Saturday, March 11, 2017
Restoration Ride is a non competitive cycling event, being held in order to raise money for the restoration and daily operation of the Kymulga Grist Mill and Park. This is one of the oldest historical landmarks in Talladega County and sits on the Talladega Creek in Alpine, Al, just outside of Childersburg. Built in 1864, the Mill was damaged by flood waters a few yrs ago, and while its still intact, it needs structural repairs to make it safe for visitors to actually go inside the mill, store and post office. Visitors can now enter the ground floor of the mill, view the equipment, hear the history and story of the mill, cross the covered bridge, enjoy the walking / cycling trails. fish in the Talladega Creek, camp in the RV and primitive camping areas, and enjoy some great cycling from the mill.
On event day, we provide a home cooked breakfast consisting of scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, and mill grits, all cooked on site and served hot and fresh to riders prior to leaving out on either a 33 or 68 mile ride. Ride is fully supported with rest stops, SAG support and medical support, linked together by the Southern Link radio network! Law enforcement from local and state are on course ensuring a safe ride for all! Upon returning to the mill, riders will enjoy a lunch of slow smoked pulled pork shoulder, smoked chicken, green beans, home made deviled eggs, home made cole slaw and desserts! Food is served hot and fresh as riders come in. The last rider in will have the same hot and fresh meal as the fastest rider coming in!
All proceeds (after meal expenses) go directly to the Gristmill and entry fees are tax deductilble! Please visit our facebook page and make plans to join us for another great ride!