April Showers

Wow!  There is so much going on in April that we can hardly keep up around here.  It is absolutely wonderful to see so many opportunities to get up and get out just as the weather is starting to improve (except for last week’s wind storms – yikes!  We hope everyone came through those ok).

Before we dive in to April, we would like to pass on a heartfelt “Thank You” to everyone who helped make Battle on the Bayou such a smashing success.  Also, thanks to Joe Ravita for his lovely picture of his Haro and a kayak fisherman which was taken on the GIUS Davis Bayou Blueway.

Monthly Rides/Runs/Paddles:
1st Saturday – TatoNut Ride (Ocean Springs)
1st Thursday – Long Beach Dinner Ride
2nd Saturday – Pascagoula Community Ride
2nd Thursday – Pass Christian Dinner Ride
3rd Satudray – No Community Ride Scheduled…is anyone interested in starting one…Biloxi, Gulfport, anyone???
3rd Tuesday – Bike Biloxi Dinner Ride
4th Saturday/5th Saturday – Gautier Community Ride

Weekly Rides/Runs:
Tuesdays – ecoGeno Ride (Biloxi)
Wednesdays – Irish Coast Pub Run (Gulfport)
Thursdays – Icy Pint Run (Ocean Springs)

April 11th – Rachel Austin will be hosting a “Smart Start Paddling Safety Course” at the Ocean Springs Library from 6pm till 7pm for all levels of paddlers.

April 13th – The City of Pascagoula is hosting their River Festival complete with their regularly scheduled 2nd Sat Bicycle Ride at 8am as well as a paddling trip at 11am (click the link for more info).

April 13-20thMississippi Gulf Coast Senior Games.  You have got to see the event variety to believe it!  People from all over come to compete in everything from Pickle Ball to Volleyball to Ballroom Dancing. 
Volunteers are still needed – please contact Lucy Bickham at msgcsg@aol.com for more information.  To specifically volunteer for the Cycling Event, please contact Jim Foster at info@gulfcoasttrails.org.

April 25th – Monthly HTP Meeting.  Details TBA in the newsletter and on our Facebook page.

April 27th – Your Heritage Trails Partnership is honored to have been named the beneficiary organization for this year’s Rockin’ the Riverfront Bridge Fun Run and Triathlon in Moss Point.  Click here to register.
We need volunteers for this event!!!  Please contact Jim Foster at info@gulfcoasttrails.org if you’re interested.

Also on April 27th
First Annual Paddleboard Race at the Dock Bar & Grill
Nikolas Rainer Memorial at Biloxi Town Green
(Click the links for more details)

Please feel free to comment with any events/opportunities you know of.  We need the date, time, a short description, and contact information in order to list it on our calendar and promote it on our Facebook page.  A link to the event’s Facebook page, flyer, or other online presence is especially helpful.

Just a reminder that May is National Bicycling Month!!
Bike to School Day – Wednesday, May 8.
Bike to Work Day – Friday, May 17.
More on these and other events later.