Monday, October 10, 2011

Velo Dendro Shreveport: Sat, Oct 22, 8:30 am, at Columbia Cafe

Velo Dendro is a bicycle tour of Shreveport's trees sponsored by A Better Shreveport. A relaxed ride, it has drawn 80 to 100 riders per event in its first 2 years.

Please register at 8:30 am at Columbia Cafe. Registration is $10 and includes T-shirt, snack and lunch.

The tour is led by LSU forester Dr Hallie Dozier, a former Shreveporter. Matthew Linn, proprietor of Columbia cafe, is tour co-producer. Robert Trudeau and Garrett Johnson are the coordinators for 2011.

Those taking the entire tour will return to Columbia Cafe for lunch, which is included in the $10 registration fee.

The tour visits Betty Virginia Park before winding through old Broadmoor, taking a break at Centenary College and going via Olive St to the Stoner Boat Launch (water & fruit). There the group spins down the Fant bikeway to downtown. Group photos at Riverview Fountains. Thence we return to Columbia Cafe.

This year A Better Shreveport will be overall sponsor of the event. Joining as sponsors are Pratt Industries, Columbia cafe, the Bike Pedaler and River City Cycling.

If you'd like to help with planning or an event task, please email Robert Trudeau, coordinator, at

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