Tour St. Landry Parish on two wheels and soak in the Cajun prairie, country roads and scenic bayous. Pick from routes that fit your experience level – 10, 25, 50 or more miles. Routes span around Opelousas, from Washington to Whiteville, and through Arnaudville. Make a day to include stops at attractions, historic sites and museums, live music and of course, fuel up with famous Cajun cuisine at any local restaurant or diner.
Recreational cycling is becoming increasingly popular in rural areas and is a low impact sport with great health benefits. With our climate great for biking at almost any time of year, St. Landry Parish is a perfect fit for riders of all skill levels. There are organized bike rides in the spring and fall as well as every weekend with bike groups. When you make your plans, if not a day trip, include a bed & breakfast to round out your experience.
St. Landry Parish government has partnered with the state Department of Transportation and Development to encourage safe biking with “Share the Road” signage along service roads. Plans to add more signs along heavily traveled back roads are in process.
Krewe de Velo of St. Landry Parish is a friendly, recreational cycling club that welcomes riders of all skill levels and bike types. Rides are every Sunday ranging from 20 to 40 miles of scenic and rural landscapes.
Check the group's Facebook page for future rides: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Krewe-de-V%C3%A9lo-of-St-Landry-Parish/133412723373677?id=133412723373677