Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tweed Ride, IMBA Instructor Training, Pedal-Palooza Swap Meet

Bike related events are starting to fill the calendar. This article is admittedly a copy-paste exercise. After a few days on the beach in Mexico, our local weather permitted road rides on 7 out of 8 days, followed by a quick trip to Colorado for a day of Nordic skiing and a few days of downhill at Steamboat Springs. No wonder I'm behind! I've been a busy boy at play and at work.

Here are a few happenings of interest:

Ride Saturday, because it looks like Sunday will suck for the Little Rock Marathon.

Little Rock Tweed Ride: Saturday, March 1

11:00AM from Bernice Garden, 1401 S. Main
Free, everyone welcome! Meet up and wear your tweed and funky mustaches! Then we'll ride bicycles around town at a very social pace. The event will tie into the SoMa Mardi Gras Parade.

Attention Mountain Bike Gurus:

IMBA Instructor training opportunity:

This from Tammy Donahugh,  ICP Manager, IMBA:

Are you looking to run guided rides, lead clinics, or just have more ways to interact with your local riders?  

The Instructor Certification Program (ICP) will be offering our Level 1 course March 14-16th in Anniston Alabama.

Our new Level 1 Ride Guide certification is 2.25 days long and now includes an introduction to instruction. The ICP Instructor Trainer will be taking the group through training and testing on the following topics:

  • Risk Management
  • Leadership
  • Group Management
  • Pre-tour skill assessment
  • Instruction principals
  • Safety and etiquette
  • The ten fundamentals of mountain biking

Go here to get signed-up now for our Alabama course!  Online registration will close March 5th, 2014.

We’re also offering a Level 2 Basic Skills Instructor certification course April 10-13th in Bentonville, Arkansas.  Please make sure to read all Level 2 pre-requisites before signing up.  Online registration will close April 1st.

Check out for further information on the ICP, or for questions email East Perl Circle
Suite 200Eulder, CO

Pedal-Palooza Swap Meet
This item poached in its entirety fro inArkansas:

Mark your calendars!

The Little Rock River Market just announced its first Little Rock Pedal-Palooza Bicycle Swap Meet, happening 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the First Security Amphitheater, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.

Want to be a part of the fun? They are looking for vendors to set up booths and sell their cool bicycles and gear. All you have to do is fill out this PDF form and send to

Don't plan on setting up a booth? The event is free and open for shopping!

Stay up-to-date with the brand-new event here.

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