April 23 - April 28
Cycle Zydeco is a four-day bike ride through Cajun Country, often referred to as a “rolling party” and has been described as the “Best Touring Ride in the US.” 2019 is the 18th year and will pass through several towns in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana including Arnaudville, Grand Coteau, Sunset, and Opelousas. Each day starts with breakfast in the morning, a leisurely bike ride to the next community, time to shop, and an opportunity to sample dishes at local restaurants. Every evening a party takes place for the cyclists with zydeco dance lessons and live music by award-winning Cajun and zydeco music bands. Participants can register for the entire four-day event or the “weekend warrior” option. You can learn more about this event and register at CycleZydeco.org.
The ride is hosted by TRAIL, a non-profit organization dedicated to building and maintaining parks, hiking trails, bike trails and other recreational infrastructures. TRAIL is working to build better communities that promote healthy lifestyle options, appreciation for the native environment, and a more desirable place to live, work and visit.