“Wear Pink” and other Details for Sunday, Oct 12th – VOLUNTEER Day & Ride in Orange Beach

Pink Ribbon2  Pink Bike  WEAR PINK or Pink-out your bike on Oct 12  –  VOLUNTEER Day at the Infinity Bicycles Breast Cancer Awareness Ride in Orange Beach.   We have 10 Slow Bicyclists who’ve volunteered to help with the event.  Others are welcome to:

  • join us for last-minute volunteering:  9:20 a.m. at Orange Beach Sportsplex, on your bike with helmet.  We’ll ride out to join the other pre-scheduled volunteers on the trail.  Bring your own water and snacks.
  • sign-up and ride in the event (For Event details, follow this link:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/trek-breast-cancer-awareness-ride-infinity-bicycles-registration-11379675917)
  • or just join us for our after-event Slow Bike ride at 2:00 p.m.  Meet-up at the Trailhead at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.   After the event, we will ride the Orange Beach Backcountry Trails.   Food and fellowship to follow!
  • Vounteer then ride the Trails

October Rides

music  Oct 5th      Fairhope Pier to the Grand Hotel with Pops Concert    3:00 p.m.   Meeting near the south end of the Fairhope Pier Rose Garden or up on the hill beside the Marietta Johnson statue. We will ride south along the Eastern Shore Trail toward Point Clear’s Grand Hotel then back. This is an 8-10 mile, very flat route.  Afterwards, stay around for the Baldwin Pops Concert on the Bluff. Bring your own lawn chair, beverages, and refreshments.

Vounteer then ride the Trails  Oct 12    VOLUNTEER Day at the Infinity Bicycles Breast Cancer Awareness Ride in Orange Beach.   Please contact Molly by Sunday, Oct 5th if you wish to volunteer. After the event, we will ride the Orange Beach trails. Time TBD. For Event details, follow this link:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/trek-breast-cancer-awareness-ride-infinity-bicycles-registration-11379675917

Oct 19           Ocean Springs Ride “Do-over” & The Shed BBQ for Lunch:   10:00 a.m.   Meet at the L& N Train Depot (Visitors Center).  This is a 15 mile bike loop featuring the downtown area, old Ocean Springs historic district (residential area, no path but very little traffic), front beach and east beach (wide paved trail along beach), Gulf Islands National Seashore Davis Bayou, salt marsh area, picnic tables, pavilion, RESTROOMS (This is the half way point), then back again. Ride is a bit hilly (similar to Daphne) and no formal path but not a lot of traffic.  Join the group for an after-ride Bar-B-Q lunch stop at “The Shed.”

Getting There: 1 ½ hr. Fairhope to Ocean Springs (I-10 West to Exit 50, 609 South all the way down to Ocean Springs. Cross over Bienville Blvd (rt. 90), Cross over railroad tracks and take an immediate left onto Park Rd. and another immediate left into the parking lot of Train Depot (Visitors Center)

butterfly  Oct 26           Mullet Point to the Grand Hotel   3:00 p.m.   Come celebrate the Monarch Butterfly season. 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.

Slow Rides for September

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  • Sept 7 (Sunday)  Mullet Point to Weeks Bay Bridge - 5:00 p.m.    Meet at Mullet Point Park in Point Clear (on Baldwin County Road #1, which is 5 miles south of the Grand Hotel).  We will ride “out and back” along both the Eastern Shore Trail and some county roads to reach the Weeks Bay Bridge.  Some hills.  About 11 miles total.
  • Sept 14th (Sunday)  Mullet Point to Pelican Point - 5:00 p.m.  Begins at Mullet Point Park.  We will 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.
  • Sept 21st (Sunday)  Daphne Ride beginning at the Daphne Public Library (north parking lot) – 4:00 p.m.  Leaving from the library, we will ride along the Eastern Shore Trail toward Bay Front Park in Daphne.  This route will include some off-road treking through the Village Pointe Preserve, passing beside the Jackson Oak, then back out onto the Trail.  Some hills.
  • Sept 28th (Sunday)  Ocean Springs, Mississippi Ride & The Shed BBQ for Lunch:   10:00 a.m.   Meet at the L& N Train Depot (Visitors Center).  This is a 15 mile bike loop featuring the downtown area, old Ocean Springs historic district (residential area, no path but very little traffic), front beach and east beach (wide paved trail along beach), Gulf Islands National Seashore Davis Bayou, salt marsh area, picnic tables, pavilion, RESTROOMS (This is the half way point), then back again. Ride is a bit hilly (similar to Daphne) and no formal path but not a lot of traffic.  Join the group for an after-ride Bar-B-Q lunch stop at “The Shed.”

Getting There: 1 ½ hr. Fairhope to Ocean Springs (I-10 West to Exit 50, 609 South all the way down to Ocean Springs. Cross over Bienville Blvd (rt. 90), Cross over railroad tracks and take an immediate left onto Park Rd. and another immediate left into the parking lot of Train Depot (Visitors Center)

The Rest of HOT August – a few Rides…

music  Sunday, August 24th – 5:00 p.m.:  Courtyard 311 – Music to follow!   Beginning at (or near) Courtyard 311 in Downtown Fairhope, on Fairhope Ave, between Section and Church Streets.  The Doc Rogers and the Rock Dodgers Band  is suppose to be playing from 6-9 p.m.  It’s going to be too hot to ride far, so we’ll stroll easily around town, then return for some cool refreshments and live music.

labor day Sunday, August 31st, – 5:00 p.m. :  Labor Day Stroll beginning at the Fairhope Pier Rose Garden (or on top of the bluff if you don’t want to climb the hill).  Riding south along the Eastern Shore Trail, then back.

3rd Anniversary Ride and Picnic Party – Sunday, Aug 17th

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 AUGUST 17th – 5:00 p.m.      Join us for our 3rd Anniversary Ride and post-ride Picnic Party.   Meet at Mullet Point Park (5 miles south of the Grand Hotel in Point Clear).   This is a VERY flat, easy route.  Afterwards, we will enjoy a get-together in Mullet Point Park.  Bring a snack to share (sweet or savory) and bring your own beverage.  Molly will provide a cake and paper supplies.  

Old friends and new riders are invited to ride or just celebrate with us!

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.