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Amazing Ride for Alzheimers | Pedaling into Louisiana Downs

July 28, 2021 – Bossier City, LA – Left Shreveport about 9 a.m., and within about 10 miles I was standing in front of Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. The entrance was open so I drifted in.

Louisiana Downs

Grandstand at Washington County Fair
The grandstand was majestic and empty. It reminded me of how the grandstand at the old, old Washington County Fair Park looked.

The neatest thing at Louisiana Downs was the vintage starting gate that sat in a field in the back.

Louisiana downs

It too had a look like the old buildings at the Slinger Fairgrounds.

Louisiana Downs horse racing track officially opened in 1974. It’s a 1-mile dirt track; there’s also a turf course.

Sitting behind the vintage starting gate was the new start gate. Much more schnazzy.

There was also a Raceway gas station. $2.69 for a gallon of regular unleaded. It was $2.99 in West Bend when I left Tuesday and $3.09 in Hartford.


The Navy rejected Clyde. As a teenager, Clyde tried to enlist in the U.S. Navy, but lingering effects from a serious boyhood illness, possibly malaria or yellow fever, resulted in his medical rejection. It was a hard blow for Clyde, who had already tattooed “USN” on his left arm. Klein, C. (2019, May 31) 10 Things You May Not Know About Bonnie and Clyde history.com https://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-bonnie-and-clyde

Have I not commanded you? …  Be strong and courageous. … Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9

The 2021 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is raising money this year for music programming for seniors at Cedar Community, a 501c3, so all donations are tax-deductible.

Donate via the secure website through Cedar Community.  Donations should be marked “Amazing Ride 2021.” Click HERE to make a secure online donation.

Checks may be made payable to “Cedar Community Foundation” with “Judy Bike Ride” in the memo line and mailed to 113 Cedar Ridge Dr., West Bend, WI 53095

Be sure to include the Federal Tax ID Number for the Foundation: 39-1249432

You may also find a downloadable donation form HERE.

Cedar Community is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible.

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