Allons manger! Allons danser! Allons Cycle Zydeco!

April 24 - 28, 2019

2019 Cycle Zydeco will coincide with Festival International de Louisiane & the New Iberia Spanish Festival which we will include as part of Cycle Zydeco. 

The week after you can enjoy the Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge, LA or the final week of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

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Each day we offer two route options. The main route we try to keep around 38 miles (61km) and the long route will be 62.14 miles (100km) or more. We will have some riding options available on Wednesday (April 24th) but it will not be a supported ride.

For 2019 the routes will leave Lafayette on Thursday April 25th and finish in the Grand Coteau/Sunset/Opelousas area. Friday the ride will travel to Breaux Bridge. Saturday the ride will finish in New Iberia. Sunday the ride returns to Lafayette at Blackham Coliseum.

 

Registration is open. Register now and save!  Prices will increase periodically for full time and weekend riders.

Cycle Zydeco is Louisiana's Cajun & Creole Cycling Festival. Five days of parties and four days of cycling in Acadiana, the heart of Cajun Country.

About Cycle Zydeco

Cycle Zydeco is a four-day casual touring ride in South Louisiana. The ride takes place every year the week after Easter and includes great food, live music, and the finest flat roads Louisiana has to offer.

Cycle Zydeco is a festival on wheels. Experience mouthwatering Cajun cuisine and live performances by the best bands in Louisiana. The ride includes tours of many attractions and options for camping or staying in hotels. Immerse yourself in Acadiana: the birthplace of Zydeco, home to Cajuns and Créoles alike, and one of the most unique cultures in the United States.

The priorities of Cycle Zydeco:

  1. EAT

  2. DANCE

  3. DRINK

  4. RIDE A BICYCLE TO THE NEXT FESTIVE LOCATIOn 

The main routes average about 40 miles (65 km) per day. We also offer longer route options each day that average over 62 miles (100 km). All routes include points of interest such as brewery tours, swamp tours, and other good times that you will find only in Acadiana!

We were honored to have Bernard Hinault attending as the "Le Capitaine de Cycle Zydeco" in 2018.  Stay tuned to see who 2019's Le Capitaine will be.

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  Bernard Hinault will be the first "Capitaine de Cycle Zydeco"   For many years we have discussed introducing a King & Queen or Grand Marshall to Cycle Zydeco. The title "Capitaine" blends both a term common in cycling and is also used for the Mardi Gras of the Acadiana region, "Courir de Mardi Gras"

Bernard Hinault will be the first "Capitaine de Cycle Zydeco"

For many years we have discussed introducing a King & Queen or Grand Marshall to Cycle Zydeco. The title "Capitaine" blends both a term common in cycling and is also used for the Mardi Gras of the Acadiana region, "Courir de Mardi Gras"

 

Enjoy the magic of Cajun Country while riding your bike.  

Pass a good time, but leave the racing for the horses!