No Bull! El Encierro of Little Rock

My friend Lacey is one of the Girls Rollin' In The South (G.R.I.T.S.), a Central Arkansas flat track roller derby team. The team often donates entry fees to local charities and they regularly lend their talents to help raise money for  various charities. When she asked me if I'd like to participate in an event imitating the famous De La Pequena Roca- the running of the bulls, where derby girls … [Read more...]

It’s Only A Mile

When you spend a lot of time attending running events that take athletes over 100 miles and last for days, a one mile run may seem a bit anti-climactic. It's not. A one mile run is more about technique than strategy, fast turn-over and stride. It's about running as fast as you can from the start and finding even more in an empty near the finish, and that is just one side of the one mile. The other … [Read more...]

One Mile Road Race Celebrates Fifth Year

The Go! Mile is celebrating five years of being one fast little race with a new location at the Clinton Presidential Library. The one-mile championship race, presented by CHI St. Vincent Healthcare, is the state’s only sanctioned one-mile race and offers something for runners of all ages and abilities. Downtown Little Rock is rolling out the welcome mat, offering a family stay and play ‘Victory … [Read more...]

Pssst…Don’t Tell Everyone About This Ride!

(From an article I wrote in February of last year for Arkansas Abroad...some updates have been made) Easily riding along a natural bench trail, crossing the occasional stream I wind my way out of another hollow, the steep climb to get here is nearly forgotten, nearly. Pedaling past unique rock outcroppings and ancient trees I’m feeling glad that I brought my bike on this trip to the Ozarks … [Read more...]

The Winter Solstice Ride

The winter solstice happened in Little rock at approximately 11:30 pm on December 21st. I wasn't going to stay up that late to greet it, so I decided to set up a ride for 5:30 pm on December 22nd. If you lived in a magical place called Greenwich you would have greeted the solstice at 5:30 pm on December 22nd. So I mixed things up a bit and set up a ride. Karma would mess with me for the timing … [Read more...]

2011 Jingle Bell Run (Little Rock)

I'm not sure but I may have just witnessed the first race to utilize the Clinton Library Bridge, The 2011 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for the Arthritis Foundation. The weather was beautiful, the crowd was festive and it looked like everyone was having a great time. The run took competitors, and non-competitors from the Clinton Library over the Broadway Bridge and then to the Clinton Library Bridge 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...]

Bicycle Boy

Last weekend I got my first chance to ride over the new Clinton Library Park Bridge. It was a wonderful ride. On the North Little Rock side I came across a bronze statue of a boy on a bicycle. It was an interesting thing to see, obviously not permanently in place but fitting as a welcome from the North Little Rock area to the new bicycle/pedestrian bridge. I took a photo of it, my wife Lisa and … [Read more...]

First Ride – Clinton Presidential Library Bridge

Yesterday was the big dedication day for the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge or what used to be known as the Rock Island Bridge until a little over 10 million dollars was poured into it. I think this will be money well spent. After all the speeches and ceremony, they opened it up to cyclists and pedestrians. I like that they let the cyclists go first on these things since the cycling groups have … [Read more...]