We’ve got a very busy March planned. Rides and events are listed below. Join us when you can!
March 1st (Sunday) – 3:30 p.m. Olde Towne Daphne Ride
Begins in the side parking lot of the Daphne Public Library. Riding along the Eastern Shore Trail. Hilly but scenic. Expect after-ride eating options!
March 8th (Sunday) – 2:00 p.m. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Bike & Hike
Meet in the parking lot behind the Burger King (out from Rouse’s Grocery Store) at the corner of Fort Morgan Rd (Hwy 180) and Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores. We will ride 8 miles to the Jeff Friend Trailhead of the Bon Secour Refuge, park our bikes (bring lock if you want to), hike to beach along a one-mile circular route, stop at the Little Lagoon to enjoy a bag lunch. This will be a longer than usual day, but it’s a new route for us and promises to be scenic and full of adventure. Bring plenty of water and wear your sunscreen. And don’t forget to “Spring Forward” for Daylight Savings Time!
March 15th (Sunday) – 4:00 p.m. Fairhope East: Sidewalks and Side Streets
Begins in the Meet in the parking area in front of FRED’s in Fairhope, way out near the trees and the sidewalk. We will be riding on the sidewalks on the east side of town. We will end with a Subway/Cold Snap social, so feel free to bring a little spending money or your own snack and beverage. Sites we’ll visit include Idlewild subdivision, the Homestead Community Garden, and the Fairhope Dog Park at Volanta Park. This is a very flat sidewalk route in the commercial area out near the 4-lane Hwy 98.
March 20, 21, 22nd (Fri, Sat, Sun) – Volunteers STILL Needed.
See this link for more details on the FREE Bike Valet service at the Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival. Email Molly for info or to volunteer: SlowBicycleSocietyES@gmail.com . This is a great chance to promote safe bicycling in our community. Come out and enjoy the fun!
March 22nd (Sunday) – 5:15 p.m. Arts & Crafts Ride
Begins beside the Bike Valet tent on Bancroft Street, just behind the Fairhope Museum. Riding around Fairhope, including the hilly, but charming, Fruit & Nut section. Expect after-ride eating and drinking options!
March 25th (Wednesday) – EVENT The Baldwin County Trailblazers are hosting a day full of bicycle related programs in Fairhope. More details coming soon.
- 8:00 a.m. Bicycle Travel & Tourism: Strategies for Businesses & Community Leaders
- Lunchtime Bicycle Advocates’ Lunch
- 6:00 p.m. Bicycle Friendly: What is it and why does it matter?
March 28th & 29th (Saturday & Sunday) – Tammany Trace – New Orleans Lake Front & City Park
Ride one or both days! We’ll have a Saturday morning start along the Tammany Trace, enjoying this lovely flat, rail-trail route most of the afternoon. Overnight suggested in Covington, LA (Courtyard or Residence Inn have good rates), and then a Sunday morning drive to begin our ride along the Lake Front near Metairie. Full details coming soon, so save-the-date. For more info on the Rail-Trail, see http://www.tammanytrace.org/