As the Central Arkansas cycling community grows, so too does the variety of entertaining riding events. This Sunday at 9:30 AM, Rocktown Trackdown participants will gather on the north lawn of MacArthur Park in Little Rock in preparation for a downtown scavenger hunt. In addition to riders, walkers, runners, strollers and I guess just about any self-powered human form can join the fun. I understand that even Bike Nerds will be allowed.
The goal: armed with a map marked with 30 downtown locations, participants gather points by making as many of the spots as possible in a 2 hour period, then answer questions to prove you were really there.
Aly and Bryan Signorelli have put this thing together, though I'm sure I'll be reminded of other organizers as well, so feel free to jump into the comments section and take or give additional credit. Over the last few years, we've seen other scavenger hunt type events, the wildly successful Tweed Ride, and an active bike polo community pop up, so you don't have to be a skinny obsessive roadie or a mad dog mountain biker to have a hell of a lot of fun on the bike. Follow the link above for detail. Follow the instructions and don't give the organizers grief about the helmet mandate. They're concerned about your li'l punkin' head so if you want to play, put a lid on it.
The event is free, but if you are of sterling character, as most JBar Cycling reader are, you'll make the $5.00 donation to help offset costs.