Tuesday, September 8, 2009

For The Cyclist Among Ye

Heather Stephens wrote this article for examiner.com about bike trails in Louisiana. Stephens rates the Tammany Trace trail as best in the state, but describes many others including Chicot State Park, and Acadiana Park Mountain Bike Trail here in South Louisiana. Readers/riders will find detailed descriptions and directions to all of the trails mentioned. Here's what she said about Acadiana Park:
This bike trail in Lafayette, LA has six to ten trails to ride on. They are single track and fairly narrow and there are some obstacles. There are just a few hills and the total area may be one to two miles of tracks. It is a pretty good ride for beginners as there are only one or two tough spots. The trails are in pretty thick woods and there are several roots to ride over. There are also a few low points collect water after a rain, this can be a challenge. The trail is free to the public and there are no restrictions on times to ride.
Directions to the park: From Interstate 10, exit Evangeline Thruway, south, go to the first red light which is Willow. Take a left on Willow. Go to Louisiana Ave. Take a left and go to first stop sign. Take a right here at Alexander and go straight to Acadiana Park and the trails are behind the tennis courts.

Photo by Richard Masoner

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