Where to?


Ever wish you could be in two places at the same time? Well this weekend I wish I could be in at least four at the same time.
First there is the annual Blues Festival in Baton Rouge. Dr. John is headlining the event and there are a lot of other fabulous musicians in the capital city for this year’s event, including one of my favorite performers, Baton Rouge native Chris LeBlanc. It is all weekend long and it is free. You can’t beat that!
Just a few miles east of Baton Rouge in Ponchatoula they are celebrating the annual Strawberry Festival. This is one of Louisiana’s most popular festivals and it is one of our favorites too. In fact the Strawberry Festival has become quite popular with motorcyclists over the years. Thousands make the ride there each year. Tammi Arender and I took in the festival a few years ago and had a great time check out our story on You Tube.

Of course all day Saturday there is the Iron Warriors Blessing of the Bikes in Denham Springs. This annual event is billed as Louisiana’s largest free one day motorcycle event and it usually draws thousands of bikers from all over Louisiana and Mississippi. There is a big raffle which benefits Dreams Come True and there is live music, great food and drink and of course a whole lot of cool bikes to look at.
Actually because the Blues Festival and the Strawberry Festival run all weekend it is possible to do all three and I have done it. It makes for a great motorcycle weekend in South Louisiana. Get bold and do them all.
However, as country music singer Jimmy Newman used to say “I am headed way up North…around Shreveport” to the Burn Run at Lake Bistineau State Park. It is a beautiful weekend for riding and I hope no matter where you are the weather is good there too, so throw a leg over that bike of yours, thumb the starter and go somewhere.
What are you waiting for?
T.W. Robinson

~ by larider on April 11, 2014.

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