Grayton Beach Planning

Our annual Grayton Beach Ride is planned for the weekend of January 26-28, 2018.

The group stays at the Grayton Beach State Park cabins.  The cabins are nestled between the beach and the bike trail in a beautiful wooded area.  Each cabin has 2 bedrooms, one bath, living area and kitchen.  One bedroom has a double bed with 2 twin beds in the other bedroom.  A pull out sofa is also available in the living area.

Bill Hall spoke with the Grayton Beach rangers and was told they would try to get our cabins in the same area if possible.  It is suggested that reservations be made now as this is a popular destination.  You may contact the Grayton Beach office at 800 326-3521 or make a reservation online at Florida State Parks.  Bill said the website shows only two cabins available but the office personnel said more were available.

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Ride Change for Sunday, Sept. 10

Due to prediction of high winds on Sunday, the Dauphin Island Ride is canceled and will be rescheduled at a later time.  

Replacement Ride: 

Sunday 9/10 Ride – UPDATE: 4pm meet up time at the Big Lots parking lot in Fairhope (strip mall at the NE corner of Fairhope Ave and Hwy 98/Greeno Rd). Ride around central Fairhope streets and subdivisions.

Dauphin Island Ride, Sunday, Sept. 10

Sunday 9/10 Ride: Dauphin Island Ride. It’s a morning Brunch ‘n’ Munch Ride. Meet up at the Fort Morgan ferry at 8:30am to catch the 8:45am ferry to Dauphin Island. Cost of ferry is $6 for an all-day pass. Ride 18 miles around Dauphin Island, eat at the Lighthouse Bakery and catch the 12:30 or 2:00pm ferry back. Grab an ice cream for the ferry ride back. There is also a 3:30pm ferry back to Fort Morgan to allow more time for exploration including Fort Gaines or the Estuarium (open 1-5pm $9 seniors/$11 adults).

  • Save the dateMore details will come later, but mark your calendars if you are interested in any of these longer rides scheduled for 2017-2018!

Backcountry Trail Rides will be scheduled the last Sunday of each month.

Oct. 13-15 – New Orleans Ride the Streets.  This will not be a group ride but if you are planning to attend, perhaps coordinate with any other members planning to attend.

Dec. 3 – Ocean Springs day ride

Jan. 26, 27, 28, 2018 – Grayton Beach Overnight Trip

Mar. 3-4, 2018 – Tammany Trace Overnight Trip

Apr. 7, 2018 – Crepe Myrtle Ride in Mobile.

May 5-6, 2018 – Longleaf Trace in Mississippi  Riders may choose to make this ride a day or overnight trip.

  • Monthly rides will be posted at the beginning of each month with reminders each week.
  • All riders are welcome to choose a date and submit a ride to coordinate!  Email Valerie at vpstickney@yahoo.com with your plan!!

 

September 2017 Rides

Sunday, September 3 – Labor Day Ride 4:00                                                                         Meet at Mullet Point Park at 4:00.  Ride the trail along Hwy 98 to Weeks Bay. and back.  There is a slight hill at the beginning of trail, but smooth sailing from then on.  Thank you to Cheri for coordinating this ride!

Sunday, September 10 – Dauphin Island Ride 8:30Sunday’s Ride September 10th: Time to mix it up!  It’s a morning Brunch and Munch ride. Meet up at the Fort Morgan ferry at 8:30am to catch the 8:45m ferry to Dauphin Island. Cost of ferry for bicyclists is $6 for an all-day pass. Ride around Dauphin Island, eat at the Lighthouse Bakery (their cinnamon rolls are marvelous) and catch the 12:30pm or 2:00pm ferry back. Grab an ice cream shake for the ferry ride back. There is also a 3:30 ferry back to Fort Morgan to allow more time for exploration including Estuarium which is open from 1-5pm ($9 seniors/$11 adults).  Thank you to Rosalie for coordinating this ride and great munchies!!

Sunday, September 17 – Fairhope Scenic Trail 4:00
 Meet at the Marietta Johnson statue at the top of the Fairhope Bluff at 4:00.  The trail will take you along Mobile Street to the Hotel.  After a brief water break at the Hotel Parking Pavilion, the group will return to the Bluff.  Thank you to Molly for coordinating this ride.
Sunday, September 24 – Back Country Trails, Orange Beach 4:00
 Join us for one of everyone’s favorite local trails!  Meet at the Orange Beach Sportsplex at 4:00.  The Sportsplex is the first stoplight past the Wharf on Canal Road.  We will ride several trails totaling approximately 10 miles.  After working up an appetite, the group will enjoy refreshments at Acme Grill before heading home.