Allons à Festival

Sunday April 28th

New Iberia - Youngsville - Lafayette

MAIN ROUTE = 42 miles / 68 km**

LONG ROUTE = 63 miles / 101 km**

SUPER SHORT ROUTE = 31 miles / 50 km

** Riding out to Tabasco adds 7.5 miles (12 km) to the route. Enjoy factory tours or Cafe

** Riding out to Jefferson Island (Jefferson House, Rip Van Winkle Gardens and Cafe Jefferson) adds 3 miles (5 km) to the route

5:15a: shuttle services start from Lafayette hotels.

6:20a: shuttle services start from New Iberia hotel.

6:00a - 9:00a: shuttle services start between Lafayette and New Iberia CZ designated hotels and New Iberia City Park.

Luggage trucks staged at New Iberia City Park &  Hampton Inn New Iberia.  If you are staying in a Lafayette hotel/Blackham Coliseum, then pack a day bag with a change of shoes and clothes, carry them with you on the shuttle to New Iberia City Park and put them on the luggage truck.  If you are staying at the New Iberia Hampton Inn, be sure to put your luggage on the trailer at this hotel; do not carry your bags on the shuttle.

Breakfast & Lunch Optionson the route:

Breakfast on your own.  Please dine at your hotel or at one of the CZ Zydeco Bucks participating restaurants.  There will be two vendors (Parich Line & Tante Marie) on site at New Iberia City Park with quick food options as well as complimentary coffee for all 6:30a - 9:00a. Additional options in downtown New Iberia are

  • Parich Line - on site in New Iberia City Park

  • Cornell Comeaux’s Tante Marie - on site in New Iberia City Park

  • Beau Soileau Cafe opens at

  • Victor's Cafeteria, 109 W Main Street, Downtown New Iberia – “Where Dave eats and the Breakfast Club meets” - an eatery serving down-home Cajun fare in a funky, low-key atmosphere - opens at 6:00a. 

  • Restaurant 1868 at Tabasco in Avery Island (10 miles from New Iberia City Park) opens at 9am. MENU

  • Cafe Jefferson at Rip Van Winkle Gardens & Jefferson Home - opens at 10:00a

  • Acadiana Bar & Grill in Youngsville

  • Romacelli’s in Youngsville ZB

Daybreak thru 9:30a: Allons Rouler!  Please be on the road by 9:30 using all of your safety precautions.

Final day of Cycle Zydeco will not leave you wanting.  Ride will offer stops in Youngsville and Jefferson Island, with the grande finale of music, food, art and more at Festival Internationale de Louisiane also Vermilionville at Bal du Dimanche.  

Rip Van Winkle Garden & Joseph Jefferson Mansion on Jefferson Island. Special tour rates for CZ participants is only $7 for a tour of the house and gardens. Separately, Cafe Jefferson will open early, 10AM for Cycle Zydeco guests.

SAG stops on main route:

  • 8:00 -10:30a Tabasco Avery Island (Restaurant 1868 opens at 9a)

  • 8:00a - 11:00p  Jefferson Island at Rip Van Winkle Gardens (Cafe Jefferson opens

  • 9:30 - 11:30a Road side at @@

  • 9:30 - 11:30a Sugarmill Pond

  • 9:30 - 12:00p Cafe 20.3

  • Gallery Acadie will not only be the last SAG station of the day it is also site for the shuttle drop/pick up for those going to the Boudin Festival.  That morning across the street at the Floyd Sonnier art gallery there will be a cracklin and crepe cooking festival.  

Finish at Blackham Coliseum & Festival International

10:30a - 3:00p:  Post ride activities at Blackham

  • shower truck available,

  • post ride meal and jam at - Menu – @@@@

  • merchandise and lost & found

  • Rental bike & shipped bike return

11:00a-2:00a: Complimentary therapy and massages from Matt Smith with Clark Chiropractic. Available next to Chiropractic, will be Minute Med with IV Fluid Re-hydration.

10:00a - 7:00p:  Shuttle services between Festival International and hotels (Discovery Inn/Resdience Inn & Wyndam) and Lafayette airport. 

We plan on wrapping up operations for CZ 2019 by 3:00p and letting all the volunteers head out to rest or party.  However, we will have shuttle services for CZ participants rolling until 7:30p

Festival International

Festival will open on Sunday at 11:00a with food, arts & craft vendors.  Music starts at 12:00pm with music on 6 stages. Last performance ends at 7:00pm

Bal Dimanche @ Vermilionville

doors open at 11:00AM with a dj.  entrance is included with your cycle zydeco registration.  

  • 1:00PM - 4:00PM - TBA