Tuesday, May 27, 2014

LR Gran Fonda bike ride is Saturday

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

click to enlarge LR Gran Fonda course
  • LR Gran Fonda course

As of 2:43 p.m., when I wrote this post, there were 16 hours and 15 minutes left to sign up for the Little Rock Gran Fondo bike ride that starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, and time is ticking away. Only 250 cyclists can participate in this fun (but long) ride that features stops for chow and the POP on Main culinary event at the finish line.

Orbea, the Capital Hotel, Ben E. Keith Foods and Mini Cooper are among the sponsors for the nearly 70-mile bike ride that starts at Main and Second streets at 8 a.m. and continues to East End in Saline County and back over a terrain of flatland and rolling (and rolling and rolling) terrain. The Gran Fondo (an Italian term for an often challenging group ride) is not a race and, as the website says, "there's more than your typical bruised banana" on offer at rest stops at Sardis and Wrightsville: food from Chef Donnie Ferneau of Good Food and Chef Shane Henderson of Ben E. Keith, Leivas Coffee, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Loblolly Creamery Lemonade and Scratch Labs natural nutritional drinks.

All can attend the POP on Main event whether they have on Spandex or not. In the spirit of the Pop-Up neighborhood architecture events Little Rock’s seen in the past couple of years, chefs Ferneau, Matt Bell of South on Main, Tomas Bohm of The Pantry, Travis McConnell of Butcher & Public and Arturo Solis of le klaxon noir will cook for the pop-up street restaurant, offering gourmet nosh at a price ($35) that would let you sample only a couple of these master chefs’ talents. Also, you’ll get to cheer on the arriving cyclists, who should start hitting the finish line at 11:30 a.m., right before the chow begins to be served up. Pop on Main is sponsored by the Arkansas Times and Ben E. Keith Distributing.

Tags: , , ,


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Leslie Newell Peacock

  • Well-Off-Man on 'Van Gogh to Rothko'

    One of the best reasons to go to "Van Gogh to Rothko," the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's traveling exhibition to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, is to see the Jackson Pollock drip painting there, curator Manuela Well-Off-Man says in an article about the exhibit in Apollo Magazine.
    • Feb 26, 2015
  • Raborn reflects on Italy, at Boswell Mourot

    It's a quick show, so don't put it off: "An Italy Experience: Reflections on the Past and Present," figurative work by Laura Raborn, is at Boswell Mourot Fine Art Feb. 28 through March 5. That's less than a week, so head over to 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. soon to catch it.
    • Feb 26, 2015
  • More »

Most Shared

  • Bill to regulate dog breeders draws opposition inside chamber from industry rep

    A fight could be brewing over regulation of puppy mills, with legislation planned to better protect dogs and opposition already underway from a state representative who makes a living working with commercial dog breeders.
  • Arkansas's new anti-gay law forgets history

    It turns back the clock on civil rights.
  • The hart

    It is hard for a straight person, The Observer included, to imagine what it would be like to be born gay — to be shipwrecked here on this space-going clod, where nearly every textbook, novel, film and television show, nearly every blaring screen or billboard or magazine ad, reinforces the idea that "normal" means "heterosexual."
  • Death penalty repeal clears Senate Committee

    The Senate Judiciary Committee has endorsed Sen. David Burnett's bill to repeal the death penalty.
  • Presbytery of Arkansas opposes bills aimed at gay discrimination

    The Presbytery of Arkansas, the governing body for Presbyterian churches in the northern two-thirds of Arkansas, met Saturday at Clarksville and adopted a resolution urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto SB 202, which is aimed at preventing local government from passing anti-discrimination laws to protect gay people. The Presbytery also expressed its opposition to a pending House bill that, in the name of "conscience," would protect those who discriminate against gay people.

Most Recent Comments



© 2015 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation