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Plan Your Ride

There’s perhaps no better way to take in all Cajun & Creole Country has to offer than on two wheels.  Back roads abound in the Happiest City in America, leaving countless options for adventure. Whether you are traveling solo or with a group, we’ve listed some of our best motorcycle rides offering multiple routes to choose from. These self-guided rides are designed to give you a thrilling Cajun & Creole experience complete with culture, swamps, plantation homes, and endless scenic beauty. Whether you twist the throttle through swamps, down tree-lined roads, or next to a crawfish pond, you’re sure to see things that will leave lasting memories.

Motorcycle Routes
Ride to four different boudin shops in four towns and sample at each location. Start Riding
The perfect ride with a little history washed down with some local brews. Start Riding
Open only on Saturdays, Fred's is a once in a lifetime experience. Start Riding
Bayou and byways ride complete with Cajun music and history. Start Riding

 

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  • Lafayette Weekly (August 2-8, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly (August 2-8, 2021)

    Sick Ride frontman Johnny Silver kicks off this month of music with his weekly cover night at Blue Moon this Monday. The Lafayette-based multi-instrumentalist will pull from his large repertoire of classics and fulfill special requests during this intimate night of piano and voice. If you can’t

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  • A Guide To Lafayette's Burger Joints

    A Guide To Lafayette's Burger Joints

    Nothing seems more American than a good burger. A dish that has stood the test of time and can be reinvented in various ways, it's no wonder burgers are still a favorite among foodies. Lafayette has a variety of burger joints, from classic drive-thrus and historic restaurants to vegetarian and vegan

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  • Lafayette Weekly (July 26-August 1, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly (July 26-August 1, 2021)

    Thursday night will see the Has Beans host a fais do do at the Blue Moon Saloon. The group led by ex-Filé accordionist Ward Lormand will keep the dancers on the floor with their brand of South Louisiana dance music. If you’re looking for more locally rooted sounds, the traditional Trio Kreyol and

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  • Lafayette Weekly (July 19-25, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly (July 19-25, 2021)

    Louisiana Crossroads will be presenting Nashville songwriters Jim Lauderdale and Sara Douga. Lauderdale made a name for himself through the years, having penned songs for the likes of George Strait, Elvis Costello, and Patty Loveless. Douga, a native to South Louisiana, recently moved to the Country

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  • Lafayette Weekly July 12-18, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly July 12-18, 2021)

    Swamp pop torchbearers, the Foret Tradition, take the stage Thursday at Rock n’ Bowl. The South Louisiana R&B band led by singer Ryan Foret will play their mix of oldies and local jukebox favorites. Friday night will see modern outlaw country crooner Dustin Sonnier and his band, The Wanted, on the

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  • Lafayette Weekly (July 5-11, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly (July 5-11, 2021)

    Jazz musician and composer Billy Childs is set to perform at the Acadiana Center for the Arts on Tuesday evening. Childs has performed through the years with an impressive list of artists, including Sting, Wynton Marsalis, and Chick Corea. Zydeco accordionist Jeffery Broussard will host a dance at

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  • Lafayette Weekly (June 28-July 4, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly (June 28-July 4, 2021)

    Ray Boudreaux and his band will kick off this Independence Day weekend with a performance at Rock n’ Bowl Friday night. Local news reporter and Zydeco accordionist Gerald Gurenig will share the stage at the Blue Moon Saloon with Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. that same night. On July 3, you'll see the return

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  • Lafayette Weekly (June 21-27, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly (June 21-27, 2021)

    The Hideaway on Lee will host the release of two much-anticipated debut solo albums by two of our area’s most unique singer/songwriters. Formerly of Shrugs, Renée Reed’s new record effortlessly weaves out of spacey psychedelia and folk tunes, sung in English and our local French language. Reed’s

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  • Lafayette Weekly (June 14-20, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly (June 14-20, 2021)

