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Thx for all the work n upgrades on her rig👌finally got it out on the trail this past weekend
Tires set anything off👍thx guys always can count on yall she gonna like these👀
Was gonna stop n say hi on my way to work👍but made it this far without falling ,not gonna start it off falling in your parking lot😬😁
With the force👍
The bus is stopping again👌thx guys
Pinnacle❤love Jackfork👌 Tara Kelly Leamon climbed it twice💪😁👀
Hmmm my turn my cruiser into this with yalls help😁 next project👌
The gnome knows when u need a drink😁
We are excited to be a participating business in Conway’s Biketoberfest 🚴‼️ When you bring your helmet in, we will be offering a free small cheese dip with the purchase of an entrèe AND you’ll be entered in a drawing to win free cheese dip for a year! 👏

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Weekends👍
Here are the Conway Regional Health System Biketoberfest events coming at you this weekend!

•Bike 101 with The Ride | Saturday at 3 p.m. at Brick & Forge Conway
Learn the basics of bike care and maintenance and enjoy complimentary food and drinks! No bike needed!

•Kick-Off Ride | Sunday at 1 p.m. at Stoby's Restaurant Conway
Enjoy a 20- or 40-mile ride, then, enjoy complimentary food at one of the staples of Conway: Stoby's!

20-mile ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37525894
40-mile ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37525866

| conwaybiketoberfest.org
Come learn the basics and the proper care and maintenance of your bike with Erik from The Ride at Bike 101 this Saturday at Brick & Forge Conway!

You’ll also learn some basic troubleshooting techniques like how to change a flat and what to do if you drop your chain. You will not need to bring your bike for this class, just an appetite for food and for learning.

Complimentary appetizers and drinks provided!

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Your Full Service Bicycle Store!!! Your Full Service Bicycle Store

Photos from The Ride's post 12/12/2022

What a wonderful turn out last night. We had around 30 cyclists ride the streets of Conway taking in the lights of various house. We also so much appreciate the Pascoes and Pruitts for opening up their homes so we could warm up with hors d’oeuvres and desserts. What a joyous time it was!

12/11/2022

Get those lights charged today. Helmets, front and rear lights are mandatory. Additional lights are encouraged and make things extra festive and fun.
See you this evening!!

12/06/2022

Time to get your steed ready for the Christmas Lights ride this weekend. We'll be riding the route below on Saturday from The Ride at 5:30pm, with Sunday as a rain date in case we have bad weather. Stay tuned and get your bright Christmas spirit lit!!

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41556851

2022 Celebrate Conway Cycling Flyer 11/28/2022

2022 Celebrate Conway Cycling Flyer

A reminder: Celebrate Cycling is tonight.

2022 Celebrate Conway Cycling Flyer Please join us on Monday November 28th from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm for Celebrate Conway Cycling. This is a free of charge, casual, social, end of season event for ALL of our cycling community regardless of riding discipline. Don’t ride bikes, but a fan of bicycles? You are also welcome. Food and Dri...

11/27/2022

Sale Saturday!!! Come on in! Homemade cookies and hot drinks are ready! Games are ready to determine your discount of the night! We’re here until 10:00!

Photos from The Ride's post 11/25/2022

Couldn't make it by The Ride today for those fabulous discounts? No worries. Tomorrow night 7pm-10pm, will be way more fun anyway. Come by and join Tara and Erik for an evening of good snacks (Tara's homemade cookies, hot cocoa, apple cider, or coffee) and fun and games...of course including the cup pong discount game!!

11/25/2022

Come by and see us at The Ride today, 10-5. Everything is on sale. Don't miss this opportunity, we rarely do it.

ALL BIKES...
20% OFF

If your bike wears it...
25% OFF

If you wear it...
30% OFF

11/24/2022

Sale starts tomorrow and ends Sunday @ 4! Come see us!

