2013 slide show

2014 Pictures

2014 Videos

Updated with 2014 information (Dates are for 2014 and some info is updated).

Here is the recently emailed itinerary.

(Some links are still from last year. The "Ride to" links have been updated with the latest info I could find as of 3-27-14).

T.R.A.I.L. web site with official information is here.

April 7th: Leave KC @ 7:00 AM sharp for Shreveport (550 miles)– En route there is a stop at Macadoodles liquor store in Pineville, MO (a stone’s throw from the Arkansas line). Then on to the Fairfield Inn with a Mexican restaurant (Nicky’s) across the parking lot. This stop is a tradition with us. We party there and finish back at the motel.

April 8th: Travel to Lafayette (230 miles)- We have stopped at Natchitoches (at Lasyone’s for meat pies) and in Opelousas at Billy and Ray’s for Boudin along the way. There is a kick-off party that evening.

April 9th: Ride to Breaux Bridge (42.1 miles)– We ride from Lafayette to Breaux Bridge basically following the Cycle Zydeco route. To start things off in a good mood our first stop is the Parish Brewery about 6 miles into the ride. We will travel through St. Martinville visiting several attractions there. You might want to make a stop at Couillon's (formerly Kate’s Too) just as you get to Breaux Bridge. Pace yourself at Rainbow Daiquiri’s. Chastity mixes up some mean Crazies (Pace Yourself). We are thinking Dinner at CafĂ© Des Amis.

April 10th: Ride to Opelousas (42.6 miles or 61.1 miles). You might enjoy the swamp boat tour at McGee's Atchafalaya Basin ($? fee - Not sure if this is included). We understand there will be a tour of Bayou Teche Brewery in Arnaudville (LA 31 beers). Also in Arnaudville is a great food stop at Myran’s Maison de Manger. Traveling on, look for “the tree” for a magnificent photo op. Another traditional stop for us has been Bourque’s Super Market in Port Barre (only on the longer route). The Jalapeno Sausage Cheese Bread is a treat. Horse racing at the Evangeline Downs appears to be on the schedule again this year (the season begins April 8th). The city’s web site tells of a Music & Market series happening on Fridays in April and May.

April 11th: Saturday we ride to Eunice through Mamou (about 26 to Mamou) for Fred’s Lounge where a Zydeco radio broadcast takes place from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. We hope Tante Sue will be able to join us there. This is one of my absolute highlights each year on the Cycle Zydeco ride. After your wild time at Fred's we attempt to ride on to Eunice (total mileage 37.5). That evening we can attend the "Rendez-Vous Des Cajuns" radio show at the Liberty Theater.

April 12th: There is a direct route from Eunice to Lafayette. I discovered several maps for this ride.

I believe some are drafts. Here is what I found:

45 mile route : 48.5 mile route : 52.6 mile route

The year we organized on our own we created a ride to Avery Island. This was an interesting addition and is maybe something you could do this year. See the link for tour information.

April 13th: Return to KC

Official Ride Information And Morel listings:

New Information Online.

Recommended lodging if not camping Dates changes for 2015 (room rates not confirmed):

April 7th - Fairfield Inn Shreveport Airport

6245 Westport Avenue

Shreveport, Louisiana 71129


$??.00 Mention “Cycle Zydeco”

April 8th - Discovery Inn

120 E Kaliste Saloom Rd

Lafayette, LA 70508


$??.75 (?? w/ taxes) for 2 queens Mention “Cycle Zydeco”

April 9th - Microtel Inn Breaux Bridge

2280 Rees Street Exit

Breaux Bridge, LA 70517


$75.00 + tax Mention “Cycle Zydeco”

April 10th - Evangeline Downs Hotel

Next to 2235 Creswell Ln

Opelousas, LA 70570


varies $?? for 2 queens Mention “Cycle Zydeco”

April 11th - Best Western

1531 W. Laurel Av
Eunice, LA 70535


$??.00 + tax Mention “Cycle Zydeco”

April 12th - Discovery Inn

120 E Kaliste Saloom Rd

Lafayette, LA 70508


$??.75 (?? w/ taxes) for 2 queens Mention “Cycle Zydeco”

Sunday, April 22, 2012

To Caravan Start

TBA for 2015 Start Location
Generation Technologies at 6420 W 110th St, Overland Park, KS 66211