Back Country Trail Ride Sunday, March 25, 2018
Join us for a 10 + mile ride on the Hugh Branyon Back Country Trail in Gulf State Park this coming Sunday, March 25st. Meet at the Orange Beach Sports Complex parking lot at 4:00 PM for a ride through the back country trails. After the ride we will find a local hot spot for dinner. Hope to see you there.
Ciclovia (seek–low –via ) Open Streets Pensacola, originated in Bogotá, Colombia in the 1970s and really took off around the world in the 90’s. Pensacola will join this progressive list of cities on March 25th, 2017 with our own HUGE Open Streets event. Open Streets started as a way to close city streets to motor traffic and let people ride, skateboard, walk, shop or just play in the street. We will close Main and Palafox from Gulf Power to The Maritime Park and Palafox from the Pier to Garden St. The Mayor wants everyone with a heartbeat, all ages, to come out and enjoy the streets safely! There will be lots of activities and even some surprises. Don’t miss it! Save the Date! Invite your friends!
Ciclovia will be Mar. 25 from 9:00-2:00. Check out their website or Facebook Page to learn more! http://pensacolaopenstreets.com/
Due to rain we will delay the ride start until 5:30 p.m. (instead of 4:00 PM) this Sunday at Marietta Johnson sculpture on the bluff above the Fairhope Pier. We will ride to Grand Hotel (instead of Mullet Point Park) and back and watch the sunset upon return. Sunset at 6:57.
March 4 – No Local Ride Scheduled
Sunday March 3/4 Ride Options – “Different Spokes for Different Folks”
Meet up point is the Tammany Trace trailhead parking lot on Woodrow St directly across the street from Old Rail Brewing 639 Girod St Mandeville.
Warm-up Ride – Meet at 9AM and ride south on the trail headed to Fontainbleau State Park overlooking Lake Ponchartrain. 10-mile round trip to hook up with the Main Ride route riders.
Main Ride – Meet at 10:30AM and head north along the trail toward Covington – 20 miles round trip.
Long Ride: Head south along Tammany Trace and ride to Slidell and back (36 miles round trip).
The Whole Enchilada: Head south along Tammany Trace to Slidell and back and then head north to Covington and back (62 miles round trip)
March 11 – Spring Forward Ride
Set your clocks ahead Saturday night to be on time for Sunday’s ride!
March 18 – Mullet Point to Hotel
March 25 – Backcountry Trail
Many thanks to Rosalie Stromme for planning a fabulous culinary trip to New Orleans Bywater area. Shrimp & Grits, Muffuletta & Praline Bacon at St Roch Market, RB Po’Boys from Frady’s One Stop Food Store, BBQ at The Joint, Gumbo and Oysters on the Half Shell at Jack Dempseys, Pralline Beignets and Pralines at Lorettas Pralines. Enjoyed riding by Emeril Lagasse’s Culinary Arts Center too. We enjoyed the opportunity to work it all off on the beautiful Tammany Trace Trail on Sunday with a fun stop at the Abita Mystery House. We leap frogged with Cindy and Milly all the way back to Mandeville. Hope y’all had a great lunch and tour in Covington. Thanks for ordering up the beautiful weather too!
Thanks again Rosalie Stromme!
Due to the uncertainty of today’s weather forecast, today’s Backcountry Trail Ride has been cancelled.
Ride the Backcountry Trails this Sunday, Feb. 25…..
Meet at 3:00 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex to begin the ride on the Back Country Trail in the Gulf State Park. The Sportsplex is located on Canal Road. If you are coming off the Expressway, take a left and go past the Wharf. Take a right at the next traffic light and go to the rear of the parking lot where you will see the Trailhead. We will ride about 10+ miles on the trails. There is always an option to dine locally after the ride.