FAQ's

How do I book a trip for a group of people?

You can sign up each member of your group via by sending your list to anne@labucketbrigade.org.  If you would like customized tour on a particular date, e-mail anne@labucketbrigade.org

We prefer to drive. Is that possible?

Absolutely! E-mail anne@labucketbrigade.org

How long is the ride?

The ride takes about four hours as we take time to point out sites along the way. The distance is eleven and a half miles.

Do I have to bring a bike?

Bikes and helmets are included when you book your ride. If you love your bike, you are welcome to bring it, but it is not necessary.

Should I bring anything on the ride?

You should bring water and anything else you need to be comfortable for the four hour ride.

Who leads the ride?

Anne Rolfes and Iris Carter. Iris is a native of St. Charles Parish and was a key part of the Concerned Citizens of Norco campaign for a fair buy out of contaminated properties from Shell. Since 1999, Anne has helped communities impacted by pollution from the parish’s oil and chemical plants. Read more about Anne and Iris on our staff page. 

What does history have to do with the Bucket Brigade?

The Slave Revolt of 1811 is important to the Louisiana Bucket Brigade because, in a region dominated by the oil and chemical industries, it represents courage and questioning of an all-powerful status quo. The history is a powerful force for today’s movements. This ride is an evolution of what has traditionally been called a Toxic Tour in which polluting sites – dumps, refineries, chemical plants – are toured. This ride tranforms a litany of depressing sites into powerful beacons of resistance. The past and the present are applied to today’s movement.

How much does the ride cost?

$85 per person.

I can’t afford it. Is there any other way I can go?

Absolutely! Contact anne@labucketbrigade.org about volunteering.

 

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Louisiana Bucket Brigade
2803 Saint Phillip Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

 (504) 484-3433
 (504) 324-0332
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