Loving the levee
- Distance: 69.51 miles / 111.9 km
- Ride Time: 1-2 hours
- Approximate Fuel Costs: $5.28
- State: Louisiana
This ride follows Louisana route 18 along the Mississippi River from Donaldsonville, La to its eastern end where it connects with Business 90. This happens near Bridge City. Mando and I rode from west to east. The other direction would work just as well.
Several aspects of this route add to its interest. The levee is always higher than you and to your left. Mast of ships, tops of loading facilities, and huge cranes inhabit the river side while houses, communities, and different manufacturing facilities are on your right.
The speed limit is 35 mph. Don't let that discourage you from rideing because it is quite twisty. Since it parallels the levee, it is flat.
The road was in excellent shape.
Negatives were as follows: fairly high volume of traffic (we were on 18 during afternoon rush hour), limited places to pull over to climb the levee and see the river, and eastern end not well marked.
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