Ride for Sunday, April 13th

On Sunday, April 13th, we will meet at 3:00 p.m. in Daphne, Alabama at the Daphne Public Library (north side parking lot).  Riding along the Eastern Shore Trail.

10155178_10202975455361784_5621452829445474692_n  And, if you’re interested, bring a lawn chair and enjoy the Baldwin Pops Concert in Daphne afterwards.  Concert starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Daphne City Hall on Main Street.

April 2014 – Planned Bicycle Rides

Sunday, April 6th

3:00 start:  Mullet Point to Grand Hotel -   Begins at Mullet Point Park on Baldwin County Road #1, which is 5 miles south of the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL. We ride along the paved Eastern Shore Trail north to the Grand Hotel, take a rest break, then return to Mullet Point Park. 10 miles roundtrip. Very flat. Appropriate for beginners and families. Takes about an hour and a half to complete at our slow, social pace.

Sat-Mon, April 12-14

The Chief    CANCELLED.  See newer post for details on Sunday Ride in Daphne, AL.

This weekend was designated as our Chief Ladiga Ride in North Alabama and Georgia.   The route is a multi-use Rail-Trail that begins just north of Anniston, AL, and runs into Smyrna, GA.

Saturday, April 19th

bike valet logo from ipadEARTH DAY MOBILE BAY:  The FREE Bicycle Valet service will again be offered at this event held at the Fairhope Pier.  Volunteers are needed to help staff the service.  Contact Molly (email listed above), if you can give an hour or two.

After the day’s activities are complete, we’ll start our Slow Bicycle Ride at 5:15 p.m. from the top of the bluff, beside the Marietta Johnson statue – riding south along the Eastern Shore Trail to the Grand Hotel then back.  This is an 8-10 mile route, depending on side trips.

Meeting Place at the top of the hill

Easter bicycle  NO RIDE on Sunday, April 20th:   Happy Easter!

 

Sunday, April 27th

Mullet Point to Pelican Point, 3:00 p.m. start -  Begins at Mullet Point Park on Baldwin County Road #1, which is 5 miles south of the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL. We ride on County Road #1, southeast to Pelican Point at Weeks Bay.  We’ll take a rest break, then return to Mullet Point Park. 10 miles roundtrip. Very flat.  Takes about an hour and a half to complete at our slow, social pace.

Rides and Events for March 2014

 March 30th, Sunday – New Orleans Ride CANCELLED (previously scheduled trip).  Instead, we’ll ride from the Fairhope Pier to the Grand Hotel and back.  Ride starts at 3:00 p.m.  Riders can meet either at the bottom of the hill, near the south-end park, or on top of the hill near the Marietta Johnson statue.

Send ideas for April rides to SlowBicycleSocietyES@gmail.com

Meeting Place once you've climbed the Hill

Meeting Place once you’ve climbed the Hill or if you don’t want to climb the hill!

February Rides – 2014

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Sunday, Feb 2nd Groundhog Day Ride-  1:30 p.m. (so you can get home in time to prep for your Super Bowl parties).  Begins at the Fairhope Pier.  Ride will include repeated, but fun loops (ever see the movie?)

EST  Saturday, Feb 8th Trail Maintenance Day:  9:00 a.m.:  Join the Baldwin County Trailblazers in some annual maintenance of the Eastern Shore Trail.  We will be fertilizing 82 recently pruned crepe myrtles along the trail and bedding down with 40 bales of pine straw. Bring gloves, and perhaps a rake.  Meet near the Bailey’s Creek bridge, south of Hwy 32 (and the Grand Hotel) where the crepe myrtles plantings begin.  There is no parking, except along the road shoulder (don’t park on the trail!).  You might park and walk from the corner lot at Hwy 32.  Bike ride afterwards along the south part of the trail.

Sunday, Feb 9th - McSherry’s Out-and-Back Ride, 3:00:  Begins and ends near McSherry’s Pub in downtown Fairhope (north Bancroft St.).  Riding along sidewalks and side streets in downtown.  Stay for refreshments and fellowship afterwards at the pub.

pcola beach  Saturday, Feb 15thFort Pickens/Pensacola Beach Ride, 11:00:  Begins from the parking area at Fort Pickens (park info HERE).  There is an $8 per car entrance fee.  Bike ride will head east toward the Margaritaville Hotel for lunch, then return for a tour of the Fort.  Roundtrip, this ride will total about 20 miles.  Carpool/caravan meet-up leaves at 9:15 a.m. from Lowe’s parking lot in Malbis or we’ll just see ya’ there!

No organized ride for Sunday, Feb 16th.

Sunday, Feb 23rdMullet Point to Pelican Point, 3:00:  Begins at Mullet Point Park (5 miles south of the Grand Hotel) riding along County Road #1 to Pelican Point, at the mouth of Weeks Bay.  Very flat, 10 miles roundtrip.

January 2014 Rides

bike in snow

Jan 5th -  2:00 Start:  Mullet Point to Grand Hotel 

Jan 12th -  2:00 Start:  Daphne Library (north parking area)

Jan 18th – SATURDAY:  Mobilians on Bikes Tweed Ride

From Mobilians on Bikes Facebook event page:  Don your tweed and mount your two-wheeled steed! It’s time for Mobile’s 4th annual Tweed Ride…  For this year’s event we intend to follow up our ride with low tea and lawn games in Cathedral Square. So brush up on the rules for croquet and bocce and prepare to make merry. As is tradition we will also see a moving pictures show in Mobile’s only independent theatre, The Crescent…Meet at Cream and Sugar (in Mobile) at 11:45am.  The Ride: A short 1/2 hour or so leisurely stroll through the downtown area.   Movie: 2pm matinee “August: Osage County” at the Crescent.

FULL Details are available on their Facebook events page.

Jan 19th – 2:00 Start:  Fairhope Pier to Grand Hotel

Jan 26th:  2:00 Start:  Mullet Point to Weeks Bay Bridge