Monday, October 10, 2011

Velo Dendro Shreveport: Sat, Oct 22, 8:30 am at Columbia Cafe; A BetterShreveport's bicycle tour of trees in 3rd relaxed year

Velo Dendro Shreveport, 2010 by trudeau
Velo Dendro Shreveport, 2010, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

"Velo Dendro is a bicycle tour of Shreveport's trees sponsored by A Better Shreveport. A relaxed ride, it has drawn 80 to 100 riders per event in its first 2 years," says Dr. Hallie Dozier.

Registration and last-minute air for tires at 8:30 am at Columbia Cafe. Fee is $10 and includes T-shirt, snack and lunch.

The tour is led by LSU forester Dr Hallie Dozier, a former Shreveporter. Matthew Linn, proprietor of Columbia cafe, is tour co-producer. Robert Trudeau and Garrett Johnson are the coordinators for 2011.

Those taking the entire tour will return to Columbia Cafe for lunch, which is included in the $10 registration fee.

"The tour visits Betty Virginia Park before winding through old Broadmoor, taking a break at Centenary College and going via Olive St to the Stoner Boat Launch (stop for water & fruit). There the group spins down the Fant bikeway to downtown. Group photos will be shot near Riverview Fountains. Thence we return to Columbia Cafe," says Trudeau. He and Dozier recently rode the route and found it "lyrical."

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A Better Shreveport is overall sponsor of the event. Joining as sponsors are Pratt Industries, Columbia cafe, the Bike Pedaler and River City Cycling.

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