If you are interested in BikePed Little Rock, you may be interested in connecting to a larger community of similarly-aligned groups.  These groups have different purposes, including publicizing events/routes (e.g. AR Outside and AR Parks and Tourism), building and maintaining trails (e.g. ART Foundation and CATA), advising as citizens (e.g. BFCC and Governor's Council) advising as professionals (e.g. Rails to Trails and PBIC), advocacy (BACA and LAB) and others.  Most of these groups have missions that include more than one of these purposes.  Your best bet might be to explore the page below to find what you are looking for.

Local Organizations


Recycle Bikes for Kids is a 501c3 that provides free bikes to those who need them increasing transportation equity.

The Active Transportation Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory committee advising the City how to become more bike- and pedestrian-friendly.

Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas (BACA) is a 501c3 advocacy organization serving the needs of cyclists in our area.  

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Little Rock Walks is an organization highlighting the needs of Little Rock pedestrians.

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Strong Towns Little Rock is an organization devoted to the urbanity and economic sustainability of Little Rock.



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Metroplan is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Little Rock. Like all MPOs, it helps to plan transportation with an urban lens.

The Arkansas River Trail Foundation is a 501c3 that supports and promotes the 15.6 mile ART Loop and the 80+ mile ART Grand Loop.

The Big Dam Bridge Foundation is a 501c3 that supports and promotes the Big Dam Bridge.

The Central Arkansas Trail Alliance (CATA) builds and propmtes trails for moutain biking and other recreational purposes.

Advocating through your Little Rock neighborhood association is a strong way to secure BikePed infrastructure, especially through an Action Plan.

Encouraging your employer to be more bike-friendly can benefit you, your employer, and your community.  Contact me for help with the application.

Statewide Organizations


This magazine covers all types of biking in Arkansas.

Arkansas Outside is an excellent bicycle and pedestrian resource, especially for events.

The Governor's Advisory Council on Cycling is a citizen group created to advise the state about becoming more bike-friendly.  Contact Joe Jacobs.

ADH promotes BikePed infrastructure and activity, e.g. Why BikePed? videos.

Arkansas Parks and Tourism has some great resources for bicyclists (mountain and road) and hiking/backpacking.  

This organization provides expertise to reduce obesity in Arkansas communities, including making communities more BikePed-Friendly.

ArCOP is an alliance of stakeholders working to reduce obesity in Arkansas, including making communities more BikePed-Friendly. 

Bike/Walk Arkansas is a statewide advocacy organization for biking and walking.  The organization could use advocate energy!

National Organizations


LAB is a non-profit that provides support to increase bicycle safety and help organizations become more bike-friendly.

The PBIC is a source of BikePed news and resources from the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traffic Administration.

People for Bikes is a non-profit that advocates at a national level and supports at a local level for bike-friendly initiatives. 

Rails to Trails is a non-profit helping convert railroad corridors into shared use trails.  Their magazine recently featured the Southwest Trail.

IMBA is a national mountain biking advocacy and trail building group.  CATA is a chapter of IMBA.