Bike Tour of Levee Breach Sites

(Self Guided) offers a Self Guided Levee Disaster Bike Tour of three major levee breaches in New Orleans’s Main Basin.  The Bike Tour allows anyone, at any time, an opportunity to view the breach sites and affected neighborhoods of a disaster so catastrophic that the whole world watched it on TV.

Starting at City Park, cyclists ride through the Park and along Bayou St. John to the first stop – the east breach of the London Avenue Canal. Traveling alongside the Canal, the next stop is the west breach of the London Avenue Canal. Then cyclists ride along Lake Pontchartrain to the 17th Street Canal breach site before heading back to City Park. The route is designed to follow marked bike routes. Cyclists can view the breach sites and the affected neighborhoods.

Bikers can use this interactive Google map (below).

View Levee Disaster Bike Tour (self-guided) in a larger map

…or a downloadable pdf.  Click on LINK below to download.


Participation in’s Self-Guided Bike Tour is undertaken at your own risk. Please use caution.

Cyclists ride through the Lake Terrace neighborhood of New Orleans en route from the London Avenue Canal breach to the 17th Street Canal breach. Photo/Hubie Vigreux May 2012