Save the Date! Feb. 2, Saturday at 3:30

Feb. 2, Saturday at 3:30 – Biking and Movie!

mv5bmzi3mdc4mzgwm15bml5banbnxkftztgwmzc1nzkzmte@._v1_Meet at 3:30 pm at 21765 4th St, Silverhill and ride for approx 12 miles around town on lightly-traveled city streets with a few gentle hills. Head back to Shelton’s house for dinner and then the screening of the 40th anniversary of the Academy-Award winning classic bicycle movie: “Breaking Away”. 
What’s already provided: Chili, Chicken Soup, Plates, Silverware, Movie Theater and the Movie
What you can bring: Appetizer or Salad or Dessert to share, BYOB, folding chair if you have one (and a photo of yourself from 1979  !?!?!).
If it’s raining, party is still on but come at 5:30 pm for dinner and the movie.”
There will not be a ride on Superbowl Sunday, Feb. 3.

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Jan. 19, Saturday at 9:00 – Biking and Geocaching! No Ride Planned for Sunday.

imagehandlerSee the Feminine Side of Baldwin County: Lady of the Lake, The Goddess and Josephine!

 Be prepared for a super fun full day of biking, geocaching and sightseeing:  Bamahenge? Dinosaurs? Italianate fountain?  White sand beaches?  Giant Spider?  Beautiful water views from  every direction? Hidden parks?  Bushwhackers? Lady of the Lake? Goddess statue? All in one ride? Yep. Ride on Saturday, January  19th,  2019  beginning at 9:00 am  with meet-up in Elberta at the Barber Marina. Take County Route 98 eight miles east of downtown Foley and  turn south on County Road 95 for five miles. Right onto Fish Trap Road (aka County Road W 42) and turn left in one half mile at the Barber Marina sign. Head south toward the end of the road  and  find  the first parking lot on the left beyond the fountain. Ride is approximately 28-30 miles with many stops and short hikes for all the sights, photo opportunities and geocaching.  If you haven’t geocached before, it is a blast and a half on a bike. Pace shall be 10 mph on lightly-traveled  paved  roads but  there are some gentle hills so bring your quads.

Lunch midway midday at the skeeviest bar in Baldwin County – Pirate’s Cove (6606 County Road 95) – with affordable drinks (alcoholic) and food.  Anticipated time back to the parking lot will be 3:30 to 4 pm if you ride the whole route or head  back to your car whenever you need to for a partial ride.

Jan. 13, Sunday at 3:00

Jan. 13, Sunday at 3:00 – ES Trail

5117ySjjv-L._SX425_Ride the ES Trail from the Fairhope Bluff to Grand Hotel Route. Meet at 3:00 at the Marietta Johnson statue on the top of the bluff overlooking the Fairhope Pier. We will ride south along the Eastern Shore Trail toward Point Clear’s Grand Hotel. This is an 8-10 mile route, depending on side-trips. Slow, easy pace.

Jan. 6, Sunday at 1:00 – Backcountry Trail

creative colorful kite fly on written 2019 text , happy new year concept designBegin 2019 by riding the Backcountry Trail!  This will be a 10+ mile ride in Orange Beach along the BackCountry Trails. The group will start at 1:00 from the trailhead at the Sportsplex in Orange Beach. This is located just off Canal Road, just east of the Toll Bridge. Continue through the parking lot, past the big soccer fields. You’ll see an arched entryway to the trails. For more info on the trails, see http://www.backcountrytrail.com/. or see Trail Map HERE.

January 2019 Rides

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Jan. 6, Sunday at 1:00 – Backcountry Trail

Backcountry trail logoThis will be a 10+ mile ride in Orange Beach along the BackCountry Trails. The group will start from the trailhead at the Sportsplex in Orange Beach. This is located just off Canal Road, just east of the Toll Bridge. Continue through the parking lot, past the big soccer fields. You’ll see an arched entryway to the trails. For more info on the trails, see http://www.backcountrytrail.com/. or see Trail Map HERE.

Jan. 13, Sunday at 3:00 – ES Trail

5117ySjjv-L._SX425_Ride the ES Trail from theFairhope Bluff to Grand Hotel Route. Meet at 3:00 at the Marietta Johnson statue on the top of the bluff overlooking the Fairhope Pier. We will ride south along the Eastern Shore Trail toward Point Clear’s Grand Hotel. This is an 8-10 mile route, depending on side-trips. Slow, easy pace.

Jan. 19, Saturday at 9:00 – Geocaching and Sightseeing!

ALELBlady_ks02_620x300See the Feminine Side of Baldwin County: Lady of the Lake, The Goddess and Josephine!

 Be prepared for a super fun full day of biking, geocaching and sightseeing:  Bamahenge? Dinosaurs? Italianate fountain?  White sand beaches?  Giant Spider?  Beautiful water views from  every direction? Hidden parks?  Bushwhackers? Lady of the Lake? Goddess statue? All in one ride? Yep. Ride on Saturday, January  19th,  2019  beginning at 9:00 am  with meet-up in Elberta. Take County Route 98 eight miles east of downtown Foley and  turn south on County Road 95 for five miles. Right onto Fish Trap Road (aka County Road W 42) and turn left in one half mile at the Barber Marina sign. Head south toward the end of the road  and  find  the first parking lot on the left beyond the fountain. Ride is approximately 28-30 miles with many stops and short hikes for all the sights, photo opportunities and geocaching.  If you haven’t geocached before, it is a blast and a half on a bike. Pace shall be 10 mph on lightly-traveled  paved  roads but  there are some gentle hills so bring your quads.

Lunch midway midday at the skeeviest bar in Baldwin County – Pirate’s Cove (6606 County Road 95) – with affordable drinks (alcoholic) and food.  Anticipated time back to the parking lot will be 3:30 to 4 pm if you ride the whole route or head  back to your car whenever you need to for a partial ride.

Jan. 20, Sunday – Ride on Your Own!

Jan. 27, Sunday at 2:00 – Olde Towne Daphne

bike-ice-creamThis ride will be an 8-10 mile round trip beginning at the Daphne Public Library, riding south along the Eastern Shore Trail through Olde Towne Daphne then on to Adams Street.  We will ride by the old Montrose Post Office and circle some scenic Montrose streets before returning to the trail for the ride back. There is an option to enjoy an ice cream treat at Whit’s on the way back.. This is a slow pace but a little hilly in places along the trail.

 

Farewell to 2018! Thanks for the Ride!!

113124234-stock-illustration-vector-goodbye-2018-year-funny-concept-illustration-with-melt-ice-cream-isolated-on-red-background-w        Join the SBS in saying goodbye to the fun times we enjoyed in 2018 as we prepare to begin a new year of riding adventures!

Meet at 1:00 on Sunday, Dec. 30 in the Big Lots parking lot at the SE corner of Fairhope Avenue and Greeno Road. We will ride for 34 miles to and from Weeks Bay (or turnaround and ride back whenever you want to). Stop midway for a drink at the Lakewood clubhouse with a roaring fire to warm up. Ride pace at 8-10 mph but there are a few rolling hills so gear changes will be required.