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Walk or Bike the Tammany Trace Covington to Abita Springs, La.

  • Tammany Trace Covington Trailhead

    419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, LA (map)

    30.476917 -90.096031

  • Well we meet at the trailhead
  • Meetup for Saturday 18 January Tammany Trace Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St.,  Covington Louisiana

    Hi folks this is a combo option where people could choose to ride a bike or just walk the trace. Please when you respond indicate your choice ride or walk. I personally will be riding my bike but still want walkers to attend. It will be the same route for both. We would meet in Covington at 11 am look around that town for about an hour then at 12 noon riders and walkers will head to Abita Springs a great ride or walk that goes over the Bogue Falaya River into downtown Abita Springs. Distance is 3.5 miles so takes about 1 hr 15 min to walk or about 30 to 45 to ride at a slow pace. At 1245 we will enjoy a nice dutch treat lunch in Abita Springs Brew Pub right in town before going back to Covington. (another 3.5 miles). It will be a full day but I think it would be very enjoyable. (Its about a 1-1/2 to 2 hr drive to Covington from the coast.

      Just trying to do something a little different but everyone could enjoy. I've also talked to tri hard sports shop and got some sports items to give out as gifts in a drawing before we head out. It will be fun and I'm hoping for a big group whether it's to ride or walk.
    COVINGTON
    419 N. New Hampshire St.
    Covington, LA 70433 ~[masked] or[masked]
    Covington's recently dedicated trailhead resembles an old-fashioned railroad station and includes a covered waiting platform, a clock tower, a bandstand, a sloped, grassy, shaded audience area, rest rooms, water fountains, visitor center, exhibit hall and small movie theater. On Wednesday's, the Covington Farmers Market offers fresh produce, light lunches, and live music. Stroll around town and visit its unique boutiques, restaurants and art galleries.

    ABITA SPRINGS
    22049 Main St.
    Abita Springs, LA [masked]
    From Covington, it's a 3.55-mile ride over the Bogue Falaya River into downtown Abita Springs and the Abita Tourism Plaza, museum and children's playground. Abita is a popular stop because the Abita Brew Pub beckons bikers to take a break for a brew. And don't miss other trace-side attractions like the Abita Mystery House, restaurants, and art galleries.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    John, I changed my RSVP to No. If I'm at the trailhead at noon, we'll call it a Yes, but I have something to attend to in the morning that is likely to overlap and don't want ya'll waiting. Hopefully, this won't be the only trip down the Tammany.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cannot make it this time but hopefully next time I have family coming out and I think I'm coming down with a cold

    January 17, 2014

  • Dorothy T.W. S.

    Well, I'm sick now but couldn't attend due to having a date! Y'all have fun!

    January 14, 2014

    • John M.

      Hope you're starting to feel a little better.

      January 16, 2014

  • John M.

    Thought I better add the rules and etiquette expected from riders according to the Trace Rangers. for a more detailed list of rules check here http://tammanytrace.org/rules.shtml

    TRACE ETIQUETTE
    1. Roller Bladers yield to Cyclists
    3. Joggers yield to Walkers
    2. Cyclists yield to Joggers
    4. Walkers yield to Horse

    PLEASE OBEY THE FOLLOWING RULES:
    Stay on the appropriately marked designated trails.
    Pedestrians should stay on the right, along each side of the trail.
    Slower traffic should stay to the right in each direction.
    Passing traffic should notify slower traffic that they are passing by voice, horn or bell.
    Wear safety equipment:
    Helmets for cyclists are strongly recommended.

    January 15, 2014

  • John M.

    Seeing such good response for riding, If we don't get any walkers we can add some extra sections to the ride as it will be a faster pace. Looking forward to meeting everyone Saturday. There will be a slight chill but the sun will be out and we should warm fast.

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will bring our bikes.

    January 15, 2014

  • Martha L.

    I have been wanting to do this.. but I have furniture been delivered that day alreay......PLEASE we need to plan to this another day also..................!!!!!!!!HAVE FUN

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring my bike - I've been wanting to do this for a while!

    January 14, 2014

  • Cheryl

    I have an appointment already, dang it. I really want to go.

    January 14, 2014

  • Joanne T.

    I'll ride my bike

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be riding solo.

    January 13, 2014

  • John M.

    I will be riding with Son John and daughter Joanne

    January 13, 2014

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