Archive for February, 2012


We’ll be riding tomorrow,


SATURDAY

02-25-2012


Roll out from
Red’s at

7:00 AM!!!

Winds: 5 MPH NE


Temperatures: Upper 40′s

Chances of precipitation: 10%


We’ll be riding tomorrow,


SATURDAY

02-25-2012


Roll out from
Red’s at

7:00 AM!!!

Winds: 5 MPH NE


Temperatures: Upper 40′s

Chances of precipitation: 10%

The second annual BikeLafayette Swap Meet & Social is coming! Join us in Girard Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Bring your new or used bike gear (any and all types), and buy, sell, or trade your goods for someone else‘s! Stick around for food and games. Get to know other bicycling enthusiasts in the Lafayette community. Road, mountain, fixie, BMX, townie, cruiser, commuter, loaded tourer…whatever! All types of bikes and riders welcome.

The second annual BikeLafayette Swap Meet & Social is coming! Join us in Girard Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Bring your new or used bike gear (any and all types), and buy, sell, or trade your goods for someone else‘s! Stick around for food and games. Get to know other bicycling enthusiasts in the Lafayette community. Road, mountain, fixie, BMX, townie, cruiser, commuter, loaded tourer…whatever! All types of bikes and riders welcome.

This ribbon cutting and dedication of Phase 1 of the Atakapa-Ishak Trail will be held at Parc Sans Souci in Downtown Lafayette. The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 25th. The AI Trail is a multi-phased, shared-use recreational trail, the first phase of which runs from Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette to Beaver Park. The trail links the downtown area to the Vermilion River via shared roadway, a half-mile Bike Lane along General Mouton Ave., and a shared sidewalk along University Avenue that accommodates both bicycles and pedestrians.

The Trail is named for the Atakapa-Ishak Native American Tribe who inhabited Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana coastal regions and prairies. Within Acadiana, the tribe settled the prairies and along bayous and riverbanks from Opelousas to St. Martinville and south to the coast.

The opening of Phase 1 of the AI Trail is the culmination of years of collaborative planning between Lafayette Consolidated Government, the Lafayette Metropolitan Planning Organization, T.R.A.I.L., Community Foundation of Acadiana, and the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana. The AI Trail will expand the transportation network throughout the Lafayette Metropolitan region and will also provide recreational opportunities for the people of Acadiana. Future phases of the Atakapa-Ishak Trail will ultimately connect Lafayette to the nearby communities of Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville.

Phase 2 of the Trail has recently been awarded funding through a 2013 FHWA Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana grant (the same program which funded Phase 1 of the Trail). Phase 2 will extend the AI Trail from Beaver Park to the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center on Fisher Road by way of a newly constructed underpass at the US Hwy 90 Bridge at the Vermilion River.

For more information contact Jennifer Severson, Planner, Lafayette Metropolitan Planning Organization, 337-291-8186.

This ribbon cutting and dedication of Phase 1 of the Atakapa-Ishak Trail will be held at Parc Sans Souci in Downtown Lafayette. The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 25th. The AI Trail is a multi-phased, shared-use recreational trail, the first phase of which runs from Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette to Beaver Park. The trail links the downtown area to the Vermilion River via shared roadway, a half-mile Bike Lane along General Mouton Ave., and a shared sidewalk along University Avenue that accommodates both bicycles and pedestrians.

The Trail is named for the Atakapa-Ishak Native American Tribe who inhabited Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana coastal regions and prairies. Within Acadiana, the tribe settled the prairies and along bayous and riverbanks from Opelousas to St. Martinville and south to the coast.

The opening of Phase 1 of the AI Trail is the culmination of years of collaborative planning between Lafayette Consolidated Government, the Lafayette Metropolitan Planning Organization, T.R.A.I.L., Community Foundation of Acadiana, and the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana. The AI Trail will expand the transportation network throughout the Lafayette Metropolitan region and will also provide recreational opportunities for the people of Acadiana. Future phases of the Atakapa-Ishak Trail will ultimately connect Lafayette to the nearby communities of Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville.

Phase 2 of the Trail has recently been awarded funding through a 2013 FHWA Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana grant (the same program which funded Phase 1 of the Trail). Phase 2 will extend the AI Trail from Beaver Park to the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center on Fisher Road by way of a newly constructed underpass at the US Hwy 90 Bridge at the Vermilion River.

For more information contact Jennifer Severson, Planner, Lafayette Metropolitan Planning Organization, 337-291-8186.

Chris Hoy takes Mens Keirin World Cup Title at the london velodrome 2012.
Chris Hoy takes Mens Keirin World Cup Title at the london velodrome 2012.
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Team risks WorldTour place after Contador suspension

Bjarne Riis is set to appear before the UCI’s Licence Commission on Monday as it deliberates on whether or not Saxo Bank should retain its WorldTour status following the suspension of Alberto Contador.

Contador accounted for over 67% of the WorldTour points accumulated by Saxo Bank in 2011, and without his haul, the team would have finished bottom of the team standings and would also have failed to have fulfilled the sporting criterion required for entry into the WorldTour.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport handed Contador a two-year ban for a his positive test for clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour de France, and all of his 2011 results have been expunged from the record books.
Click here to read the full article on Cycling News

(Photo uploaded from http://www.bicycling.com)

Team risks WorldTour place after Contador suspension

Bjarne Riis is set to appear before the UCI’s Licence Commission on Monday as it deliberates on whether or not Saxo Bank should retain its WorldTour status following the suspension of Alberto Contador.

Contador accounted for over 67% of the WorldTour points accumulated by Saxo Bank in 2011, and without his haul, the team would have finished bottom of the team standings and would also have failed to have fulfilled the sporting criterion required for entry into the WorldTour.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport handed Contador a two-year ban for a his positive test for clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour de France, and all of his 2011 results have been expunged from the record books.
Click here to read the full article on Cycling News