|Place:||Oyster Bar, 3003 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR|
|Date:||Thursday, May 9th, 2013|
|Time:||6:30 p.m. to eat, 7:00 p.m. Meeting|
|Info:||Program: Jeremy Chandler from Riders Ready will discuss their full line of bicycles.|
We had pleasant overcast weather for the annual Prediction Ride. John Linck was the winner coming in within 20 section of his predicted time of 2:11 and will take home the trophy. For a while, there was a chance that one of the riders coming in much later could win. Refreshments were had during the wait. Thanks to Debbie for having the rest stop on Wye Mt. and Judy for doing the timing again this year.
Jereny Chandler from Riders Ready gave a presentation on bicycle choices and types of SRAM and Shimano equipment. Jim announced the Prediction Ride and June picnic. The picnic will be pot luck if the Bike and Build team does not join us. We have not heard from them.
Ride of Silence is 7:00 pm Wed., May 15 and Bike to Work Day is Fri., May 17. Other events are on this flier. It is a nice one to post at work. https://www.filesanywhere.com/fs/v.aspx?v=8b696b8b58656eb8a6af
File out and mail in this questionaire with comments for bicycling, by about May 1 to have your opinion heard. The stretch under consideration is Pleasant Valley Road (I-430) to Ferndale Cutoff Road.
ANGRY DAVE'S BICYCLES GRAND OPENING!!! April 27th!!!
Three BMX stunt shows, burgers and dogs, cold beverages, and LOTS of really cool bikes!!! Come see the newest shop in Central Arkansas!! 10-5 and shows at 12, 2, and 4 pm!!
Link for the Scoutmaster letter. https://www.filesanywhere.com/fs/v.aspx?v=8b69698e5f666f7cb4a6
The registration link: www.quapawmbu.eventbrite.com Register your own user name and password. Sign up for all of the classes and then put the individual Scout names in on the next page. You will get an email confirmation.
Scuba permission and medical form: https://www.filesanywhere.com/fs/v.aspx?v=8b696a865e616d77aeac
Incident Command System 100.b course for Search and Rescue: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=is-100.b
Our meeting was at Bourdreaux's on March 14. Our guest speakers were not able to attend and will come in April.The BRAA was discussed by John Linck and begins April 1. Some of the upcoming riders were announced. The Tour de Hoot has been moved to the first Saturday in October. The Prediction Ride is May 18. ABC is a sponsor for the first Tour de Rock training ride, April 6. Jim announced that he will be posting some information for Boy Scout leaders about Merit Badge University on our site temporarily.
Submitted by Jim Britt
BIKE TO WORK DAY - HELP NEEDED: CONVOY LEADERS AND SPONSORS
If you bike to work, want to bike to work and want to join others in biking to work, we need your help. Last yearís Bike to Work Day, with the use of bike convoys to promote bicycle commuting, was a great success. We are gearing up for the 2013 Bike to Work Day to be held May 17th, and will once again use bike bicycle convoys that will take place throughout Central Arkansas. In addition we will have one spot (to be determined) centrally located as a "converging" point for convoys who want to join a Bike to Work Day rally.
We are looking for people to serve as bicycle convoy leaders. If you are interested, please let us know. We will need a brief description of the route, your contact information, starting time for your ride and meeting times and places to pick up people along the way. If possible, you might want to meet up with another convoy or just arrange to pick up more people along the route. There is power in numbers. As soon as we have the information, we will let you know the location of aid stations along the routes that can be used as a collection spot.
The 2013 Bike to Work Day will be the culmination of the week-long Ditch the Keys kickoff campaign for Metroplanís Ozone Action Days. Each day of the week will focus on an alternative mode of transportation (e.g., car pool on Monday, walk on Tuesday) with Friday being Bike to Work Day to coincide with National Bike to Work Day. Metroplan is arranging to have online registration for participants. Those who register can receive information on convoys as well as provide information to convoy leaders. We hope to again have buttons which will entitle participants to discounts, etc.
We also need sponsors. Last year a number of businesses/employers sponsored aid stations and offered discounts to people who participated in Bike to Work Day. If you have a business or know of a business who supports bicycling, or more generally, alternative modes of transportation, and wants to help sponsor our efforts to Ditch the Keys, please let us know.
Letís get people biking to work and make this yearís Bike to Work Day a huge success. Stay tuned to the BACA website and Ditch the Keys Facebook Page. Please e-mail your interest in participating to:
Broadway Bridge Public Hearing
Just a reminder that the AHTD public hearing on the Broadway Bridge is THURSDAY, 3/28, from 4-7 p.m. at the Transit Building at 620 West Broadway Street in North Little Rock. Please fill out a comment card, requesting that the bike-ped lane be at the very least 20 feet, but preferably 24 feet.
Here is the survey link:
I would love to answer any questions you may have about this process. Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions about sharing this survey or about my research. Thank you so much for your time and willingness to participate in my research!
Economics Honors Student Class of 2013
University of Colorado
The weather is looking good tomorrow for the first in a series of prescribed burns at Burns Park. Barring unforeseen circumstances or a change in the weather, we are planning to burn about 60-120 acres, basically inside the Red Loop Trail and possibly the north loop of the Green Trail. A general map is available at http://nlrpr.org/parks/burnspark/burnplan.php
The Scout trail head which is at the SW side of the Joe K. Poch overpass over I-40 will serve as our base of operations. Only certified firefighters may be on the fire line or inside the burn unit. Volunteers and park staff will be positioned around the burn unit to keep hikers, bikers, equestrians, and others out of the area.
Notification has gone out to the media. Please refer any media questions to Nathan Hamilton at 501-952-7679.
The Blue, White, and Yellow trails will remain open, but all visitors will be cautioned to be on the lookout for smoke and emergency vehicles.