Sale hours:
Fri. 10-5
Sat. night 7-10 (games & Tara’s treats)
Sun. 12-4

11/23/2022

The shop guys are out on a Thanksgiving ride together. We’re so thankful for all of those who have worked, are working, and who will eventually work for us. We’re so blessed by our employees and our customer friends. Thank you, all, for your love and support over the past 19 years.

11/21/2022

‼️We have BIG news for this coming weekend:

HUGE deals all Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for all items in stock.

Gather and eat on Thursday with your family and friends, and then plan on coming to The Ride Friday (10-5), Saturday (7pm–10pm for snacks & games), and Sunday (12-4) to get in on the store wide sale! 20%-25% off everything *excluding any current sales happening*‼️

2022 Celebrate Conway Cycling Flyer 11/16/2022

2022 Celebrate Conway Cycling Flyer

The Conway cycling community is doing something a little different is year. Please join us on Monday November 28th from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm to Celebrate Conway Cycling. This is a casual, social, end of season event for ALL of our cycling community .

2022 Celebrate Conway Cycling Flyer 1007 Spencer Street, Conway, Arkansas 72034 presents Celebrate Conway Cycling! November 28, 2022 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 1007 Spencer Street, Conway, Arkansas Please join us on Monday November 28th from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm to Celebrate Conway Cycling. This is a casual, social, end of seaso...

Winter Weather Advisory E-Cycling News 11/11/2022

Helpful info for colder temps

Between 50°F and 60°F, strut this sexy pose:

Starting on top, Mr. Leamon is showing off a basic cap to keep his ears nice and warm. Further down, Mr. Leamon is sporting a base layer to keep his core warm underneath his regular short sleeve jersey. His arms are protected by arm warmers, followed by his hands, which stay safe from wind using a basic long finger MTB glove.

Moving to his legs, Mr. Leamon is showing off a basic pair of shorts coupled with knee warmers to protect this very delicate part of the body. Regarding his feet, his socks are long cut non-wool. These are for greater warmth; do not overheat. Add shoes with no covers, and he is ready to ride!

Side Note: Erik is holding a rain cape. It is a good idea to always have one of these on you in case of an emergency or in case it becomes too windy.

Winter Weather Advisory E-Cycling News 11/11/2022

An oldie, but goodie. Helpful info for these colder temps

For the even cooler temps between 40°F - 50°F, pop your hip and get with it like this:

Again, Mr. Leamon is protecting his head with a basic beanie which can be substituted with ear covers or a winter weather cycling cap. Again, he keeps his core warm with a base layer, long or short sleeve. His upper body is further protected with a long sleeve insulated jersey. Moving down, he is wearing insulated long finger gloves that protect these extremities from getting too cold.

Moving to his lower body, Mr. Leamon is again wearing a regular pair of shorts with knee warmers. His socks are wool to keep those toes warm. After putting on his shoes, he needs to slap on toe covers and he’s ready to go.

Side note: Some people like to use a vest and arm warmers in this temperature range instead of a long sleeve Jersey. To each his or her own.

11/07/2022

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Our annual Christmas Lights via Bikes ride is scheduled! Mark your calendar for December 10th. We have plans to change things up a bit this year to make things even more fun! Stay tuned!!!!

Photos from Conway Area Chamber of Commerce's post 11/03/2022

We do our best to pour in to the community that we love, work in, play in, and live in. Thankful for Conway.

10/19/2022

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If you haven't yet already figured it out, winter is coming. However, The Ride has got you covered from head-to-toe for all of your winter needs.
Swing by and get outfitted for all this colder weather.

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Photos from Conway Area Chamber of Commerce's post 10/13/2022

Hey, kiddos, come see what’s so fun about riding on dirt!

