January 13, 2011

Birmingham? Are you out there?

By Anna | 1 Comment »

Sometimes I feel like it’s only people outside of our city that read this little blog, but today I ran into a chickie who works at the same University who identified herself as a reader! It inspired me to get off my lazy ass and organize a ride that I’ve been contemplating…


When: Saturday, January 15, 10:00 am

Where: Start at Railroad Park downtown, destination Dreamcakes Bakery in Homewood

Why: I feel like some folks fear riding over the mountain. It’s quite an opponent, but if there is a reward at the end, the mountain is much easier to conquor. And there is nothing more rewarding than a cupcake.

The route will take us through Highland Park, up and over to English Village, down beside the Botanical Gardens into Mountain Brook Village, then over to Homewood/Edgewood. Guiltless cupcake consumption will commence, and then we ride on back. The entire route will be around 12 miles so this isn’t some epic ride, just a good amount of riding time at easy pace (maybe 2 hrs or less on the bike?). Hopefully it will be great way for us to hang out and have a delicious day.

I’ll be at the Railroad Park pavilion at 10 on Saturday with my Lemond road bike Whitey, here’s hoping I don’t end up riding alone!

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  1. On January 14th, 2011 Brian said:

    Count one b’hammer on the reader list. Great idea for a ride! Family obligations will preclude my participation, but I’m all for more food centric rides. The Tres Cafes alleycat a few years ago was a fun one and would be a cool one to revive as either a race or a ride.

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