Summer Ride Schedule – June, July, Aug

Hot summer stroll ppt Simple rides close to home.  Enjoy the Summer and join us when you can.  Riding later for most Sundays.  Anyone interested in riding should “meet-up” at the location listed.  There is no designated leader.  Routes are to be determined by those who show up!

JUNE 8 – 5:00 p.m.   Meet on the bluff above the Fairhope Pier (by the Marietta Johnson statue.)

JUNE 15 - Father’s Day – NO RIDE

JUNE 22 – 4:00 p.m.   Disc Golf Ride:  Meet at the Fairhope Public Library (F’hope Ave. entrance).

JUNE 29 – 5:00 p.m.   Meet at Mullet Point Park (5 miles south of the Grand Hotel in Point Clear)

JULY 6 – 5:00 p.m.   Meet on the bluff above the Fairhope Pier (by the Marietta Johnson statue.)

JULY 13 – 5:00 p.m.   Meet at McSherry’s in downtown Fairhope.

JULY 20 – 5:00 p.m.  Meet at Mullet Point Park (5 miles south of the Grand Hotel in Point Clear)

JULY 27 – 5:00 p.m.    Meet at the Daphne Public Library, north side parking area.

AUGUST 3 – 5:00 p.m.    Meet on the bluff above the Fairhope Pier (by the Marietta Johnson statue.)

AUGUST 10 – 5:00 p.m.   Meet at the Fairhope Public Library (F’hope Ave. entrance)

3rd anniversary  AUGUST 17 – 5:00 p.m.   3rd Anniversary Ride!  Meet at Mullet Point Park (5 miles south of the Grand Hotel in Point Clear).   More details to come!

 

June 1st Ride in Orange Beach (Weather Pending)

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Scene from Last Summer’s ride along the BackCountry Trails in Orange Beach

Sunday, June 1st - Orange Beach Ride:  10:00 a.m. Start – Beginning at the Orange Beach Sportsplex, trailhead, we’ll be riding to the Bear Point Marina and back with a stop for lunch along the way.  This will be a long ride at about 25 miles total.  Wear some sunscreen and watch the weather.

Tuesday evening Ride and Potluck: June 3rd

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Tuesday, June 3:   Ride and Potluck

We’ll welcome the Summer & wish Valerie a Happy Birthday

Alison and Chris to provide Hamburgers and Hotdogs

Please Bring a Salad, Side Dish or Dessert

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Drop your dish off at Alison and Chris’ house at 5pm

We’ll take a ride around Fairhope then have a Potluck Dinner at around 6:30

Also, we will be planning our summer (June & July ) Rides, so bring your calendar and step up to host a ride and help plan our meet up places and times.

To help our hosts plan for dinner, RSVP to:  SlowBicycleSocietyES@gmail.com  

 

 

Mississippi Fun and More Rides

16 Slow Bicyclists showed up for the Gulfport to Biloxi ride.  The group rode roundtrip 30 beach-side miles to the top of the Biloxi-Ocean Springs bridge.

Beachside Rest Area in Gulfport, Mississippi

Beachside Rest Area in Gulfport, Mississippi

Guys at the top of the Bridge

Guys at the top of the Bridge between Biloxi and Ocean Springs

 

memorial day Monday, May 26th - MEMORIAL DAY Ride:  3:30 p.m. Start – Beginning at the south end of the Fairhope Pier parking lot (or meet us up on the bluff, by the Marietta Johnson sculpture).  We’ll ride south along the Eastern Shore Trail to the Grand Hotel, then back.  About 8 miles total.  After the ride, join us for the Baldwin Pops Band, Memorial Day Concert @ Henry George Park.  Bring a lawn chair and picnic goodies.  A table will be provided for sharables!

(Note:  No ride on Sunday, May 25th)

 

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Scene from Last Summer’s ride along the BackCountry Trails in Orange Beach

Sunday, June 1st – Orange Beach Ride:  10:00 a.m. Start – Beginning at the Orange Beach Sportsplex, trailhead, we’ll be riding to the Bear Point Marina and back with a stop for lunch along the way.  This will be a long ride at about 25 miles total.  Wear some sunscreen!

Wheels and Wine Ladies Night with Pro-Cycle

A message from our friends and local bike shop:

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Join us for
Wheels & Wine Ladies Night 
6:00 PM
Wednesday, May 14th
We will leave from Pro Cycle & Tri and finish at Pinzones in Downtown Fairhope.

There will be TWO route options.
4.75 Miles
17.5 Miles
Both groups will be “leave no woman behind.”
Pinzones will be expecting Wheels & Wine at 7:15ish.

Following dates for Wheels & Wine will be the second Wednesday of every month until time changes back so mark your calendar!
June 11th
July 9th
August 13th
September 10th
October 8th

No reservations required but please let, me,  Katie know that you and all of your friends that you invited are coming so Pinzones will have enough seating.

Thursday Program and May 18th Gulfport Beach Ride

Two Upcoming Activities

  Thursday, May 8th:  Our own Slow Bicyclist, Alan Samry, will be presenting “LA Summer:  Staycation Ideas” at the Fairhope Public Library.  4:00  p.m.

LA Summer Library Program  click here for full details.

 

Sunday, May 18th:  Gulfport, Mississippi Ride-along-the-Beach

10:00 a.m. start from Jones Park (Intersection of Hwy 49 and Hwy 90), riding along the beachside, multi-use trail/sidewalk that runs from Gulfport to the Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge.  Lunching along the way.  Bring your sunscreen!  Seems to be plenty of parking at this park.  Meet with your bicycle at the pavilion on the far east side of the park.  See map graphic.

Jones Park map