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Friday Night, May 3rd

12:00 – 5:00pm

Rally Registration/Packet Pickup at the historic Capital Hotel

5:00 – 7:00pm

Light Dinner at The Rail Yard Beer Garden/Late registration/packet pick up. Come in your gear and with your bike. The Rail Yard is 17 blocks away from the host hotels. (Pedal south on Main St. 2 blocks. Turn left on E. 3rd St. for about 8 blocks, then turn right on World Ave., then right on Shall Avenue to 6th. Turn right on 6th and you’ve arrived. Watch for trolly tracks)

7:00-7:30pm

Staging in parking lot behind The Rail Yard for Night Ride.

7:30pm

21 mile Out-N-Back night ride to Two Rivers Bridge. Ride starts near The Rail Yard Beer Garden on Shall Avenue. (coffee and chocolate covered strawberries await you at Two Rivers). 21 miles/827 elevation. GPS.

Note: Ignore your vehicle. We strongly recommend riding your bike to The Rail Yard versus driving as parking is very limited. And don’t forget that we designed your weekend to park your car and ignore it for three days.

Saturday Morning, May 4th

Breakfast at Your Hotel

8:00 – 8:30am

Packet Pickup in Capital Hotel Lobby

8:45am

Pre-ride briefing in the empty parking lot behind the Capital Hotel

9:00am

Ride start for Medium and Long routes. Meet behind the Capital Hotel in empty parking lot. Police escort.
Medium route – 47 miles/1765 elevation. GPS.
Long route – 60 miles/2375 elevation. GPS.

9:15am

Ride start for short route. Meet behind the Capital Hotel in empty parking lot. Police escort.

Short route – 37 miles/1325 elevation. GPS.

Saturday Afternoon

11:00am – 2:00pm

Lunch stop at Maumelle Park

Saturday Night

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Social Hour (Drinks/Appetizers) Junior League Ballroom & a taste of Nashville with Bonnie Montgomery

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Dinner and Interviews with Ultra,Ultra Cyclist Kurt Searvogel (Tarzan), Ninja Warrior James Drake. And more from Bonnie Montgomery and her trio.

Sunday Morning, May 5th

Breakfast at Your Hotel

7:30am – 8:15am

Church Service (James Drake Beastmaster, Ninja Warrior & Speaker) Capital Hotel 2nd floor Baxter Parlor room – everyone welcome!

8:30am

Mass start ride for 29-mile route. Meet behind the Capital Hotel in empty parking lot. Police escort with group photo stop at Arkansas capital building. (be sure to wear your new SWTR19 kit for the photo). 29 miles/1105 elevation. GPS.

11:00am/12:00pm

Check out times for Marriott (late check out for noon must be made by request)

11:00am/12:00pm

Check out times for Capital Hotel (late check out for noon must be made by request)

Sunday Afternoon

11:30am – 1:30pm

Lunch. Gather together one last time. Lunch on your own dime at Fassler Hall, a German inspired beer hall (walking distance just 7 blocks SE of hotels)

Ride Notes

Trolley Tracks Attack: Downtown Little Rock has trolly tracks running parallel with traffic in various locations. DO NOT attempt to engage these tracks in consideration of your precious cargo on the back. These tracks attacked twice during our 2014 rally and sent two teams home following hospital visits and unwanted bone fractures.

GPS Maps

Paper Maps and queue sheets will not be available at registration. In order to keep costs down, we’re asking you to print your own copies if you need them.

SAG support will be available all three days of the rally. SAG mobile phone numbers are on the back of your badge. For emergencies, call 911 before calling the SAG.

Rest Stops – Rest stops will be available along Saturday’s long route and Sunday’s ride so plan accordingly. Superb homemade yummies, fresh fruit and coffee along with a clean restrooms will be available at both rest stops.

Teams should come to the rally physically prepared to complete the route they choose to ride, with bicycles in working order and prepared to deal with minor repairs such as flats.