May Slow Bike Rides

May 2017 Rides

Saturday, May 13 – Good Life Ride

Registration begins at 8:00 with ride beginning at 9:00.

The Slow Bikers will gather in the corner of Tacky Jacks’ parking lot to begin the ride.

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Sunday, May 14 – No Ride, Happy Mothers’ Day!!

Sunday, May 21 – Ocean Springs Ride

Ocean Springs, Mississippi:   Start Time TBD.  Meet at the L&N Train Depot (Visitors Center) 603 Washington Ave. 

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)

A 15.5 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),  Lunch at a local restaurant following ride.

Sunday, May 28, 3:00  – Orange Beach Back Country Trails

This ride in Orange Beach along the Back Country Trails. The group will start from the trailhead at the Sportsplex in Orange Beach. This is located just off Canal Road, just east of the Toll Bridge. Continue through the parking lot, past the big soccer fields. You’ll see an arched entryway to the trails. For more info on the trails, see http://www.backcountrytrail.com/. or see Trail Map HERE.

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April 2017 Rides

April 1, Saturday – Crepe Myrtle  Trail Ride

7:30 – 11:30 am.

This event offers an historic opportunity to ride the Mobile Bay side of the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. The ride is a friendly pace of 8-12 mph for 12 miles.

Registration is required with a $10 fee.  Visit http://www.mobileunited.org to register and read full ride details.

Helmets are required.

April 9, Sunday – Mullet Point Park to Grand Hotel

4:00

April 16, Easter Sunday – No Ride

April 23, Sunday – Orange Beach Backcountry Trail

3:00

Meet at the Orange Beach Sportsplex on Canal Road.  We will ride the scenic trails followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

April 29, Saturday – Silverhill Ride

10:00 a.m.

Ride the scenic streets of picturesque Silverhill followed by lunch at the  Acadiana Cafe in the heart of town.

 

 

Fairhope/Point Clear Ride – March 12

It’s Deja Vu all over again:  Meet up for Sunday’s ride March 12 at 3:00 at 8076 Spring Run Dr. (Maddox Dentistry parking lot).

Ride will be approximately 10-12 miles round and about Eastern Shore and Point Clear.  Some small hills involved.

Option to grab post-ride refreshments at Fairhope Brewing around the corner.

Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday!

Tammany Trace Saturday March 4, 2017

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Tammany Trace Ride Saturday, March 4, 2017

The  Tammany Trace is in Louisiana.  It is a very flat, multi-use Rail-Trail in the “Northshore” area, all north of New Orleans.  It runs from Slidell, through Mandeville and Abita Springs, and ends in Covington.

The 31-mile rail trail runs along the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. We will meet up at 10:00 AM at the Covington Trailhead at the corner of New Hampshire and East Lockwood Streets in Covington. This is approximately 2 1/2 hours from Fairhope. We will meander 13 miles through Abita Springs to Mandeville where we’ll have lunch. We’ll return back to Covington making it 26 miles round trip.

More ambitious riders may opt to continue on through Lacombe to Slidell (another 19.5 miles) before returning to Covington (62 miles round trip).

Others may decide to spend the night in the area and ride the 2nd part of the trail on Sunday.