Ride for Rox is an annual bike ride in celebration of the life of Roxanne Richard. This ride takes place the Sunday of Festival International de Louisiane. Routes include long-distance options out to Bayou Teche Brewery and the Roxanne Richard memorial in Sunset. The long-distance routes include options of: 30, 40, 53, 62 and 78 miles. There is also a short-distance (4 mile) family ride. As with all TRAIL events, bike rentals will be available for an affordable rate.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Dates, locations and times for packet pickup will be announced closer to the event date.
Packet pickup, Onsite Registration & Bike Mechanic: TBD
Start time for all rides over 30 miles: TBD (you are welcome to start earlier on your own)
Family Ride start time: TBD The ride will be escorted so please be on time.
Post Ride Feeding & Rehydration: Plenty of jambalya from Cafe 20.3, Coca-Cola products, Powerade and adult beverages from Schilling Distributing.
NOTE: Registration SWAG will include an official Friend of Festival pin from Festival International. These pins are one of the ways which helps Festival International to raise money and keep the festival free. Ride for Rox t-shirt and other merchandise from TRAIL is available for purchase.
- Helmets are required.
- Communicate you intentions to "STOP" or "TURNING" to your fellow riders
- Call out road hazards to warn your fellow riders
- Follow traffic laws, almost all the routes are on open roads.
- Save the SAG team phone numbers in case of an emergency. Scott 337-781-9416 or Matt 337-277-4676.
Ride for Rox Family Ride 4 miles, with a SAG/Water Station at mile 1.5 and 2.5, beginning and ending in downtown Lafayette. The ride will be on open roads, roads with bike lanes and dedicated multi-purpose bike paths. Bike trailers, bike seats and kids bikes are welcome. If you have a child riding their own bike be sure they can average at least 8 mph for 4 miles.
If you want to ride the 4 mile loop multiple times please do so. The Sheriff escort will only roll for a single loop.
TRAIL has bikes and trailers for rent on our website.
Ride for Rox Distance Rides: The roads are painted with orange arrows with an "R" on the tail. We will have rolling SAGs plus a stationary SAG 2 for the 30 mile ride, 3 for the 40 mile route, 5 for the 53 and 60 mile rides and 6 for the 78 mile ride.