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This ride will likely leave from Glenwood Country Club. Riders have the option to stay at the lodge the night before. The clock-wise loop around Lake Greeson including Kirby, Diasy State Park and Murfeesboro is about 100 miles. Dinners will be mostly cooked in camp. Must be an ABC member to ride. Map below. Register your interest for more information later.
Contact: John Linck: 502-231-9350, email John
Get your tickets in advance so the film is not cancelled. You will get a refund if not enough are sold. The film features a team in Race Across America.
Race Across America
Join us for our next meeting. We'll have a report on our El Dorado and Lake Greeson Rides and an update on the Spring BRAA.
Preliminary date on our next week long tour.
Contact: John Linck, 501-231-9350; email John
Get your Bikes of Wrath tickets now. Five riders try to duplicate the Grapes of Wrath family trip from Oklahoma to California. This is an On Demand film and won't come if they don't sell enough tickets. Your payment will be returned if the film is cancelled.
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Pickup on race day morning! Pick up at the Harrison Youth Center (202 N. Spring St.) beginning at 8:00 am.
The event will start in Burns Park again with great food afterwards. The early bird fees start going up in late March in several steps so register now.
This is a 25 mile "C" ride loop from England to Keo and back around. Lunch for registered riders afterwards. Info and registration form below. Meet at
First Baptist Church, 201 E. Haywood, England, AR
Contact: Larry Cry: email Larry or call 501 285 2613
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Ride #2 in the Arkansas Charity Challenge
Ride lengths up to 100 miles of flat delta riding. Option to come down the night before. The ride supports the Boys and Girls Club in McGehee.
Rides of 20 and 55 mile hilly ride around Greers Ferry Lake to support their trail system. Begin at Sulphur Creek Outfitters, 620 and 625 South 7th St., Heber Springs. Food and party afterwards.
Starts at Spring Park, 403 S. Main St., Searcy.
Contact: Bruce Burkheimer, 501-827-3668, email Bruce
Meet at the parking lot next to the mini-mart gas station on South Main for a slow group ride to the Capitol to remember those killed while bicycling.
More information later.
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The 30 mile ride leaves from Fayetteville this time.
Sunday, May 19 at 8:00 am the second Little Rock Dirty Fondo kicks off with a bang from Historic Marlsgate. Routes from 15 miles to 50 miles winding through Lonoke County on flat, farm roads. But don’t let the terrain fool you, this is a true gravel grinding course. Add in the Dirty Fondo Levee Run and the Pit of Misery and you’ll be ready to return to Marlsgate for lunch with your friends. Plenty of prizes available along the route; just look for the “Painted Rocks”. Or be the first to the Treasure Chest to win cash prizes. Last year’s best time was 2h 30m. Can you better that time? Registration opens January 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Look for the link on the Little Rock Dirty Fondo facebook page. This ride supports Recycle Bikes for Kids.
The ride is now beginning at the old River Trail Station just down river from the submarine. If you are doing this ride, consider registering for the Hostel Ride Friday night and then you have a short ride to the start Saturday morning after a cereal breakfast.
CARTI’s Tour de Rock will test your endurance! Choose from one of our five pancake-flat routes: 25, 50, 62, 80, and 100 miles. Well supported ride, plenty of rest stops and a fantastic after-party complete with music, exhibitors, great food, and lots of cold beer. Traditional shotgun start beginning at 6:30 a.m. for 100 milers and continuing in 10 minute intervals with the 25 milers taking off last. For additional information, route planning tools and to register, visit our event landing pages:
Supported rides up to 62 miles from downtown Warren, the weekend before the Pink Tomato Festival.
This group is coming through for cancer awareness on their way from U. Texas Austin to Memphis and eventually Anchorage, AK via Little Rock. They may need housing for the night. They will likely come in to UAMS. The itinerary is below.
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This supported tour is along the Lake Erie area this year. We have ABC riders for this one.
Sponsored by The Rendezvous, the middle-ages-type event will be in Burns Park. We may schedule a ride to go by there. Info
5 day loop tour in Nebraska. We'll have riders for this one. The early bird fee is through the end of Feb.
Ride from (Chaffee Crossing) 7313 Terry Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas with lunch. Rides up to 105 miles.
Rides up to 60 miles. Food afterwards and pre-ride breakfast begins at 6:00 am. This supports Compassion Center.
Register at Bikereg
This a Sunday ride from 5668 Poplar, Memorial Park in east Memphis with a free breakfast from Crepe Maker and Say Cheese!
6 and 8 day ride options with breakfast and dinners. Rest stops each day. This year, the ride will stay in each town 2 nights. Registration should open in mid-January. We will have riders for this, leaving the Arkansas heat.
A flat, fast road bike ride with 62-mile, 40-mile and 28-mile routes and four rest stops. Attend the finish line party including a watermelon feast, Loblolly ice cream and chocolate milk, live music, and a bicycle raffle. Register on site before the ride, $15 to support bicycle advocacy and helmets for kids. On line registration available later.
Contact: Charlie Hart, email Charlie
Register here for this annual ride. Local lodging is nearly gone.
The 30 mile ride leaves from Bentonville this time.
Rides up to 60 miles from Fellowship Bible Church, Conway.
Road rides up to 65 miles as well as family and gravel rides. You will also get admission to King Biscuit Blues. (preliminary info)
Preliminary dates and schedule.
Day 1 to Lake Catherine State Park
Day 2 to Lake DeGray S.P.
Day 3 to Glenwood Country Club
Day 4 back to DeGray
Day 5 back to Malvern
Day 1 (Friday): Park at JJ's Truck Stop, 9 mile east of Malvern along I-30 to Lake Degray: 40 miles. NOTE: We do not ride on I-30. We'll take 67 with a wide shoulder into Malvern and then back country roads after that.
Register for updates. Riders must be ABC members.
Contacts: Janice Peters, 501-952-8848; Jim Britt, 501-912-1449, email Jim
40 mile out and back road ride and also a gravel ride available to Pedestal Rock//Lick Fork.
Map to start
We'll leave from the new Conway airport, at the end of Hwy 89, east of Mayflower. A car will take our luggage to the park. Reserve your lodge room or cabin at the park yourself. Join ABC to ride.
Mather Lodge: 501-727-5431 (the online reservation form may show no rooms. We are about the only ones there this time of year.)
This ride will go to Mayflower or Conway to see the total solar eclipse. Totality is 1:51 - 1:54pm in Little Rock and longer up the road. More information later. We may start at Cook's Landing or Mayflower.
Address: P.O. Box 250817, Little Rock, AR 72225-0817
Phone: (501 912-1449