Honor Fallen Riders on May 15, 2019, 6 PM
BACA invites all bicycle advocates to ride in honor of those killed or injured on a silent ride from the parking lot next to EZ Mart at the corner of Main Street and Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive in Little Rock, to the Arkansas State Capitol. Beginning at 6 PM, we will ride in two columns, side by side, in silence, at an easy pace of less than 12 mph. Distance one way is approximately 1.5 miles. At the Capitol there will be a brief commemoration remembering Central Arkansas cyclists including Brett McCullough, 52, who was killed by a hit and run driver near Hot Springs, Arkansas in May, 2018, and John Edward Pilcher, 51, who was killed by a hit and run driver in Little Rock in October 2018.
The Ride of Silence is an annual international slow, silent bicycle ride on the third Wednesday in May to honor bicyclists killed and support those injured while riding on public roadways. It helps to raise awareness among motorists, the public and decision makers to make our roadways safer for everyone, especially bicyclists.
The first Ride of Silence was held in Dallas, Texas in 2003 and has now spread across the country and around the world. This Ride of Silence in Little Rock is sponsored by Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas (BACA). Ride leader will be Jim Britt.
If additional information is needed, please contact BACA executive director, Jodi Morris, at 501.420.2785, email@example.com.
Blood a Road Film Screening, 8pm, May 15
The award winning documentary Blood Road featuring 7xWorld Champion Rebecca Rusch, who completed the first time-to-beat setting ride of the Arkansas High Country Route, #ArHC, on the morning of the Ride of Silence, will be screened free at The Root parking lot, 1500 Main Street, Little Rock at 8 pm. Bring a bag chair and money if you want to eat (restaurant will be open) or purchase a $5 raffle ticket for Rusch donated items. Sponsored by Rebecca Rusch, Red Bull Media Films, National Park Service/ Central High NHS, The Root and BACA.
Join Arkansas Bicycle Club, BACA and Metroplan Ozone Action Days on a bike commute convoy from Murray Park Pavion 2&3 parking area along the Arkansas River Trail and downtown Little Rock to the South Main Historic Business District (SoMa). Boulevard Bread, Community Bakery and The Root are offering free coffee to bike commuters and Esse Museum and Astor’s will open early with free admission.
Build your cycling skills, knowledge and confidence!
Join Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas for
Saturday, December 9, 2017
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
2201 Brookwood Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas
In this one-day Smart Cycling skills course, you will learn about basic bike maintenance and repair, practice skills to improve your safety and confidence on your bike, and participate in a ride on city streets following all rules of the road to increase your predictably, visibility, and safety. This class is also the precursor to becoming an LCI.
What to bring: Your bicycle and helmet, clothing appropriate for riding in the weather, water bottle, snacks, and lunch.
$28 (regularly $50) thanks to the support of Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas. Lunch will be provided. Scholarships available. Email for info.
Class is limited to 10 people
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Class size is limited, so don’t delay!
There’s no doubt the Big Dam Bridge has become an icon and served our community in countless ways. One of those ways is the Big Dam Bridge ride, an annual ride put together by the Big Dam Bridge foundation that brings riders from all over the United States — including a few professional riders.
BACA will have a booth at the BDB Expo on Thursday, September 22 from 4-7 p.m. and Friday, September 23 from noon to 8 p.m. Come visit us or contact us about volunteering. We look forward to seeing you out there!
On Thursday, September 8, Little Rock and North Little Rock citizens and local leaders met at the Big Dam Bridge to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its opening. In the past 10 years, nearly 9 million people have crossed the $12.5 million bridge. At 4,200 feet, it is the longest bike and pedestrian-specific bridge in the world and it has been named one of the top 10 bridges to visit.
September is always a busy month for us and this time we really need your help with volunteering! Join in on the National Bike and Pedestrian Documentation Project, which seeks to track growth in walking and bicycling around the United States. The survey will take place on the following dates and times in Little Rock:
Saturday, September 12 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
We have around 36 open time slots that need to be filled at various places and times around Little Rock and we’d love to have you out there counting bicyclists and walkers!
If you are interested in helping, please contact BACA President Mason Ellis at email@example.com to see the available dates and sign up! Thanks for helping.
Who are the cyclists of Arkansas? They are our neighbors, our friends, and our family. They are out teachers, and our students, our nurses and our doctors. They are our community, people we see every day, and these are their stories.
BACA is happy to announce the launch of Cyclists of Arkansas. We will share stories and photos of people on bikes from all walks of life and who ride for all sorts of reasons. Whether you are an avid cyclists or occasionally see someone ride by on a bike, keep in mind that we are just like you, we just happened to be on a bike.
Contact us or message the Facebook page to share your stories or add stories of others you know or who you meet. A few sentences about who you are, why you ride and a photo of yourself is all we need. For your photo, leave off all the gear and riding kits and show us yourself as if we were to meet you walking down the street.
Please enjoy Cyclists of Arkansas
The Big White River Bridge in Clarendon is a beautiful historic bridge over the White River Wildlife Refuge that the
community is trying to save. We’d like to get a good group of riders to show up and help publicize and save the bridge. Arkansas Bicycle Club will ride from Scott (south of Little Rock) to Clarendon, AR–about 60 miles–starting Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. A support vehicle will be on hand for bags and extra water and a police escort will join us over the bridge. Friday and Saturday nights we will have indoor camping with air conditioning and showers in Clarendon. Saturday morning we’ll ride over the bridge and back, then probably continue to the Louisiana Purchase State Historic Site for around 45 miles of riding. We will ride back to Scott on Sunday, August 9.
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The public meeting regarding the Riverfront Bike lanes on Monday, April 27 was heated to say the least. Residents
The plan for Riverfront Drive
from the nearby Canal Pointe neighborhood turned out in force to oppose the Riverfront Drive proposal. While some cyclists and residents did show up in support, their comments in favor of the project were greatly overpowered by the rest of the crowd.
Currently the city is looking at scrapping the project because of the disapproval at the public meeting.
We need BACA’s support TODAY!
If you are in favor of the project, If you think the River trail is more important for Central Arkansas than an over-engineered 1 mile stretch of road, if you feel the current configuration of the trail is dangerous for families and visitors, please show your support for this project. Because as of now, the city has heard that the people of Little Rock do not want a safer Riverfront Drive and think that a single striped bike lane on a speedy over-built road is adequate for the Arkansas River Trail.
If you use the Arkansas River Trail and want to make it safer for everyone, we ask you to please email the city and let them know!
Email your support for a “Riverfront drive road diet and widening of River Trail to 13ft in either direction” to the following emails: firstname.lastname@example.org,