Press release : Bike Baton Rouge Parks over 400 bikes at April Festivals

4/18/16
Baton Rouge, LA

By the end of the Louisiana Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 17, Bike Baton Rouge volunteers parked a total of 409 bikes through FestForAll, Blues Fest and Earth Day.

Bike Baton Rouge provides free Valet Bike Parking at these and other events. The 409 bikes parked through April broke Bike Baton Rouge’s previous bike parking record for the three festivals combined.

Bike Baton Rouge Parking Coordinator Doug Moore said, “By providing free, conveniently-located bike parking, we hope to encourage people to bike to the festivals downtown instead of driving. It is our hope that after biking to a festival, people might choose to bike to school, work, or other places as well.”

The 409 bikes parked represents over two-thousand car miles saved (assuming a five mile round trip) and immeasurable social, environmental and health benefits. The Bike Baton Rouge Bike Corrals were visited by several local dignitaries including Baton Rouge mayor Kip Holden who quipped, “When people tell me to take a hike, I tell them I’d rather bike!”

Bike Baton Rouge’s attention now turns to their annual Mike Bitton Awards ceremony, to be held at the Firehouse Gallery at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge (427 Laurel Street) on Wednesday April 27, Bike to School Day (May 4) and Bike to Work Week (May 16 through 20)

For more information, visit bikebr.org, look up Bike Baton Rouge on facebook, or email Bike Baton Rouge at bikebatonrouge@gmail.com

Mika Torkkola
225 571 2906
bikebatonrouge@gmail.com

Bike Baton Rouge is a local non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and has been dedicated to making bicycling trips in Baton Rouge safer and more enjoyable since 2006.