Snow probably NOT included!
Sunday, January 24: 2:00 Start Fairhope Bluff to Point Clear – Meeting at the Marietta Johnson statue on the Bluff above the Fairhope Municipal Pier we will ride south along the Eastern Shore Trail toward Point Clear’s Grand Hotel. This is an 8-10 mile route, depending on side-trips.
Sunday, January 31: 2:00 Start Mullet Point to Pelican Point – Begins at Mullet Point Park on Baldwin County Road #1, which is 5 miles south of the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL. We will ride on County Road #1, southeast to Pelican Point at Weeks Bay. We’ll take a rest break, then return to Mullet Point Park. 10 miles roundtrip. Very flat. Takes about an hour and a half to complete at our slow, social pace.
Sunday, February 7: 2:00 Start Olde Towne Daphne Ride – 8 miles roundtrip route beginning at the Daphne Public Library (north side parking lot), riding south along the Eastern Shore Trail through Olde Towne Daphne. Ride as far as you’d like down the Montrose hill, then returning to library. This is SuperBowl Sunday!
Sunday, February 14: 2:00 Start Valentine Day – East Fairhope Ride Meet in the parking area in front of FRED’s in Fairhope, way out near the trees and the sidewalk. We will be riding on the sidewalks on the east side of town. Sites we’ll visit include Idlewild subdivision, the Homestead Community Garden, and Volanta Park. This is a very flat sidewalk route in the commercial area out near the 4-lane Hwy 98.
Saturday, February 20: 10:00 a.m. Start Grayton Beach Ride (Florida) Saturday’s ride will begin at 10:00 a.m. from the Starbucks and Another Broken Egg parking area in Grayton Beach. Feel free to arrive early and enjoy breakfast at either location, but know that it’s a busy place in the morning. We will be riding east toward Rosemary Beach for lunch – 10 miles along sidewalks and multi-use paths beside Hwy 30-A. This is a VERY bicycle-friendly area.
NOTES on Grayton Beach Ride:
- We’ll make Sunday plans – when we’re together in Florida, but think Pensacola Beach Ride on the return to Alabama.
- Additional information and maps of the bicycling paths and trails can be found HERE.
If you’d like to join us, feel free to come for the day, or stay for the weekend. Some Slow Bicyclists have already made lodging reservations at Grayton Beach State Park, where there are cabins and camp sites. There are many other lodging alternatives in the area including condos and hotels. See the official tourism website for this area for other ideas and activities.
Sunday, February 28: 2:00 Start Daphne Bay Front Park (Down the Road behind Publix) This meet-up ride begins from Bay Front Park in Daphne. There is a parking area with restrooms right beside the bay and pier. This route will include some off-road treking through the Village Pointe Preserve, passing beside the Jackson Oak, then out onto the Eastern Shore Trail. Some hills. Early dinner afterwards at Moe’s BBQ.
All Rides are subject to weather delays or cancellations. There are no ride leaders. Just ride with whomever shows up. Ride Safe. Have Fun!