Rock N Stroll Temper Tantrum

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As I was wandering around the Heifer International parking lot before the start of the annual Riverfest Rock-N-Stroll 5K, race organizer Katie Eisenhower appeared with a guitar in her hand. It wasn't a prop and it wasn't just any guitar; this guitar had a scrawled black signature on the body. Each year, one of Riverfest's main acts signs a guitar that is given away by drawing from the entrants in … [Read more...]

Cyclofemme

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As I write these words, it has been five days since I met forty-seven women, a gaggle of kids, and a batch of manbassadors at Murray Park to ride the 4th annual Central Arkansas Cyclofemme ride. In the weeks leading up to the ride I reminisced over hundreds of photos, past stories, and a lot of feelings both sweet and bittersweet. I spoke to a lot of people about Cyclofemme during those weeks too; … [Read more...]

Peace Love and Goodwill

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Our Mission Goodwill Industries of Arkansas helps build lives, families, and communities by assisting people with disabilities and other special needs reach their highest potential through training, education, and employment services. Our Vision People in the communities we serve will have improved skills that provide long-term employment and a better standard of living. In the past year, … [Read more...]

Women Run Arkansas

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The mission of the Women Run Arkanas is to address the special needs of women's fitness, while promoting health and fitness through running and walking. The shirt says One Girl Can Change the World. One girl, one woman at a time, the Women Run Arkansas program is changing the world by changing lives. Katie Eisenhower has been involved with the Women Run Arkansas clinics for several years. … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Bike AR Mag Launch

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1. When you tell cyclists "free beer", you'd better mean it and you'd better have lots of it. 2. It is faster to get downtown by bike than by car. I was coming from too far away to bike, but I passed a group of cyclists including my friend Keshari on Markham close to the Blind School. By the time I made it through the traffic and found a parking spot, she was inside with beer in hand. Lesson … [Read more...]

Bikes Bringing Communities Together

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This tale begins when a downhill racing dirt diva, a mountain biking mom and a trails coordinator walk into a coffee shop. These three women walked in to Arsaga's with an idea for a women's mountain bike ride to kick-off the dedication of the Razorback Greenway Trail, a 36.9 mile multiuse trail in Northwest Arkansas that connects Fayetteville to Bella Vista. They walked out with a plan for a group … [Read more...]

Ride Alongside: The Heart of a Marriage and the Cardiac Classic

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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. The old adage attributed to author and philosopher Albert Camus could be considered great guidance for friendship and for love. It could also be good preparation for couples who ride together. Just when we think we have that whole riding together thing down, one of us skips a … [Read more...]

Hoof it for Heifer 2015

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The Hoof it for Heifer 20K trail has become a favorite for Central Arkansas trail runners. The race on the Boy Scout Trail at Petit Jean State Park is in its fourth year and is earning a reputation as a challenging and beautiful run. For many of the runners, this race is a warm down to running the Ouachita Trail 50K. It's always a treat to see friends and families running together in all kinds of … [Read more...]

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Hits a Bollard

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The first Saturday in April started unlike most Saturdays of the past three and half years, there was no 4:30 or 5:00 a.m. alarm. The car was not already packed with biking, running, or paddling gear. The cameras weren't on the chargers and although there were several events that we could have attended or participated in, we decided to enjoy the day by cycling with friends. Our foursome of … [Read more...]

Adventure Within Adventure

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The car in front of us suddenly slams on the brakes and slides quickly into the neighboring lane between two cars, leaving us no choice but to hit the mattress lying in the middle of I-40. Bodies bounced, cupcakes that had been carefully placed on a cake plate also bounced, leaving the icing splattered all over the inside of the carrier. In trying to fix the upended cupcakes, icing ended up in the … [Read more...]