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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Landrieu to Hold Celebratory Launch of the Blue Bikes Bike Share Program

December 01, 2017

NEW ORLEANS- On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with Social Bicycles and title sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, will celebrate the launch of Blue Bikes, the city’s new bike share program. Tuesday, bike stations will begin to go online in New Orleans and details about the rollout will be revealed at the press conference that will kick off with a celebratory caravan of riders pedaling down the Lafitte Greenway on the Blue Bikes. Members of the media are welcome to follow the bikes as they arrive at the press conference location. Any member of the press wishing to ride on a Blue Bike with the caravan must RSVP with the media contact in advance.

WHO:                 Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City of New Orleans

                           Ryan Rzepecki, CEO, Social Bicycles

                           Dr. Steven Udvarhelyi, President & CEO, BCBS

WHAT:                Blue Bikes Launch Celebration

WHEN:               Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

                           10:15 a.m.: Blue Bikes riders depart from Jefferson Davis Parkway &

                            Lafitte Avenue Neutral Ground

                           10:30 a.m.: Blue Bikes riders arrive at 536 N. Prieur Street & Lafitte

                            Avenue and press conference begins

                           11 a.m.: Test rides and membership signups 

WHERE:              Lafitte Greenway, Lemann Pool

                            536 N. Prieur St.

                            New Orleans, LA 70112

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