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Most of us will be staying at Lake DeGray State Park Lodge that first night, Thursday, 877-879-2741, for reservation. A 2 queen bed room without a lake view is $100 + tax. You can also camp further down the road and come back to the lodge for meals.
Day 1 (Thurs): Park at JJ's Truck Stop, 9 mile east of Malvern along I-30 to Lake Degray: 38 miles
Day 2 (Fri): Lake DeGray to Glenwood via Amity: 38 miles, staying at Glenwood Country Club, 800-833-3110.
Day 3 (Sat): Glenwood to Amity to Shouse Ford Camp: 22 miles
Day 4 (Sun): Shouse Ford to Lake DeGray:17 miles
Day 5 (Mon): Lake DeGray to JJ's: 38 miles
Register for updates. Riders must be ABC members.
Contacts: Janice Peters, 501-952-8848; Jim Britt, 501-912-1449, email Jim
20 and 40 mile rides. Register on line or beginning at 7:30 am. There is also a gravel grind ride in addition to the regular road ride. Free indoor and outdoor camping available Friday and Saturday nights and free Saturday meals.
The annual Pumpkin Ride offers a 64 mile ride this year. Begins in downtown R'ville at the Train Depot, 320 West C Street, Russellville, AR 72801. They have a chili cook off on the street as well. Registration that day begins at 7:00 am and the shorter rides begin at 9:00 am.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. at Southern Tenant Farmers Museum. Visit Johnny Cash's boyhood house in Dyess. A lunch will be offered after the ride and hot soup at the Painted House rest stop in Lepanto!
Map to the start
Ride leaves from Ferndale, probably Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, at the corner of Kanis and Ferndale cutoff. Lunch on the way. We will have a sag vehicle to bring our baggage. Ride will return Sunday. Riders may enter the Spa Run on Saturday, 10K run or 5K run or walk. We will stay at the Hot Springs Hotel at the Convention Center.
Hot Springs Hotel: Reservations; 877-623-6697 (Spa Run rate is sold out)
Contact: Jim Britt, 501-912-1449, firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual 24 mile ride will go south to Arch Street Pike, west on 65th St, south on Scott Hamilton and Hilaro Springs Road and east, back on Willow Springs to Arch Street. The base ride goes north on Arch St. to Dixon Road and through Sweet Home or an optional return on 145th St. and Ironton Road for more miles.
Contact Jim: 501-912-1449; email Jim
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.
Mather Lodge: 501-727-5431 (do not use the online reservation form, it shows no rooms but they have them.)
The ride will leave from the Narrows at Greers Ferry Lake and go to Prim for lunch and on to Mt. View on low traffic roads, for 40 hilly miles total each way. We will have sag support for our gear. We will stay at Wildflower B&B. Please join ABC and register for this event if you may go.
Contact: Jim Britt, 501-912-1449; email Jim
Annual 3-day self-supported camping ride from Hot Springs, going around Lake Ouachita with camping 2 nights at Irons Fork and Crystal Springs. Register for updates.
Contact: John Linck, 501-231-9350 email John
This is the first in the 3-ride Arkansas Charity Challenge. Do all 3 for a special award. The next 2 are Tour de Hoot May 5 and 65 Roses Tour May 12. You'll get 1/3 of the medal for each ride.
Arkansas Charity Challenge
Wine Country Info/Register
Register for Hoot
Info/Register for 65 Roses
Register now for updates. The route will likely be similar to our first BRAA that went through Mt. View. We will likely finish on that Friday, but perhaps Saturday depending on the route. This is a ride with camping along the way. You must be an ABC member.
Contact: John Linck, 501-231-9350, email John
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.
Starts at Spring Park, Searcy.
Contact: Bruce Burkheimer, 501-827-3668, email Bruce
We will ride with minimal gear to Firehouse Hostel that Friday evening and have dinner on the way. We will coast down to the Tour de Rock the next morning after a cereal breakfast. The hostel cost is about $35. Please register so we can tell the hostel how many beds to save.
This annual ride is sponsored nationally by Adventure Cycling. We will likely ride to Firehouse Hostel to spend Friday night and then ride to the Tour de Rock Saturday. Register to save you room at the hostel for about $32 that includes a cereal breakfast. We will likely have sag support for our gear.
Contact: Jim Britt, 501-912-1449
Ride across MO with a shuttle return. Eat at local restaurants or food trucks on the way.
Annual 5 day supported ride. Route is announced early in the year.
These are estimated dates. We will have at least 4 riders for this event, including the ride to Niagara Falls. You'll need a passport to return to the U.S.
We will ride to Central High for National Bike to a National Park Day, sponsored by Adventure Cycling Association. More information later.
Contact: Jim Britt, 501-912-1449; email@example.com
40 mile out and back road ride and also a gravel ride available to Pedestal Rock//Lick Fork.
Map to start
Address: P.O. Box 250817, Little Rock, AR 72225-0817
Phone: (501 912-1449