks for NOLA in Biking, Fatalities


New Orleans is a top 10 city for bike commuting, but also ranks in the top 5 for bicycle fatalities, according to a new report.  The Alliance for Biking and Walking's recently released Benchmark Report compiled data for 52 U.S. cities. The Crescent City jumped from 10th to 8th in the number of people who biked to work. According to a repackaging of the data by Vox.com, New Orleans ranked 5th in the number of bicycle fatalities over a two year period.


NOLA Bike to Work Day Moved Due to Rain


Drivers have one more day to fill up their bike tires and register for this year's NOLA Bike to Work Day. Originally planned for tomorrow, the event has been pushed back to Wednesday, April 9. “Expected inclement weather” is the reason for the postponement. 


Ciclovia Closes Esplanade Lane for Bike-Friendly Fun


Saturday, pothole and paving repairs will not be the only street closure culprits. One lane of Esplanade Avenue will be reserved for Ciclovia, a three-hour event aimed at promoting bike friendliness, healthy eating, and fitness in New Orleans. 


No Quarter: Cabbie Arrested for Beating Biker, Hit-and-Run


A crazed cabbie has been arrested after a violent hit-and-run accident. A delivery cyclist for the French Quarter's Mona Lisa Cafe was biking on Esplanade Ave., when he was hit in front of Port of Call (838 Esplanade Avenue) by a taxi. The initial strike was just the beginning of the altercation, according to witnesses. 


Heavy Pedal: St. Claude Bike Night


St. Claude Ave. is all outfitted with bike lanes, but the Marigny-Bywater main drag still needs more ways to make sure two-wheelers don't end another plot on the Incident Map. On Saturday June 29th,  St. Claude Main Street and Bike Easy will join fundraising forces with Siberia, the Allways Lounge, the Hi-Ho Lounge, and Kajun’s Pub to raise money for the installation of bike racks along the Avenue.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


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