Bayou Renegade Rally: A Ride Through No Man’s Land

LAKE CHARLES, LA. (Sept. 24, 2018) —Bayou Renegade Rally is a new special event being held over Veteran’s Day weekend and also serves as the kick-off of the No Man’s Land Bicentennial Celebration, which begins this fall and ends in 2021. With approximately 250-500 motorcycle enthusiast participants, the rally spans multiple dates and includes a progressive poker run from Shreveport to Lake Charles, Nov. 9-13. Riders will be in the Lake Charles area from Sunday, Nov. 11 – Tuesday, Nov. 13, and will be able to experience a multitude of patriotic events while soaking in the hospitality, culture, music, and cuisine of Southwest Louisiana.

Bayou Renegade Rally will also feature a patriot parade through the Avenue of Flags, live entertainment and special events at local casinos, several motorcycle contests, a jambalaya cookoff, and a photo scavenger hunt along the Creole Nature Trail.

At the time of the Louisiana Purchase, a large swatch of the western edge of what is now Louisiana was literally no man’s land. While the Adams-Onis Treaty in 1819 set new boundaries, the era of “No Man’s Land” would be ended only after the United States physically installed a military presence at “Cantonment Atkinson” in 1829.

For more information, visit or contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-SWLA.

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