Ramp accessible | City of Little Rock

The ramp connecting the Arkansas River Trail east of Broadway Bridge to the bridge will likely be accessible from here on out, but the ramps and associated work around the ramps (drainage, landscaping, etc.) are not yet complete (Fig. 1). The ramp to the Arkansas River Trail west of the Broadway Bridge and the trail under the bridge are not yet complete (Fig. 2).  The connection to the ramp … [Read more...]

Why You Should Join a Membership Organization — Outdoor Alliance

Do you enjoy our wild spaces? Do you hike, paddle, climb, mountain bike or trail run? You can help protect these places by joining a membership organization. Here are some national organizations and below the article are links to some Arkansas-based organizations. In the last few months, the public's interest in civic engagement and advocacy is through the roof. At Outdoor Alliance, we do a … [Read more...]

Resolved to be Involved – 2016

Welcome to 2017 everyone. I'm sure everyone has come up with new year resolutions by now. After doing some quick research online it seems that most resolutions involve quitting something or getting something. This is certainly true of those of us who want to improve our health. We want to quit smoking or alcohol or eat less. Others want to be better at a physical activity like running and cycling. … [Read more...]

Cycling Hub of the South « Rex Nelson’s Southern Fried

Rex Nelson, writer of the article below on the growth of cycling in Arkansas, will be speaking at the Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas quarterly meeting this Thursday, January 5 at The Oyster Bar. Meeting begins at 6:30 pm, come early for dinner. Admission is free. (Facebook Event) It was a beautiful Saturday in late October when dignitaries from Arkansas and Tennessee gathered on the Harahan … [Read more...]

What if?

For Eleven years now, I've attended the Governor's Conference on Tourism. Over this time, I've made three presentations, the first was on using social media in tourism and hospitality businesses. I did one on bicycle friendliness a few years ago. It was well received but there was a lot more ground work to do in the field. Since then Arkansas found itself listed as 50th in bicycle friendliness in … [Read more...]

City Presents Kessler Mountain Master Plan Draft and Seeks Public Comment

A chance to make your ideas and thoughts known, The Kessler Mountain Master Plan The City of Fayetteville invites citizens and interested persons or groups to a public meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center (1335 W. Knapp Street, east of the Agri Park pavilion and N. Garland Avenue). The Parks and Recreation … [Read more...]

Dennis Moore Trail Closed

We just got word of this through the Ozark Off Road Cyclists: OORC - IMPORTANT NOTICE: Dennis Moore Trail is CLOSED Hey Everyone, We sincerely regret having to make this announcement... To all that have come to know and love the Dennis Moore Trail, we are sad to say it is now CLOSED - effective immediately. Built by Dennis Moore and company roughly 20 years ago, the trail passes … [Read more...]

Moving Forward

Update: This from Jeremy Lewno, Bike Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Little Rock, "Great news to report! All of the emails and messages have worked. Ward 2 Director Kathy Webb asked the City to proceed with the Grant Application to restructure Riverfront Drive, referencing the 70 some emails she's received today alone regarding this project. City Manager Bruce Moore confirmed moving … [Read more...]

What a Year of Advocacy Can Do

It's been about a year. Central Arkansas Trail Alliance has been supporting trail access, building advocacy and maintaining local trails for about a year now as an organized group. So far CATA members have: Brought back the Boyle Park trails in Little Rock clearing trail corridors, rerouting poorly designed and worn out sections and building bridges to improve user experience. Performed … [Read more...]

A New Crop of Trail Stewards

It was going to be hot and I suspected that only a couple of us regulars would show up for the clean and ride. Clean and rides are what Central Arkansas Trail Alliance, a local International Mountain Bicycling Association chapter, call a trail work day. Usually, we show up, do some trail maintenance maybe a reroute or whatever is needed, then we have something to eat, maybe a quick beer to cut the … [Read more...]