Iron Mountain Saves the Day

The Riverside Classic Mountain Bike Race has taken place in the middle of Summer at Burns Park in North Little Rock for years. A 5 mile to 7 mile course that takes riders over rocky terrain, steep climbs and fast downhill sections but has always been a hot race. Usually in late July, the last race of the AMBCS series before the August break, parts of the course feel like riding in a furnace. This … [Read more...]

Du With a View

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. ~ Satchel Paige Years ago, when the River Trail was new and the Riverside Duathlon was too, I signed up to try my legs at this event called a duathlon. I had been running with some friends at work and I had gotten a road bike a few months before and thought it would be fun; it was. A few days ago Joe asked me if I was going to participate … [Read more...]

A Community on Two Wheels – 2013 Riverside Classic

 ...some cat's old lady just had a baby...Wow, it really is a city here. - John Sebastian at Woodstock Okay, so no babies were born at the Riverside Classic but it certainly had the sense of community. It all started the night before the race. We had been invited to attend the gallery opening of an artist friend who also happens to be a runner and cyclist, John Wooldridge. He is in the middle of … [Read more...]

Run Fast, Pedal Hard, Run Again Doin’ the Du

In preparation for participating in a duathlon, most people train by following a strict training regimen like the one prescribed by Beginner Triathlete. For some athletes running and cycling are already a big part of their normal workout sessions so for an event like the Riverside Classic Sprint Duathlon, it's just another tough morning workout. Or if you're this guy, you might still be wearing … [Read more...]

Riverside Classic XC Race 2012

Ahhhhhh....late July in Arkansas...steamy. But that didn't stop the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series from rolling into North Little Rock this weekend. The Riverside Classic Cross Country Mountain Bike Race, sponsored by Riverside Subaru, took place at Burns Park on Saturday morning but preparations for the race really began a few weeks earlier. The mountain bike trails at Burns … [Read more...]