People Cycling Rides

Total Eclipse of Arkansas.

This is a Approved Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Greg Corwin
Tour Dates
Start Location
Little Rock AR
End Location
Little Rock AR
Cost (est.)
$1980 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$1000 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
43 mi / 69 km
Avg. Elevation
1555 ft / 474 m
Ride Description


On April 8th, 2024, there will be a major celestial event in North America - a Total Eclipse of the Sun! 

The Great North American Eclipse will pass through southern Texas, through Arkansas and complete it's path in Prince Edward Island Canada (for the nerdy - it actually starts in Mazatlán Mexico and completes in Bonavista Labrador).

Conway Arkansas will be our destination for the event, which will begin at 12:33p and ends at 3:11, with the totality happening at 1:51 and will last for two minutes and 33 seconds.   The reason that Conway was selected is that April can be quite cloudy in most parts of the US and this area of Arkansas has a really good chance of being clear that April afternoon.


We will meet in Little Rock AR on Saturday April 6th for our first happy hour, route review meeting, and a group dinner. 

On the 7th we will be taking a portion of the Arkansas River Trail out of Little Rock and end up in Conway AR. 

The 8th, the day of the Eclipse, wil be a rest day since we will be preoccupied with the activities of the day. Lunch and dinner will be catered at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The 9th will be the Conway Loop, a 47 mile out-and-back of some rural areas of Arkansas (there will also be an option to shorten the ride by about 15 miles if you choose to do so)

The 10th will be the hardest day of the ride.… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

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