Arkansas Bicycle Club News Archives
July ABC meeting minutes Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2008 by Jim Britt
Arkansas Bicycle Club Meeting Minutes for July 2008
President Jim Britt called the meeting to order.
He announced that there will be no meeting in August. We will meet at American Pie in September if we can get space. We may put goody bags together then for the Arky. If anyone has a contact with a business to donate something for the bags, let Jim know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our member, Tom Ezell, is beginning the training rides for the Big Dam Bridge 100. Everyone will meet at the bike rental place or soccer fields each Saturday morning for 12 weeks. Meeting time is 8:30 AM. For questions, call Tom at 501-912-1047 or 501-682-0854.
Congratulations to Holly Hope for winning the Prediction Ride for 2008! She was presented the coveted trophy. Her prediction was one minute and thirty seconds close to her actual time.
New bike shop Community Bicyclist owner, Sam Williamson, will offer commuter bicycling lessons on Saturday July 26th at his shop which is just behind Block Buster in the Tanglewood Shopping Center .
One of our members present, Coreen Frazier told us how she has now bicycled in all 50 states! She has just returned from biking 65 miles (for her birthday) in Alabama . If you see her, congratulate her. She’ll soon take off to ride RAGBRAI.
Jim presented spiffy new caps to the club officers and board members that Ian and Tim had designed. He also previewed the hats to be given out to the Arky 100 riders later.
A short report was given by Don Gephardt that his Thursday morning, 9:00 AM, retired ride got off to a good start with 8 riders the first week. Coffee can be had at the River Trail Rentals before the ride.
Meeting was adjourned. Happy cycling.
Jamie Hazlewood, club secretary
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BICYCLING ADVOCACY IN CONWAY Posted Monday, July 14, 2008 by Sprokets
From "The Ride"....
We had a great meeting last night with several city officials and a new cycling committee. We hope to see some “sharrows” in and around Conway within the year, and plan to have regular meetings to move toward being a much more cyclist friendly community. For more information on the direction Conway hopes to move with cycling check out www.bikeleague.org
Please visit and participate in Conway’s newest cycling web page, www.cycleconway.com. Post your own comments about safe/unsafe routes in and around Conway.
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JULY 2008 ROAD I CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT Posted Wednesday, July 2, 2008 by Jim Britt
We'll be holding the July Smart Cycling ( LAB Road I) class on Saturday evening, July 12, and Sunday afternoon, July 13.
Location: The Community Bicyclist, Tanglewood Shopping Center, 7509 Cantrell Road (intersection of Cantrell Road and Mississippi Avenue, on the south (back) side of the shopping center), Little Rock, Arkansas 72207.
Meet on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Contact Tom at email@example.com, or by phone at (501) 912-1047 or 682-0854 for a class schedule or for more information. Course material and outline available at http://pscyclepath.blogspot.com.
Course Fee: $50. (Scholarships can be available if money’s a problem… call Tom.)
JUST WHAT IS “ ROAD I”?
“Road I” is the adult bicycling skills course offered by the League of American Bicyclists, and taught by League-certified cycling instructors. It covers basic bicycle selection and fitting, fixing flat tires, inspecting a bicycle for safety, understanding state and local traffic laws that apply to cyclists, communicating with motorists, riding safely in traffic on various types of streets and intersections, selecting gear for foul weather and night riding, and avoiding crashes using defensive riding and emergency maneuvers. Even experienced bicyclists will learn many useful things from this course.
If you are new to bicycling, or would like to feel more safe and comfortable riding on the local streets and roads, you will find this course especially helpful. Road I is a 9-hour course divided into two sessions, a block of classroom instruction and discussion, and a block of practice and exercise on the bike. Most of the class will be hands-on, including bicycling on a parking lot and on neighborhood streets.
Anyone who registers should plan to attend both sessions. You don't have to attend both classes consecutively (for example, you can take the classroom phase on Saturday night and then the on-bike phase the following month, after you've have some time to absorb things and practice on your own... or if you've taken the classroom phase previously with another instructor, you can take the on-road phase on Sunday). You do need to complete both parts of the course in order to receive your certificate. And if you've taken Road I previously, you're more than welcome to sit in for a refresher at any time.
Participation is by pre-registration only, so that we can have sufficient handouts and class material available for everyone.
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