Photos from Conway, Arkansas, City of Colleges's post 10/12/2022

‼️Attention Cyclists:

Photos from Mayflower Police Department's post 10/06/2022

Attention Cyclists that frequent the Mayflower Loop:

10/06/2022

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Still so many Biketober Fest events yet to come! Check out the calendar of events and see how many you can join.

https://conwaybiketoberfest.org/

S3E2: Josh Mayfield Natural State Awareness Project - Conway Scene 10/06/2022

S3E2: Josh Mayfield Natural State Awareness Project - Conway Scene

The Faulkner County Cleanup and E-Waste Drive is being held this Friday (October 7) and Saturday (October 8).

This year, there will be a volunteer group on Palarm Creek Road in Saltillo from 7:30am-3:30pm. They will begin the road clean up at 7:30am and then go to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Public Lake Access at the end of Palarm Creek Road on Lake Conway around 12:00pm for a lake clean up.

Sponsors are Ozark Mountain Trading Company (OMTC) and ConwayScene.com.

To find out more about the Faulkner County Cleanup and Natural State Awareness Project's role in the event, please refer to the link below: https://conwayscene.com/s3e2-josh-mayfield-natural-state-awareness-project/

S3E2: Josh Mayfield Natural State Awareness Project - Conway Scene In today’s episode, we visit with Josh Mayfield of Natural State Awareness Project to talk about ways citizens can help keep our area clean and beautiful. SHOW NOTES https://www.instagram.com/jm4peace/ https://vimeo.com/710149188 Josh talks about how you can be a part of cleaning up your community...

10/05/2022

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Come on out to the taco ride tonight for the next Biketoberfest event. Meet at Caldwell Toyota for a 5:00 departure. After your ride, stick around for some yummy tacos!!!
*Don’t be a taco, wear a helmet.*

Conway Regional Health System Biketoberfest 10/03/2022

Conway Regional Health System Biketoberfest

Here is a listing of the bike events happening this month. Join any and all that you can. They’re all free and they’re all fun!! Grab a Biketoberfest t-shirt when you show up too!

https://conwaybiketoberfest.org/?fbclid=IwAR0Fl9vAeHIQDmgKZ0kaAJBk190OvpvTl6kjPzbcyITNQcO-Br7u0Q0eTpM

Conway Regional Health System Biketoberfest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX6trc7tL8c The Conway Regional Health System Biketoberfest is a month-long celebration of our cycling community in Conway throughout October. Conway Regional Health System Biketoberfest highlights group rides and popular routes and provides cycling tips, nutrition a....

10/02/2022

Reminder of today’s Biketoberfest event:

Conway Regional Health System Biketoberfest Kick-Off Ride | Sunday at 1 p.m. | Stoby's Restaurant Conway
The ride will start from Stoby's Restaurant Conway and will offer routes of 20 miles and 40 miles that end back at Stoby's with complimentary food! Check Strava for official routes.

Conway Regional Health System | Caldwell Toyota | Conway Convention & Visitors Bureau | Meridian Investment Advisors

10/01/2022

Bike 101 going down. Come on out and join us.

Photos from Conway Area Chamber of Commerce's post 10/01/2022

So much going on in Conway for the month of October. Grab your bike and join us! Today’s event, Bike 101, you will not need a bike of your own, but come on out and join us as Erik talks about how to take care of your bike as you ride with us through the rest of the month during Biketoberfest and beyond!!!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10158837749343513&id=110130693512

Conway Cyclocross Online Registration 09/30/2022

Conway Cyclocross Online Registration

Lots of cycling goings on in and around Conway over this beautiful fall weekend. Check out the list below and GET OUTSIDE!!!

Russvegas Kids Triathlon, Saturday, Oct 1, 8:30AM. www.russvegaskidstri.com

Come and learn the basics of taking care of your steed at Bike 101. You’ll learn helpful things like how to change a flat, proper maintenance, and what needs to be done to keep your bike riding well for years to come. Join us at Brick & Forge at 2PM Saturday afternoon.

