Five Things the Bike Movement Can Do Now to Move Toward Racial Equity | Center for Social Inclusion

On this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we wanted to look at some ways that we could be more inclusive in outdoor recreation in Arkansas. The world of cycling has some dramatic differences in participation among various racial groups when it comes to recreation vs. transportation. Here we share an article by Simran Noor on ways to help your local bike movement move toward more racial … [Read more...]

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...]

Ditch the Keys – National Bike Month

As part of National Bike Month, Bicycle Advocacy of Arkansas (BACA) has partnered again this year with Ditch the Keys and others to promote both bicycle usage and Ozone Action Days in central Arkansas. According to the Ditch the Keys website: Ozone Action Days is a public awareness program that educates central Arkansans about the harmful effects of ground-level ozone. Ground-level ozone is the … [Read more...]

A Statement from Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas (updated 1 pm 11/20/12)

Last Update: We are currently at about 950 signatures on the petition to have the city create a designated bike route into downtown by placing sharrows along Kavanaugh Blvd from Cammack Village through the Heights to Hillcrest and then down Markham. This is the first of many improvements needed to make Little Rock a more bicycle friendly community. Cyclists are encouraged to attend the City … [Read more...]

The Cycling Advocacy Hub

One of my favorite sayings is "It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness," and while I hardly believe that all is dark within the cycling community in central Arkansas, I do believe we have some areas that could use a little light. That's why I got involved with Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas (BACA). is not really an advocacy website but we do have a … [Read more...]

A Great Community

The "in-crowd" has always eluded me. As a kid I moved around a lot and usually the best I could do was pick up a couple of friends that would last me until my next move. It wasn't until the advent of Facebook that I started having any contact with my old Navy buddies from 30 years ago. And then I landed in Little Rock. I never expected that I would stay here for more than a year. I'd never lived … [Read more...]

Don’t just complain…

...make things better.  At 7 pm at the Oyster Bar, on Thursday April 5th, Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas (BACA) will be holding elections for its new board. Nominees are in and are representative of most types of cycling in central Arkansas. This is your chance to make things better for cyclists in Little Rock, North Little Rock and the surrounding area. Should cyclists be relegated only to … [Read more...]