Thursday, May 22, 2014

Riverfest Plan For Cyclists

My Riverfest plan in recent years has been to pack up the pickup and get the hell out of town. I've been drawn by some good bands a few times in the last few years, but the atmosphere is a little too thick with cigarette smoke and large people with bad tattoos to appeal to me, and the music line-up this year is pretty weak.
That said, Riverfest obviously attacts a broad demographic. I mean there a black Harley-Davidson T-shirts, black AC-DC T-shirts, black Skynyrd T-shirts, etc, etc, reflecting a full range of cultures.


Clinton Park Bridge Will Be Open:
Chase Hawkins with the Riverfest Logistics Committee reports that the Clinton Presidential Library Bridge will be OPEN during Riverfest. The festival grounds will be fenced, but riders and pedestrians will be able to access 3rd Avenue from the bridge.

The section of the Arkansas River Trail that is located in Riverfront Park will be closed during the festival and on Memorial Day. Please make plans for alternate routes if using the ART between Friday, May 23 and Monday, May 26th.

Please be aware that there will be very large crowds in the downtown area and traffic volume will be high.

Bike Valet Parking Available: 
Bobby's Bike Hike and BACA are teaming up for a FREE Bike Valet for anyone riding to Riverfest.  The Valet will be directly in front of Bobby's Bike Hike in the Little Rock River Market.  Best parking choice by far, spread the word!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Anybody that rides down there in all that traffic is crazy. There will be lots of cars that have no clue that a cyclist may be around.