NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - Cyclists from across the region participated in the Sixth Annual Big Dam Bridge 100 Cycling Tour of Central Arkansas on Saturday. Crossing the longest bridge built specifically for cyclists, runners and walkers, the event drew about 2,500 riders of all ages from 25 states and throughout Arkansas.
There were rides from 15-100 miles. The 100 mile tour included Little Rock, North Little Rock, Maumelle, Mayflower, Conway and Perry County, with volunteers staffing aid stations throughout the course. The start line is on LaHarpe in Little Rock and the finish line is on Main Street in the Argenta District of North Little Rock.
The "Finale Fest", which is sponsored by the Argenta Arts Council, features food, drink and entertainment for all participants. The restaurants in the area are offering specials that cater to all riders and their families.
Proceeds benefit the Big Dam Bridge Foundation, which promotes the use, support and preservation of the Big Dam Bridge for the advancement of health, fitness, cultural and recreational activities in Central Arkansas.
"This year's event is built on the success of past years, and brought more people to enjoy the beauty of Central Arkansas in the Fall", said Fred Phillips, Event Director.