Bikes, Brews, & Omelettes Two
November 3rd & 4th, 2018
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.
Packet Pick Up:
FRIDAY November 2, 2018
11:00am - 7:30pm
Cafe 20.3 on the Bayou
1500 General Mouton Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70501
Pick Up your packet on Friday and get 10% off at Cafe 20.3!
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Day of registration is available on site.
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.
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am: Check-in and day-of registration
7:23 am: Sunrise
7:50 am: Start time for 100 mile group and anyone who wants to start early.
8:15 am: 64 & 46 mile groups start
9:15 am: 28 & 18 & 9 mile groups start
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Lunch provided by Joie de Vivre Cafe
11:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Music at Bayou Teche!
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Stick around for an incredible night at Bayou Teche Brewing!
-Music by Bobby Michot and the Coulee Jumpers
-Techeticles Extra Brut IPA Release Party! Zero Gravity! 4 packs!
-Enjoy LSU Tigers vs Alabama in Bayou Teche Brewing Lounge
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.
*Daylight Saving time ends*
6:00am - 3:00pm
6:00 am: Check-in and day-of registration
6:50 am: Sunrise
7:00 am: Start time for 100 & 87 & 82 mile groups and anyone who wants to start early.
8:00 am: 65 & 45 mile groups start
9:00 am: 21 mile group start
9:30 am: 10 mile group
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Food and beverages for riders provided by Cafe 20.3 on the Bayou.
9:00 am - 4:30 pm: Giant Omelette Celebration with music by Richard LeBouef and Two Step and Fa Tras Local 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.
Official Bikes, Brews & Omelettes Two Hotel
Bikes, Brews and Omelettes Two! (BBOT)
Group block code: 11027015bi (last letter is an “i”)
$69 + tax per night (includes breakfast for 2)
"Wyndham Garden Lafayette is a full-service hotel centrally located in the heart of Acadiana. Only minutes away from a variety of shopping options, sport complexes, and locally loved restaurants. The hotel boasts an on-site restaurant, Bayou Bistro. Oversized rooms, outdoor swimming pool, and Southern hospitality are sure to impress any guest who chooses Wyndham Garden Lafayette. The rate offered is $69 (plus tax) which includes breakfast for up to 2 per room. One breakfast voucher is valued at $10.95 and includes items such as: eggs, bacon, grits, and sausage. The Wyndham Garden team looks forward to providing top notch service during your visit."
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.