Lake City Cruisers offers bike rides in the dark around Lake Charles
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana (KPLC) – Amber Hills’ new venture isn’t a new concept, but it’s something she really enjoys doing. His idea for Lake City Cruisers came from his love for a similar Baton Rouge bike tour.
âIt gave me a lot of confidence and it only increased my energy,â Hills said. âIt was so much fun, and we’ve been riding so far, it was just amazing. “
So Hills decided to bring her own version to the lake area, she says she wants people to experience the city in a new way while enjoying the outdoors.
Lake City Cruisers is a glow-in-the-dark bike tour that circles downtown Lake Charles. Hills says that while the bike path is an hour long and stretches for about three miles, the fun neon lights and music make the ride feel more like a party than a workout.
âIt’s so fun and so positive that it can bring the whole community together,â she said. âWe’re so excited to get everyone on bikes. “
Hills says its rides also prioritize safety.
âI’m leading the race, I have my turn signals on the front of my bike,â she said. “We have volunteers who ride between the rides and we make sure everyone hears the commands on the lane to go and you know when to turn and when to stop.”
Hills says she is also in the process of adding a tricycle to her fleet to allow people with special needs to enjoy the tour.
Most of all, she says she wants the community to come together and enjoy this new experience.
âWe just want people to see the city in a new way,â Hills said.
Hills says she hopes it will bring some joy to their lives. Tours take place every Friday and Saturday at 7, 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. To book a Lake City Cruiser tour, click HERE.
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