Octoberfest kickoff ride 1:00PM from Stoby’s restaurant. This road ride is a ride at your own pace, choose which route 20 or 40, with lunch provided by Stoby’s after the ride. The routes are not marked so make sure to view them and/or upload them to your GPS enabled computer before the ride.
Stoby’s Octoberfest 20ish mi route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37525894
Stoby’s Octoberfest 40ish mi route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37525866

Conway Cyclocross! Come out for the first ever cyclocross event in Conway’s cycling history out at Beaverfork park. Racing starts at 2PM. Go to https://www.bikereg.com/conway-cyclocross to register.

Conway Cyclocross Online Registration BikeReg - online cycling event registration

09/27/2022

Calling all kiddos and parents:

Photos from The Ride's post 09/13/2022

This past weekend, one of our employees worked the Lake DeGray Triathlon. Part of his responsibilities included doing helmet checks. Several of the helmets that were inspected looked like they were viable, yet upon further inspection, failed the safety standards. Many had cracks on the inside that, for an untrained eye, looked fine, but actually were damaged beyond being deemed safe.

Have you inspected your helmet critically recently? Bring yours by and have us take a look at it and see if yours is safe or not.

This helmet (below) looks fine; but, as you can tell by the other photos, it is indeed not.

09/02/2022

Yes, we will be open on Sunday & Monday, with limited staff. Hope to see you!

09/01/2022

We’ve got Junk... and lots of it! Come get your sweatband today. So many fun ones in stock!

09/01/2022

Can you feel it? Fall is near which means two things: pumpkin spice lattes and fall tour season. With some great cycling tours cooking up like the Conway Fall Classic and the BDB 100, it’s time to get your bike serviced; and we’ve got some major deals! If you take advantage of our service plans, we have some extra goodies for you.

Standard tune ($85)
Gator skin folding tires 700x28 (buy one, get one half off)
Bar tape at 20% (limited to certain style)

Major tune ($160)
Cassette and chain 30% off (limited to the brand of chain & cassette)
Bar tape at 50% (limited to certain style)

Overhaul ($250)
(C&H included) $32 value
Gator skin folding tires 700x28 (buy get one)
Bar tape at 50% (limited to certain style)
2 free Co2 20g threaded

*This is good for the month of September*

08/31/2022

Helpful info. Plan accordingly. 😊

🚧 TUESDAY - Construction of Pompe Park phase 1 and Veterans Plaza at Pompe Park will begin Tuesday, September 6. Kinley Trail will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists from the Prince St pedestrian underpass to the first pedestrian bridge over Tucker Creek to the north. This closure will likely last until construction is complete.

Photos from The Ride's post 08/25/2022

We just received a sweet shipment of Swiftwick socks! Cool colors and designs! Come and grab yourself a pair today.

Photos from The Ride's post 08/23/2022

Multiple bikes in one! Gravel bikes are the closest answer to the age old "if you could only have one bike, which would it be" question. Great bikes for any surface any weather conditions. Right now at The Ride, purchase any carbon or steel gravel rig and we'll get you set up with a second wheelset (AND all the fixins) at cost. This is a great way to have a lot of bike as a gravel and a road bike all rolled into one. Salsa Warbirds, Specialized Diverge, Niner RLTs, All City Gorilla Monsoon. Several sizes available. A great selection.

08/14/2022

Just a reminder: Today is our Bike 101 Class. See you soon!!

This Sunday is our Bike 101 class at 4:00. No need to bring your own bike; Erik will use one of ours to show you all how to change a flat, now to do minor adjustments, how to take care of your chain, and many other helpful hints so you can take care of your bike rather than always having to take it to the “doctor”.
“Like” this post to RSVP.
It should take around an hour for the class.

08/11/2022

Exciting things happening in Conway. It takes a village to get this kind of things done and we are thankful for all those who put in the hours and the work to get this grant for our community.
We will be getting a trail to connect East Conway to Central Conway to West Conway. This will allow Accross to safe infrastructure to many of our schools and areas of interest.
We’re so thankful to get more people safely connected while riding and walking through our community.

