I read this article in The Advocate the other day about how the Metro Council is considering building a bike path from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. It is supposed to be 110 miles and cost about 33 million dollars. I think this is a great ideal and just what Baton Rouge or New Orleans needs. On a 3 day weekend how much fun would it be to bike to New Orleans on Friday, play around the city on Saturday, and bike back on Sunday.
Bicyiclist call bike 100 miles A Century and it takes 5-8 hours. Also found a great post on comparing A Century to a Marathon here. If Louisiana wants to keep people in there mid 20s to 30s, they need to do more things like this.