For Halloween the Mobilians on Bikes group hosted a Magnolia Cemetery ride. The board president of the cemetery gave a tour of the grounds and everyone learned a lot about Mobile history. The grounds are laid out similar to French cemeteries due to Mobile’s French history. The grounds are full of alleyways that are perfect for a cycling tour. My wife and I are familiar with the cemeteries of Paris since we lived there several years ago. They are more like parks than anything else and it was a pleasant surprise to find Magnolia Cemetery had the same feel. I might have to start doing my jogging there.
Forty riders participated which makes this ride the largest for Mobilians on Bikes. Not only that but we incorporated a useful way for people to use their bikes to learn more about their city. Many guests said they really enjoyed the experience and the group is now thinking of doing an historic homes tour via bike. Stay tuned for that one!