Silent Night - Unholy Night
Join us for a fun and slightly spooky night ride along the Arkansas River Trail (http://arkansasrivertrail.org/). We'll meet up in the Clinton Presidential Library parking lot (see map (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=%4034.745594,-92.260560)). The parking lot is well lit, patrolled, and safe. We'll saddle up and ride clockwise along the trail through Little Rock while it's still daylight, up the South side of the river to the Two Rivers Park Bridge (http://arkansasrivertrail.org/points-of-interest/bridges/two-rivers-park-bridge/), then back to cross the Big Dam Bridge (http://arkansasrivertrail.org/points-of-interest/bridges/big-dam-bridge/), and ride down the North Little Rock side. Finally, we'll cross the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge (http://arkansasrivertrail.org/points-of-interest/bridges/clinton-presidential-park-bridge/) back to our start point. From there you can load up your bike and head home, or join us for dinner and/or a beer(s) in the River Market.
Night riding the Arkansas River Trail is a fun and unique experience. The bridges are lit up, the weather is cool, and we almost always see deer, raccoon, opossum, and the occasional skunk or two. You'll need a headlight and red tail light for safety and to see where you're going, especially through the woods along the North Little Rock side.
We'll have a "Fast" group and a "Leisurely" group. It's important that you RSVP and specify which group you'll ride with.
Dave will escort the more advanced riders up to Two Rivers Park, and also include fun detours along the forested Burns Park soccer field trail, for a total of about 29 miles, averaging 15mph. We should be back by about 10:00pm -10:30pm. Susan will lead our novice and more leisurely riders along the basic 15 mile loop. You should easily be back by 10:00pm. Susan will only show up if people RSVP for this slower group - no one should ride alone. Fast Ride only tonight - no slow riders
We hope you'll join us!
Two Rivers Park Bridge
Big Dam Bridge
Clinton Presidential Bridge
Interactive trail map. (http://arkansasrivertrail.org/maps/)