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Fort Toulouse and Wetumpka Impact Crater

Adventurous cyclists,

The Second Sunday Ride for March is Fort Toulouse / Wetumpka Impact Crater.

Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson State Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark maintained by the Alabama Historic Commission. It is located near Wetumpka where the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers join to form the Alabama River.

The Wetumpka Impact Crater is a 5-mile wide crater formed 85 million years ago by a meteor the size of a football stadium. It is one of the few above-ground impact crater locations in the world.

The ride will start at Fort Toulouse, head into the crater, and go through historic Wetumpka before returning to the Fort. After the ride, enjoy a picnic lunch and explore Fort Toulouse. The ride is an easy, 19-mile ride with an optional 2-mile steep loop into the center of the impact crater.

Date: Sunday, March 11.
Time: 9:00 am CDT at Auburn Jr. High School to carpool to Fort Toulouse, or 10:00 CDT at Fort Toulouse. Park in front of the Visitors Center.
Road Conditions: All paved. Any bikes/tires will be fine.
Bring: Admission to Fort Toulouse is $2 per adult. Water. Bring a picnic lunch.

The Wetumpka Impact Crater Commission is offering their annual lecture and tours in late February. The free lecture by Dr. David T. King, Jr. of Auburn University is Thursday evening, Feb. 22. The tours ($20 per person) are Saturday, Feb. 24. Information about both is here.

More information about Fort Toulouse and the Impact Crater are on our web site.

See you on March 11,

Kirk

The Second Sunday Ride

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Earlier Event: January 14
Ride with the King
Later Event: March 17
Restoration Ride