Bike Baton Rouge will provide free valet bicycle parking services in downtown Baton Rouge throughout April at Fest for All, the Baton Rouge Blues Fest and the Earth Day Festival.

Bike Baton Rouge volunteers will park and monitor the bicycles in a secured area provided by festival organizers.

“When it comes to getting to a festival in downtown Baton Rouge, there’s no better way than by bicycle,” Mika Torkkola, of Bike Baton Rouge, said. “You don’t have to deal with traffic, you don’t have to worry about where you’re going to park your car, and best of all, you just hop off your bike and you’re already at your destination.”

Each festival will take place at or near North Boulevard in the Town Square area of downtown Baton Rouge.

“We recognize that not everyone is going to be comfortable with riding a bike to work or to school,” Torkkola said. “But there are times, like at these festivals, when getting around on bike might make more sense than driving, even for folks who don’t consider themselves to be bicyclists.”

Bike Baton Rouge has provided free bike parking services in downtown Baton Rouge since 2006. Bike valet services will be available at each festival from opening time to half an hour after closing. Earth Day also will feature a children’s bicycle safety course, with bicycles and helmets provided.

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