March 4 – No Local Ride Scheduled
Sunday March 3/4 Ride Options – “Different Spokes for Different Folks”
Meet up point is the Tammany Trace trailhead parking lot on Woodrow St directly across the street from Old Rail Brewing 639 Girod St Mandeville.
Warm-up Ride – Meet at 9AM and ride south on the trail headed to Fontainbleau State Park overlooking Lake Ponchartrain. 10-mile round trip to hook up with the Main Ride route riders.
Main Ride – Meet at 10:30AM and head north along the trail toward Covington – 20 miles round trip.
Long Ride: Head south along Tammany Trace and ride to Slidell and back (36 miles round trip).
The Whole Enchilada: Head south along Tammany Trace to Slidell and back and then head north to Covington and back (62 miles round trip)
March 11 – Spring Forward Ride
Set your clocks ahead Saturday night to be on time for Sunday’s ride!
March 18 – Mullet Point to Hotel
March 25 – Backcountry Trail
Many thanks to Rosalie Stromme for planning a fabulous culinary trip to New Orleans Bywater area. Shrimp & Grits, Muffuletta & Praline Bacon at St Roch Market, RB Po’Boys from Frady’s One Stop Food Store, BBQ at The Joint, Gumbo and Oysters on the Half Shell at Jack Dempseys, Pralline Beignets and Pralines at Lorettas Pralines. Enjoyed riding by Emeril Lagasse’s Culinary Arts Center too. We enjoyed the opportunity to work it all off on the beautiful Tammany Trace Trail on Sunday with a fun stop at the Abita Mystery House. We leap frogged with Cindy and Milly all the way back to Mandeville. Hope y’all had a great lunch and tour in Covington. Thanks for ordering up the beautiful weather too!
Thanks again Rosalie Stromme!
Due to the uncertainty of today’s weather forecast, today’s Backcountry Trail Ride has been cancelled.
Ride the Backcountry Trails this Sunday, Feb. 25…..
Meet at 3:00 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex to begin the ride on the Back Country Trail in the Gulf State Park. The Sportsplex is located on Canal Road. If you are coming off the Expressway, take a left and go past the Wharf. Take a right at the next traffic light and go to the rear of the parking lot where you will see the Trailhead. We will ride about 10+ miles on the trails. There is always an option to dine locally after the ride.
Update information re March 3-4 New Orleans Trip:
“Laissez le Bon Temps ROULER”
Deadline for signing up for this trip has passed so we have 22 riders joining in. Saturday’s “Eat the Big Easy” bike tour will be broken up into smaller groups for safety and meal serving purposes. Bring your $84/pp (or $89 if you are renting one of their cruisers) on Saturday to pay our guides directly. I am not collecting any money beforehand. It’s the honor system, folks; that’s what we bikers do, right?
Entire itinerary including meet-up point directions, start times, ride distances, Sunday breweries, and other weekend activities will be sent via a private email to each of you next Saturday 2/24.
If you need to cancel out of Saturday’s Ride Tour due to unforeseen circumstances, please let me know so that I can let the bike tour company know so that they can let the restaurants we are visiting know.
Sunday 2/18 Ride info: “Bear Point” Meet at 3pm at the Orange Beach Public Library 26267 Canal Rd in Orange Beach. Ride will meander through neighborhoods of Bear Point for 12-13 miles. Optional dinner afterward at Cosmos (25753 Canal Rd) which is 2-3 blocks west of our meet up point.
Ride UPDATE for today Sunday 2/11: Bear Point Ride in Orange Beach at 3pm has been postponed until next week 2/18. Orange Beach forecast for this afternoon between 2-4pm is 80-90% thunderstorms. Come join us next week 2/18 – same ride, same time, same distance, same post-ride dinner at Cosmo’s. (Daphne ride originally scheduled for 2/18 will be rescheduled later).