Ride coordinator Angela Schmidt has done a great job revamping our group rides for the 2015 season. This season we’ve got 24 road rides (a series of changing routes that get progressively challenging throughout the year) and 13 mountain-bike excursions to different trails around the state. Stay tuned for our MC3 U mountain-bike clinic series this fall!
Monday Road Rides — New & Improved!
This year, we’re trying something new. Instead of doing the same route week after week, we’re mixing it up. Led by two ride leaders, the rides will progress through the season in distance and difficulty, with a new route each month.
May: 78/Old Leeds/Mountain Brook
June: 78/Rex Lake/Zigler/Bailey
July: Queenstown/Roper/Floyd Bradford
August: Hill Climbing Route (proposed Amber Hills/Alton/78/Full Karl Daly/Old Leeds)
September: Rex Lake/Sicard Hollow/Miss Myras/Overton
Where: Meet in the parking lot in front of Birmingham Bicycle Co, 1105 Dunston Ave.
When: Arrive by 5:15 p.m. to pump tires, etc. Wheels roll at 5:30 sharp.
Contact: Angela Schmidt, angelarschmidt72 (at) gmail (dot) com
New: Bi-monthly Mountain Bike Outings
We’re changing the Wednesday-night MTB ride to cover more ground and introduce you to some of the best trails in our trail-rich state! This guided ride is led by two ride leaders who know the trails and are ready to help with tips and help with mechanicals. The ride will meet at the specified trailhead at 9 a.m. and roll out at 9:45. When necessary, group will split into two groups based on speed and ability. No Chix left behind.
April 11: Swayback (Wetumpka)
April 25: Chewacla (Auburn)
May 9: Fort Payne (Northeast AL)
May 23: Raccoon Mtn (TN)*Memorial Day weekend
June 6: JCC (Bham)
June 20: Tannehill State Park (Bham)
July 4: Enterprise (Chattanooga trip)
July 18: Sylacauga
August 1: Munny Sokol (Tuscaloosa)
August 15: Coldwater (Anniston)
August 29: Trussville (Bham)
September 12: Lake Lurleen (Tuscaloosa)
September 26: Monte Santo (Huntsville)
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