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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 #14 of 174 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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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Derek was a great guide. Loved visiting the neighborhoods and learning the history. Not a huge fan of the price. When you consider lunch, visit to the house of feathers, and the bar stop at the end of the tour, you're easily spending upwards of $100 per person.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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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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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