Louisiana Bicycle Festival

Celebrate Earth Day at the Louisiana Bicycle Festival return to downtown Abita Springs for its 23rd annual festival on Saturday, April 22, 2023! Admission is free for participants and spectators alike, and no registration is required for paraders.

This year the festival will incorporate a Choctaw theme. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. Prizes will be awarded for Best Wheelie, Best in Show, a kids' race, plus vintage, electric, art bike and custom bike shows. Fun for the whole family!

Each year since 2000, Abita Springs has celebrated pedal power and the creative spirit with the Louisiana Bicycle Festival, a fun and funky, free event created by Ann O'Brien and John Preble of the Abita Mystery House and local cycling enthusiasts. Today, local champion of all things bicycle, Patrick Brooks of Brooks' Bike Shop fame leads the charge. Brooks' bike shops in Covington, Mandeville and Slidell have boosted cycling on the Tammany Trace and surrounding areas by leaps and bounds (or spins). Held on Father's Day weekend until 2020, when it moved to November, attendees of the 2021 festival voted to move the festival to spring, taking advantage of the cooler weather.


9 a.m. Festival starts
10 a.m. Bicycle swap meet
11 a.m. Bicycle fun and games (children's race, wheelie competition, prizes)
12 p.m. Bicycle auction - racing, touring, vintage and art bikes (register for auction by 11:30 a.m.)
1 p.m. Bike ride through town - open to all
2 p.m. Best in Show Awards

Be sure to get breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner while you're in town--within walking distance are Mama D's Pizza and More, Abita Springs Café, Abita Brew Pub and Artigue's Abita Market (grocery/deli).

All photos courtesy of George Long Photography.

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Louisiana Bicycle Festival