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Old 11-06-16, 12:51 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums From west central Florida. Stop by the Southeast Regional subforum and say hello to the locals.
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Welcome aboard, where in Alabama are you? We live about a mile off the state line, east of the Perdido area, in Escambia County, Florida. Good to have you join us here, make yourself at home.

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Welcome to Bike Forums From west central Florida. Stop by the Southeast Regional subforum and say hello to the locals.
Thank you! And I will for sure check them out.
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Welcome aboard, where in Alabama are you? We live about a mile off the state line, east of the Perdido area, in Escambia County, Florida. Good to have you join us here, make yourself at home.

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South of Birmingham. Do you know if I can find some good areas to bike close to where I am ? That would help me our alot
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South of Birmingham. Do you know if I can find some good areas to bike close to where I am ? That would help me our alot
What type of riding are you wanting to do? Depends on if its roads, bicycle trails, off road, etc., as to finding something that will suit your riding needs. Tell us something about the kind of riding you want to do, please.

The best resource I know of would be the Southeastern Regional forum mentioned by several of the above replies. Southeast - Bike Forums

I have not ridden in your area myself, you can try a couple of the bike shops in the nearby communities for ideas about trails, and MUPs to ride on. If I come across something near your place I will certainly post you a message about it.

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South of Birmingham. Do you know if I can find some good areas to bike close to where I am ? That would help me our alot
That depends how far south you are. Are we talking Pelham, Alabaster, Calera, or much further south?
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That depends how far south you are. Are we talking Pelham, Alabaster, Calera, or much further south?
I agree but if you are south of Birmingham a nice place for any type of riding is Oak Mt State Park. They have trails for people of all abilities if you are looking for MTB and they have bike lanes in most of the park, with low speed limits, for road riding. With the time change they also offer Tuesday and Thursday night rides in the park.
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That depends how far south you are. Are we talking Pelham, Alabaster, Calera, or much further south?
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I agree but if you are south of Birmingham a nice place for any type of riding is Oak Mt State Park. They have trails for people of all abilities if you are looking for MTB and they have bike lanes in most of the park, with low speed limits, for road riding. With the time change they also offer Tuesday and Thursday night rides in the park.
Yes Oak Mtn would be my first go, however you need to pay every time to get into there - It would get expensive I would imagine..
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What type of riding are you wanting to do? Depends on if its roads, bicycle trails, off road, etc., as to finding something that will suit your riding needs. Tell us something about the kind of riding you want to do, please.

The best resource I know of would be the Southeastern Regional forum mentioned by several of the above replies. Southeast - Bike Forums

I have not ridden in your area myself, you can try a couple of the bike shops in the nearby communities for ideas about trails, and MUPs to ride on. If I come across something near your place I will certainly post you a message about it.

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I would stick to paved roads mostly, my bike is not meant for Mountain biking - However, I really am interested in getting a mountain bike in the future.
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Best wishes on your cycling, you might enjoy the Chief Ladiga Trail, its begins at the Ga border and is some really nice riding, its part of the "Rails to Trails" cycle paths system. Just Google the trail and the various trail head locations will be listed for you. And, its being expanded even further from what I have read.

Its an extension of the Silver Comet Trail that originates near Atlanta, Ga, no charge for riding on them, happily. I enjoyed riding on the Silver Comet a couple of weeks back.

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Yes Oak Mtn would be my first go, however you need to pay every time to get into there - It would get expensive I would imagine..
It can add up but it is a safe place to get comfortable on the road. They also have annual passes, think $150, that can save money if you would use it regularly. I think the current daily fee is $5? There are several routes around Chelsea as well and some regular group rides that start in that area as well. If you are on Facebook check out Birmingham Ride Finder as it has many rides posted with different start locations. If you have Strava you can easily check out some of the routes around Chelsea also. Also as was mentioned, although it is a little drive, if you go to Weaver, AL you can get on the Chief Ladiga Trail, no cars and other than a few areas few people walking/running. Good luck!
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It can add up but it is a safe place to get comfortable on the road. They also have annual passes, think $150, that can save money if you would use it regularly. I think the current daily fee is $5? There are several routes around Chelsea as well and some regular group rides that start in that area as well. If you are on Facebook check out Birmingham Ride Finder as it has many rides posted with different start locations. If you have Strava you can easily check out some of the routes around Chelsea also. Also as was mentioned, although it is a little drive, if you go to Weaver, AL you can get on the Chief Ladiga Trail, no cars and other than a few areas few people walking/running. Good luck!
Awesome, thank you much!
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