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
SPEED: Beginner 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.