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


April 16, Easter Sunday – No Ride

April 23, Sunday – Orange Beach Backcountry Trail


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.



Fairhope/Point Clear Ride – March 12

It’s Deja Vu all over again:  Meet up for Sunday’s ride March 12 at 3:00 at 8076 Spring Run Dr. (Maddox Dentistry parking lot).

Ride will be approximately 10-12 miles round and about Eastern Shore and Point Clear.  Some small hills involved.

Option to grab post-ride refreshments at Fairhope Brewing around the corner.

Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday!

Tammany Trace Saturday March 4, 2017


Tammany Trace Ride Saturday, March 4, 2017

The  Tammany Trace is in Louisiana.  It is a very flat, multi-use Rail-Trail in the “Northshore” area, all north of New Orleans.  It runs from Slidell, through Mandeville and Abita Springs, and ends in Covington.

The 31-mile rail trail runs along the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. We will meet up at 10:00 AM at the Covington Trailhead at the corner of New Hampshire and East Lockwood Streets in Covington. This is approximately 2 1/2 hours from Fairhope. We will meander 13 miles through Abita Springs to Mandeville where we’ll have lunch. We’ll return back to Covington making it 26 miles round trip.

More ambitious riders may opt to continue on through Lacombe to Slidell (another 19.5 miles) before returning to Covington (62 miles round trip).

Others may decide to spend the night in the area and ride the 2nd part of the trail on Sunday.

Volunteers needed for Bike Valet service at F’hope Arts and Crafts

Below is the volunteer schedule for the F’hope Arts & Crafts Festival’s FREE Bike Valet service.
Take a look at your calendars and let us know if you (or anyone you know) can commit to a time-slot.    THANKS!  – SlowBicycleSocietyES@gmail.com 

2017 Fairhope Arts and Crafts

Bike Valet & Handicapped Parking

Volunteer Schedule

Friday, March 17th  (This day typically is dominated by overseeing the Handicapped Parking area)

Morning:  6:30-9:30  Need 1   (very early shift is to keep unauthorized vehicles from parking in Handicapped area)

9:30-noon  FILLED

noon-2:30  Need 2-3  

2:30- 4:30  Need 1 More

4:30- 6:00  FILLED

Saturday, March 18th   

 6:30 – 9:30     FILLED

9:30 – Noon  Need 3-4

noon-2:30  Need 2 more  

2:30- 6:00  Need 2-3    

Sunday, March 19th

6:30-9:30      Need 1

9:30- noon   Need 2-3

noon -2:30     FILLED

2:30-5:00 & Breakdown   FILLED