Monday, May 9, 2011

Cycling News from The Ride

Here is some local cycling news from The Ride. Looks like plenty of events for National Bike Month.

May is National Bike Month, get on your bike and get involved

Conway Commuter Challenge
May 16-20 is National Bike To Work Week. Go to, sign up and join the Conway Commuter Challenge and enter all of your commuter and errand miles for the week of Monday, May 16-Friday, May 20 for a chance to win the first ever Conway Commuter Cup. You may also choose to use your personal miles to help a team win the Team Commuter Cup. Email with questions.

Bike to Work Day with Mayor Tab Townsell
Friday, May 20th is official Bike to Work Day. There will be groups riding to Simon Park from four different locations in Conway. Breakfast will be served and other festivities at Simon Park 7-9AM. For more information visit CAB online,

Bike From Work Happy Hour
Friday, May 20th, as you are riding your bike home from work, make sure to stop in at ZaZa's in Hedrix Village, 5-7PM for Bicycle Happy Hour. Again for mor information visit CAB online,

Progressive Dinner Ride
Sunday, May 29, 3:00-7:30PM. Beginning at Simon Park. Riders of all ages and abilities are invited out for Conway's first ever Progressive Dinner Ride. The route will be a 20 mile route. Appetizer and Salad will be served at mile 4, the Priest home. The Main course will be served at mile 10, the Pascoe home. Dessert will be served at mile 16, the Leamon home. We will then return to Simon Park. PLEASE RSVP with how many adults/children will be in your party to If you would like to help prepare some of the food, please contact Tara at

Cadron Trail Work Day
Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 4:00PM-7:00PM. Meet at Cadron Settlement Park so we can clean up the trail and clean up our section of adopted Hwy leading out to the park. When we're all finished up we'll head in to ZaZa's for some refreshment. Pizza provided by The Ride!!! Please RSVP to so we can plan the work crews.

Group Rides
Monday-5:30PM, The Ride. Morrilton Out and Back. Pace will be moderate as an intended fun ride/recovery ride from a weekend of good riding. We will be leaving the shop via Donaghey to Tyler to Hogan.

Thursday-5:30PM, The Ride. ?????? This is not a no-drop ride, please know the route and have your own supplies with you (extra tube and such). Everyone can ride as hard as they like. Bring a friend with you to grow the ride and make sure you always have company.

Saturday-????, Shorty Small's parking lot. Route TBD. Usually a longer ride with stops for regrouping along the way.

Sunday-1:30PM, CRHFC. Route TBD. Usually 40-50 miles. Pace to be determined by participants.

The Ranch Ride Training Program
Thursday-6:00PM, Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center,.

Sunday-2:00PM, CRHFC, Paintball AR, see for more details and for maps of the routes.

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