For Immediate Release
Cycle Zydeco Takes to the Road March 30-April 3
Opelousas LA—In its fifteenth year, Cycle Zydeco continues to draw people from far and wide to Acadiana to enjoy world-renowned food, Cajun and zydeco music, natural beauty and southern hospitality.
Cycle Zydeco, which started off with 200 riders in its first year, has grown in popularity. This year 400+ cyclist will flock to our scenic byways on a four-day, 200-mile bike tour. Known as a “rolling party”, it’s designed to be ridden at a leisurely pace in order to have an authentic Louisiana experience.
The cyclists kick things off Wednesday night with a party at Acadiana Center for the Arts, complete with a Cajun dinner, live zydeco music, and dance lessons. Thursday, they will embark on the first leg of the tour from Lafayette to St. Martinville, where they’ll eat lunch and soak up the charm of this quaint Cajun town. The cyclists then proceed to Breaux Bridge for an evening of food and music, and a swamp tour on the Atchafalaya Basin the next morning.
Friday, the first stop in St. Landry Parish is the town of Arnaudville. Here cyclist will sample boudin at Russell’s Supermarket and wash it down with craft beer from Bayou Teche Brewing. That evening participants will celebrate with a special party at Evangeline Downs Race Track & Casino, featuring Rockin’ Doopsie & The Zydeco Twisters.
Saturday, the route takes riders into Evangeline Parish where they’ll experience a few local traditions such as boudin from T-Boy’s and maybe even an encounter with Taunt Sue at the famous Fred’s Lounge in Mamou. In Eunice they’ll top off the day with a live Cajun music variety show at the Liberty Theater. Sunday, the final leg of the tour, riders will travel through Acadia Parish with a visit to the Charlene Richard Gravesite then onto Scott for the Boudin Festival. Allons manger, allons dancer, allons a Cycle Zydeco!
This ride is hosted by TRAIL (LaTrail.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to building and maintaining parks, hiking trails, bike trails and other recreational infrastructures.
Press Contact: St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission
337-948-8004 • firstname.lastname@example.org • CajunTravel.com
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