Welcome to Cycle Zydeco 2019!

Allons Zydeco Junkies! It’s a Chubby Party.

Wednesday, April 24

Blackham Coliseum

2330 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA 70503

Check-in to Cycle Zydeco 2019 during our pre festival tune-up Chubby party! An expo featuring sponsors, towns, and vendors that help create Cycle Zydeco will be on hand to get you ready to Eat, Dance, Drink and Ride through Cajun Country. We will also have a bar set up and will be hosting dance lessons inside Blackham. Post expo, Cycle Zydeco will head to downtown Lafayette for a catered dinner and enjoy the first night of Festival International de Louisiane!

We will offer some suggested cycling routes from and around Lafayette. Wednesday routes are on your own. We will not have SAG support on the course or water stations. The distances range up to 54 miles but you can easily shorten the route by turning around at various points on the “lollipop” shaped route. The route will take you by Parish Brewing in Broussard. See the map below.

Be sure to wear your CZ wristband that you picked up during packet pick-up at all times!

10:00 aM - 7:00 pM: Show up with photo ID & this waiver & Parking PASS

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  • 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

  • Parking and bicycle storage information below

Lunch on your own!

Check out your Zydeco Bucks for restaurants accepting Zydeco Bucks.

10:00 AM - 4:00 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. You may buy more drink tickets at the merchandise booth almost any time during CZ.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: dance lessons by moria istre @ blackham coliseum

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Chubby carrier & bayou swamp band @ blackham coliseum

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: crawfish boil @ 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

MENU: Fried Catfish topped with shrimp etouffee, Red Beans & Rice (no sausage), Corn Maque Choux, Banana Fosters Bread Pudding, Marinated tomato/cucumber salad or Ceaser Salad.

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM: music at festival international de louisiane @ downtown Lafayette Steve riley & the mamou playboys followed by kieth frank & the soileau zydeco band


Parking Instructions for two and four wheels!

  1. You can lock your bicycles 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, park your car at the hotel. We will have shuttle service on Thursday morning to bring you (not your bicycle) to Blackham for the start. Either bring your bicycle 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 Sunset; then you will park your vehicles at Blackham Coliseum. Be sure to have your parking pass clearly visible on the dashboard.