The Ride for Rox memorial ride has been rescheduled from tomorrow to Saturday, May 26.

Ride for Rox commemorates Roxane Richard who died in October 2011 when she was struck while riding her bicycle in Grand Coteau.

BikeLafayette’s Jen Steele says a ghost bike will be erected on the spot. The event is a collaborative effort from BikeLafayette, Cajun Cyclists, and T.R.A.I.L. born from last fall’s tragedy.

Ride for Rox will have two routes. The first is a 50 mile ride beginning at 8 a.m. from Acadiana Park. This ride will visit the accident site where Richard was killed. It goes up through Arnaudville and up the service road to a ghost bike, a bicycle that has been painted white and placed upon a post to act as a memorial site for someone who was killed while riding a bicycle. Cyclists will stop at the ghost bike to pay their respects and hold a moment of silence before proceeding with the other half of the ride.

The second is a short 25 mile ride beginning at 9:30 a.m. that essentially makes a loop from Acadiana Park to Mouton’s Grocery in Carencro via the wilderness trail cycling routes.

Registration for the event is $30 and includes snacks and drinks at the various rest stops, road markers, lunch, Ride for Rox T-shirts and raffle entry for door prizes. Proceeds from the event will be funneled into promoting bicycle safety in Acadiana along with several other of Richard’s favorite charities.

And be sure to check out this Saturday's Riding Armadillos Scavenger Hunt starting at the Feed & Seed downtown 7 p.m. R.A.S.H. pits teams of two to eight people against one another in an old fashioned scavenger hunt through downtown Lafayette. They’ll vie for cash and prizes from local businesses amounting to more than $3,000. Mandatory gear, other than your bike of course,  includes lights, camera, cash and ID, but costumes are optional. The Feed & Seed will also feature music from Miss Emily and her Collard Greens.

To register for Ride for Rox, visit active.com and search Ride for Rox. You can register for RASH at active.com or the day of the hunt starting at 6 p.m., though it’ll cost your team a $10 registration fee.

For more information on both events by visiting bikelafayette.org, latrail.org or finding them both on Facebook.
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