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Gears and Beers 2019 – Suds, Sweat, and Smiles

October 7, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Gears and Beers 2019Strap on those helmets and stretch those legs – Gears and Beers 2019 is just weeks away with a bike ride for everyone. November 9, 2019 in Mobile, AL!

Gears and Beers is an annual bike ride and street party held every Veterans Day weekend in Mobile AL. Beyond being a whole lot of fun, the event raises money for the Delta Bike Project. The Delta Bike Project is a local organization promoting self-sufficient bicycling as an evolved form of urban transportation.

Gears and Beers 2019 once again presents four different bicycle rides around Mobile. With options that from a 7.7 mile fun ride to a grueling 100 mile course, there’s a ride to fit anyone’s interests.

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Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo 2019 – Reel Fun!

June 8, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo 2019Come to Mobile, AL for the world’s largest fishing tournament: Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo 2019! The deeply popular tournament is scheduled for July 19th through the 21st.

The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR) is a 3-day, Captain’s Choice tournament. The event was founded in 1929 and has been officially recognized as the world’s largest fishing tournament by The Guinness Book of World Records.

ADSFR attracts more than 3,500 anglers and 75,000 spectators from around the country each year. What makes this particular tournament so popular?

The large amount of categories and prizes.

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Fort Gaines Christmas Through the Ages 2018

November 5, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Fort Gaines Christmas Through the Ages 2018Come celebrate a living history Christmas at one of the best preserved, 19th century shoreline fortifications on the east coast: Fort Gaines! The 34th annual Fort Gaines Christmas Through the Ages living history event is scheduled for December 8th, 2018.

Fort Gaines, located on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island, is always a great place to visit. The fort’s ramparts have been guarding the entrance to Mobile Bay since the early 1860’s.

In fact, construction on the fort began in 1821 but, due to a number of issues, it wasn’t finished until 1862. Mind you, it was completed after it had been captured by Southern troops!

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Discover Historic Fort Gaines – Guardian of Mobile Bay

September 25, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Dauphin Island's Historic Fort Gaines

Historic Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island
(photo courtesy of Edibobb)

Historic Fort Gaines, on Alabama’s Dauphin Island, is one of the best preserved, 19th century shoreline fortifications on the east coast. Best known for its Civil War role during the Battle of Mobile Bay, the fort is now a historic site offering living history tours.

Fort Gaines has been guarding the entrance to Mobile Bay since 1862. The fort’s well-preserved ramparts on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island command panoramic views of Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Work began on the fort in 1821 but cost overruns and other difficulties didn’t see it finished until 1862 – after it was captured by Southern troops!

Fort Gaines Historic Site consists of five buildings inside the fort’s exterior walls, with tunnel systems throughout. Corner bastions with spiral stone staircases lead to cannons that were actually used in the Battle of Mobile Bay. There are also “disappearing guns” and bunker systems that were added to the fort during the Spanish-American War.

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