There is a lot going on for the month of May, National Bike month, make sure to read through this month's newsletter to catch all of the great opportunities to ride a bike!!
Conway Commuter Challenge
The Conway Commuter Challenge is aimed at those who live or work in Conway, Arkansas. Make the effort to join The CCC, now a participating event in the National Challenge, choose to ride your bike instead of drive a car anytime from May through September, and log your miles. Participating in the Conway Challenge allows you to be eligible for monthly prizes and end of challenge recognition in addition to those awarded by the National Challenge. Monthly Prizes will be awarded at the end of each month of the challenge to individuals drawn at random participating in the challenge and who log at least fifty (5O) transportation miles in the respective month.
The Team plaque, which currently resides at The Ride, is a traveling trophy recognizing the Conway Business which logs the most bicycling transport miles during the challenge. Individual plaques will be given to the three individuals with the top bicycling transport mileage total at the end of the challenge.
To register for the Conway Commuter Challenge visit www.nationalbikechallenge.org, set up a user account, and put 72034 in as your postal code. For questions please contact Todd Ake at email@example.com.
Public Bicycle Forum
Do you want to know more about plans for paved trails? Where should our next paved trails be located? How we can improve the city’s bike-ability? Where do we need more bike lanes or “sharrows”? What about the city’s sidewalks? Where are the problems? Where can we improve? How can we encourage more school children to walk or ride their bike to school? Come learn about the national Safe Routes to Schools movement. How about a mountain bike and hiking park for Conway? Come learn about the plans for such a park at the former Conway landfill. What is “Imagine Central Arkansas?” Come learn about Metro-Plan’s latest initiative.
The City of Conway’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board will hold a Public Forum on May 7th from 5 - 7 pm at Conway High School East cafeteria. All Conway residents are invited to learn what Conway is doing to improve cycling and walking in Conway. Residents will have an opportunity to provide critical and creative input on Conway’s future plans for improving biking and walking. Bring the family any time between 5 – 7pm. Biking and walking gifts for children will provided. Healthy refreshments will be provided. City officials will be on hand to answer questions.
Contact: Peter Mehl, firstname.lastname@example.org, (501) 269-8391
Tour de Toad
It looks to be AMAZING weather for the Tour de Toad this Sunday, 8:00 AM from Conway High School. You can still register online at www.active.com or at The Ride this Friday afternoon. Like them on FB to stay up to date on all of the goings on for the Tour de Toad. The word is you can expect to receive an insulated water bottle for participating this year.
CAB After Dark Community Ride
Saturday, May 11th, 8PM meet at Simon Park for this casual, fun, and very friendly ride around Conway. Make sure to put your lights on your bike, deck yourself out in glow sticks for fun, and bring some money for a food/snack stop.
Bike to Lunch with Green Cart Deli
Monday, May 13th, 11AM-1PM at Simon Park. Hop on your bike and ride to Simon Park to enjoy an amazing gourmet hot dog from the Green Cart Deli.
Bike to Work Day Breakfast
Friday, May 17th is National Ride Your Bike to Work Day. Hop on your bike and ride solo or with a group of your friends to work. Make plans to stop off at Simon Park between 7:30-8:30AM to pick up some FREE BREAKFAST!!!
The Amazing Ride
This cycling event is like none other that you have ever participated in, you really won't want to miss it, Saturday, May 18th. You, your famiy, friends, and riding buddies will have a great time as you enjoy your bicycles while performing community service at the same time. For more details, visit their event page on FB.
Group rides are up and running! Make plans to come out and join one of these group rides here in the Conway community of cyclists.
NEW-Ladies Only Rides-8:30AM Monday and Wednesday meet at CRHFC. All women road cyclists are welcome. No boys allowed.
-Monday, 5:30PM, meet at The Ride. Pace is generally friendly for intermediate level cyclists.
-Tuesday, 5:30PM, meet at The Ride. Pace is usually very fast.
-Wednesday, 5:30PM, meet at Rush Hal Properties on the corner of Tyler and Country Club. This ride is the most universally friendly in regards to pace.
-Thursday, 5:30PM, meet at The Ride. Pace is usually very fast.
-Saturday-9AM from CRHFC
-Sunday-1:30AM from CRHFC
Conway Community Ride
Sunday, May 26th, 2PM, meet at Simon Park for this casual ride around Conway. All skill levels and riders of all ages are welcome on this ride as the pace is conversation speed and there is always a stop for smoothies or coffee.
Conway Bike Share
Join us as we work at this great volunteer based bike donation and repair service THIS Wednesday, 2-5PM. The Conway Bike Share meets at the Bike Share Garage located at 2329 College Ave right across from the CRMC. Come volunteer to repair, take apart bikes, clean, inventory used parts, and spread the bike love. Please email email@example.com for details.
Our next Bike 101 class will be held Sunday, May 26th at 4PM. Stop in and join us to learn about how to properly care for and maintain your bicycle, how to change a flat and other troubleshooting techniques, and some basic rules of the road.
Biblical Holiday Hours
We want to make sure everyone has a good heads up that The Ride will be CLOSED on Wednesday, May 15th as we celebrate the Biblical festival of Shavuot, known to most as Pentecost. In this Biblical festival we celebrate the great gift of the Word of G-d and His Holy Spirit. Read about the first Shavuot (giving of the Ten Commandments) in Exodus 19:1-20:23, and the other most memorable Shavuot in Acts 1-2.