BIKE FOR BEAUSOLEIL is a fundraiser and family event to raise money and community support of the BeauSoleil Louisiana Solar Home.

Beausoleil Solar Home, Architecture, University of Louisiana BIKE FOR BEAUSOLEIL is a part of the College of the Arts FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. The concept of the races is for the public to go green, live healthy, maintain good fitness, bring their family and support TEAM BeauSoleil.

The event will take place at the BeauSoleil Warehouse located at the United Way Complex, 215 E. Pinhook, on Saturday, April 4th at 9am to 1pm, with pre-registration starting at 8am. Pre-race refreshments will be served.

There will be a 10-mile fun ride, and the options of 30 or 50-mile rides for experienced cyclists.

All races will end back at the BeauSoleil Warehouse. Racers, their families and the public are welcome to visit the Warehouse beginning at 11 am for a family-friendly, fun-filled time. A post-ride Cajun meal will be served at that time to the racers, Jr. Hebert and the Maurice Playboys will be playing and the warehouse will be open for people to view the progress of the BeauSoleil home (the shell has been completed.) There will also be a fun jump to entertain the younger crowd. 

TEAM BeauSoleil is the UL team selected as one of only twenty teams from around the world to participate in the international design/build competition called the Solar Decathlon. The Solar Decathlon is a competition for teams of university students that compete to design, build, and operate an attractive, effective and energy-efficient solar powered house. In late September 2009, college and university teams from around the world will join the competition's organizers and sponsors in Washington, D.C., to assemble a "solar village" on the National Mall.

BeauSoleil Louisiana Solar Home - Believe in tomorrow. Beginning today.

Saturday April 4th, 2009
Pre-Registration 8am
Bike Tours depart at 9am
Post-Ride Meal and Entertainment from 11am-1pm

BeauSoleil Warehouse
United Way
215 E. Pinhook
(between St. Mary and the Evangeline Thruway, where the train tracks cross Pinhook)

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