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Ninth Ward Rebirth Bike Tours

632 Elysian Fields, New Orleans, LA 70117 (Bywater)
504 338-3603
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Ranked #8 of 171 activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My husband, 13 yr old and I did this tour today with Derek. Everything was handled professionally, from the emails beforehand to book, directions to the meeting spot, solid, safe bikes and a knowledgeable, entertaining guide. He has some other bike tours in the works and I would book them in a heartbeat. We started up on Royal St near... More

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Ashland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This is the best way to see the Lower 9th Ward. We felt we had a much better understanding of what happened in 2005 after listening to Derrick explain. He lives in the neighborhood and knows LA history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My family of four took this tour on our first morning in NOLA. Simply put, it was our favorite part of our 6 day stay. I recommend this for everyone - it is not a hard tour and is filled to the gills with information about everything NOLA related. I especially wanted our teenage children to see the Ninth Ward... More

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Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Five of us went on this tour and we all loved it. Derek, a historian in the true sense of the word who clearly loves his home town, led us around and taught us so much about this little-understood side of New Orleans. The bike ride was easy and fascinating - and not at all dangerous (other than at a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My husband and I opted for something different on this visit to NOLA- I thought it would be fun and we love to ride bikes. Derek was our tour guide and probably the most educated tour guide you will find with a under graduate in local history form Tulane and working on his masters. he is young, funny and as... More

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trail, BC
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11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I was glued to the TV during Katrina and the devastation to this area touched me so much, that I had my cousin, who lived in New Orleans, select a family that she Knew who lost everything and I spearheaded a fund raising for this family, here in Canada, which we sent to them in time for Christmas of that... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was my favorite tour we did in New Orleans. We learned so much about the Ninth ward, hurricanes, architecture, history of Mardi Gras. Derek was a wonderful tour guide with a very good sense of humor and very proud of his city. Mr Lewis was a treasure! We loved talking to him. This community is amazing and so hopeful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

If you can ride a bike, this should be the FIRST thing you do upon arrival in NoLa. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this tour--the comfy bikes, the beautiful scenery, and the other friendly folks along for the ride. But most importantly, our guide, Nick, was an incredible source of history and stories about the area. He... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This was one of our highlights during our stay in NOLA. The Tour Guide Derek was amazing. He was very informative and took us to sites we would've otherwise never seen. The tour does both the lower and upper Ninth Ward. We got to see where Katrina hit hardest as well as the efforts to restore the area, including houses... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This bike tour takes you through the Ninth Ward. Here you get to see some of the effects from Katrina and the work still in process. Derek Wood was our tour guide. He is a native of the area, and is able to explain what you are viewing. If you can only do one tour, this is the one to... More

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