Bikes, Brews, & Omelettes Two

November 3rd & 4th, 2018

 

Two back-to-back bike rides, The Bayou Teche Brewing Bike Bash and The Giant Omelette Celebration Ride, combined under one name to form one great weekend of craft beer, live music, a GIANT omelette, and 200 miles of the best cycling Acadiana has to offer.

 
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Registration

Click the button below to register for the Bikes, Brews, & Omelettes Two. You can register for one day of riding or sign up for both at a discounted rate.

 
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The Bayou Teche Brewing Bike Bash - Nov. 3

Beautiful routes with freshly paved roads and freshly brewed beer from our friends at Bayou Teche Brewery in Arnaudville. Post ride party includes some of the greatest beers poured by the brew master (probably wearing white shrimp boots), live music and plenty of food. 

Visit Arnaudville and ride on some of the smoothest roads in LA. Distances options are: 10 to 100 miles with many in between.  After the ride enjoy the party at Bayou Teche Brewery with live music, brewery tours great beers and plenty of food.   

Packet Pickup:

Packet pickup dates and times to be announced closer to the event date. Packet pickup has been at Olde Tyme Grocery the past two years. Best poboys in Lafayette!

Olde Tyme Grocery
218 W St Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70506

 

Saturday's Schedule:

The schedule below is from the 2017 event and is subject to change in 2018.

6:30 am: Check-in and day-of registration
7:48 am: Sunrise
7:50 am: Start time for 100 mile group and anyone who wants to start early.
8:15 am: 46 & 64 mile groups start
9:15 am: 18 & 28 mile groups start
9:30 am: 10 mile group

11:00 am - 6:00 pm: Boudin and BBQ plate lunches available at the brewery from Cafe 20.3

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Music by the Has Beans!

 

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The Giant Omelette Celebration Ride - Nov. 4

The ride offers distances of 10 to 100 miles with many in between.  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 Pickup:

Packet pickup dates and times to be announced closer to the event date. Packet pickup has been at Olde Tyme Grocery the past two years. Best poboys in Lafayette!

Olde Tyme Grocery
218 W St Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70506

 

Sunday's Schedule:

The schedule below is from the 2017 event and is subject to change in 2018.

6:00 am: Check-in and day-of registration
6:49 am: Sunrise
6:50 am: Start time for 100 and 83 mile groups and anyone who wants to start early.
8:00 am: 56, and 65 mile groups start
9:00 am: 30 and 18 mile groups
9:30 am: 10 mile group

11:00 am - 2:00 pm: Food and beverages available from Cafe 20.3

9:00 am - 4:30 pm: Giant Omelette Celebration with music by Chubby Carrier and the Fa Tras Cajun Band

THE GIANT OMELETTE CELEBRATION is a unique (only 8 in the world) French based festival, and Abbeville hosts 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.

ROUTES

Our routes are all available on Ride With GPS. You can also join our RWGPS club to download the routes to have access while you're riding. Click here to join the club. These routes are from the 2017 ride and may change for 2018. The general locations and distances will be the same.

BICYCLE RENTALS

No bike? No Problem. TRAIL has the largest fleet of rental bicycles in Acadiana. These bikes are ideally suited to ride long distances on Louisiana roads. They are comfortable, fast, well-equipped, and well-maintained.

Our rental bikes are available for as low as $20 for the weekend with registration. Plus the bike will be delivered to you for the start of the ride and then drop it off at the end. Whether you are trying to avoid the cost of traveling with your bike or you are looking to upgrade to a performance road bike then TRAIL will have the right bike for you.