October Rides

music  Oct 5th      Fairhope Pier to the Grand Hotel with Pops Concert    3:00 p.m.   Meeting near the south end of the Fairhope Pier Rose Garden or up on the hill beside the Marietta Johnson statue. We will ride south along the Eastern Shore Trail toward Point Clear’s Grand Hotel then back. This is an 8-10 mile, very flat route.  Afterwards, stay around for the Baldwin Pops Concert on the Bluff. Bring your own lawn chair, beverages, and refreshments.

Vounteer then ride the Trails  Oct 12    VOLUNTEER Day at the Infinity Bicycles Breast Cancer Awareness Ride in Orange Beach.   Please contact Molly by Sunday, Oct 5th if you wish to volunteer. After the event, we will ride the Orange Beach trails. Time TBD. For Event details, follow this link:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/trek-breast-cancer-awareness-ride-infinity-bicycles-registration-11379675917

Oct 19           Ocean Springs Ride “Do-over” & The Shed BBQ for Lunch:   10:00 a.m.   Meet at the L& N Train Depot (Visitors Center).  This is a 15 mile bike loop featuring the downtown area, old Ocean Springs historic district (residential area, no path but very little traffic), front beach and east beach (wide paved trail along beach), Gulf Islands National Seashore Davis Bayou, salt marsh area, picnic tables, pavilion, RESTROOMS (This is the half way point), then back again. Ride is a bit hilly (similar to Daphne) and no formal path but not a lot of traffic.  Join the group for an after-ride Bar-B-Q lunch stop at “The Shed.”

Getting There: 1 ½ hr. Fairhope to Ocean Springs (I-10 West to Exit 50, 609 South all the way down to Ocean Springs. Cross over Bienville Blvd (rt. 90), Cross over railroad tracks and take an immediate left onto Park Rd. and another immediate left into the parking lot of Train Depot (Visitors Center)

butterfly  Oct 26           Mullet Point to the Grand Hotel   3:00 p.m.   Come celebrate the Monarch Butterfly season. Begins at Mullet Point Park on Baldwin County Road #1, which is 5 miles south of the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL. We ride along the paved Eastern Shore Trail north to the Grand Hotel, take a rest break, then return to Mullet Point Park. 10 miles roundtrip. Very flat. Appropriate for Beginners and Families. Takes about an hour and a half to complete at our slow, social pace.

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