In Like a Lion: March Rides and More

Lion on BikeMarch is here, and the Lion says, “Let’s ride!”

Sunday, March 2nd, 4:00 The Big, Hilly, Circular Ride: Come try a new route with us. We’ll meet-up at the Fairhope Library and ride a big circle that includes some great Fairhope hills! We’ll tackle them nice and SLOW, stopping as often as needed to catch a breath. This circular route heads down Fairwood Blvd, to Gayfer, to the sidewalk along Hwy 98, past Volanta Park (this is where the hills start), returning to downtown via the Eastern Shore Trail along North Section Street.  Post ride refreshments at a local eatery.

Monday, March 4th, 4:30 Ride and 5:00 Meeting: Support Complete Streets

complete st support March 4th Do you enjoy walking or biking in Fairhope?  Do you use the great sidewalks, trails, bike lanes, or sharrows in town?  If so, come out and show your support for existing and future infrastructure that makes walking, biking, and living on the Eastern Shore so great!

Join us for an Advocacy Opportunity in Fairhope.  Meet-up Ride to the Civic Center begins at Fairhopers Community Park on Church Street, near the dinosaur (across from the old K-1 Center School).  4:30 Ride.  5:00 meeting.  Or just ride (or walk) from wherever you are… and we’ll see ya’ there!

Sunday, March 10th – 4:00 Spring Forward Ride:  Meet-up at Mullet Point Park, on County Rd 1 in Point Clear.  Riding north to the Grand Hotel along the very flat and scenic Eastern Shore Trail.  10 miles total.

bike valet logo from ipad Weekend Bike Valet, March 15th-17th at the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival:  Ride your bicycle to the Festival in downtown Fairhope and park at the safe, FREE Bicycle Valet.  Located on North Bancroft St. just behind the Fairhope Museum.  Volunteer to help if you have a spare hour or two.

Print Sunday, March 17th – 5:15 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Ride and Pub Crawl:  Ride begins at the Bike Valet tent behind the Fairhope Museum, just off North Bancroft St. in Fairhope.  This will be the last day of the Arts and Crafts Festival and downtown will be crazy-busy, but wear your GREEN and we’ll make a party!  Ride will depart at 5:15 p.m., heading away from the festival for an hour or so.  Route and final destination will include a few stops at local pubs to celebrate like the Irish.

March 23rd-31st is Spring Break:  Plans for an out of town trip late in the week are in the works.  Thinking Chief Lediga (north Alabama) or Tammany Trace (Louisiana).  Send your feedback.  Those who can’t get away, let us know if you’ll volunteer to lead a local ride on either Sunday.

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