Arvest Dirty Fondo

(from media release) Recycle Bikes for Kids announces the second ARVEST DiRTY FONDO will take place on Sunday, May 19 at Historic Marlsgate in Scott, Arkansas.  This is a gravel grinder on farm roads in Lonoke County with a couple of levee crossings and plenty of scenic bridges to traverse.  Coffee on the Veranda is at 7:00 am.  The Mass Start is at 8:00 am, but you can start later if you … [Read more...]

From Little Rock to Kilimanjaro

Just as the Summer heat settles into The Natural State, you could be trekking to the top of one of the most iconic mountains in the world, Kilimanjaro. Little Rock Climbing Center is leading another trip to climb the highest mountain in Africa. This trip will take advantage of the Lemosho Route. This is widely considered to be the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro. A relatively new route, … [Read more...]

Calling All Super Heroes! DC Wonder Woman Run Series Expands Across the Country in 2019

We just added the Little Rock version of this event to our Calendar of Events when this release popped up. It's great to see Arkansas getting early attention on a nationwide running series. (From Media Release) On the heels of the inaugural 2018 DC Wonder Woman Run Series that attracted more than 10,000 participants to five runs across California, SON Events together with Warner Bros. Consumer … [Read more...]

Arkansas Mountain Bike Trails – The Destination

According to this video, Arkansas mountain biking is all about community, and that is no lie. Although a bit more time on the Central Arkansas/Hot Springs scene would have been nice since it's had a strong mountain bike community since the 1980s. Video blogger Jeff Kendall-Weed says, "Word on the street is that the mountain bike scene in Arkansas is something pretty incredible. I wanted to check … [Read more...]

Film Friday

Last night in Little Rock I was lucky enough to attend the Mountain Film On Tour event at the Ron Robinson Theater. The event was sponsored by Ozark Outdoor Supply and was the place to be if you are part of the outdoor adventure community in Arkansas. Heck, it was the place to be no matter who you are. The 13 films presented covered everything from an elderly blind woman who conquered her fear of … [Read more...]

Little Rock Marathon Offers New Race Series

(from media release) “Run Local Race Series is the perfect platform for first timers and experienced athletes to reach their personal bests.” Little Rock Marathon race officials announced yesterday they have created the Run Local Race Series and features three events in central Arkansas to take place in the coming months. The series includes the Creep ‘N Crawl 10K/5K on Oct. 27, the Ugly … [Read more...]

Little Rock Marathon Registrations Fees Going Up On August 30

(From Media Release) Athletes interested in participating in the 2019 Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K have through Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, to sign up at initial registration prices.   The Little Rock Marathon, presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Little Rock Half Marathon, presented by Baptist Health, will be held Sunday, March 4, 2019, with additional races and activities … [Read more...]

Adventures? Little Rock has Options

Arkansas is a diverse state and nothing illustrates this better than the abundance of outdoor adventures in the capital city of Little Rock. Mountain biking has been a popular activity since the 1980's and the area currently includes over 60 miles of singletrack trails. Most locals have hiked up, over, or around Pinnacle Mountain, recent additions to the adventure landscape include the Arkansas … [Read more...]

Central Arkansas Water Taking Applications for Mountain Biking Study

(From media release) Applications are currently being accepted for participation in a study on whether mountain biking on the Ouachita Trail in the Lake Maumelle Watershed affects water quality. Participants selected for the study will be part of a limited group with permission to bike a segment of that trail in central Arkansas. Mountain biking is not currently allowed on Central … [Read more...]

Hard Truths and #LoveLittleRock

Yesterday, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, Little Rock Mayor Stodola along with the city of Little Rock jumped into (actually out of) the Amazon Headquarter 2 (H2) fray with a creative breakup letter. The letter, printed in the Washington Post, is an interesting public relation move that is already getting a great deal of attention in national media. The tongue-in-cheek attitude of the … [Read more...]