2015 Cycle Zydeco


2013 slide show

2014 Pictures

2014 Videos

The 2016 CYCLE ZYDECO web site with official information is here.

I I have updated the section below with 2016 information BUT accuracy is not guaranteed. See the official site for official info. Some links are still from last year. The "Ride to" links below (for each date) are from the 2015 Cycle Zydeco. I expect similar if not identical routes this year.

March 29th: 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.

March 30th: 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.

March 31st: 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 1st: Ride to Opelousas (42.6 miles or 61.1 miles). You might enjoy the swamp boat tour at McGee's Atchafalaya Basin. 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 off the schedule this year (the season doesn't begin April 6th). The city’s web site tells of a Music & Market series. As this is posted the dates for April 2016 are not yet posted.

April 2nd: 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 3rd: Sunday we ride to Lafayette. The year we organized our own ride we created a ride from Lafayette to Avery Island - home of Tabasco Sauce. This is a possibility again this year as a bike ride or a motorized vehicle side trip. Info about Avery Island is here. The last two years we went to Angelle's Whiskey Landing for a little dancing (open 4-8 PM) before a post CZ pizza party.

April 4th: Return to KC

Official Ride Information And Morel listings:

Recommended lodging if not camping. Dates changes reflect the 2016 schedule. Price quotes have not been updated from 2015 yet:

March 29th - Fairfield Inn Shreveport Airport

6245 Westport Avenue

Shreveport, Louisiana 71129


$75.00 Mention “Cycle Zydeco”

March 30th - Discovery Inn

120 E Kaliste Saloom Rd

Lafayette, LA 70508


$54.75 ($61.32 w/ taxes) for 2 queens Mention “Cycle Zydeco”

March 31st - Microtel Inn Breaux Bridge

2280 Rees St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517


Call and ask for the"front desk" and select a room under the "Cycle Zydeco Block"

Rooms are double queens or single king rooms

$75 includes a continental and hot breakfast

April 1st - Evangeline Downs Hotel

2235 Creswell Lane, Lot B, Opelousas, LA


Call in and ask for the"front desk" and select a room under the "Cycle Zydeco Block"

$109 for double queen room or $149 for single king suite (plus tax) includes hot breakfast

April 2nd - Best Western

1531 W. Laurel Av
Eunice, LA 70535


$83.00 + tax Mention “Cycle Zydeco”

April 3rd - Discovery Inn

120 E Kaliste Saloom Rd

Lafayette, LA 70508


$54.75 ($61.32 w/ taxes) for 2 queens Mention “Cycle Zydeco”