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NEW ORLEANS — (October 12, 2017) On Saturday, October 14th, the City of New Orleans will host an annual community event for cyclists of all ability levels at the Entergy Bike The Big Easy. This unique event launched in 2015 offers cyclists the opportunity to ride on closed city streets over a short 20-mile course or a longer 32-mile course, all while enjoying the non-competitive nature of the event.
The event starts at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of LaSalle Street and Poydras Street in front of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Riders will cycle through some of the most famous neighborhoods and boulevards in the city, as the event cruises through areas like the French Quarter, the Central Business District, the Garden District, Mid City and the New Orleans Lakefront.
Since Hurricane Katrina, Entergy Corporation has partnered with the City of New Orleans and the Louisiana Public Health Institute to create and complete100 miles of new bike lanes. Learn more about the unique public-private partnership that helped New Orleans become one of America’s top five cities for bike commuters at http://www.entergy.com/csr/katrina_4.aspx
Entergy Bike the Big Easy will again benefit The Power to Care, Entergy’s customer assistance program providing bill paying help for low-income or disabled customers. To learn more about the program and to donate, visit entergy.com.
A post event Finish Festival will take place at Champions Square from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with food, refreshments and entertainment.
“At Entergy, we believe we power life by adding value for our customers, our communities and our employees,” said Leo Denault, Chairman and CEO of Entergy. “Bike the Big Easy is a great way for our employee’s to get involved in a community activity that celebrates 100 miles of bike paths in the city, boosts local tourism, promotes healthier eco-friendly lifestyles and helps our neighbors through the Power to Care.”
To register or for more information please visit www.bikethebigeasy.events.
For a list of road closures please visit www.bikethebigeasy.events/road-closures.
Each year a portion of the proceeds from this ride will benefit Entergy’s The Power To Care.
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