The Levee Breach Bike Tour, inspired by Jane Jacobs Walk, encourages people to come together outside their cars and learn more about the worst civil engineering disaster in US history. Participants tour the 83 breaches of the levees around New Orleans, which flooded the city as Hurricane Katrina subsided. Cyclists can view the breach sites and also the neighborhoods affected by the Army Corps of Engineers levee design mistakes.
The bike tour – guided by Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal – follows marked bike routes. The 90-minute tour begins at City Park and follows scenic Bayou St. John to the Levee Exhibit Hall & Garden and Relic Flooded House at the east breach of the London Avenue Canal. Next is several points of interest and a second breach site on the west side of the canal. The final stop is a permanent pump station. From here, cyclists can bike back to City Park or depart the tour and perhaps ride along the Lakefront.
Date: Saturday, May 12th
Time: 9:30 am- 11:00 am
Walk Start/End: City Park
Walk Host: Sandy Rosenthal
Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Bicycles, Seniors, Children