    Live music is back in full swing this week in Lafayette. The Blue Monday Blues Jam will return to its new location at the Grouse Room on June 14, starting at 6:00 pm. In addition, Blue Moon will host its weekly Cajun Jam on Wednesday night, and accordionist Kevin Naquin will kick the weekend off at

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  • Lafayette Weekly (June 7-13, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly (June 7-13, 2021)

    Local pop singer and keyboardist Hunter DeBlanc will continue his Janky Piano Night this Wednesday at the Grouse Room. DeBlanc will be singing top 40 hits at the piano and acting as a game show host for this interactive performance featuring song requests and prizes. The Hideaway will celebrate

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  • The Hidden Street Taco Joints of Lafayette

    The Hidden Street Taco Joints of Lafayette

    Why reserve tacos just for Tuesdays? Lafayette has a hidden street taco scene, and all you have to do is look just beyond the horizon. Staring at us in plain sight are a mix of authentic, affordable, and delicious tacos from families with origins in Mexico, Honduras, Venezuela, and El Salvador.

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  • Lafayette Weekly (May 31 - June 5, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly (May 31 - June 5, 2021)

    Louisiana Crossroads is celebrating 20 years this Friday with a special concert curated by multi-instrumentalist Roddie Romero. Lafayette’s legendary concert series has famously brought renowned musicians from all backgrounds on stage with our area’s finest talent for unique, genre-bending musical

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  • Lafayette Weekly (May 24-31, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly (May 24-31, 2021)

    If you're ready to dance this Memorial Day Weekend, Lafayette's got you covered. The Cajun Table is revamping their Crawdown Alive series with the Cajun Power man, Richard LeBeouf, on Friday evening. Later that night, accordionist Forest Huval will supply classic waltzes and two steps at the

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  • Lafayette Weekly (May 17-23, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly (May 17-23, 2021)

    Live music returns to a downtown staple this week. Artmosphere will start back up on Thursday evening with a performance by the Nouveau String Band. Downtown Alive! will wrap up their virtual spring series with piano man Eric Adcock and blues-rocker Michael Juan Nunez. The duo will collaborate on a

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  • Olde Tyme Grocery

    Olde Tyme Grocery

    Glenn Murphree grew up in New Orleans, so he understood poorboys, a sandwich born in the Crescent City. When a small corner grocery store dating back to the mid-1900s came up for sale in Lafayette, Murphree bought the property and began serving poorboys to Acadiana residents. Over the years, Olde

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  • Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant

    Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant

    The path to establishing Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant is a curvy country road. It originates in the days of the Olympic Grove pizza truck when Stephen Verret and Jeremy Conner brought games, chill vibes, and tasty pizza pies all over town. Stephen, while having little experience in

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  • BJ's Pizza & Deli

    BJ's Pizza & Deli

    BJ’s Pizza, a Lafayette institution, opened in 1981. The name is based on card games, blackjack specifically. There are several items on the menu that have poker-inspired names, the Full House Pizza, Royal Flush, two of a kind, and the gambler poboy. It started as a franchise, and the owners

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  • Super Taters...And More!

    Super Taters...And More!

    Hot style deli sandwiches, toasted wraps, salads, and a daily soup selection are all available at family-friendly Super Taters in Scott. All in all, there are over 100+ unique baked potato offerings ranging from classic combinations served with a twist to Cajun hometown favorites. No matter which

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  • Lafayette Weekly (May 10-16, 2021)

    Lafayette Weekly (May 10-16, 2021)

    Givers vocalist and percussionist Tiffany Lamson teams up with local chanteuse and pianist Julie Williams for a set at the Acadian Superette this week. The new duo dubbed the Sha Hearts will be this week’s guests for the Hawk’s Boil Up music series on Thursday evening. This weekend sees the new

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  • Acadiana’s Coolest Pools and Splash Pads

    Acadiana’s Coolest Pools and Splash Pads

    Louisiana’s prime location in the South means the weather can be hot and humid, but plenty of places around town provide a refreshing splash of fun. And even though Lafayette’s balmy winters, families can dive right into swimming pools and splash pads open year-round. Toddlers to tweens can’t

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