Entries by Harrison Maddox

Smart Cycling Class – December 9, 2017

Build your cycling skills, knowledge and confidence! Join Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas for SMART CYCLING When: Saturday, December 9, 2017 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: HIA Velo 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 […]

BACA Needs BDB Expo Volunteers!

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 […]

Big Dam Bridge Celebrates 10 Years

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 […]

Volunteers Needed for Bike and Pedestrian Count Surveys

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, […]

Introducing Cyclists of Arkansas

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 […]

Ride to Save the Big White River Bridge

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 […]

Fort Roots Trail Widened

Many bicyclists have biked up the scenic Fort Roots hill to ride around the grounds on top of the hill and back down.  Not all cyclists are aware of the paved “Fort Roots Highlands Perimeter Trail” that winds around the perimeter of the hill/mountain just above the quarry (take a left on to the trail […]

Riverfront Drive Reconfiguration Meets Opposition

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 […]

Little Rock City Board Passes Complete Streets Ordinance

On Tuesday, April 21st, the Little Rock City Board of Directors voted 9-1 in favor of the proposed complete streets ordinance that had been in the works since mid-2014. Speakers from the Little rock Sustainability Commission, AARP, Studio Main and BACA all presented to the city board members on the benefits of complete streets, including […]

BACA General Membership Meeting Recap

BACA’s spring general meeting was held Thursday, April 2 at the Oyster Bar. We had some great speakers! We heard from a representative of the Clarendon/White River Bridge about how much BACA’s support has helped push their issue forward. The decision has not yet been made to save the bridge, but we are awaiting more news […]