Monday, October 1, 2012

CycloCross, Taking Kids Mountain Biking, more, more, more

Fellow BikeNerd Cliff Li (well. I'm more of an associate Nerd) has put together a schedule of events for this week that I could not improve upon. I'm bailing out of town for a few days, so I'll substitute some poached information for writing of my own:
From Cliff:

Since there's a lot going on this week, I thought I'd give everyone a heads up in what's going on this week with cycling related events. I've been wanting to do this for a while now anyway, at least get the standing rides posted.

It all starts Monday night!

Monday (10/1) - Cyclocross mock race - relay style! (Cue Gangnam Style song). 6pm tonight at Reservoir Park. Teams of 2 will race the reservoir cross course in a relay format. The only stipulation is that at least ONE of the bikes has to be a mtn bike. You can have two mtn bikes, or 1 mtn/1 cx, but not 2 cx bikes. If you don't have a team yet, don't worry, just show up & get matched up with someone else. This is just for fun so come out & have a good time!

Tuesday (10/2) - AC&F Tuesday night mtn bike ride - 6:30pm at the sub in NLR. River Trail/Ft. Roots/Emerald Park/Pfieffer Loop. Lights required!

Tuesday (10/2) - Urban assault aka the Pain Train - 6:15pm @ Methodist Church on Woodlawn in Hillcrest. Not for the weak-hearted.

Tuesday (10/2) - MtB Race Practice @ Burns Park - 6pm @ the BMX track. Short, fast laps to simulate race conditions & to get the heart rate going! Bring lights! Not sure if this is for sure, so post if you're going to be there!

Wednesday (10/3) - Allsopp MtB Ride - 6pm @ Spokes or 6:10pm at the trailhead on Kavanaugh. Bring lights! This ride will change to a night MtB ride @ Burns/Emerald in the near future.

ATTENTION JBAR READERS! If you have time and a mountain bike or just a desire to help, please get in touch with Joe at Arkansas Outside to help he and Cliff get some kids out on bikes.
Joe does a great job with his blog and we all know that kids need more time outside on bikes. Otherwise, they'll just sit in front of the TV and eat all of my Cheetos.

Saturday (10/6) - Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day sponsored by our very own Joe Jacobs @ Arkansasoutside.com

 - 9am-12noon @ the NLR side of the BDB. We need to grow the ranks of future mtn bikers so this will be a great opportunity to do so! There will be Strider balance bikes for young kids to try out, an obstacle course, some freebies, and group rides around Pfieffer Loop. Please bring your kids and invite your kids' friends to come out! We are also in desperate need for volunteers to lead rides & help out so get in touch with me or Joe Jacobs at if you think you can help. Please spread the word & get the kids out there!

Sunday (10/7) - Spring Hill Classic XC MtB Race in Barling, AR (just outside Ft. Smith).

1 comment:

Joe Jacobs said...

Thanks for the shout out John, it's looking to shape up into a wonderful family event.