The Cycle continues

by Anna Purdy

For ambitious persons with strong legs and stomachs there is the Zydeco Cycle. This year is the 10th anniversary of what Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission began - a 200-mile bike ride that hits the hotspots of Acadiana food and music, encouraging visitors to see our stompin' grounds in a unique fashion. Running from April 27 through May 1, it is 221 miles of dedicated, mapped byways and scenic routes. Locations include St. Martinville's Evangeline Oak with food by Josephine's and Donna Angelle performing; watching Jay Cormier Band play in Breaux Bridge and having the zydeco breakfast at Cafe des Amis, visting NuNu's in Arnaudville and more. Of course a swamp tour is happening, which is great because that show "Swamp People" needs to be somewhat deflected.

This tour brings people from all over the country and it's a great way to promote what this area is truly. I can't imagine biking that much after eating South Louisiana food like boudin and crackins. These biking tourists are brave.