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Second NOLA Bike to Work Day Presented by Entergy and Bike Easy
WHO: Greater New Orleans residents, Entergy Corporation and Bike Easy
WHAT: Bicyclists from all over New Orleans will commemorate the 2nd NOLA Bike to Work Day by biking to work
WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Scheduled NOLA Bike to Work Day events include the following:
7:00 - 7:30 AM: Meet up at Bike Convoy(s) Hub Stations
Those who work in the CBD can join experienced riders at dozens of Hub Stations throughout Orleans Parish to ride together downtown. Official rider rangers will depart at 7:30 AM. Select hub stations will be offering free coffee or snacks for riders. Visit http://bikeeasy.org/events/archives/929/ for a complete list of Hub stations open for morning meet ups.
8:00 - 10:00 AM: Morning Meet Up For All Riders
Duncan Plaza (On Loyola Avenue between Gravier and Perdido Streets; across from City Hall)
Stop by Duncan Plaza on your way to work for complimentary snacks, giveaways and to take a group photo on the steps of City Hall.
5:00 - 8:00 PM: Bike to Work Day After Party
American Sector at the National WWII Museum (945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130)
Stop by American Sector for an extended celebration with exclusive food and beverage specials for Bike to Work Day participants.
HOW: This event is free and anyone with a bike can participate. Register as an individual, create a group to ride with or volunteer as a ride ranger online at http://bikeeasy.org/events/archives/929/. Pre-register as an individual rider today and be entered to win a bicycle and other great prizes.
Free New Orleans Bike Maps will be available at all New Orleans Public Library branches throughout the day. Select local bike shops will be offering free bicycle tune-ups throughout the day.
WHY: NOLA Bike to Work Day will raise awareness about the benefits of biking and regional developments that are making biking easier and safer for all.
Before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans had approximately 11 miles of bicycle paths. Thanks to a grant from Entergy Corporation and a partnership between the City of New Orleans and the Louisiana Public Health Institute, the city now boasts over 50 miles with more planned or under construction.
For its efforts, the City of New Orleans has been designated a Bronze Level Bike Friendly City by the League of American Bicyclists - joining other cities such as Portland, Boulder and Austin who are designated bike-friendly cities. In 2012, the Alliance for Bicycling and Walking Benchmarking Reported ranked New Orleans tenth nationwide for the highest number of workers commuting by bike.
Entergy Corporation, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year, is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.