December means Christmas and there is no better way to begin the season than with some music, riding and lighting.
With winter deciding to actually give New Orleans a visit this week we will meet at our usual spot in from of the Armstrong sign at Armstrong Park. At 6:20pm we will leave and head for St. Louis Cathedral for their annual Christmas Concert Series which is always a great event. We should be there till 7pm. We will then ride around the FQ for a min and head up Esplanade to City Park for a bike ride of Christmas in the Oaks and City Park. After the ride we will be stopping at Morning Call for coffee and refreshments. From there we will head in to the neighborhood to search for Xmas lights and the on to the Marigny to Frenchmen St. to jam the rest of our night away.
If anyone has a speaker system on their bike be sure to bring it loaded up with some of your favorite Christmas anthems.
Where you Santa attire if you have any.
In all faiths this is the season of light so make sure you LIGHT YOUR BIKE.
As always lets have a fun safe ride for all. Ho Ho
All I ask is that you have lights on your bike; a white front and red rear light. You should already have them! Please check your nuts and chain before you come! Also, bring some tools, a spare tube, a lock, and some friends
Music will be provided.
REMINDER: Our goal is always to create a safe environment for all riders. We cannot control, nor do we desire to control, every rider's behavior. Every rider is individually responsible for taking care of themselves and for the safe operation of their bicycles. Every person that joins the ride is accepting the risks which are inherent in riding a bicycle with a large group of other people riding bicycles. Please be courteous to other each other as well as other traffic on the roadways, be safe and always be sure to leave no trace!
And don't forget to do a once-over on your bike before you leave the house! Check your tire pressure, brakes, shift your gears, oil your chain, tighten up your nuts/quick releases, etc.