Sunday’s Ride for Dec. 10 – 2:00

Sunday 12/10/2017 Ride at 2:00pm: Meet up at the gazebo parking lot across the street from the Grand Hotel. Ride for 20 miles through the backcountry of Point Clear (Routes 1, 27, 11 and 3); there are a few gently rolling hills so bring your quads. Enjoy a drink at the nearby clubhouse afterward if you have time.

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December 2017 Rides

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Dec. 3, Sunday – Ocean Springs Ride, Museum and Lunch 10:00 – 3:00

What: Live Oaks Bicycle Route (15.5 miles)
Where: Ocean Springs, Mississippi
When: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Suggested items to bring: Helmet, Snack and water.
10:00 AM Meet at the L& N Train Depot (Visitors Center)

Getting There: 1 ½ hr. drive from 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)

10:00-1:00 A 15.5 mile bike loop featuring the downtown area

(may want to walk bikes), 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), then back again.
Ride is a bit hilly (similar to Daphne) and no formal path but not
a lot of traffic.
1:00-2:00 Walter Anderson Museum ($10 adults, open 1-5 on
Sun) This is back in town quite close to Visitors Center.
2:00-3:00 –  Stop at The Shed for Lunch on the way home.

Dec. 10, Sunday – Rosalie’s Ride, 2:00

Dec 10th at 2pm“Time for Something Completely Different” 
Meet up at the gazebo parking lot across the street from the Grand Hotel. Ride for 16 miles through the backcountry of Point Clear (Routes 1, 27, 11 and 3) and enjoy for a festive drink at the Grand Hotel afterward.

Dec. 17, Sunday – Caroling and Cookies – 3:00-5:00caroling

Where: Chris and Alison Knight’s home….50 N. Bayview Street  

When: 3:00 – 5:00 

What to Bring: Cookies to share, beverage of your choice and your singing voice!       Attire: Santa Hats, festive clothing, jingle bells, etc.

The ride will wind through the Fruit and Nut district, stopping to carol at about a dozen homes.  After the ride, we will share some cookies and make a toast to a great year of riding together!

Caroling Songs:  Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Dec. 24, Sunday – Merry Christmas!!  – No Ride

Dec. 31, Sunday – Happy New Year!! – No Ride

Sunday, Nov. 19 Poker Ride

This Sunday 11/19 at 3pm: FAIRHOPE POKER RiDE. Meet at Big Lots! parking lot in Fairhope (corner of Greeno Rd and Fairhope Ave). Hints to 7 checkpoints along the 14-mile route will be given at the start of the ride; pick up 7 playing cards in sealed envelopes along the route. DO NOT OPEN ANY OF THE ENVELOPES until Poker Ride is over. End up at Fairhope’s Grill and Bar (in the same parking lot) to compare poker hands; rider with the best 5-card poker hand wins a prize. Stay for dinner/drinks afterward.

November 2017 Ride Schedule

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Nov. 4, Saturday – Dauphin Island Ride – 8:30 am

 November 4th Saturday: Dauphin Island Ride. It’s a morning Brunch ‘n’ Munch Ride. Meet up at the Fort Morgan ferry at 8:30am to catch the 8:45am ferry to Dauphin Island. Cost of ferry is $6 for an all-day bike pass. Ride 20-22 miles around Dauphin Island, eat at the Lighthouse Bakery and catch the 12:30 or 2:00pm ferry back. Grab an ice cream or a beer (or both?) for the ferry ride back. There is also a 3:30pm ferry back to Fort Morgan to allow more time for exploration including Fort Gaines or the Estuarium (open Saturdays 9-5pm).  

Nov. 5 – Set Your Clocks Back!

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There will not be a scheduled ride today due to Saturday’s Dauphin Island Ride.  Feel free to post a ride invitation on FB if you like!

 

Nov. 12 – Mullet Point to Hotel Ride – 3:00

Mullet Point to Grand Hotel.  Meet at Mullet Point Park at 3:00.  Enjoy a leisurely ride on the Scenic 98 bike trail.   Approximately 10 miles round trip.

Nov. 19 – Poker Ride – 3:00

November 19nd Sunday:   “FAIRHOPE POKER RIDE” Meet up at 3:00pm at Big Lots poker cardsparking lot in Fairhope. Hints to 7 checkpoints along the route will be given at the start of the ride; pick up 7 playing cards in sealed envelopes along the route. DO NOT OPEN ANY OF THE SEALS until ride is over. End up at Fairhope’s Grill and Bar (in the same parking lot) to compare poker hands; rider with the best 5-card poker hand wins a prize. Stay for dinner/drinks afterward.  Ride is approximately 14 miles round and about Eastern Fairhope and Point Clear.

Nov. 26 – Backcountry Trail 3:00

Backcountry Trail Ride – Join us for one of everyone’s favorite local trails!  Meet at the Orange Beach Sportsplex at 3:00.  Turn right into the Sportsplex at the first stoplight past the Wharf on Canal Road.  We will ride several trails totaling approximately 10-12 miles.  After working up an appetite, the group will enjoy refreshments at a local restaurant before heading home.