Kenny Bellau, a Category 1 racer from New Orleans, led a group of about 50 riders on a 60 mile New Orleans Adventure Ride to highlight the devestation that still exists in large parts of New Orleans.
Photos from the ride reveal scenes of destruction akin to bombed-out Beirut in the 80s. Bellau encouraged riders to take photos and spread them far and wide across the Internet. “I want to get the word out that we’re annihilated down here,” says Kenny Bellau. “The clean-up effort is only 20 percent done on the houses and 10 percent on the businesses.”
Bellau stayed behind in New Orleans during and immediately after Katrina to help with evacuation and rescue.