We always try to keep someone who knows the route with the new riders , but mistakes and wrong turns happen, so it is always a good idea to be familiar with the route before coming out.
CC’s on Esplanade, Saturdays, 7am
New Orleans Museum of Art, Tuesdays, First Loop leaves at 6pm
Other Popular Routes
The Mississippi River Levee
The levee is a popular route for quick, pre-work weekday rides because of its proximity to uptown New Orleans. Though currently undergoing some construction closures and re-routes, it remains a go-to ride for many local cyclists. Frequently, groups of STCC riders will meet at the front of Audubon Park on St. Charles Ave at 6 or 6:30 am to ride 25-ish miles on the levee. Check the Facebook ride postings for the latest.
Across Lake Pontchartrain lies an enchanted land, known to New Orleans cyclists as a land of country roads, rolling hills and open miles of riding. If only we didn’t have to put the bike on the car and drive an hour to get there…
Rides out of Abita Springs and the Mandeville Trailhead utilize portions of the Tammany Trace (a teriffic rails-to-trail project) to get out to the open road. The STCC tries to get over to the Northshore about once a month, but as yet there are no standing rides there. Here’s an idea of a great Northshore ride…