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    Hot Springs, Arkansas Bike Routes?

    Hi folks. I'll be in Hot Springs this weekend and was wanting to see if there were some 30-50 mile routes that someone could recommend. Low traffic and shoulders on the road would be extra nice.

    Thanks.
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    You might stop in at Parkside Cycle at 719 Whittingtoon Ave. in HS. Open 11-6, Tues-Sat. I think the Hot Springs Bicycle Club may do some group rides from there.

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    Lots of good riding in the area, though if you're staying in the condo zones near the lake, traffic on Hwy 7 can be problematic (no shoulders there either).

    But if you're anywhere near downtown, plenty of back streets to get across / out of town to the East, NE, N and NW.

    Take some low gears... lots of steep hills. One of my favorite short loops:


    http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...s/291753302638

    a bunch more:

    http://www.mapmyride.com/search?txtL...rch=SEARCH+%3E
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    Heading to a wedding and then home tonight, I had a great time in HS area yesterday even though I didn't get to ride until about 1 PM. Though we stayed at Comfort Suites on 270 (south side) I worked my way downtown with just a bit of riding on Hwy 7. 3

    I did the ride out to the west for about 15 miles out and back. I saw the recommended bike shop in the way back into downtown and had a pleasant half hour cooling dow and having a gatorade. Then back downtown, drank a Fat Tire to replace some carbs, and then climbed the Mountain Tower hill. Glad I brought the touring bike rather than the compact double. That was a great climb and fun downhill.

    Thanks to you folks for the advice. With this 102 degree heat, I felt right at home.

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