Coming to coastal Georgia over the next few weekend’s? If so don’t forget to pack your bicycle and running shoes as there is plenty to keep you busy in Georgia’s First City including the Coastal Bicycling Touring Club’s Coffee Bean Ride and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s annual Turtle Trot 5K run on the beaches of Tybee. If running appeals to you, then the TIMSC Turtle Trot and Celebration just 20 minutes outside of Savannah’s Historic District might be on your dance card next weekend. Join the outdoor enthusiasts at Tybee Island’s Marine Science Center as they do their annual celebration of the start of the sea turtle nesting season on Tybee Island. The days events includes a 5K beach race which will take place at 11am, followed by additional educational activities, games, and crafts throughout the afternoon. Race registration is 9:00-10:45am on the morning of the race. For details on advance registration or any other questions contact (912) 786-5917 or print their online entry form.
If biking is your passion, check out this group of local cyclists that invite you to participate in their coffee bean run. The Coastal Bicycle Touring Club consists of approximately 150 cyclists based out of Savannah, Georgia. This biking club can trace it’s origin’s back to 1981 with the inaugural GASBE/BRAG ride at that time. Covering a variety of popular destination biking activities, their website features cycling activities for touring, hybrid, recumbent and tandem cyclists. As their stated goal describes this Savannah based club seeks “to provide an opportunity for all cyclists to join us and share in our enthusiasm for health, camaraderie, the love of the outdoors, a desire to learn more about ourselves, and our sport. We also believe that our bicycle club should be an advocate for the sport in our communities while exhibiting and promoting safe cycling all the time.”