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NOLA Social Ride on the Rise

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(InthekNOwla) -- Facebook reads, "People, Bikes and NOLA: Promoting Cycling through hitting the streets and enjoying life." This is NOLA Social Ride, a brand new biking initiative started by local enthusiast, Jonathan Kennedy.  The first ride began a couple of Thursdays ago and ran throughout the Mid-City neighborhood. This week's adventure is tackling the streets of Uptown New Orleans where the meeting point is Palmer Park at Carrollton and Claiborne.  Following an hour long bike ride, the socializing portion continues at a selected hydrating and nourishment establishment.

I asked Jonathan what his inspiration was and he responded that he wants people to explore the city by bike. See new things and have new experiences.  "I've participated in such bike rides in both Austin and Denver. These rides drew hundreds of people looking for a little exercise mixed with a social aspect," stated Jonathan Kennedy, Founder of NOLA Social Ride.

Agreed. By bike you can see so much more; it is entirely a different soul searching experience. Goal of the ride: to allow folks to venture outside of their comfort zone or respective neighborhood. In turn additional objectives are attained, support of local restaurants and bars, gained awareness of bike riders in the evening, and education of good bike routes throughout the different neighborhoods of New Orleans.

"We are asking that all riders respect the given laws and learn the streets of the city," stated Jonathan Kennedy, "In return, we want to make a quiet statement to drivers and motorists that bicycle awareness is really important."

Join NOLA Social Ride this Thursday, October 21st.  Meeting time is 7pm at Palmer Park and the bike ride will take place throughout Uptown New Orleans. For more information please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Facebook Page. Costumes, radios or custom bike build outs are encouraged!

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 October 2010

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