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Contact(s):Diana Long

Director of River Market Operations

Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau

Office: (501) 320-3503 Cell: (501) 551-0420

Monday, September 16, 2013



September 16, 2013


Diana Long

Director of River Market Operations

Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau

Office: (501) 320-3503 Cell: (501) 551-0420




(September 16, 2013) – The Little Rock River Market, Chainwheel and Recycle Bikes for Kids


will present the inaugural Biketoberfest event featuring Bikes, Beer, Music, Art and Fun on Sunday, October 13 at the

River Market Pavilions from 1pm to 3pm, and will close the event with a Rockabilly Fun Ride at 3pm through

downtown Little Rock.

Event elements include the Rat Rod Build-off and Silent Auction. Builders have been collecting old bicycles and

parts to put together newly styled, custom Rat Rod bicycles of every shape imaginable. Builders will offer certain

bikes at Silent Auction during this event, with the proceeds benefiting Recycle Bikes for Kids.

Spectators will have the opportunity to take in a show by The Southern BMX Stunt Show who will entertain

spectators with their high flying tricks and crazy bicycling skills, as well as an Urban Bike Trials demo featuring local

riders performing amazing acts of balance and fluid motion as they hop, bounce, swing and flip in and around objects

a traditional bicyclist would strictly avoid. The event will also feature a demo by Little Rock’s own Bicycle Polo Club.

Participants can join in the fun testing their balance and stamina during two activities, including the Adult Trike Race

where full grown adults atop child sized tricycles and race to the finish line, and the Circle of Balance where riders

follow an ever growing tighter circle of bikers without losing balance or bumping into one another.

Browse and shop among a variety of art at during the art show and sale featuring a variety of local artists work

including paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, clothing and more. Food and drinks will be available for sale,

including beer.

Visit with representatives of the Wounded Warrior Ride who will complete the Little Rock portion of their event on

Saturday, but who will join us in furthering the celebration at Biketoberfest. Beer sales will benefit the Arkansas

Freedom Fund, the local Wounded Warrior affiliated non-profit.


End the afternoon with the Rockabilly Fun Ride, starting at 3pm at the River Market Pavilions and trekking through

downtown Little Rock, dressed to the nines in your favorite Rockabilly style. Costumes are encouraged and prizes

will be awarded for best dressed individuals and couple.


Additional Information:









42 years of award winning service doesn't come easy. In fact, we work hard at it. Chainwheel evolves to meet the

needs of Little Rock's growing cycling market by educating our staff, stocking the best brands and earning our

customer's loyalty. Fourteen years of "Best of Little Rock" awards support our claim that we are the best in Arkansas

with the most dedicated, most approachable and friendly staff with the best base of knowledge. We connect with our

newest customers and our long term customers continue to shop at Chainwheel. We ride, we love it and it shows.

That's the Chainwheel Advantage.




Recycle Bikes For Kids



was started in 2008 to provide bikes to kids who would not otherwise have one. We began


by buying used bikes but quickly discovered that people will give you their old bikes when they know you'll repair

them and give them to kids. Everyone remembers their first bike and they want to share that experience. We have

received over 5,000 bikes and have repaired and delivered over 4,500 of them. We always need more bikes. Just call

and we'll come pick up yours or you can drop it off at our shop or any local bike shop.





Southern BMX Stunt Show



is about family friendly entertainment with a positive lifestyle message. Our goal is to


entertain the audience of all ages, with our high flying bike stunts while conveying a message of living a positive lifestyle.

Positive Lifestyle means making positive decisions to improve your quality of life—stay in school, live drug and

alcohol free and refrain from bullying.

The Southern BMX Stunt riders will blow your mind with their fearless antics all set to a radio friendly soundtrack.

Our team is available for shows of all types, in any setting. We specialize in school assemblies and outdoor

community festivals.






Bicycle Trials



is part art part sport where bikes, typically fashioned without seats where the riders ride over


obstacles such as rocks, stairs, railings and virtually anything else without crashing, or even so much as touching a

foot to the ground for support. This takes immense skill and balance as well as strength. Watch this demo to

understand more about this sport:







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