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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 #18 of 202 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 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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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

My father and I went to NOLA for a guys' weekend. We booked this tour to see a side of the city that we might otherwise miss. I couldn't be happier with the decision. The 9th ward is an eclectic and culturally rich neighborhood. From the hipster Marigny with its colorful shotgun houses, bars and cafes, to the House of... More

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had a great day touring the Lower 9th Ward with Derrick. We learned about X-Marks (the way they marked houses during search and rescue after Hurricane Katrina), had po'boys, talked to a Spy Boy from a Krewe, toured a new brewery, saw houses built by Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation and met Ronald Lewis. Derrick was a great... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My boyfriend and I went on the 9th Ward Rebirth Tour in Sept 2014 and it was one of the highlights of our vacation in New Orleans. The tour is approx 4 1/2 hours but don't let that deter you as there are many stops and the pace is very easy. It was a very educational experience learning about the... More

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Berkeley, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

One of the highlights of our 3 state southern tour. We echo so many of the other comments made by other reviewers. Derrick was an engaging and informative guide and the stop in to meet Mr. Lewis was so special. What an incredible man with a fascinating life story and wonderful messages to share. A bit more history at each... More

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Toronto, ON
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Echoing the other comments regarding this tour, I also must say that it was among the best few hours spent during my week in NOLA. Our guide Jeff had everything figured-out and put everyone at ease from the get-go. I hadn't been on a bike in about 7 years, but five minutes in I was fine ("…it's like riding a... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The bike tour was one of the highlights of our stay in New Orleans. Derek is passionate about his home town and was able to answer all questions posed. This is definitely not a 'look at what Katrina did' tour and there was never an issue of feeling unsafe. The tour travels through many wards and you get to see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was an excellent tour that provided a way to engage with parts of the city that would otherwise remain out of reach. Travelling by bike provided a non-intrusive way for visitors to meet and learn more from the community themselves. Derek was a great tour guide and Mr Lewis at the House of Dance and Feathers was so very... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Such an enlightening experience. Our guide, Nick, was excellent! I base this on knowledge, preparation, personality, connection to the community. Bikes were in great shape and the community was welcoming and inspiring. I learned so much and had a great time too! So worth your time and money.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This tour was the highlight of our stay in New Orleans. The about 4 hour bike tour will take you to the lower 9th ward, a neighborhood that was severely affected by hurricane Katrina. However, this tour is not about disaster tourism, it's about a community, its history and how it recovered from the hurricane. You will hear about the... More

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Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The 1/2 day we spent with Derek was fun, informative and a great way to see and learn about parts of New Orleans that we otherwise wouldn't have. We liked the stories, the history and the opportunity to ask questions. The House of Dance and Feathers was great and the po' boy lunch very good as well. I would certainly... More

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