Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Benefits of bicycling

I know this is preaching to the choir but the article linked below provides some powerful reasons for supporting the creation of more and better bicycling infrastructure. Want to provide your citizens the means to save $3.8 billion? How about $3.5 billion worth of clean air? Maybe save 1,100 lives over the course of a year? It's not that difficult, nor expensive, to do. If the tiny URL doesn't work, here's the full URL: Mark E. Martin

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Tour de Cure- Mandeville, LA Free Registration

Tour de Cure- Mandeville, LA Free Registration Free Registration for 24 hours to celebrate Leap Year! Visit, register and enter LEAP into the promo code box and your registration will be free! (This code is only valid from midnight 2/28/2012 until midnight 2/29/2012) If you have already registered, now is the time to get your friends, family, co-workers and team members registered! Don't wait, because like Leap Year, this opportunity doesn't come around often. On behalf of the Tour de Cure committee, the American Diabetes Association and the nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes, THANK YOU! Please let me know if you have any questions, I look forward to speaking with you! Thanks, Kathleen Gross 888-342-2383 Ext 6072


Please join us for the 3rd Annual VELO LOUISIANE BICYCLE FESTIVAL WEEKEND, March 31st through April 1st. Velo Louisiane rolls out Saturday morning, March 31st, with Mayor Holden's Bike Day program and Family Fun Ride. Activities continue at various locations through Saturday evening. Sunday morning events lead into the main festival at noon, at Perkins Road Community Park. This free, family- friendly festival is hosted by Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets (BRASS) and the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC). Activities feature a variety of rides, fun competitions, bicycle-related demonstrations, children's activities and contests, displays, raffles, a bike parade, and more! Past Velo Louisiane festivals in Baton Rouge have attracted thousands of citizens, and helped to publicize important considerations of bicycle safety and motorist awareness while being fun, engaging, and entertaining. Since 2010, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of cyclists on our streets; whether for sport, exercise, or basic transportation. Research indicates the more that people bicycle on our streets and roadways, the safer bicycling becomes. This effect carries over to greater safety for motorists and pedestrians as well. Details and updates may be found at www.brsafestreets[dot]org Larry Reily festival volunteer

Monday, February 27, 2012

Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida on May 5, 2012

Hello, Friends, Please join us for the third annual Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida on May 5, 2012. This event is held in memory of our son Jordy. The events include bike rides of 60, 40, 20, and 5 miles; a 5K trail run, and a 1-mile fun run. Everyone also has the option of entering the "Red Bug Hill Challenge," a timed event for the bottom to the top of Red Bug Hill. As in the previous years, we will have good food, music, and a raffle with may nice items, including a bicycle. In 2011 you helped us raise over $25,000.00 for children in Louisiana with Spina Bifida. We hope you can join us for a fun day in the beautiful hills of the Felicianas. Thanks! Marie and Mike Rourke P.S. For more information, see our website:, or go directly to to register.