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2017 BRAA

14 Dec 2016 11:39 AM | Anonymous

I have been working on the 2017 BRAA, which will start in mid April this year.  It is almost complete and I believe will be a good one.  The plan has us starting in Dardanelle, pedaling to Paris for lunch and then up Mount Magazine for the night.  Might as well get the climb over the first day.  

The second day is from Mt. Magazine to Waldron, AR.  We start with several miles of downhill, so that is a good start.  

The third day is from Waldron to a camping area in Oklahoma.  I will drive to it in advance to see if there are any problems.  

The fourth day is back into Arkansas to a RV site just North of "Y" City.  

The Fifth day is to Lake Nimrod.  I have not decided on which park we will pick for the night.

Now comes an option.  The Sixth day can be back to Dardanelle, which will probably be the main pick.  But the Sixth day can be to Petit Jean for the night and finish on he Seventh day.  

This is just a quick look at the plan.  Further posts will be made as we get closer to the date.

John Linck


  • 17 Dec 2016 7:54 PM | Anonymous
    Sounds good.
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    • 05 Jan 2017 6:38 PM | Anonymous
      "Sounds good"
      Heck, I think it sounds "great" ! If the weather is reasonable and John and Jim haven't trashed my legs too badly, I would likely enjoy the extra day ending at Petit Jean. The last time there, it was more than a "little wet"
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  • 04 Feb 2017 5:46 PM | Anonymous
    After driving the roads I found we will NOT go into Oklahoma. Roads are not in good shape with several miles of construction. Still the same starting point, which is Dardanelle, AR. Day 1 will end on top of Mount Magazine. It is definitely a climb, so we will take it on day one. Day 2 will be to Charleston for the night. Day 3 will be to Waldron. I am not settled yet on our campsite, but it will work out. Day 4 will take us to Waveland Park (12 miles of dirt road included). There are options for days 5 and after.
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