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Bike Lafayette brings cyclists together this Halloween with 'Bikes, Burgers and Boo’s' event

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Posted at 5:19 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 18:19:31-04

Bike Lafayette will host “Bikes, Burgers and Boo’s” community event this Halloween to connect bicyclists in the Lafayette area.

Bikes, Burgers and Boo’s will be held Saturday, October 31st at Café 329 on Dulles Drive in Lafayette starting at 2:00 p.m. The event will be ollowed by a Halloween “Gleaux Ride” at 7:00 p.m. The ride is part of a monthly series started by local cyclists to raise awareness of the importance of bicycle lights. Riders adorn their bikes with colorful, flashing LED lights and ride in a group through the city,

Bike Lafayette will also hold a fix-a-thon offering to teach bicycle maintenance. Burgers and po-boys will be served.

Organizers says that attendance is free, but donations are encouraged to assist Bike Lafayette in its community projects.

“We have seen so many people on bikes since the pandemic hit us in spring, and we feel like now is a really good time to connect with new riders and show them how to safely enjoy their bicycles,” said Jessica Ellis, the Events Committee Chair at Bike Lafayette. “We’re going to have a group of experienced riders there who can give advice on where to ride and we will be sharing tips on fixing and maintaining your bike.”

Halloween costumes are encouraged and the organizers recommend decorating your bicycle with spooky ornaments and lots of flashy lights.

The organizers ask attendees to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Working lights and helmets are required for anyone wishing to participate in the Gleaux Ride. The ride is a 9-mile loop that begins and ends at Café 329 and includes an option to shorten to 4.5 miles.

More information on Bikes, Burgers and Boo’s can be found on the Bike Lafayette Facebook page.
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