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.

June 2017 Slow Bicycle Rides

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June 4, Sunday at 4:00 – Cheri’s Sidewalk/Subdivision Ride with Covered Dish Dinner!

Riders will meet at the Fairhope Middle School parking lot on Manley Road at 4:00.  We will ride the sidewalk on Hwy 98 heading north and meander through various subdivisions.  At the culmination of the ride, Cheri invites us to her home for a Salad/Sandwich Dinner.  Bring a dish and a drink of your choice.

June 11, Sunday at 4:00 – Olde Towne Daphne Ride

Approximately an 8 mile round-trip beginning at the Daphne Public Library, riding south along the Eastern Shore Trail through Olde Town Daphne then on to Adams Street to begin the return ride. We will  stop along the return route for dinner at My Cousin Vinney’s. Slow pace but a little hilly in places along the trail.

June 18, Sunday at 4:00 – Eastern Shore Trail Ride

Marietta Johnson Statue to Grand Hotel Route: Meeting on the Bluff of the Fairhope Pier Rose Garden, 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.

June 25, Sunday at 9:00 AM – Dauphin Island Ride

Bikers will meet at the Fort Morgan ferry at 9:00 am in order to catch the 9:30 ferry.  The ferry fee for bicycles is $6 for an all-day pass.  We will ride around Dauphin Island, have lunch at the Lighthouse Bakery and catch the 1:15 ferry back.  There is a 2:45 ferry ride back as well if anyone wishes to stay longer to explore the Sea Lab which is open 12-6 on Sundays.

Please note time change for this ride!

May Slow Bike Rides

May 2017 Rides

Saturday, May 13 – Good Life Ride

Registration begins at 8:00 with ride beginning at 9:00.

The Slow Bikers will gather in the corner of Tacky Jacks’ parking lot to begin the ride.

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Sunday, May 14 – No Ride, Happy Mothers’ Day!!

Sunday, May 21 – Ocean Springs Ride

Ocean Springs, Mississippi:   Start Time TBD.  Meet at the L&N Train Depot (Visitors Center) 603 Washington Ave. 

Getting There: 1 ½ hr. Fairhope to Ocean Springs (I 10 West to Exit 50, 609 South all the way down to Ocean Springs. Cross over Bienville Blvd (rt. 90), Cross over railroad tracks and take an immediate left onto Park Rd. and another immediate left into the parking lot of Train Depot (Visitors Center)

A 15.5 mile bike loop featuring the downtown area, old Ocean Springs historic district (residential area, no path but very little traffic), front beach and east beach (wide paved trail along beach), Gulf Islands National Seashore Davis Bayou, salt marsh area, picnic tables, pavilion, RESTROOMS (This is the half way point),  Lunch at a local restaurant following ride.

Sunday, May 28, 3:00  – Orange Beach Back Country Trails

This ride in Orange Beach along the Back Country 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.

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April 2017 Rides

April 1, Saturday – Crepe Myrtle  Trail Ride

7:30 – 11:30 am.

This event offers an historic opportunity to ride the Mobile Bay side of the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. The ride is a friendly pace of 8-12 mph for 12 miles.

Registration is required with a $10 fee.  Visit http://www.mobileunited.org to register and read full ride details.

Helmets are required.

April 9, Sunday – Mullet Point Park to Grand Hotel

4:00

April 16, Easter Sunday – No Ride

April 23, Sunday – Orange Beach Backcountry Trail

3:00

Meet at the Orange Beach Sportsplex on Canal Road.  We will ride the scenic trails followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

April 29, Saturday – Silverhill Ride

10:00 a.m.

Ride the scenic streets of picturesque Silverhill followed by lunch at the  Acadiana Cafe in the heart of town.