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You can stay at Lake DeGray State Park Lodge that first night, Friday, 877-879-2741, for reservation. Here is a glitch...you can not reserve a room for just 1 night on a Friday. Call their local number, 501-865-5852 a few days before when they will release the rooms. 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. Call for a room at the Glenwood Country Club (new Lodge preferred) at 870-356-4422,800-833-3110. Must be an ABC member by the time of the ride.
UPDATE: The base ride will now be 4 days and 3 nights. We plan to shortcut from Glenwood back to Lake Degray. The ride will begin from Malvern on the Friday.
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.
Day 2 (Saturday): Lake DeGray to Glenwood via Amity: 40 miles, staying at Glenwood Country Club, 800-833-3110.
Day 3 (Sunday): Glenwood to DeGray via Bismarck (32 miles)
Day 4 (Monday): DeGray to JJ's Truck Stop (38-40 miles)
Cue Sheet (be sure to click on bicycle icon at top)
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.
This block party supports RB4K and will have derby races, beer, food, ice cream and music. A ride will leave Two Rivers Bridge parking lot at 5:00 pm. Lights will be needed for the return. If you wish to donate or be a sponsor, print out the form below.
Contact: Jim Britt: 501-912-1449; firstname.lastname@example.org
Map to 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 have an Arkansas Bicycle Club team if you register). We will stay at Hotel Hot Springs at the Convention Center. Free breakfast at the hotel.
Hot Springs Hotel: Reservations; 877-623-6697 (Ask for Spa Run rate)
Contact: Jim Britt, 501-912-1449, email@example.com
Northwoods Mountain Bike Trail GRAND OPENING
LOCATION: Cedar Glades Trail Head, 461 Wildcat Rd.
Visit Hot Springs, the City of Hot Springs and the International Mountain Biking Association officially open the first phase of the Hot Springs Northwoods Trails. Join us at the Cedar Glades Trail Head for a group ride through the Northwoods to the Waterworks Trail Head, and back. Food trucks will be on site. Free and open to all.
For more information contact Bill Solleder at 501-321-2027 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.)
30 mile loop ride into east Pulaski County and return with lunch option at the end. Meet at the Kroger parking lot at McCain and North Hills Blvds., NLR.
Map of Start
Ride Leader: Jim Britt, 501-912-1449 email
This ride may be scheduled for a location other than the usual Mt. View so register and we'll have updates.
Previous information for Mt. View: 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
Park at the far end of the Convention Center parking lot. Lunch at Home Plate Cafe on the way into the hinterlands. Parking at primitive Irons Fork camp the first night and Crystal Springs camp the second night. Must be an ABC member to ride. Register your interest for more information later.
Preliminary date on our next week long tour.
Contact: John Linck, 501-231-9350; email John
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:
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.
Info / Register
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