All About the Biking Down South Festival
A Family Friendly Festival Supporting Several Worthy Causes!
The Biking Down South Festival and Ride-In is an annual fundraising even for the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 41 in Ville Platte Louisiana.
D.A.V. 41 is a respected local cause and has been in existence since 1983.
The event grew out of planning meetings between five of the younger members of Chapter 41 who are all Vietnam Veterans. One of the members, Jerry Verrette, who had decades of event production experience and is known in worldwide music event circles as “Cajun Jerry” was selected as chairman for the event.
The festival is held on the 2nd weekend after Easter each year. Since many local residents are just recovering from the lenten season and are ready to get into the festival season, the Biking Down South Festival and Ride-In is the perfect season opener for the vibrant Louisiana Festival scene.
A Worthy Cause:
Proceeds from the festival go to support:
- D.A.V. Local Chapter 41 – Ville Platte
- The Paraplegic Veterans Ward – V.A. Hospital Alexandria, LA
- The Tee-Cottonbowl Youth Organization
- Area Nursing Homes housing Veterans
- Other Worthy Causes