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Gulf Shores, Al.(7 posts)

Gulf Shores, Al.Tanks
Mar 20, 2002 3:54 PM
I'll be in the Gulf Shores area during the last week in Mar.. Does anybody have any ideas as to the local riding scene? Clubs, where to ride, ect. Thanks
re: Gulf Shores, Al.Mike P
Mar 20, 2002 4:35 PM
My girlfriend likes to go to Gulf Shores; been there the last two years. When you finish a ride you'll be human sandpaper. Rinse the bike well, too.

Anyway, I don't know of any clubs but I have found 3 places to ride where the traffic is not too crazy.

1. 180, between 59 and Ft. Morgan.
2. 182, the main drag there.
3. Just east of 59 there is a park, don't know the name. It has a loop and is nice and cool in the AM.
Mix and match them to come up with longer rides.

Happy riding,
re: Gulf Shores, Al.Spinchick
Mar 21, 2002 5:30 AM
I second the ride west of 59 to Fort Morgan. I always found the main drag to have too much car traffic to feel comfortable. Off season probably isn't so bad.
I live in Pensacola suburbs...spookyload
Mar 20, 2002 4:37 PM
Local club scene isnt great, but riding along the beach is the prettiest beach ride in the country. Road is light in traffic and long on scenery.
re: Gulf Shores, Al.bianchi boy
Mar 20, 2002 9:15 PM
My wife is from Pensacola, so we get down there fairly often. Last summer I took my bike and rode the highway between Pensacola Beach and Navarre just about every day. It's a great ride, particularly early in the morning, about 30-35 miles out and back. The Gulf Breeze peninsula used to be a nice ride, but the traffic is too heavy now for my comfort. Be prepared to THOROUGHLY clean your bike when you get home. The sand and salt spray is tremendous; my stainless steel spokes had rust spots showing by the end of the week.
re: Gulf Shores, Al.jakerider
Mar 21, 2002 6:26 AM
I have a place in Orange Beach, My favorite rides:
1. As spinchick said, start at the 59 and Ft. Morgan Rd. intersection, head west and you will see some of the
least commercialized real estate in the area. It is a 34 miles round trip. The road is narrow but traffic should be light. Check out the fort at the west end of the road before you turn back. A great ride.
2. Another ride would start at the Perdido Pass bridge and head west on 182. This is the main "beach road"
and although the traffic is heavy, the road has good shoulders for riding. You can take this road west until
it dead ends into a private gated community. This trip in and out is 30 miles.
Both of these trips are dead flat but the scenery is good.
re: Gulf Shores, Al.Tanks
Mar 21, 2002 6:53 AM
Thanks for the info everybody.