Good Life Ride hits the trails on May 8
By Melanie LeCroy
The trails at Gulf State Park will be occupied by bikers participating in the 12e Annual Good Life hike on May 8th. The event is hosted by the Coastal Alabama Foundation to raise awareness about bike safety and support the Alabama Coast Livable Communities Coalition.
Due to security concerns related to COVID-19, this year’s ride has been limited to 100 participants. Cyclists can choose between a 15 or 30 km ride through Gulf State Park and the surrounding area. The ride begins at 9 a.m. at the Lodge at Gulf State Park.
The goal of the Alabama Coastal Liveable Communities Coalition is to create a healthy place on the Alabama Coast to live, work, and play. The coalition focused on health, wellness and lifestyle activities, walking issues and cycling safety. Proceeds from the Good Life Ride are used to help create the Bike Safety Campaign, purchase “Share the Road” Bike Safety Vests, and update the Alabama State Driver’s License Manual. Changes to the manual included an expanded and improved section on sharing the road with cyclists and the “Road signs and markings” chapter of the manual was also updated to include the “3 feet minimum” sign, the “Cyclists may use full lane” sign and sharrow road markings.
For more information on the Good Life Ride, the Alabama Coastal Foundation, or the Coastal Alabama Livable Communities Coalition, visit goodliferide.org or joinacf.org.