City of Conway awarded $24.6 million for Connect Conway greenway trail infrastructure

The City of Conway has been awarded $24.6 million from the United States Department of Transportation to construct the Connect Conway greenway trail. The money comes from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program.

Connect Conway aims to build a safe, equitable, and accessible transportation system through investment in 15 miles of bike and pedestrian infrastructure, providing a viable transportation option for many by connecting ten city parks, seven schools, three major retail areas, three higher education institutions, fourteen major employment centers, sixteen neighborhoods, and other vital community services.

"I'd like to thank our team at the City Hall who put in the work to get the job done successfully," said Mayor Bart Castleberry. "A number of community stakeholders came together to work on a short timeframe on this historic endeavor. I'd especially like to thank Finley Vinson, Felicia Rogers, Robbie Alberson, Aaron Knight, James Walden, and Kurt Jones."

Most of Conway's existing bike and pedestrian infrastructure is in the city's western portion. Connect Conway will create a crucial link between the eastern parts of Conway and west Conway, providing more equitable access to services and opportunities.

"The name of the project rings true to what the project is all about: connecting Conway," said Planning & Development Director James Walden. "This will be a tremendous recreational asset. But it provides a real transportation option for those who can't or choose not to drive."

Full economic and community participation is nearly impossible for those without access to a personal automobile. The construction of Connect Conway will provide a tangible and significant benefit to those community residents and stakeholders by increasing personal mobility with a safe, accessible transportation alternative.

"This grant will enable us to take a huge step to provide a viable alternative for the people of Conway to vehicular transportation through inter-connectivity between parks, schools, neighborhoods, and commercial centers," said City Engineer Kurt Jones. "We've taken small steps in the past. This is a giant leap."

Connect Conway's work began four years ago and has evolved and been refined over the past several years. Grant applications were developed as early as 2018 and submitted in previous application rounds.

A Project Advisory Committee was formed for this application to guide the process and provide valuable input. The committee consisted of members from the University of Central Arkansas, Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, Conway Development Corporation, Hendrix College, Conway Corp, Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA), Conway Public Schools, Conway's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, Central Baptist College, and Community at Large members. City Council member Shelley Mehl helped lead the committee along with city staff.

After the public engagement process, engineering work began, and programming was identified and compiled. Crafton Tull, an engineering and planning firm, provided technical assistance, preliminary engineering, and environmental information that aided the grant application.

The development and writing of the application was led by the City's Grant Administrator Robbie Alberson, Director of Planning and Development James Walden, Chief Information Officer Aaron Knight, Transportation Director and City Engineer Kurt Jones, and Long-Range Planner Kyle Kelly. This team met weekly for nearly 11 months, developing a competitive application that met the US Department of Transportation's requirements for the RAISE program. Letters of support were also garnered from valuable partners and leaders in the community, including Senators Boozman and Cotton and Congressman Hill. The application was submitted on April 14, 2022.

Congressman French Hill said in a statement, “Over the past four years my office has worked with city of Conway to fine tune its grant application and I’m delighted that hard work has persevered, and now the Connect Conway vision is one step closer to reality."

Senator Tom Cotton said in a statement, “For years, the city of Conway has worked towards this goal—and thanks to the dedication of local leaders, ‘Connect Conway’ can now move forward. Conway is already a flourishing center for education and culture in our state, but this comprehensive new project will make the city an even more attractive place for Arkansans to learn, visit, and raise their families.”

RAISE Grant funds will be available for obligation through September 30, 2026. Projects funds must be expended by September 30, 2031.

08/10/2022

This Sunday is our Bike 101 class at 4:00. No need to bring your own bike; Erik will use one of ours to show you all how to change a flat, now to do minor adjustments, how to take care of your chain, and many other helpful hints so you can take care of your bike rather than always having to take it to the “doctor”.
“Like” this post to RSVP.
It should take around an hour for the class.

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