Louisiana Bicycle Festival
JUNE 14, 2014
our 14th year!

The Saturday Before Father's Day In Abita Springs

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE 2009 Festival



"Can I go to Abita Springs for the Louisiana Bicycle Festival one day, please Mom, please?"

Abita Springs

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
The festival officially starts when people show up. There are some people who start showing up before 8am. This event is not officially organized by anyone. Years ago it was sponsored by the UCM Museum, aka The Abita Mystery House. John Preble, owner of the museum still helps with the logistics, along with other volunteers. If you are looking to buy a cool bicycle, - many "deals" are made before 10am.


FESTIVAL BICYLE RIDE (AKA PARADE)
The town of Abita Springs is small - we had a traffic light a few years ago, they replaced it with a roundabout so now we don't even have a traffic light. Most of the streets are shaded by tall pines and live oaks. It is a bicycle friendly place and residents look forward to the festival and the participants.

A spontaneous ride begins rolling around 12:30 and winds through the historic district for about 30 minutes.

 

FESTIVAL FOOD
Their is a grocery/deli, pizza place, cafe, and brew pub all within walking distance to the festival. Festival food is also sold on the festival grounds.

Now on the Saturday before Father's Day
The photos used on this page do not depict actual events a the Louisiana Bicycle Festival.

 

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Rocket Bike comes the the 2008 LA Bicycle Festival


FESTIVAL STUFF
In the past, some volunteers have brought trophies and awards for participants. Bring some bikes and your may win a crackerjack prize !

Past prizes have included new bikes: a new 3G bicycle, a rusty Huffy, a Schwin, bicycle books, posters, tee shirts, bike memorabilia, certificates suitable for framing, and fantastic bragging rights!



FESTIVAL DEALS
Each year bicycles and components are swapped, bought and sold. Often bicycles are brought in by non-bicycle collectors simply find a good home for their bicycle. If you like to buy, sell, or swap bicycle stuff then please come prepared. An ATM machine is within walking distance. There is no charge to the vendors, participants, and general audience to make deals.

 

FESTIVAL FUN
This is a laid back affair. On request, many bicycle owners will let you test ride their bicycles, however please be aware that many bicycles on exhibit are very special.

Think of this festival like a family reunion - except this is a family you choose to belong to!