This weekend, apart from the anticipated matchup between England and the United States in the 2010 World Cup, cyclists in the metro area will participate in the 39th annual Tour de Louisiane
longest-running bicycle stage race in the country
series of three races, winner determined by total elapsed time
New Orleans Bicycle Club
officiated through USA Cycling and the Louisiana-Mississippi Bicycle Racing Association
races for five age- and skill-graded classes
Road Races, morning, 80 miles through Folsom, La.
evening, Individual Time Trial in Mandeville, three miles, test of pure speed
Sunday morning, the Criterium race, circuit testing bike handling, explosiveness
club founded in 1880, build clubhouse in 1891, at corner of Baronne and Peniston streets. It reorganized in 1968, and the Tour de Louisiane began soon after.