Bike-friendly campaign

dr poetThe Trailblazers launched a Bike-friendly campaign in summer 2019 to recognize private businesses that serve and encourage county cyclists. Here is a list of the initial recipients of the coveted window cling that proclaims “bike friendly” status.

Fairhope
1 Sunflower café
2 Fairhope Health Foods
3 The Warehouse Bakery
4 District Hall
5 Fairhope United Methodist Church
6 Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship
7 Bayside Orthopedics
8 Winn Dixie
9 Thomas Fitness Center
10 Greer’s
11 Two Sisters Deli
12 Pro Cycle
13 The Fairhope Store
Daphne
1. Whits
2. Infinity Bicycles
3. Eastern Shore cycles
4. Publix Daphne
Foley
1 Foley Bike Shop
2 Drowsy Poet Coffee Co.
Gulf Shores
1 Zaxby’s
2 Tacky Jacks
3 Acme Oyster House
4 The Hangout
5 Gulf Island Grill
6 Beach House Kitchen & Cocktails
7 Glow Yoga
8 Big Beach Brewing Co.
9 Gulf Shores United Methodist Church
10 Rouses Market
11 Tikis mini golf and bike shack
12 Picnic Beach Restaurant

*Government agencies provide racks at public parks and buildings or on city streets, and we are grateful for those. This list (above) includes private places that serve the cycling community by renting or servicing bikes or by providing racks. No doubt we missed a few, and would be happy to send them a “bike-friendly” window cling, too.

 

Trailblazers salute “bike-friendly” businesses

Lynnora Ash and jeremy cafe
Sunflower Cafe owner Lynnora Ash shows off a bike-friendly logo. The cafe, which recently added a bike rack, is one of many businesses recognized by the Trailblazer for helping cyclists.  With her is Board member Jeremy Portillo.

Daphne, Ala (June 24, 2019) – Two popular purveyors of ice cream, both located on the Eastern Shore Trail, have been recognized for accommodating bicycles. Just in time for National Ice Cream Month in July, the Baldwin County Trailblazers, founders of the Trail, presented Whit’s Frozen Custard in Daphne and Two Sisters Bakery & Deli in Fairhope a Bike-Friendly window emblem for providing bikes racks on site.

“We want to raise awareness that a growing cyclist community is good for business,” says Jennifer Vestal, president of the Trailblazers. “Eventually we hope to give 50 businesses across the county a Bike-Friendly emblem to display on glass doors or windows. But bicycling and ice cream are two of the joys of summer, so these shops are fitting places to kick off a Bike-Friendly campaign.”

Celebrating National Ice Cream Month or any time, cyclists have an advantage. According to Harvard Health, an average-weight adult burns about 300 calories every 30 minutes during a leisurely paced bike ride. That’s about twice the calories of a single serving of your favorite flavor.

These short-ride destinations on the Eastern Shore Trail offer ice cream and a bike rack:

  • Whit’s Frozen Custard, 1204 Main Street, south of downtown Daphne. Located 2.5 miles, or about 10 minutes by bike, from Village Point Park where you can leave a car. (Facebook: Whit’s Frozen Custard of Daphne)
  • Two Sisters Bakery & Deli, 19452 Scenic Highway 98, serves Cammie’s Old Dutch ice cream. Located 1.3 miles, less than 10 minutes by bike, south of the Fairhope Municipal Pier where you can leave a car, or 2 miles north of The Grand Hotel. (Facebook: Two Sisters Bakery & Deli)

Know of other businesses that deserve bike friendly recognition? Contact baldwincountytrailblazers@gmail.com

Baldwin County Trailblazers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for biking and walking within the county. See Thetrailblazers.org