Arkansas Bicycle Club schedule

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Guests are welcome at all ABC rides and meetings. All ride participants must wear a Snell- or ASTM-approved helmet. Call the ride leader for more information, especially if the chance of precipitation is greater than 50 percent or if the forecast temperature is below 40. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, except for December.

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March meeting

  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2002
    Little Rock Oyster Bar
    Special meeting of the ABC and other interested cyclists with Steve Weston of the Ark Highway and Transportation Department.
    Steve will discuss how the state uses available federal funds for bicycling and recreational trails and discuss cycling as alternative transportation.
    The meeting will be at the LR Oyster Bar, 3003 West Markham (666-7100)near the intersection of Kavanaugh and
    If you've ever had questions about cycling on Arkansas roads, here's your big opportunity.

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  • Weather Note:

    When in doubt because of the weather, call the ride leader.

    Upcoming rides

  • 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3
    Indoor cycling workout -
    Because of cold weather, we'll meet at 4 p.m. Sunday at the North Little Rock Athletic Club (beside McCain Mall) for group indoor cycling workout led by Jane Carfagno.Then we'll go next door to US Pizza for carbo reloading.

    There are only 13 spinning bikes available, so we may have two shifts. If you're not a NLRAC member, just tell them at the front that you're with the ABC and get a visitor's pass. Questions? Email

    Date/Time Ride Information
    March 9
    9:30 a.m.
    Steel Bridge Road-Meet at the intersection of Ferndale Cutoff and Kanis Road for a 40 mile road ride. A 26 mile option available for those who want a shorter ride.
    Ride Leader- Sharon Nutt 663-0423  DOD 3.0
    March 10
    8:30 a.m.
    Burns Park Mountain Bike Ride- Meet at the covered bridge in Burns Park for 2 hours of trail riding.
    Ride Leader- Nick Dawson 221-9118   DOD 2.75
    March 16
    8:30 a.m.
    Camp Robinson C.A.R.P. Mountain Bike Ride- Learn your way around camp with Bruce Thalheimer (224-7651). Meet at the heliport parking area or call Bruce and he can meet you at Chainwheel at 7:45 and lead you out. Don't forget your C.A.R.P. card, photo ID and proof of auto insurance.
    March 17
    8 a.m.
    Scott-England Ride- Meet at the Plantation Museum in Scott for a 32 mile road ride.
    Ride Leader- Marshall Singer 225-6499   DOD 2.5
    March 23
    9 a.m.
    Wye Mountain- Meet at Pinnacle Park  for a 37 mile ride around Lake Maumelle with the Rolland loop as a shorter option.
    Ride Leader- Michael Erwin 376-0429   DOD 3.0
    March 24
    2 p.m.
    Millenium Trail- Meet at the Pulaski Heights United Methodist church on Woodlawn Street for a 24 mile ride to Cook's Landing. Need a mountain or hybrid bike for some dirt sections.
    Ride Leader- Drew Camp 280-9574  DOD 2.5
    March 30
    9 a.m.
    Scott-England- Meet at the Plantation Museum in Scott for a 32 mile road ride.
    Ride Leader- Corky Binz 663-8279   DOD 2.5
    March 31
    2 p.m.
    Leaderless Ride- Meet at Murrey Lock and Dam for laps on the river. Happy Easter!
    April 6
    8:30 a.m.
    Doughnuts and Mountain Bike Ride- Meet at Community Bakery located at Main Street and Interstate 630 for 20 miles on Millennium Trail and Burns Park.
    Ride Leader- Michael Erwin 376-0429   DOD 2.25
    April 7
    8:00 am 
    Houston-Bigelow Loop- Meet at the Wye Mountain United Methodist Church on Highway 113 for a 30 mile road ride with a shorter option available.
    Ride Leader- Holly Hope 374-6534   DOD 3.0

    * If in doubt of weather, call Rider Leader, especially if 40 degrees or below.
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    How do you join?

    All bicyclists are invited to ABC events. Dues of $15 for an individual, or $22 for a family include the monthly newsletter and various club activities. Most area bike shops offer a 10-percent discount off regular prices for ABC members.

    An application blank is in each newsletter. Write: ABC, P.O. Box 95362, North Little Rock, Ark. 72190. (This is a new address!)

    The ABC's annual Joe Weber Arky 100 features routes of 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles. Riders enjoyed perfect weather and a great ride in 2000 and 2001.

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    Web site offers trails information

    The U.S. Trail Information Center is one key service of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

    In addition to providing state-by-state lists of 700 rail trails, USTIC features links to state-specific weather forecasts, tourism information contacts and customized mapping.

    There are also links to 12 U.S. trail groups and 10 international groups, and direct e-mail links to members of Congress. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a 15-year-old non-profit organization seeking to create a nation-wide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors.

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    9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
    Valentine Road Ride - 30 mile ride on Valentine Road in eastern Pulaski County. Meet next to the New York Bagel Cafe, just east of the Kroger at McCain and North Hills Blvd. Come early for a toasted bagel and coffee before the ride or you can have a bagel sandwich after the ride. Ride is easy and flat except for the first and last half mile. DOD 2.75. Ride Leader: Don Gephardt, 753-3450

  • 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17
    Ride to Lake Nixon -
    Meet at Kroger on Chenal Parkway.
    Ride Leader: Michael Erwin.

  • 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
    Lake Sylvia Mountain Bike Ride -
    Meet at the Ouachita Trailhead parking lot. 25-mile ride on dirt and gravel Ouachita Forest Service Roads. DOD 3.5. Ride Leader: Nick Dawson (221-9118)

  • 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24
    Millennium Trail -
    Meet at the parking lot under the I-430 bridge in Little Rock. Ride the paved portions of the Little Rock to North Little Rock Millennium Trail. Mark Taylor (223-9362) will be instructing on breathing techniques and stress management benefits of aerobic excercise.

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