May 24, 2011

Bike Second Line

By Elisa | 6 Comments »

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Sunday morning I rode out to mid-city for the 3rd Annual Bike Second Line, put on by Bike Easy (formerly the New Orleans Metro Bike Coalition), our bike advocacy group. I signed up to volunteer, so when we rolled out at 10am I was already dripping sweat. No problem, the brass band and group of 100′s perked me right up. Plus, everyone was sweaty and having a blast!

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We rode a 10 mile loop around the city with the Bone Tone Brass Band playing the whole time. We had police escort and took over the streets with bells ringing and arms waving. Tourists in the French Quarter loved us and residents all over the city came out to dance and wave. I love a group ride, feeling safe and protected from traffic, the only time I will ride sans-helmet (which feels AMAZING).

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Afterward there was a small party, for which I helped pour beer. After enjoying meeting new folks, including one bike blogger in particular, I headed over to the Bayou Boogaloo with my friend Emily. We wandered about, looked at beautiful t shirts, heard some music and sat on the Bayou. People came on foot, by bike and even by canoe. It was a beautiful sight!

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After stopping for a life changing alligator sausage po-boy at Parkway, I headed home. 6 hours later and sunburnt I was ready for a nap.

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I can’t wait for next years Bike Second Line! More photos here.

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  1. On May 25th, 2011 Maria said:

    Bike and a second line. Sounds close to heaven!

  2. On May 25th, 2011 Anna said:

    Elisa! I can’t believe how much fun you’re having!

  3. On May 25th, 2011 mamavee said:

    what maria said- I love second lining so much ( I have told my husband I want a brass band with second lining friends and family for my funeral) and to combine that with biking- Ohh wee baby. I’d prolly fall from dancing and biking at the same time though.

  4. On May 25th, 2011 Elisa said:

    There was definitely some dancing going on. I mostly swayed and bobbed my head though. Dancing and riding in a large group is harder than you think!

  5. On May 25th, 2011 inspiredcyclist said:

    The ride looks like it was so much fun, big tuba and all! WOW! And I love your fedora! Very trendy, and perfect for keeping the sun off your face!

  6. On May 25th, 2011 Elisa said:

    Thanks for the hat love! I have never thought of myself as a hat person, but working outside 3 days a week I decided to try to become one. So far, so good.

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