Orange Beach Ride Sunday, Aug.13!

Sunday 8/13 Ride to Bear Point: Meet up at 4pm at Orange Beach Public Library 26267 Canal Rd, Orange Beach. Ride will meander through the neighborhoods of Bear Point for a 12-13 mile ride with stops at viewing benches along the canal and at Waterfront Park. Dinner afterward at Cosmos Restaurant 25753 Canal Rd) which is 2-3 blocks east of the meet up Point.

Let the Rides Begin!! Dinosaurs and Anniversary Celebration!

After a brief interruption in our scheduled rides, the fun will resume this month beginning August 20!!  However if you are available, feel free to post a ride for August 13!!

Sunday, August 20 – Dinosaurs and More!  

dinosaur biking“Bamahenge? Dinosaurs? Italianate fountain? Lady of the Lake? Beach? Beautiful marina? Bushwackers?  All in one ride? Yep. Sunday Ride  August 20th begins at 4 pm 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 W42) 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 9-10 miles with many stops for all the sights and photo opportunities. Dinner/drinks will be a short 10-minute drive away (or 4-mile bike ride away) from our meet-up point; Dinner/drinks at Pirate’s Cove (6606 County Road 95) with affordable drinks (alcoholic) and food. Dinner/drinks direction from marina- head out of Barber Marina and turn right at County Road 95 and head south for 3-4 miles and bear left onto first gravel road with a stop sign.” 
Sunday, August 27- Celebrating 6 Years of Biking and Friends!! 
bicycle anniversary
Meet at Mullet Point Park at 4:00 for a leisurely ride to the Grand Hotel and back.
Bring a snack to share and beverage of your choice to enjoy at the end of the ride. Picnic tables are available across the street from the parking lot with a beautiful view of the bay.

July 2017 and the Riding is Easy!

July Rides will be very casual and impromptu as many of the regular riders will be out of town.  With the exception of Saturday, July 1, scheduled rides will not be posted again until August.  However, anyone wishing to ride is welcome to post a ride on Facebook to invite others.  Just list a location and meet time asking any available riders to join in!  If you are not a Facebook subscriber, email Valerie at vpstickney@yahoo.com and your information will be posted on Facebook as well as WordPress.

Saturday, July 1 Magnolia Springs Ride – 9:00 A.M.

 Directions:  From  Magnolia Springs Shell station on U.S. 98 drive south 2.9 miles on CR 49 and turn right on CR 26, West.   Drive 2.4 miles to the Vernant Baptist Church down a driveway on the right.  Meet at 9 a.m.    We’ll ride to take glimpses of the Magnolia River, Weeks Bay at Bay Shore estates, and Mobile Bay at Sunset Shore estates.   Riders have an option to return to the car after 8 miles, or go on a second loop to Sunset Shore for a total of 14 miles.    Long gradual slopes through woodlands and horse and longhorn cattle ranches are included on this ride.    We are riding on country roads, not bike paths. Bring water and blinky lights. Helmets are suggested.

 

Ride Change for Sunday

NOTE CHANGE for Sunday 6/25 Ride: Dauphin Island ferry/bike combo ride is cancelled due to weather/road conditions after Storm Cindy.
NEW ride/route info for Sunday 6/25: meet up at 4pm at the PNC Bank parking lot at 250 W Fort Morgan Rd, Gulf Shores. Ride 16 miles along bike trail as well as through a few subdivisions along the trail. Dinner at Tequila’s in the same strip mall where parked; dessert of ice cream after that at Chocolate Corner in the same strip mall.

Father’s Day Ride!

Happy Father’s Day!

This Sunday, June 18, we’ll meet up at the top of the hill above the Fairhope Pier at 4:00 PM. We’ll ride south on the Eastern Shore Trail visiting Battles Wharf, the boardwalk south of the hotel, Punta Clara Kitchen, The Garage Studio and the Confederate’s Rest Cemetery.