October and November Rides

13-Oct 4:00 – McSharrys & Around Fairhope.  Ride starts at McSharry’s in downtown Fairhope (2 blocks north of the library on Bancroft St.) We’ll ride around the downtown area and through the “fruit and nut” neighborhood.  Some hills.  There is usually live music at McSherry’s on Sunday evenings, so feel free to hang out for some extended socializing.
20-Oct Community Gardens Bike ride MOB  2:00 – Mobilians on Bikes Community Gardens Ride.  Begins at Cream and Sugar Cafe351-B George Street, Mobile.  Slow, easy 5 mile route that stops at various area garden projects.  Arrive early to find parking and to enjoy a quick treat at Cream and Sugar.  More details on the Mobilians on Bikes Facebook page.  
27-Oct 3:00 – Magnolia Springs Ride

Directions:  From  Magnolia Springs Shell station on U.S. 98 drive south 2.9 miles on CR 49 and turn right on CR 26, West.   Drive 2.4 miles to the Vernant Baptist Church (down a driveway on the right)- parking at the church, but not by their front door, as they will be having services that evening.  We’ll ride to take glimpses of the Magnolia River, Weeks Bay at Bay Shore estates, and Mobile Bay at Sunset Shore estates.   Riders have an option to return to the car after 8 miles, or go on a second loop to Sunset Shore for a total of 14 miles.    Long gradual slopes.   We are riding on country roads, not bike paths.  Bring water and blinky lights.

2-Nov Tweed graphic for SBS websiteBaldwin Bicycle Fest and Vintage Tweed Ride.  Costumes Encouraged!  CLICK HERE for details from earlier posting.  Volunteers also needed to assist with activities during the Fest.  Email SlowBicycleSocietyES@gmail.com if you can give a few hours on that day or if you have other questions about these events.
Nov 2 and 3 Ala cycling summit 2013  Alabama Cycling Advocacy Summit.  Event details and registration form for Saturday night dinner and/or Sunday morning program can be found at this link.  Join the conversation.  Join the fun!  Molly will be giving a short presentation on Slow Bicycling.EST   Sunday, Nov 3rd at 3:00 – Fairhope Pier to Grand Hotel (End of Daylight Savings Time)Begins at the Fairhope Pier, in the parking area south of the rose garden.  Riding south along the Eastern Shore Trail to the Grand Hotel in Point Clear.  Some side trips.  Slow and scenic.  Picnic social in the park at the end of the ride.  Bring your own refreshments to share.
10-Nov Fairhope Film Festival Ride:  Details to follow at a later date
17-Nov 2:00 – Pelican Point to Mullet Point.  Meet at the Pelican Point boat launch at the end of County Road 1.  Riding along the road to Mullet Point Park and back.  Very flat.  10 miles round-trip.  Kayaking afterwards (weather permitting).
Nov. 23
Slow Bicycle Trip on March 24th

Florida Trip

  Saturday Grayton Beach Ride (Florida)

Saturday ride will begin at 10:00 a.m. (CHANGED from original time). 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: 

  • We are expecting 20 or more riders, so feel free to ride in small groups for safety and ease of movement and lunching.  We’ll encourage all to ride at their own pace, with a designated sweeper in the back.
  • We’ll make Sunday plans (biking or boating or both!) – when we’re together in Florida.
  • 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.

Feel free to leave comments on this page, or email us at SlowBicycleSocietyES@gmail.com if you have other questions.

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