North­woods to co-spon­sor bike demon­stra­tions

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The North­woods Trail Sys­tem will co-spon­sor a demon­stra­tion of Pivot Cy­cles bi­cy­cles at 10 a.m. Feb. 2.

The demon­stra­tion, which will fea­ture a range of Pivot Cy­cles bikes, will be of­fered un­til 4 p.m. at the North­woods Trail­head on Pineland Drive, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

“This is an ex­cit­ing time for our newly opened North­woods sys­tem, and we’re pleased to host in co­op­er­a­tion with Park­side Cy­cle a team from Pivot Cy­cles that will pro­vide demon­stra­tions of a wide va­ri­ety of bikes for rid­ers to try out,” Traci Berry, trails co­or­di­na­tor for Visit Hot Springs, said in the re­lease.

The Pivot Cy­cles team will be demon­strat­ing the Tempe, Ari­zona, Fire­bird 29, Fire­bird, Switch­blade,

Trail 429, Mach 4, Mach 5.5, Mach 6 and Mach 429 SL bi­cy­cles.

Rid­ers are asked to bring hel­mets, photo iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and a credit card to the demo events. Rid­ers younger than 16 will need a par­ent or le­gal guardian to at­tend to sign for them.

The demo team will have Shi­mano, Crank Broth­ers, Time and DMR Vault plat­form ped­als, but rid­ers are free to bring their own ped­als.

Demon­stra­tion ride times are typ­i­cally one hour per bike, but may vary depend­ing on the event.

Park­side Cy­cle and Oua­chita Rides and Guides will of­fer shut­tles to and from Cedar Glades Park on Wild­cat Road be­cause of lim­ited park­ing at the North­woods Trail­head. Rid­ers may also park at Cedar Glades and ride to the demo. Trail sys­tem per­son­nel will se­cure bikes while rid­ers take the demon­stra­tion.

Should the North­woods Trails be closed due to wet con­di­tions, demon­stra­tions will be moved to Cedar Glades Park, the re­lease said.

Visit Hot Springs be­gan con­struc­tion in Novem­ber 2017 on Phase One of the trail sys­tem and a grand open­ing cer­e­mony in Novem­ber 2018 sig­naled the open­ing of the first seg­ment.

Phase Two of the trail sys­tem will re­sult in a 44.6-mile sys­tem of first-class bik­ing trails on the prop­erty that in­cor­po­rates pris­tine forested hills and three lakes, the re­lease said.

Call Berry at 501-321-2027 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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