Shake Your Trail Feather Pedal & Paddle
Starting & finishing @ Parc des Ponts de pont Breaux in downtown breaux bridge, la
Start on your bike and finish in a canoe (or you can cycle the entire way and skip the boat). There are two distance options of 25 miles and 40 miles starting in Breaux Bridge. The rides finish at Poche Bridge where you will hop in a canoe or kayak and paddle the 5 mile stretch back to Breaux Bridge. TRAIL will shuttle the bicycles from Poche Bridge back to Breaux Bridge and when you finish the paddle your bike will be waiting for you and the Shake Your Trail Feather Festival will be getting underway. Registration price includes a boat and bicycle shuttling services.
TECHE Project's Shake Your Trail Feather Festival
On October 20, 2018, the TECHE Project will host the 7th annual Shake Your Trail Feather Festival in Breaux Bridge at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux. The festival is a free event celebrating the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail and will begin at 11:30 am and run until 6pm. Local musicians will play on the circa 1860 bridge moored on the bayou bank. The Heritage Stage will include naturalists discussing the ecology of Bayou Teche and live plants and animals. A Cajun Jam tent will also be on hand.
Cajun Paddle will be partnering to host a “Paddle to the Party”. Kayaks and canoes will paddle 2 hours from Poche Bridge to the park with a floating band escort (10:00 am to Noon).
TRAIL is partnering to host the “Trail Feathers” bike event (7:00 am to 11:00 am), which has two bike routes and the option to pedal and paddle with the Cajun Paddle crew. All bike registrants receive a complimentary t-shirt, SAG stops, lunch, beverage tokens, and a trailer transfer of your bike to the festival grounds.
We encourage you to come adorned in feathers and compete for the Best Bird Prize. There will be artisans, several kid’s activities, face painting, food and beverages, and a kayak donated by Pack and Paddle will be auctioned. Proceeds from the festival go toward building the National Bayou Teche Paddle Trail, so come join the fun, and Shake Your Trail Feathers for a good cause!