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.

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May 2018 Bicycle Rides

May 6 – Little Libraries and Cinco de Mayo

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Alan and Sue Samry have invited our group for a tour of the  Little Free Libraries available in Fairhope!  Meet time is 4:00 at the Mike Ford Tennis Center parking lot at the corner of Morphy and Mershon Streets.  Overflow parking is available at the Morphy and Young St. entrance. The Little Library Tour will be  followed by dinner at the newly opened Cactus Cantina at 108 N. Section St.

May 12, Saturday – Good Life Ride

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Register to ride a 10, 16 or 26 mile scenic and fun route in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach and enjoy a fun post-ride celebration at Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores. Deadline for online registration is midnight on May 9.  Day of registration will be available.  Visit  www.goodliferide.org for more information.

 

May 13 – Happy Mother’s Day – No Scheduled Ride

May 19, Saturday – Crepe Myrtle Ride

This is the rescheduled date for last month’s ride which was rained out.  It is a family friendly 12 mile bike ride at an 8-12 mph pace.  Riders begin at Arlington Park continuing along the western shore of Mobile Bay.  Admission is $10.  Registration begins at 7:30 and ride begins at 8:30.  Visit Mobile Bay Keeper for more details.

May 20 – No Scheduled Ride

Due to Saturday’s Crepe Myrtle Ride, the group will not have a Sunday scheduled ride.  However, the option is always available for anyone to post an impromptu ride on Facebook.

May 27 – Backcountry Trail

Backcountry trail logoMeet at the Orange Beach Sportsplex at 4:00.  The Sportsplex is located off Canal Road.  Go east from the Wharf and turn right at the first stoplight.  The trailhead is located 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.

Sunday, April 29 – Backcountry Trail

Meet at the Orange Beach Sportsplex at 4:00.  The Sportsplex is located off Canal Road.  Go east from the Wharf and turn right at the first stoplight.  The trailhead is located 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.

April 2018 Rides

Sunday, April 1 – Easter

A ride is not scheduled for Easter Sunday. Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 7 – Crepe Myrtle Ride

WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2018; 8:00 a.m. registration; 8:30 a.m. ride Early registration available on Eventbrite.

WHERE: Starts at Arlington Park, 1814 15th Street South, Mobile

COST: $10 riders 13 and up until April 5th at midnight; $15 day-of, Children 8-12 free

SPEEDBeginner friendly pace, 8-12 mph

ROUTE: Length 10.6 miles with stops. Map- https://www.strava.com/routes/12216505

The 5th Annual Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride, presented by Mobile United, will be held on Saturday, April 7th starting at Arlington Park in Mobile. This event offers an historic opportunity for people on bikes to ride the Mobile Bay-side of the Brookley Aeroplex and through the Peninsula of Mobile’s Bayfront Road. This is the only time of the year that people on bikes have access to this portion of the proposed Crepe Myrtle Trail. Thanks to the Mobile Airport Authority and USA Foundation for allowing us access to the Brookey by the Bay and Airport properties.

Sunday, April 8 – No Ride Scheduled

Due to the Crepe Mytle Ride on Saturday, a planned ride has not been scheduled.

Sunday, April 15 – Olde Towne Daphne

Olde Towne Daphne Ride on Sunday, April 15, at 4:00 p.m. – 8-10 mile roundtrip beginning at the Daphne Public Library, riding south along the Eastern Shore Trail through Olde Towne Daphne then on to Adams Street.  We will ride by the old Montrose Post Office and circle some scenic Montrose streets before returning to the trail for the ride back. There is an option to enjoy dinner at My Cousin Vinney’s at the conclusion of the ride.. Slow pace but a little hilly in places along the trail. 

Sunday, April 22 – Vacay for the Day!

Meet at 9:30 am at the Casino Parking lot underneath the tall Pensacola Beach Bulb (can’t miss it at the end of the bridge) at the dead-end  corner of Route 399 and ride for 32 round-trip miles, 18 of which is on a dedicated Bike Path and 14 of which is in a dedicated safe Bike Lane adjacent to a 25-mph national park 2-lane road in the Gulf Island National Seashore Park.  Bring a picnic lunch and let’s share a meal at Opal Beach at their covered picnic tables. Lots of beach boardwalks and paths for excellent viewing opportunities. Seriously, bring your sunscreen , sunglasses, bike helmet and plenty of drinking water because there is very little tree cover for this ride but the Gulf  views are amazing.  If you have time afterward, check out and/or tour historic Fort Pickens 3 miles to the west of our meet-up point for a $10 car pass (or free if you have a National Park Service Senior Pass). FYI: There is a $1 toll bridge one-way heading toward Pensacola Beach; return trip via bridge is free.

Sunday, April 29 – Backcountry Trail

Meet at the Orange Beach Sportsplex at 4:00 for a 10-12 mile ride on the trail.  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. There is an option to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant at the conclusion of the ride.  For more info on the trails, seehttp://www.backcountrytrail.com/. or seeTrail Map HERE.

Sunday, Mar. 25 – Backcountry Trail

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 Open Streets – Pensacola Mar. 25

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/