Friday, November 9, 2012

Weekend Flash: Street and Trail

Little Rock's South Main Street Transformed!
PopUp Main Street
Temporarily, anyway. At Thursday night's BACA meeting, Mason Ellis made a presentation about PopUp Main Street , an effort to show the city what SoMa could be like with traffic calming measures, bike lanes, outdoor dining, and a dog park, among other urban quality-of-life amenities. With cooperation from the City and many local businesses, hay bales were hauled in to create a median, traffic lanes were closed, bike racks and art pieces were installed, bike lanes were marked, food trucks were invited, and bands booked, all for a weekend-long event to which you are invited! As I understand, the creative folks at studioMain did the design work.

Here's a site map of PopUp Main Street.
A schedule of events follows. Drop on by and be a part of this exciting project. The set needs you and your bike to make it complete!
Friday, November 9th
6:00-9:00 pm Oxford American serves food samples
6:00- 9:00 pm Loblolly Creamery serves drinks at Bernice Gardens
7:00-9:00 pm Cons of Formant perform at Bernice Gardens (Amanda will meet the band to set up)
*The Root Café will be staying open late with a limited menu (6-9pm)
Saturday, November 10th
9:00 am Meet at StudioMain to empty trash, set up vendors, outdoor seating, etc.
10:00 am Vendors Open, Dog Park Opens, Rock Wall Opens*
11:00 am- 1:00 pm Oxford American serves food samples
11:00 am- ?? Food Trucks for lunch/dinner throughout the day
4:00 pm Rock Wall Closes
5:00 pm Vendors Close, Dog Park Closes
5:00-9:00 pm DJ King Julian spins the 1s and 2s at Bernice Gardens
6:00 -9:00 pm Loblolly Creamery serves drinks at Bernice Gardens
6:00- 9:00 pm Oxford American serves food samples
CARP Camp Robinson Work Day: Sunday, November 11, 1:30PM
Get out of your skinny jeans and grab your tools and mountain bike for some single-track and trail work at Camp.
I know of a couple of groups that were already planned to ride at Camp Robinson on Sunday, so it should be a big day if the rain holds off. The trails need riding almost as much as they need tool work, so come on out, get your ride on and then work a little.
 Don't forget that you need a Sportsman Pass. If you hurry, you can get one before 6PM on Friday.
Here's the lowdown from Basil Hicks III:
Camp Robinson Mountain Bike Trails Work Day
Sunday, November 11, 2012, from 1:45 – 5:00 PM
We will meet Sunday at 1:45 PM at the CARP Parking Area.
The plan is to work in groups of three.
Basil Hicks is bringing two walk behind weed eaters, two backpack leaf blowers and a couple of loppers and a saw.
That is about enough for 4 groups of three if we add a couple of loppers and saws.
If you can bring your own equipment, please do so.
There is plenty to do at Camp, and we need all the help we can get.

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