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

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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

Long Range Plans: 2017

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Updated 2-27-17

Below is a list of planned (and unplanned) rides.  TBD (to-be-determined) rides will be detailed closer to the ride date.  Details on out-of-town rides will follow as well.  All rides are “meet-up rides” with no ride leaders.  All rides dependent on weather.   Please join us when you can.  Ride with care and have fun!

 Send ideas and suggestions for any TBD rides or unplanned dates.

DATE RIDE TIME
March 4 Tammany Trace RideSaturday, March 4, 2017

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.

10:00 a.m.
12-Mar Mullet Point to Grand Hotel: This meet-up ride begins at 4:00 pm.(Daylight Savings Time Begins Today). from the Mullet Point Park. This route rides north along the Eastern Shore Trail to the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, loops by the Confederate Rest Cemetery, then back to Mullet Point Park, which is 5 miles south of Grand Hotel, just of scenic Hwy 98, on County Road 1. 11 miles roundtrip. Very flat and suitable for riders of all abilities.
17-19-Mar Bike Valet Volunteering at Arts & Crafts Festival:  No Ride
25-Mar Pensacola Ciclovia Event and Ride (Saturday)  Meetup time and carpool detail to be posted later.  More details on overall event:  http://pensacolaopenstreets.com/ 
26-Mar TBD
2-Apr Crepe Myrtle Ride – with Mobilians on Bikes
9-Apr TBD
16-Apr Easter-No Ride
23-Apr Long Leaf Trace Ride
30-Apr TBD
7-May TBD
14-May TBD
21-May Ocean Springs Ride
28-May TBD
3-Jun Silverhill Doublemint Twins Café Arcadiana Ride (Saturday)

Pensacola Ride – Sunday at 4:00

Sunday, July 10th     Downtown and Bayfront Pensacola Ride  

Ride begins at  4:00

Meet up Location:  Parking lot of Gulf Power,  at Colfax and 10th Ave.  (Right beside the Admiral Mason Park)  

If you want to ride along together from Baldwin County, we’ll meet at 2:30 pm at the Shell gas station in Malbis (Hwy 181 and US 90).

We will be riding on sidewalks and streets.  Bring sunscreen and water.  Stopping at Joe Patti’s Seafood, so if you’d like to buy some fish or goodies, bring a small ice chest or insulated bag.  Also stopping at Ever’man Co-op Grocery and Jaco’s Restaurant.