Baldwin Bicycle Fest featuring Le Tour de Foley
Start: Saturday, November 2, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (CDT)
Foley , AL 36535
Registration Closing Date
Friday, November 1, 2013 @ 12:00 PM (CDT)
The Baldwin County Trailblazers and Foley Lions Club invite all to enjoy a fantastic day of fun activities on November 2nd at the 2013 Baldwin Bicycle Fest!
RIDES & FAMILY FUN FOR ALL
The 2013 BBF features rides for all ages and levels. Kids learn new skills in Bicycle Safety Rodeo. County leaders support healthy living in a Leadership Ride. Riders slowly cruise in the Vintage Tweed Ride. Road cyclists tackle one of 3 routes in the Tour de Foley. Late morning, a 3 mile Fun Ride/Bicycle Parade will travel along the Rose Trail and neighborhoods. Many exhibits and family-oriented fun activities will take place in Foley's Heritage Park throughout the day.
6:30 a.m: DAY-OF Registration Tent opens.
8:00 a.m: Overall BFF kicks off with the start of the Tour de Foley, and will be fun-filled with rides and many activities and exhibits in Heritage Park until a projected 2:00 p.m. early afternoon end.
for specific activity times.
Tour de Foley | Kids' Bicycle Safety Rodeo | Vintage Tweed Ride | Fun Ride/Bicycle Parade | Leadership Ride | Tanger Bicycling Fashions Show | Bicycling Laws in Alabama | Free Pedicab Rides | Alternative Cycles | Bikes on Buses BRATS demo | Used Bike Drop-off Station | Bicycle Maintenance Clinics | Bicycle Registrations | Kids' Fun Zone | Tikes on Bikes Pre-school Zone | Yoga for Cyclists Demo | Sponsor Expo | Gulf Coast Zoo | Unique Streat Eatz Mexican Grill | Police Bike Patrol
ACTIVE.com ONLINE Registration
Online Registration via Active.com ends at Noon CST (10 a.m. PCT) on Friday, November 1st. See Registration DAY-OF blurb below to register in Heritage Park on 2013 BBF event day, Saturday, November 2nd.
Online Registration via Active.com ends at Noon CST (10 a.m. PCT) on Friday, November 1st. DAY-OF Registration will open at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 2nd. The Registration Tent will be in the NE corner of Foley's Heritage Park, near the intersection of N. Chicago St. and E. Violet Ave.
Please note that complimentary T-shirts for all registered participants of the Kids' Bicycle Safety Rodeo, the Tour de Foley, the Vintage Tweed Ride and the Fun Ride / Bicycle Parade can only be guaranteed for Rodeo Registrations postmarked by October 15th and for Ride Registrations made via Active.com by midnight CST (10 p.m. PST) October 15th.
TOUR DE FOLEY
Tour de Foley - Signature Ride Event
Ride through Alabama's beautiful southeastern Baldwin County in the 5th annual Tour de Foley. Routes travel through flat and rolling rural farmland in and around the towns of Foley, Robertsdale, Loxley, Summerdale, Elsanor and Elberta. The Tour offers 16, 28, and 71 mile ride options. Tour Start: 8:00 a.m.
Tour de Foley Rest Stops: There will be four rest stops stocked with water, Gatorade, and ride snacks along the Tour de Foley routes: Summerdale, Rosinton, Elsanor, and Elberta.
Port-o-Lets: There will be port-o-lets at each of the four rest stops along the ride routes.
First Aid: South Baldwin Regional Medical Center will have a first aid tent set up in the park and all four ride rest stops will have First Aid kits on hand.
SAG Wagons: SAG support with mechanics on board will be provided by Eastern Shore Cycles and Pro Cycle & Tri.
The Kids' Bicycle Safety Rodeo will be hosted by the certified rodeo trainers of Team Share the Road of Mobile and is open to all 3rd-8th graders. The Bicycle Rodeo includes a series of skills stations directly related to everyday bicycling situations. Participants will practice starting and stopping, the safe way to exit a driveway, how to look for traffic, negotiate an intersection, and avoid common road hazards. For $10, children can participate in the rodeo and afterwards join the Fun Ride/Bicycle Parade to practice their newly acquired skills. If pre-registered by October 15th, children will also receive a t-shirt, pizza and drink. For pre-registration, go to www.BaldwinBicycleFest.com and download the registration form. Rodeo Time: 9-11:15 a.m.
The Vintage Tweed Ride, a leisurely touring ride with many cyclists in period costumes and riding vintage bikes, is hosted by the Slow Bicycle Society on the Eastern Shore. The route includes historic downtown Foley and nearby residential neighborhoods. This slow-paced ride includes a complimentary T-shirt if registered by October 15th, late morning participation in the Kids' Fun Ride/Bicycle Parade, a BYO Picnic in the Park, and the Vintage Tweed Ride on Foley's streets, through parks, and along local sidewalks. The Vintage Ride will stop and tour the Holmes Medical Museum with ice cream to follow at Stacey's Old Tyme Soda Fountain. Costumes encouraged! Vintage Tweed Ride Start: 2:00 p.m.
The 3 mile Fun Ride/Bicycle Parade is a celebration by and for bicyclists of all ages. The ride will be led by leaders from across Baldwin County, followed by participating children, parents, adult cyclists, and bicycle patrol units from Foley, Fairhope, Orange Beach, and Gulf Shores Police Departments. Any skill level can participate. For those who wish to bicycle, the ride can be as short as a half mile along the Rose Trail, or as long as 3 miles along the escorted parade route. Others are welcome to walk, or take advantage of our park train or an available pedi-cab to ride in the parade. Parade Start: 11:30 a.m.
All registered participants in the Tour de Foley, Kids' Bicycle Safety Rodeo, Vintage Tweed Ride, and Fun Ride/Bicycle Parade, are invited to join our leaders in the Fun Ride/Bicycle Parade. Cyclists not registered in one of the other rides, kids not participating in the Bicycle Rodeo, and anyone wishing to be a part of this fun event can register for the Fun Ride/Bicycle Parade on Active.com or at Day-of Registration in the Park. Note that a parent or legal guardian must register on Active.com for any child under 18. Also note that T-shirts can only be guaranteed for participants whose registrations are received by October 15th via Active.com.
Participants are welcome and encouraged to decorate their bikes in a SAFE and fun style. Non-registered parents and Fest-goers are welcome to cheer riders and celebrate bicycling as the parade rolls down the Foley Rose Trail.
A Sponsor Expo by non-profit organizations related to cycling will have exhibits in the park to share their messages. Participating organizations include AlaBike, the Alabama Trails Commission, Smartcoast, Team Share the Road, the Baldwin County Trailblazers, and more.
North Chicago Street and East Violet Avenue (from the Rose Trail to North Cypress) will be CLOSED for the Bicycle Safety Rodeo and 3 mile Fun Ride/Bicycle Parade. Parking is available on the south side of the park on Hwy 98, north of the park along the Rose Trail alley, 2 blocks east of the park (around the Armory and rear of Library and Civic Center), and across Hwy 98 near the Post Office.
Festival FoodThere will be pizza and drinks in Heritage Park for returning riders and Bicycle Safety Rodeo participants. Unique Streat Eatz Mexican Grill food truck will sell fresh authentic Mexican food.