Big Dam Bridge 100 Saturday

LITTLE ROCK - Cyclists from across the nation will participate in the Eighth 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 is expected to draw about 2,800 riders of all ages from 27 states and throughout Arkansas.

The event offers rides from 16 to 100 miles. The 100 mile tour includes Little Rock, North Little Rock, Maumelle, Mayflower, Conway and Perry County, with volunteers staffing aid stations throughout the ride. The start line is on la Harpe in Little Rock at 7 am. The finish line is on Main Street in North Little Rock.

The finish line at 4th and Main called "Finale Fest", is sponsored by the Argenta Arts Council. It features food, drink and entertainment for participants and spectators. Proceeds of the ride 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.

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