Nsr Does Atchafalaya Basin Wilderness Trail And Camping Trip

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Reserve your cabins and camping spots early at http://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/parks/lake-fausse-pointe-state-park/

More information on the trail is below:

The Atchafalaya Wilderness Bike Trail is a gravel trail that runs on top of the levee from Henderson, Louisiana through 3 different parishes. The trail has been there for many years, but until a few weeks ago, there have been serious restrictions on its use. Harold Schoeffler, President of the S. Louisiana Sierra Club, has worked with the various towns along the route and about two weeks ago, the last of the permissions was received, which has now opened up the entire the trail for bike riders, walkers and hikers to enjoy. Cars and especially trucks are still prohibited from using the trail, as they present an ecological risk of damaging the road, especially when its wet.
Please join us for this exciting event! The Mayor of Henderson, Andy Hafen, will be at the ceremony, as well as Pat Huval from Pat's Fisherman's Wharf. BikeLafayette is helping kick off the ride, and all riders will be able to ride as much of the trail as they want., BikeLafayette is recommending riders take several precautions for this ride, as it is unsupported. There is no food or beverages along the route, nor will there be a Sag vehicle to pick up riders who are in need of assistance. So please take note of the following recommendations to make this ride more enjoyable:
- Bring a mountain bike, hybrid, cruiser or BMX bike with knobby tires or tires of at least 35MM (1 1/4").
- Do not bring your road bike or fixie. It will not like the miles of gravel road that it will have to travel on.
- Bring plenty of water and some food as there will not be any provided along the route.
- Should you encounter a problem on the trail, a phone number will be provided for you to call so someone can pick you up.
The Atchafalaya Basin Wilderness Trail and the many towns along its route is a fabulous place to spend a morning, an afternoon, or an entire day. Please join us this Saturday so you can get introduced to this newest attraction in Acadiana... we look forward to seeing you there.
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