Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Velo Dendro bicycle tour of Shreveport rolls Sat, Oct 23, at 8:45 am, says Hallie Dozier and Matthew Linn

Riders are under no pressure to finish the Velo Dendro Shreveport, a family-oriented bicycle tour, says Hallie Dozier. Ride as long as you like and retire when you need to, she says.

Dozier, leader and organizer, is a prof of forestry at LSUBR but knows Shreveport well; she grew up here. Her partner in producing the tour is Matthew Linn.

The 15-mile route will take the riders - last year 100 bikers started the trek - from Columbia Cafe to Betty Virginia Park and thence downtown. Riders will follow the Fant Parkway past Shreve City Shopping Center to E. Preston. The route loops through Broadmoor on its way back to the start point, Columbia Cafe.

Registration is $10. Riders are given a high-viz shirt and are supplied with water and snacks at key points.

Shreveport's significant trees are the focus of the ride. "Velo" refers to cycling and "dendro" refers to trees. Building community is another focus. There will be numerous stops and opportunities to chat.

See the ride map here

1 comment:

mike feldman said...

Sign up and enjoy our wonderful city via bicycles.