July 2017 and the Riding is Easy!

July Rides will be very casual and impromptu as many of the regular riders will be out of town.  With the exception of Saturday, July 1, scheduled rides will not be posted again until August.  However, anyone wishing to ride is welcome to post a ride on Facebook to invite others.  Just list a location and meet time asking any available riders to join in!  If you are not a Facebook subscriber, email Valerie at vpstickney@yahoo.com and your information will be posted on Facebook as well as WordPress.

Saturday, July 1 Magnolia Springs Ride – 9:00 A.M.

 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.  Meet at 9 a.m.    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 through woodlands and horse and longhorn cattle ranches are included on this ride.    We are riding on country roads, not bike paths. Bring water and blinky lights. Helmets are suggested.


Ride Change for Sunday

NOTE CHANGE for Sunday 6/25 Ride: Dauphin Island ferry/bike combo ride is cancelled due to weather/road conditions after Storm Cindy.
NEW ride/route info for Sunday 6/25: meet up at 4pm at the PNC Bank parking lot at 250 W Fort Morgan Rd, Gulf Shores. Ride 16 miles along bike trail as well as through a few subdivisions along the trail. Dinner at Tequila’s in the same strip mall where parked; dessert of ice cream after that at Chocolate Corner in the same strip mall.

Father’s Day Ride!

Happy Father’s Day!

This Sunday, June 18, we’ll meet up at the top of the hill above the Fairhope Pier at 4:00 PM. We’ll ride south on the Eastern Shore Trail visiting Battles Wharf, the boardwalk south of the hotel, Punta Clara Kitchen, The Garage Studio and the Confederate’s Rest Cemetery.

June 2017 Slow Bicycle Rides

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June 4, Sunday at 4:00 – Cheri’s Sidewalk/Subdivision Ride with Covered Dish Dinner!

Riders will meet at the Fairhope Middle School parking lot on Manley Road at 4:00.  We will ride the sidewalk on Hwy 98 heading north and meander through various subdivisions.  At the culmination of the ride, Cheri invites us to her home for a Salad/Sandwich Dinner.  Bring a dish and a drink of your choice.

June 11, Sunday at 4:00 – Olde Towne Daphne Ride

Approximately an 8 mile round-trip beginning at the Daphne Public Library, riding south along the Eastern Shore Trail through Olde Town Daphne then on to Adams Street to begin the return ride. We will  stop along the return route for dinner at My Cousin Vinney’s. Slow pace but a little hilly in places along the trail.

June 18, Sunday at 4:00 – Eastern Shore Trail Ride

Marietta Johnson Statue to Grand Hotel Route: Meeting on the Bluff of the Fairhope Pier Rose Garden, 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.

June 25, Sunday at 9:00 AM – Dauphin Island Ride

Bikers will meet at the Fort Morgan ferry at 9:00 am in order to catch the 9:30 ferry.  The ferry fee for bicycles is $6 for an all-day pass.  We will ride around Dauphin Island, have lunch at the Lighthouse Bakery and catch the 1:15 ferry back.  There is a 2:45 ferry ride back as well if anyone wishes to stay longer to explore the Sea Lab which is open 12-6 on Sundays.

Please note time change for this ride!