Welcome to Cycle Zydeco 2019!

Wednesday, April 24

Blackham Coliseum

2330 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA 70503

Cycle Zydeco check in a pre festival tune-up party. We will have an exhibit set up featuring the sponsors, towns and vendors that help create Cycle Zydeco. We will also have a bar set up and host dance lesson at Blackham. Then we will head to downtown Lafayette for catered dinner and enjoy the fist night of Festival International.

Be sure to wear your CZ wristband you picked up at registration!!!


10:00 aM - 7:00 pM: Welcome to Cycle Zydeco 2019!

  • Rider Check in, Packet Pick up & Expo!

  • Pre-ordered Bicycle Rental Pick Up.

  • Bicycle Shipping Pick up. (For riders who shipped their bikes to Lafayette)

  • Pre-ordered Merchandise Pick Up

Lunch is on your own!

Cuisine de Maman (in Vermilionville) will be serving lunch from 11:00am - 2:00 pm. Check out your Zydeco Bucks for other restaurants accepting Zydeco Bucks

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Scavenger Hunt Check In

Start Hunting! Register here and pick up your clues for the Scavenger Hunt! REGISTER for Scavenger Hunt to win gift certificates and daily prizes!

11:00 AM - 5:30 pM: Cycle zydeco Bar [use your drink tickets]

Be sure to bring your redeemable drink tickets provided in your registration packet. Lunch is not provided.

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Shuttles:

The shuttles will run on a set schedule between the Blackham Coliseum, designated hotels and downtown Lafayette. 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: dance lessons @ blackham coliseum

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Dinner on us!

Catered Dinner provided by Le Bon Temp Grill in downtown Lafayette with cash/ticket bar for Cycle Zydeco participants only

6:30 pM - 9:30 pM: music at festival international de louisiane 

10:30 PM: Last Call ): 

The party doesn't have to stop here! Check out the back of your Zydeco Bucks for some great after-hours locations!

After Party
Cajun Jam at Blue Moon until 2:00a
Your Zydeco Bucks are welcome here!


Parking Instructions for two and four wheels!

  1. You can lock your bikes up to our racks overnight outside at the expo & campgrounds at Blackham Coliseum.

  2. If you are staying at a Lafayette hotel every night of the ride, then park your car at the hotel. We will have shuttle service on Thursday morning to bring you (not your bike) to Blackham for the start. Either bring your bike to Blackham on Wednesday or early Thursday.

  3. If you are camping or staying at the designated destination hotels in New Iberia, Breaux Bridge, or Opelousas; then you will park your vehicles at Blackham Coliseum/Cajun Field. Be sure to have your parking pass clearly visible on the dashboard.