Looks like the rain is going to be off and on for the rest of the day. So the Daphne ride scheduled for today is cancelled. 😳But dinner at Cousin Vinnie’s is still on for those who can make it.
Meet at 5:30 at Cousin Vinnie’s with your umbrella. ☔️
Hope to see you there.
Looking forward to seeing everyone this Sunday, October 15th, for a ride through Daphne. We will depart the Daphne Town Hall parking lot at 4:00 for an approximately 8 mile ride. There is lots of shade on the route and we will see some of the fun back streets. Afterwards plan on dining at Cousin Vinnie’s next to the parking lot. If you can’t ride, plan on joining us for dinner. Hope to see you then.
Today’s ride to Pelican Point has been cancelled due to Nate’s visit. We hope to see our riders next Sunday, the 15th, at Daphne City Hall at 4:00 for biking and dinner. Hope everyone fared well during the storm!
Ride your bicycle to the Bird Fest in Fairhope this Saturday and park at the FREE Bicycle Valet. 9am-4pm, October 7th. Bicycle parking near the main entrance.
Oct. 1, Sunday – 4:30
Celebrate Fairhope Founders’ Day with Biking and Baldwin Pops Sunset Concert!
Meet at 4:30 at the Marietta Johnson Statue on the bluff just above the Fairhope Pier.
We will ride south on the Eastern Shore Trail visiting Battles Wharf and the Boardwalk south of the Grand Hotel.
Upon our return, we will enjoy the Baldwin Pops Concert in Henry George Park which runs from 6PM-9PM.
If you’d like, bring a picnic dinner and folding chair.
Oct. 8, Sunday – 4:00
Mullet Point to Pelican Point. Meet at Mullet Point Park at 4:00. Enjoy a leisurely ride down County Road 1 to Pelican Point. This ride is on the road, but the traffic is light. Approximately 10 miles round trip.
Oct. 15, Sunday – 4:00
Daphne Trail Ride followed by Dinner!
We will depart the Daphne Town Hall parking lot at 4:00 for an approximately 8 to 10 mile ride.
We will get a chance to use our “Granny Gears” on some of the hills. Afterwards plan on dining at Cousin Vinnie’s next to the parking lot.
Oct. 22, Sunday – 3:00
“FAIRHOPE POKER RIDE” – Meet at 3:00 pm at 8076 Spring Run Drive, Fairhope (Maddox Dentist parking lot). Hints to 7 well-marked checkpoints along the route will be given at the start of the ride; pick up a playing card in a sealed envelope at each of the 7 stops along the route. DO NOT OPEN ANY OF THE SEALS until ride is over. End up at China Chef Restaurant (333 S. Greeno Rd.) to compare poker hands; the rider with the best 5-card poker hand will win a prize. Stay for dinner/drinks. Ride is approximately 12 miles round and about Eastern Fairhope and Point Clear.”
Oct. 29, Sunday – 4:00
Backcountry Trail Ride – Join us for one of everyone’s favorite local trails! Meet at the Orange Beach Sportsplex at 4:00. 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.
Mark Your Calendar!
The Dauphin Island Ride is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8:30 am. More details later, but reserve the date now!
Join us Sunday, September 24th for the Gulf State Park Back Country Trail Ride. We will meet at the Orange Beach Sports Complex parking lot at 4:00. The Sports Complex is located off Canal Road…..from the Wharf turn right at the first stoplight. We will ride approximately 10 miles on the trails. Afterwards plan on enjoying dinner with the group. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Our annual Grayton Beach Ride is planned for the weekend of January 26-28, 2018.
The group stays at the Grayton Beach State Park cabins. The cabins are nestled between the beach and the bike trail in a beautiful wooded area. Each cabin has 2 bedrooms, one bath, living area and kitchen. One bedroom has a double bed with 2 twin beds in the other bedroom. A pull out sofa is also available in the living area.
Bill Hall spoke with the Grayton Beach rangers and was told they would try to get our cabins in the same area if possible. It is suggested that reservations be made now as this is a popular destination. You may contact the Grayton Beach office at 800 326-3521 or make a reservation online at Florida State Parks. Bill said the website shows only two cabins available but the office personnel said more were available.