Louisiana Bicycle Festival

For ten years now a very informal festival has been happening up there in Abita Springs: the Louisiana Bicycle Festival.

It is part swap meet and part competition, here are the categories: Original Pre 1940, Original 1940 – 1960, Original Post 1960, Restored Pre 1940, Restored 1940 – 1960, Restored Post 1960, Custom, Decorated, Novelty, Art from Bikes or Bike Parts, and Best in Show. And, they say, because this is Louisiana, judges can be bribed, oh, and they also create and eliminate categories on a whim.

There is also a ride/parade through the historic part of town at 12:30. Somehow I get the sense this won’t be a Critical Mass type of bike ride. Just saying.

And, this year they have a DJ. And, If you get hungry and thirsty I would recommend heading over to the Abita Brew Pub. Abita Satsuma Harvest Wit is in season!

Apparently this was all started by the guy who started the Abita Mystery House. And, if you’re up there anyway, you should go there, too. Open everyday 10-5 for $3!


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