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Ninth Ward Rebirth Bike Tours

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Address: 632 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-8510
Phone Number: +1 504-338-3603
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Bike through the little seen parts of New Orleans with us and take a ride...

Bike through the little seen parts of New Orleans with us and take a ride through the rebirth of a historical neighborhood. See not only the damage from Hurrican Katrina, but the uplifting rebuilding; and more importantly, why the neighborhood needed to survive. We'll visit the levee, learn about the musical culture, and meet Ronald Lewis, local historian and curator of the House of Dance and Feathers. Definitely an unforgettable day.

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My husband and I were looking for something a little different and to really understand the effects of Hurricane Katrina, so we chose this biking tour. After 4hrs of easy biking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we had a very nice day cycling the ninth ward. If I may be honest, and I am sure, this is what this review is all about, the tour we had a couple of years ago in the Treme, Marigny and Bywater area was a little nicer. We know, the ninth ward is a a bit more difficult as there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for something a little different and to really understand the effects of Hurricane Katrina, so we chose this biking tour. After 4hrs of easy biking through various parts of the city you might not otherwise visit, we learned sooooo much about the pre and post Katrina era from the knowledgable guide and owner, Jeff.... More 

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Croydon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm so glad we took this bike tour! My aunt helped with the animal rescue in 2005 and wanted to revisit. I can't say enough good things about our guide Nick. His knowledge of the area, pride of his neighborhood and just seeing the progress this neighborhood has made is beyond humbling. The Dancing Feathers museum we stopped at was... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I debated about whether to do this tour or not, I was really interested in the area and what had happened during and since Katrina, but I didn't want to be a gawping tourist looking on other peoples' misfortune. For anyone else wondering the same, don't worry, it is not like that at all. The tour is very sensitive to... More 

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Montreal, Quebec
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I'd researched the Lower Ninth Ward, in particular the imapct of the levee failures, a great deal before the trip, and I still learned a lot. The guide, Leanne, was warm and welcoming, checking in with us frequently to make sure we were comfortable with the pace (very easy) and asking if we had any questions. She shared a lot... More 

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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I think 60$ was a bit much for a bike rental and bottle of water. That said, everyone was wonderful! LeAnn was our guide and she made it so personal. Her enthusiasm for the city that she grew up in was infectious. This is a really great tour, unique and different, overwhelming at times. It makes you think and truly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were so glad we took this tour. Nick and "in training" Leigh Ann were fantastic. We learned so much, not only about the devastation of Katrina but so much New Orleans history. They both definitely have a place in their heart for the Lower Ninth. The stop for a po boy and also the Dance and Feathers Museum were... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see and understand a bit about the community which was hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina, beyond the media headlines. The tour is not a disaster tour, it is about a living and resilient community made up of some remarkable people, and is conducted with their consent and participation. However it... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We discovered the Ninth Ward Rebirth Bike Tours on the internet on Saturday, called to see if we could get into a Sunday tour and the answer was yes! After meeting Nick in the French Quarter and getting sized up for bikes, we headed off for an amazing ride. We learned SO much about the neighborhood and the struggles of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Here's how Ronald Lewis describes the origins of his museum, which we visited today: "I was working on my Mardi Gras Indian costumes for the Choctaw Hunters, a Mardi Gras tribe I helped start in the Lower Ninth Ward. While I was working on the suits, I had feathers and memorabilia all over the house. I came home one day... More 

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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