Everything You Need To Know About Shreveport And Cycling
The following information is for bicyclists visiting Shreveport. It is not all-encompassing, but it does answer many of the questions we receive from locals and visitors alike who are interested in Shreveport and cycling, or cyclists moving to the Shreveport area.
Q: Do any of the bike shops offer rentals?
A: At the moment there is no one in the area who rents bicycles.
Q: Is there a bicycle club in Shreveport?
A: The Shreveport area has several cycling organizations. There is the Shreveport Bicycle Club, Team La’Sport, LOCO (Louisiana Off Road Cycling Organization). The clubs range from weekend cyclists to very serious racers. These groups have weekly scheduled rides and monthly meetings for all those interested.
Q: Is there a good health food store in Shreveport?
A: You bet; there's a great one.
- Sunshine Health Foods and Café 5751 Youree Dr. (318) 219-4080. They have a full market and café. Great food, and great people.
Q: Where should I eat when I'm visiting town?
A: More than 250,000 people live in the Shreveport metropolitan area, and there is a large selection of restaurants to serve them. There are too many to list here, but some of our favorites are:
Superior Grill, 6123 Line Ave, Shreveport, LA 71106, (318) 869-3243. GREAT Mexican food. Anything on the menu is a treat, but start off by asking for the little chimichangas that aren’t on the menu. They’re little packets of goodness for your mouth.
The Cub. About a mile up the road from the shop at 3002 Girard. (318) 861-6517. Absolutely the best steak and the coldest beer in town. Don’t miss out on the au gratin potatoes. You’re going to drop some cash here.
Q: Where can I buy beer?
A: In Louisiana, most supermarkets and convenience stores sell beer and wine.
Q: Are there any decent, cheap motels?
A: Yes. Google Maps list many of the Hotels and Motels in the Shreveport area. (Casino’s and higher end hotels are listed for the movie stars and high rollers among you.)
Q: Are there any bed and breakfasts in town?
A: Yes, Google lists a few bed and breakfasts in the Shreveport area.
Q: Where's the best mountain biking around Shreveport?
A: Below are five fantastic places to mountain bike.
- The Monkey Trail (Eddie Jones Park)
- Stoner Boat Launch Trails
- Bodcau Recreation Area
- Lake Bistineau State Park
- Lincoln Parish Park (Ruston)
Q: Are there any FLAT road rides around Shreveport?
A: Being in North West Louisiana has its perks--many of the road rides are flat. It’s very nice country side;gentle rolling hills, farms, country stores, small towns (and yes, gas and oil wells) dot the roads around the Shreveport area.
LOCO - Louisiana Off-Road Cycling Organization - Louisiana Off-Road Cycling Organization - Dedicated to mountain biking. Every year they host LOCOFEST, a 2-day mountain bike festival.
Shreveport Bicycle Club - Dating back all the way to 1979, this great club has regular rides on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Sunrise Tri Club - We are very lucky to have a healthy triathlon community in the area, and this club offers triathletes of all ages and abilities the opportunity to get together, train, and race.
Team LaS'port - Founded in 1983, Team LaS'port is the 2nd oldest USCF club in Louisiana. They race.