How can I get involved?
Walk to school with your child or become a Walking School Bus sponsor by contacting Charlene Lee. Talk to your child’s school principal about starting a walk-to-school program. Volunteer to staff the Bike Valet at Fairhope Arts & Crafts festival (third weekend in March) or at Earth Day Mobile Bay (in Fairhope in April). Share the Road by giving bike riders at least a 3-foot space when passing bicycles in your vehicle. Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and ask other drivers to show the same courtesy.
How do I report concerns along the trail?
For regular maintenance issues, you can email BCT and we will forward your concern.
How can I follow the Trailblazers?
What laws govern cycling in Alabama?
Alabama Code- Bicycles (2019) is here. Local laws may supercede the state code.
How can I donate to Trailblazers?
Mail checks to BCT at PO Box 701 Daphne, AL 36526 Or use Paypal
Can you explain trail etiquette?
- Be Respectful and Alert
- Stay to the right, pass on the left, and give audible warnings
- Obey all Trail and Road Signs
- Use safe speeds, slow down in congested areas
- If you’re on wheels, yield to pedestrians
- Pull off the Trail when you stop
- Keep dogs on short leashes and clean up after your pet
- Maintain single file when allowing others to pass
- No unauthorized motorized vehicles
Any places to rent bikes?
Sure, here are a few options in Fairhope and Daphne. Call before you go.
What is the history of the organization?
The Baldwin County Trailblazers was formed as a non-profit organization in 1995 to raise funds to build a continuous connector along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. Founder Teko Wiseman’s vision was to connect the north and south end of the county and encourage a pedestrian and bike-friendly community. The Trailblazers worked with elected officials to secure grants and raise matching funds. The cities of Daphne and Fairhope, Alabama Department of Transportation, and Baldwin County Highway Department helped to design and build the trail. Construction of the final 1.5-mile segment, in the Barnwell area, began in 2015. Today, various trail segments are popular with dog walkers, joggers and slow bike riders.
How can I share photos of my trail adventures?
Are there other groups I should know about?
AlaBike Alabama Bicycle Coalition promotes cycling access, education and safety and advocates for safer road environments for all users. Alabama Trails Commission connects to recreational trails across “Alabama the Beautiful.” Local and Regional Bicycle Groups: BicycleMobile – an advocacy website devoted to all aspects of bicycling in Mobile, including group rides, bike shop information, and issues for advocacy and infrastructure. Delta Bike Project – a non-profit bicycle community that provides access to tools and knowledge for do-it-yourself bicycle repair and low-cost access to donated and recycled bicycles.