JONESBORO – A new bicycle tour linking Arkansas State University’s Heritage Sites will begin as a part of the Arkansas Roots Music Festival on Saturday, April 1.
The Arkansas Roots Ride will begin and end at the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, and invites bicycle riders to experience the wide-open Delta spaces between the Dyess Colony and the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum at Tyronza.
Registration is open now at AState.edu/ARMFride. Early registration is $50, with late registration $55.
The 30-mile out-and-back course starts on the gravel road at the Cash home. Only the first quarter mile of the course will be gravel. Check-in opens at 8 a.m., with the ride beginning at 9 a.m.
Along with a commemorative tee-shirt, ride support and snacks, and admission to both A-State Heritage Sites, riders will also receive admission to the Arkansas Roots Music Festival that begins at noon as well as a voucher for food at one of the festival food trucks.