1st Sunday in November (2017.11.05)
The ride offers distances of 10, 32, 42, 56, 65 and 100 miles. A highlight of the longer ride is crossing the Intracoastal Bridge in Forked Island then grabbing some boudin from Stelly's Grocery, one of your SAG stations on the ride. This ride is generally flat and will take you South to the coastal marshes. The roads are nice and many were repaved after hurricane Rita.
The ride starts and finish at the Vermilion Parish Courthouse (100 North State St., Abbeville, LA 70510). You will finish the bike ride in time to see the procession of the chefs as the prepare a 12 foot diameter skillet and cook an omelette with over 5,000 eggs.
PACKET PICK-UP: Early packet pick-up will be at TBD on Friday Nov. 4 from 10 am to 7 pm. You can also pick up packets at the event.
SUNDAY TIMES.... Sleep late it is day lights savings time:
- 6:30 am - Check in and day of registration
- 7:00 am - 100 mile group (+ other early risers)
- 8:00 am - 29, 42 56 & 65 mile group
- 9:15 am - 10 mile groups (+ late risers)
The grouping will help create packs riding the same routes. However, you can start at anytime on your own.
BICYCLE RENTALS: Available at great discounts and the bike will be delivered to you for the start of the ride and then drop it off at the end. Whether you are avoiding the cost of traveling with your bike or you are looking to upgrade to a performance road bike then TRAIL will have a bike for you.
GIANT OMELETTE CELEBRATION is a unique (only 8 in the world) French based festival. and Abbeville host the only one in the US.
History of the Giant Omelette
According to legend, when Napoleon and his army were traveling through the south of France, they decided to rest for the night near the town of Bessieres. Napoleon feasted on an omelette prepared by a local innkeeper which was such a culinary delight that he ordered the townspeople to gather all the eggs in the village and to prepare a huge omelette for his army the next day.
From this beginning, the omelette became a tradition to feed the poor of the village at Easter. It has also become the symbol of a world-wide fraternity, rich in friendship, tradition and cultural exchange, known as the Confrerie
REFUND POLICY: Registrations are non-refundable at this point. We do allow for registration fees to be rolled forward to a future event. The request for a registration to roll forward must be made 2 weeks before the start of the event in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. A registration that is rolled forward and not subject to a cash refund in the future event even if the refund policy for that event permits on.
CANCELLATION POLICY: The events will take place in rain and other weather conditions. If for some extraneous reason, such as severe weather, then we will first try to reschedule the event. If we cancel the event for that year all together then we will refund participants to the best of our ability.