This year the ride will be 1 day, in person bike ride on Saturday October 15th. If there is sufficient interest, we will also sponsor a bus trip to visit the Angola Prison craft fair the following day, Sunday, October 16.
Join us in riding up the levee towards Angola. We will offer four different distance options for people (5, 15, 30, and 55 miles). For those riding past stop 1, snacks and lunch and a ride back to New Orleans will be provided. We will be following up with more info about logistics as the ride gets closer.
All miles biked are in solidarity with people who have to travel long distances to visit their loved ones who are incarcerated. This year, all fundraising proceeds will go directly to The First 72+ Housing Voucher Program to provide housing funding for community members returning home from incarceration. We ask everyone to raise $300 but scholarships are available and no one will be turned away due to an inability to fundraise the full amount.
We also request a sliding scale ($30-$60) registration fee to cover our expenses so that all proceeds can go to the First 72+ housing voucher program. However, scholarships are available to cover this fee as well if you are unable to pay. Registration fees will be accepted once riders’ participation in the 2022 ride has been confirmed.
**Please note that registration will be done by a lottery system this year, with priority given to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and people directly affected by incarceration. By completing this form, you are adding your name to the lottery. The lottery will be drawn on September 1st**
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