Full Moon Walk…Less the Moon

More info on the 2013 event. Yep! A walk in the moonlight...well, not really the moonlight as we had no moon tonight. Sometimes the moon doesn't cooperate with the needs of us common folk. But the show went on anyway. At 6 p.m. or so, a lot of people took to the Big Dam Bridge to walk to the other side and back. Groups started in North Little Rock and in Little Rock. Walkers were given a … [Read more...]

What the heck is BÖIKZMÖIND?

BÖIKZMÖIND, A short film about simple bikes and a unique community to be presented at the Capital Hotel. The film is being presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Before we had automobiles and highways we had bikes. As Little Rock’s “front porch” since 1876, the Capital Hotel is the perfect place to gather as a community...and learn about fixed gear bicycles. Come enjoy a FREE … [Read more...]

Mud Slinging

By Lisa Mullis Arkansas in autumn is not only resplendent with color from the changing of the leaves but there is not a weekend that is lacking a long list of events on the Things To Do in Central Arkansas calendar. In October the State Fair comes to Little Rock, there are bicycle races and charity rides, 5Ks galore, Harvest Fests, Boo at the Zoo, and Chili Cook-Offs. Another time-honored … [Read more...]

Raid The Rock 2011

UPDATE: Results are in for 2011 Raid the Rock. You can also get splits here. And if you're wondering where some of these teams came from check out this. By 2000 I'd done a couple of adventure races which at that time made me, in the minds of some, an old hand at it. I had orienteering skills, a hydration pack and a mountain bike. A new adventure race was coming down the pike and a friend … [Read more...]

Mayor’s Car-Free Challenge Learning Fair

This is looking like a great event to learn more about riding bikes in Central Arkansas. Show your support! Click the image for more information. (Facebook page) … [Read more...]

Arkansas Outdoor Activities for this Weekend Oct. 22-23

We have another great weekend coming up for outdoor events in Arkansas so let's get started with some big ones! Athletic & Competitive Events: Saturday October 29th - 11th Annual Raid The Rock Adventure Race - Little Rock, Arkansas (check with race organizers on starting place) XTERRA Epic Iron Mountain Off-Road Triathlon - Arkadelphia, Arkansas (Iron Mountain Resort at Lake … [Read more...]

The Fouke Monster’s Been Doing It For Years…

...Leave No Trace Okay so I took the latest tag for the Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions and localized it a bit. The repeated phrase at last night's LNT Backyard Session in the Witt Stephens Jr. Nature Center in Little Rock was "Bigfoot's been doing it for years...Leave No Trace." Last night's session was mainly an introduction to a weekend full of activities for the Leave No Trace travelling … [Read more...]

The Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers Hit Arkansas

It's always nice to get these folks in town. If you have a chance head out to show your support and maybe learn a thing or two. The Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be conducting outreach at training in the Little Rock area. October 20th The Clinton Presidential Library and the Bill Clark Wetlands nature area for awareness sessions - City of Little Rock and North Little Parks and … [Read more...]

Arkansas Outdoor Activities for this Weekend Oct. 15-16 2011

A new feature that will become more timely soon. We have a lot going on outdoors in the Natural State every weekend. We at Arkansas Outside want to help you find those great things to do. So we will soon start publishing a list of things we found that involve outdoor activities for the coming weekend. We expect to start doing this a little earlier in the week but we just came up with this idea and … [Read more...]

Bikes, Bridges and Beer (and Baseball?)

The Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock and North Little Rock is a transportation corridor. That's right, it allows access by bike or foot to all kinds of great venues not just during the day but also at night. For instance, Saturday night, Dickey-Stephens Ballpark in North Little Rock played host to the 9th Annual Little RocktoberFest. This annual gathering of home brew aficionados, local brew … [Read more...]