SAVE THE DATE!
The 2016 ride is OCTOBER 14th – 16th.
The 2016 ride is now full. If you are interested in riding, please sign up for the wait list. Every year we have been able to offer spots to a significant number of riders off the wait list.
Want to volunteer? You can help Nola to Angola by donating to our riders, driving a support vehicle, or helping to prepare food. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering in any 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: