AVONDALE, La (WGNO)–The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce hosted their 10th Annual Tour de Jefferson Bike Ride Sunday morning in West Jefferson, Louisiana. The ride kicked off at the JEDCO Conference Center, and ended with the annual Fin du Tour After-Party. Riders enjoyed great food, beverages, music, and other amenities, such as sport massage.
This year’s event offered three different biking routes, allowing bikers to choose from 15, 38, or 50 miles. All routes offered riders a scenic bike tour through two parks, Bayou Segnette State Park and Jean Lafitte National Park. Riders biked on paths through southern Jefferson along the Mississippi River Trail, and past bayous and moss covered oaks. There were scenic rest stops along the way equipped with plenty of energizing snacks and drinks.
“It’s a ride it’s not a race,” said Todd Murphy, president of Jefferson Parish chamber of commerce. “Whatever level you’re comfortable, you can come out. We have a lot of police protection to make sure that you don’t get hit. the routes are well marked we have a lot of folks on motorcycles looking out for people who might have a breakdown or say ‘hey i’m just too tired can you call me a van to come pick me up’ It’s just a good fun leisure time.”