A Ride With Class – Little Rock Gran Fondo

What the Heck is a Gran Fondo? The Italian phrase, Gran Fondo, is new to central Arkansas. Loosely translated, Gran Fondo means "great foundation", “great distance” or “great endurance.” It can be a full-on race, or just a ride. It’s both a sporting event and a cultural experience.  The first Gran Fondos took place in Italy in the early 1900's and they have been popular throughout Europe ever … [Read more...]

Spain on Main

I was mentioning to a friend the other day how exciting it is to watch central Arkansas become hip; or weird to use Austin, Texas parlance. I was talking about two of my favorite subjects, food and beer. Watching new breweries open, local and organic farmers markets grow, farm to table restaurants and food trucks flourish has been mouth-wateringly wonderful. I also noted how much of this has come … [Read more...]

Heroes and Hospitality

When most people think of bike friendliness in Central Arkansas they think of the Arkansas River Trail or the bike/pedestrian bridges across the Arkansas and Little Maumelle Rivers. They think of the mountain bike trails in Little Rock and North Little Rock, the bike racks on our buses or all the wonderful bike shops we have in the area. Maybe they think of the cool organized rides we have like … [Read more...]

Rollin’ it Ol’School

The word spread quickly, plans for a gathering of bike minded crazies. Dressed in tweed on a winter Sunday, we would meet and ride. Yes, add Little Rock to the list of cities to host a tweed ride. Tweed rides are a growing part of bicycling sub-culture. No spandex, no mud, no heart-rate monitors, no power meters. Our kits (cycling lingo for riding clothes) included wool instead of nylon, old … [Read more...]

BÖIKZMÖIND Happens!

A great turnout Wednesday night for the Arkansas premier of BÖIKZMÖIND. We had about 50 people show up on a cold wet night at the Capital Hotel in Little Rock to view the 30 minute documentary.  Many attendees were regulars from Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas and the Arkansas Bicycle Club which made it a wonderfully informal event. I'd like to thank Chainwheel and Spokes Little Rock for … [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...]