Boudin, Chickens & Washboards
THURSDAY, APRIL 25th
Main Route = 41miles / 66km
Long Route = 61miles / 98km
Lafayette - Scott - Carencro - Cankton - Grand Coteau - Sunset
Breakfast Options: Breakfast is on your own. We will post additional recommendations as we near the ride, but a few of our favorites are Cafe 20.3 on the Bayou, Cuisine de Maman in Vermilionville, T’Coons (near the hotels). Check out your Zydeco Bucks and the Program Guide for more suggestions!
7:00 - 10:00a: SHUTTLES BETWEEN Blackham coliseum & designated Lafayette hotels
Bicycle and Car Parking options
1) Lock up your bike Wednesday night to one of our racks outside at Blackham Coliseum
2) Drive to Blackham Thursday morning and drop off your bike, then drive back to your hotel, park your vehicle, and catch the shuttle back to Blackham
3) If you are camping or staying at the designated local hotels in New Iberia, Breaux Bridge, or Sunset and need long-term parking; you will park your vehicles at the Blackham Coliseum for the duration of the ride. Be sure to have your parking pass clearly visible on the dash board.
7:00a - 9:30a: Late check-in, packet pick-up, bicycle rentals & shipped bicycles pick up.
7:00a - 9:30a Luggage trailers will be staged at Blackham. If you are camping or staying at a destination hotel on Thursday night, please drop off your luggage at the luggage trailer during this time only. If you are staying in a Lafayette hotel Thursday night, we suggest packing a small day bag with a towel and change of clothes to put on the luggage truck. All luggage will be delivered to the staging area Thursday afternoon.
8:30a - 10:00a: Pre-ride Jam!
*10:00a*: Allons Rouler - Let's Ride y’all!
This is the only mass start for Cycle Zydeco AND is escorted by police. all riders must leave together from Blackham coliseum. do not ride ahead or try to pass the escort! The escort will be for the first 6 miles
The Main & Long routes will travel together to Sunset and at mile 40 the routes will separate. The routes will be well marked with paint & vertical signage. The Long route will add mileage from the finish of the Main route.
Scott (~10:15 a) Mile 6
The City of Scott marks our first stop on Cycle Zydeco. Though only 6 miles from the start, you’ll want to get ready to stop in and taste some of the best boudin and Cajun meats in the region. Use your Boudin Passport to make stops at all the local meat markets and try a little of everything. NuNu’s Cajun Market will be the first official stop with @@live music, but don’t fill up there, stop at @@ Don’s Specialty Meats and Cajan’s to catch some more unique tastes.
carencro (~11:00 a) Mile 16
At mile 16, Cycle Zydeco participants will me rolling into the City of Carencro. Carencro will have a SAG stop and Zydeco Buck restaurants to visit
Cankton (~11:00 a) Mile 22
Kick it up a notch at Cankton Country Bar, which will be serving adult beverages and snacks
Sunset(~11:00 a) Mile 40
Ride into Sunset or ride into the sunset while riding into Sunset if you’ve spent the afternoon at Cankton Country Bar. More great food tastings and great antique shopping. Don’t worry, the finish for the day is only a mile further down the road. Ever played Chicken Drop Bingo? The final stop for Thursday has a long history with rooster. Does anyone care for some fried chicken?
ROUTE SAGs (refreshment stations):
Mile 6 NuNu’s Cajun Market 10:30a - 12:30p (Main & Long) Available mechanic support from Acadiana Bicycle Center, water and hydration options
Mile 16 Downtown Carencro 10:45 - 1:00p (Main & Long) Available water and hydration,
Mile 22 Cankton Country Bar 11:00p - 1:00p (Main & Long)
Mile 28.5 I-49 Interesection 10:45p - 2:00p (Main & Long )
Mile 40 Downtown Sunset 1:00p - 4:00p (Main & Long)
Mile 41 Chanticleer 2:00p - 6:00p (Day 1 Finish) Available Showers, bathroom, bar, dinner, dancing and live music