The ride will begin on Friday October 17th at 8am near OPP, outside of the New Orleans Municipal Court at 727 S. Broad, with a brief press conference featuring Councilman Jason Williams, Cornerstone’s founder Leo Jackson, and representatives from NOLA to Angola and from the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition.
Come join us at the press conference, and accompany us out of the city! A Facebook invite is here.
Thanks for your support!
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Missed registration but still interested in riding? You can still help Nola to Angola by donating to our riders, driving a support vehicle, or helping to prepare food. Contact email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering in this capacity!
An e-mail from a formerly incarcerated gentleman which explains how important the project is.
He who forgets will be destined to remember.”
NOLA to Angola is a bicycle fundraiser established in 2011 to benefit the Cornerstone Builders Bus Project. Cornerstone provides free bus trips for families in New Orleans to visit their incarcerated loved ones. For information about the bus project, please visit our page about Cornerstone.
In 2011, 25 riders cycled the 160 miles to Angola Prison over a three-day period. The riders raised approximately $7,000 for Corner Stone, which covered the cost of six months worth of bus trips. This effort allowed roughly 400 people to travel from New Orleans to five state prisons in southeastern Louisiana.
In 2012, 34 riders biked over 168 miles to Angola over a weekend. We raised over $14,000 for Cornerstone which covered an entire year of bus trips and has helped to increase the number of buses visiting each prison.
Here are selected photos from the 2011 ride: