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Pedaling New Orleans

With its cohesive network of historic neighborhoods, flat terrain and subtropical climate, New Orleans has just about everything it needs to be a great bicycling city. Bike Easy is here to help do the rest and seal the deal. We are a fast-growing, grassroots nonprofit hard at work making sure that riding a bike here is as easy, safe, and fun as it should be for everyone. Bike Easy is a volunteer-driven organization guided by a board of directors and energized by the participation of our ever-growing community of members. Through hands-on outreach, advocacy before government agencies and collaboration with diverse local organizations we’re helping to make bicycling an integral part of New Orleans life.

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Bike Easy - What We Do

Our motto at Bike Easy is “getting New Orleans streets in gear.” Bicycling issues are certainly at the center of this mission, but our works also extends to ensuring viable transportation choices for our community across the spectrum.

In fact, as the region’s most effective, professional organization dedicated to bicycling and transportation access issues, our projects and programs are aimed at improving the quality of life for all who share New Orleans area streets. After all, we believe a healthier, better-connected community is good for everyone in it.

Our work benefits bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists, and our supporters come from all walks of life and from all across our community.

This work includes:

  • Educating cyclists and drivers on safety and the rules of the road.

  • Distributing safety kits and sponsoring “bike rodeos” to teach bicycle safety to local youth.

  • Advocating at local, state, and national levels for the accommodation of bicyclists and pedestrians.

  • Enhancing transportation choice by establishing a safe network of bicycle lanes, paths, and facilities.

  • Researching and advancing national best practices in bicycle-related ordinances and legislation.

  • Providing reviews and important feedback during planning processes.

  • Organizing our community to speak up and get involved at key junctures for the future of safe and fun bicycling in New Orleans.

We also organize events throughout the year. These happenings raise public awareness of bicycling issues, they demonstrate the size and diversity of our bicycling community, and they turn out to be a pretty good time for all involved too! For instance, each year we hold our Bike Bash, an event-filled, day-long summit on all things bike-related, and we organize our annual Bicycle Second Line, a pedal-powered New Orleans-style street parade on wheels. Is it a coincidence that some of the best ways to spread the word about our mission turn out to be so fun? We don’t think so.

Our Local Publisher Partners

The Arts Council of New Orleans

The Arts Council of New Orleans is a private, non-profit organization designated as the City’s official arts agency. The Arts Council serves as one of eight regional distributing agencies for state arts funds and administers available municipal arts grants and the Percent For Art program for the City of New Orleans. The Arts Council works in partnership with the City of New Orleans, community groups, local, state, and national governmental agencies, and other nonprofit arts organizations to meet the arts and cultural needs of the New Orleans community through a diversity of initiatives and services.

WWNO

WWNO, the NPR member station for New Orleans, serves southeast Louisiana and parts of southwest Mississippi by broadcasting balanced news, thought provoking analysis, classical music, jazz and other musical styles, intelligent entertainment, and unique local content. We broadcast on 89.9 FM, and KTLN 90.5 FM in the Houma-Thibodaux area as a public service of the University of New Orleans. All of WWNO’s programs, including its growing local news coverage, are available online at WWNO.org.

WWOZ

WWOZ 90.7 FM is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station offering listener-supported, volunteer-programmed community radio. WWOZ covers many events live in and around the city and across the United States, and broadcasts live from the famed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival annually. WWOZ’s mission is to be the worldwide voice, archive, and flag-bearer of New Orleans culture and musical heritage.

PRC

Preservation Resource Center (PRC) has been preserving, restoring, and revitalizing New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods since 1974. Throughout its history, PRC has acted as an advocacy agent on a local, regional, and national scale, spreading the word about the city’s rich architectural heritage and the economic importance of preserving this heritage. PRC also takes a hands-on approach to preservation, with a history of successfully restoring over 1,400 properties. The center strengthens and revitalizes New Orleans in a way that is forward-looking and sustainable, yet sensitive to the city’s past and its heritage.

NOMA

As a nexus for the arts in New Orleans, NOMA is committed to preserving, interpreting, and enriching its collections and renowned sculpture garden; offering innovative experiences for learning and interpretation; and uniting, inspiring, and engaging diverse communities and cultures.

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Its holdings comprise more than one million items from more than three centuries, documenting moments both major and minor. Its four exhibition spaces–the Williams Gallery, the Louisiana History Galleries, the Boyd Cruise Gallery, and the Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art–faithfully depict the multicultural stories of the region, from permanent displays exploring the evolution of Louisiana to rotating exhibitions showcasing history and fine art.

Southern Food

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage. The Museum is also home to the collections of the Museum of the American Cocktail, the Galerie d’Absinthe, and a demonstration kitchen.

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to all Louisianans.

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ mission is to provide all Louisianans with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming.

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