Impromptu Ride, Aug. 12

Impromptu Ride!
Sunday, Aug. 12, 4:00
Meet at Daphne Public Library to ride to Montrose and back, there are slight hills involved.bike-ice-cream
There is an option for refreshments at Whit’s Ice Cream on the return trip!

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Bicycle for Sale

Bicycle for sale:

It is a Motobecane 21 speed comfort bike with aluminum frame, torsion front fork and seat post, a comfortable gel seat and a flat shelf on the back. It recently had a $145.00 tune-up to include new Shimano Freewheel and chain. The bike is in very good condition and is about 6 yrs old. Owner paid $350 for it new and is asking $150 for it now ….will consider a “reasonable” offer.

Please email vpstickney@yahoo.com if you are interested and message will be forwarded to seller.

Sunday, June 24 – Backcountry Trail

Join the Slow Bikers for the last posted ride until August. However, please feel free to post an impromptu ride if you wish.

Sunday, June 24 at 4:00

Meet at the Orange Beach Sportsplex at 4:00. The Sportsplex is located east of the Wharf off Canal Road turning at the first traffic light. The trailhead is at the rear of the parking lot. We will ride the flat trails for approximately 12-15 miles. An option of riding all or part of the trail ride is always available. The group may decide upon a dining option at the conclusion of the ride.

Planning Ahead – A Ride to Consider

Mark your calendar if you are interested in this scenic ride!  There are options for an overnight trip of 80 total miles or a Saturday or Sunday day ride of 30 miles.  All rides include a stop for lunch! 

September 22nd and/or 23rd: Longleaf Trace Trail is mostly shady, generally flat and totally a blast and a half. Come for the weekend or come for the day – you choose. On Sept 22nd, the long ride shall start at Hattiesburg trailhead, stop for lunch along the way and end up in Prentiss for an overnight stay in a local motel (40-mile ride total). On Sept 23rd, ride shall return to Hattiesburg trailhead stopping for lunch along the way (another 40-mile day back to start for an 80-mile weekend).  Or for the shorter ride, come up for one day (Saturday or Sunday) starting in Hattiesburg trailhead riding partway up the trail, sharing lunch midway midday with longer ride folks and turnaround heading back to Hattiesburg trailhead (approx. 30-mile total ride one day) maybe catching a post-ride beer in local brewpubs before homeward bound. More details to follow but mark your calendars. “
Read about the Longleaf Trace

June and July 2018 Bicycle Rides

June 2, Saturday – Silverhill Tour

silverhillMeet at 10:00 am at the Silverhill Police Department, one block west of the Rt 104/Baldwin 55 intersection. We will take a scenic tour around Silverhill on bike paths and neighborhood streets.  At the conclusion of the ride, we will enjoy lunch at the Cafe Acadiana.

June 3, Sunday No Scheduled Ride

This week’s ride was the Silverhill ride on Saturday.  However, if you would like to ride feel free to post an impromptu ride with location and time on Facebook!

June 10, Sunday – Mullet Point to Weeks Bay

Meet at Mullet Point Park at 4:00.  The ride will follow the bike trail along Hwy 98 ending at Weeks Bay.  Be prepared for some slight hills.

June 17, Sunday – Father’s Day

There will not be a scheduled ride on Father’s Day.

June 24, Sunday – Backcountry Trail

Meet at the Orange Beach Sportsplex at 4:00.  The Sportsplex is located east of the Wharf off Canal Road turning at the first traffic light. The trailhead is at the rear of the parking lot.  We will ride the flat trails for approximately 12-15 miles.  An option of riding all or part of the trail ride is always available.  The group may decide upon a dining option at the conclusion of the ride.

July 2018 – Ride on Your Own

There will not be any scheduled rides in July.  Watch for any impromptu rides that may be posted on Facebook.  Ride details will be be posted to this site for those not using Facebook.  We will begin our organized rides sometime in August.

 

Sunday, May 27 – Ride Change!

Please Note Route and Time Change!

Due to Memorial Day traffic and a big concert at the Wharf in Orange Beach Sunday evening, the Sunday, May 27 Backcountry Ride has been changed.patrioticbike

Meet at 3:30 at Fairhope’s Grill and Bar in the Fred’s parking lot at the corner of Fairhope Ave. and Greeno Road.  The ride will cover 15-16 miles with one small hill to climb halfway through but nice views of Mobile Bay along the way.  Pop into the Grill and Bar for refreshment after.