THURSDAY, APRIL 25th
Main Route = @@miles / @@km
Long Route = @@miles / @@km*
*Long route includes a 5.6 mile / 9.0 km out and back leg to a lunch option
Lafayette - Scott - Carencro - Cankton - Sunset - Grand Coteau
Breakfast Options: Breakfast is on your own. We recommend Cafe 20.3 on the Bayou or Cuisine de Maman in Vermilionville. Check out your Zydeco Bucks and the Program Guide for more suggestions!
7:00 - 10:00a: SHUTTLES BETWEEN Blackham coliseum & designated lafayette hotels
Bicycle parking options 1) you can lock your bike Wednesday night to one of our racks outside at Beaver Park 2) you can drive over Thursday morning and drop off your bike at Vermilionville, then drive back to the Holiday Inn or Garden Plaza Inn, park your vehicle, and catch the shuttle to Vermilionville, or 3) if you are camping or staying at the designated local hotels in New Iberia, Breaux Bridge, or Opelousas and need long-term parking; then you can park your vehicles at the Garden Plaza Inn. 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 Vermilionville. If you are camping or staying at New Iberia Holiday Inn on Thursday night please drop off your luggage at Vermilionville 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 New Iberia City Park, the staging area for Thursday afternoon.
8:30a - 10:00a: Pre-ride Jam! Bernard Hinault will kick off the ride after an invocation with Father Brown.
10:00a: Allons Rouler - Let's Ride yall!
10:00 aM: This is the only mass start for Cycle Zydeco AND is escorted by police through @@. all riders must leave together from Blackham coliseum. do not ride ahead or try to pass the escort!
The Main & Long routes will travel together to @@ and at mile @@ the routes will separate. The routes will be well marked with paint & some vertical signage. The Long route will travel to Abbeville, LA then meet the Main Route in New Iberia.
Scott (~10:00 a):
carencro (~11:00 a):
Cankton (~11:00 a):
ROUTE SAGs (refreshment stations):
11:00a - 1:00p @@ (Main & Long)
12:00p - 3:00p @@ (Long Route)
12:00p - 4:00p @@ (Main & Long)
1:00p - 4:00p @@(Long Route)
1:00p - 4:00p @2 (Main & Long)
2:00p - 6:00p @@ (Party)