Karl “Kiwi” Whitcombe // Back on the Bike and Giving Back | FLY Racing

I wanted to take some time to introduce you to a friend of ours. Kiwi, as we know him, showed up in our world last Fall. A project was in place to reroute and connect all the mountain bike and hiking trails in the northwest corner of Boyle Park. I had been working on designing the new routes when another friend, Paul Norris, introduced me to this guy with a different accent. I had planned a … [Read more...]

Trail Party At Boyle Park – JBar Cycling

A couple of days of bicycle advocacy so good it brought JBar Cycling out of semi-retirement. To get involved in the next big work day go to this event page. Also stay turned for an upcoming CATA membership meeting where you can learn about all the dirt related cycling advocacy currently happening in central Arkansas. After a standing room only crowd at last Thursday's BACA meeting, and a huge … [Read more...]

The All-BUT-Carp Challenge

Every once in a blue supermoon, I get an idea in my head to do some unique, crazy-ass bicycle ride that's never been done before.  3 years ago (the date of the last blue supermoon I think), I did 110 Miles of Nowhere at Burns Park in North Little Rock (100 laps of the modified Ronde van Burns criterium circuit).  There's been discussions of doing 100 Miles of Pfiefer Loop or 12 hours of Jackfork … [Read more...]

Winding up the 2015 Arkansas Cyclocross Season…but wait.

Another Arkansas Super Prestige Cyclocross season came to a close this past weekend, a little out of order. The annual Turkey Burn race, normally held on Thanksgiving weekend, was postponed to this past weekend due to flooding of the course at Boyle Park back in November. Waiting for better conditions worked out for race organizer, Trevor Edwards, as he was able to create a course that he had … [Read more...]

There is no way you can prepare for this…

...seems to be my motto. In the inspired words of Brittney Spears, "Oops, I did it again." You may have read my article from last week on the grand mudfest formally known as the 2014 Attila the Hun Mountain Bike Race. I had made certain promises to myself, and more importantly most of my friends in the cycling community, that I would participate in Attila having no idea that it would become a … [Read more...]

Everyday Should be Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day

The Need Arkansas has some of the most diverse, beautiful, and challenging mountain bike trails in the country. This was recently pointed out to the world when, in August, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) honored us by naming two more Arkansas trails as IMBA Epics bringing our grand total to four. Along with that, the smart folks at IMBA named both Bentonville and … [Read more...]

Boyle Revival

Back in the 1930's under the direction of President Roosevelt, the Civilian Conservation Corps was formed. The "Tree Army" as it was referred to provided work and taught skills to depression era men across the United States. Some of the most endearing places they worked later became national, state and city parks. In Arkansas the cabins, lodges, dams and trails they created are preserved in places … [Read more...]

Burning off the Turkey

It was a beautiful day for the annual Turkey Burn Cyclocross Race last Sunday. That's to say the weather was beautiful for pretty much any outdoor activity. After some of the toughest courses of the season at the past two races at Old Post and Cedarglades, the race at Boyle Park was a nice change up. A fast, compact course with easy viewing and great support from sponsors like Vino's, Carve and … [Read more...]

On the Dry and Dusty Trail

Arkansas is still in a drought. It was a very dry summer and the fall has not given us significant amounts of rain. This is not good for farmers, gardeners, kayakers or cyclocross photographers. It's kind of a joke around here, it's not raining on a cyclocross weekend, Joe won't be happy. You see, everyone wants the wet, muddy photos and I aim to please. The Old Post Cyclocross Race a couple of … [Read more...]

2011 Turkey Burn Cyclocross Race, Little Rock, Arkansas

Temperatures in the 50's (Fahrenheit), steady rain for the past 12 hours, a hilly, muddy course....perfect for a day of cyclocross!  I roll up to the race area at Boyle Park in Little Rock. It was raining and showed no signs of letting up. I was wondering if we would have many racers for this one. They showed. Cyclocross racers are a hardy bunch who seem to thrive on weather that others would … [Read more...]