Cycle Zydeco was created by Joan & Doc Williams. With the assistance of Lafayette Visitors & Convention Center, the ride has evolved into what has been called the "Best Touring Ride in the US." Over that time the event has been covered by Adventure Cyling Association, The Austin Statesman, Detroit Free Press and several other magazines and newspapers.
In 2012 Lafayette Convention and Visitor Center transferred the event to Scott Schilling and to help support the efforts and mission of TRAIL. Since 2013 the crew from TRAIL have been producing Cycle Zydeco with the support from numerous organizations.
In the past, proceeds from Cycle Zydeco have supported TRAIL, Evangeline Area Boy Scouts, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Cajun Cyclist racing teams along with other local civic organizations.
In 2018, we are excited to announce many new partnerships that include Souffles D'Espoir, a non-profit organization founded by Bernard Hinault to support the fight against cancer.