TRAIL and the original crew of Cycle Zydeco this spring April 23-27,
2014 for a fun 4-day cycling tour celebrating Zydeco, Cajun and Creole
music and food. Cycle Zydeco continues to draw people from far and wide
to Acadiana to enjoy our world-renowned food, music and natural beauty
in addition to Louisiana hospitality. Cycle Zydeco is now promoted and
managed by TRAIL (Transportation Recreation Alternatives In Louisiana)
in conjunction with Lafayette Convention & Visitors Center, St.
Martin Parish Tourist Commission and St Landry Parish Tourist
Commission. And the original support team still remains intact: Roy,
Leroy, Don, Killer, Kathy, Chris, Alice, Rhonda, Ron, Bruce, Mike,
Bernard, and the new crewmembers from last year Kat, Scott, Nick, Kevin,
Don D., Andre and Lil.
Detailed information is located on the TRAIL website at LAtrail.org (Link). In the future we will update the website cyclezydeco.com.
The ride will start in Lafayette and travel to St. Martinville, Breaux
Bridge Arnaudville, Opelousas, Mamou, Eunice then finishing back in
Lafayette. Please forward this email to your friends and family and ask
them to sign up for the Cycle Zydeco mailing list to stay up to date on
FEE & PAYMENT INFORMATION:
Fees for Riders: $440
Fees for non-riders: $220
**Fees do not include lodging costs, those are your responsibility.
registration and mail in fees require a $30 non-refundable deposit.
The $30 will be applied to your total registration fee. You will need
to either mail in the balance of the payment before January 10, 2014 or
pay by credit card online at LAtrail.org. If you mail in a $30 payment
and we do not have any spots available we will notify you and your $30
fee will be refunded in that situation.
Mission & Vision:
TRAIL is a non-profit organization dedicated to building and
maintaining parks, paths and trails for hiking, walking, running,
kayaking, biking and canoeing. Recreational infrastructure development
is how TRAIL promotes the motto of the 4 Es: Experience, Educate,
Exercise and Enjoy. Recreational facilities encourage people to get
outside EXPERIENCE their environment, gain more EDUCATION about their
environment and health, have more opportunities for EXCERCISE and better
ENJOY their community.
TRAIL is working to build better communities that promote healthy
lifestyle options, appreciation for the native environment, and a more
desirable place to live, work and visit. TRAIL works with governments,
individuals and businesses to make these recreational facilities a
reality. TRAIL assists in financing projects through searching for grant
opportunities, fund raising events, and sponsorship.
T.R.A.I.L. (Transportation Recreational Alternatives In Louisiana)
was created in 2005 by a small group of individuals working to develop
the Bikeway Plan component for the Lafayette Metropolitan Organizations
2030 Transportation Plan. Realizing that the extensive amount of work
would be futile if there was not a mechanism that would be a catalyst to
make certain the facilities we planned and designed would become a
reality. The group also recognized that limited recreational facilities
around the Acadiana area was not limited to just cycling, but also for
runners, walkers, and kayakers. Whether active or passive the
surrounding communities needed facilities that encouraged them to get
outside, Experience their environment, gain more Education about their
environment and health, have more opportunities for Exercise and better
Enjoy their community.
For more information about current T.R.A.I.L. projects and to download our brochure please see the link below. Brochure for T.R.A.I.L.