Welcome to the Wampoo Roadeo presented by Aristotle Broadband!
The 14th edition of the Wampoo Roadeo starts at 7:01am on Saturday, July 16 from the All Souls Church, 4601 Walker’s Corner Road, in Scott, Arkansas. Parking is available directly across the road from the church in the grass farm area, but do not park along the shoulder of Walker’s Corner Road. Parking is also available at the Scott Charter School on Alexander Road.
Please do not park at the Scott, Arkansas Post Office.
The first rest stop is at mile 20, in England, Arkansas. The fine folks of the City of England are sponsoring this stop. The second rest stop is at mile 25, in Keo, Arkansas. Skinny J’s restaurant in North Little Rock is sponsoring this stop. The third rest stop is at mile 34 at Bevis Corner and sponsored by McClelland Consulting Engineers and staffed by the Mello Velo Cycling Club. This is also the fifth stop at mile 55 after leaving Lonoke if you ride the 62 mile route. The fourth rest stop is at mile 47 and sponsored by the City of Lonoke.
The Wampoo Pickle Juice Challenge is a Strava segment located on Highway 15 between Keo and Bevis Corner. Look for the "Burma-Shave" type signs along the route leading up to the start of the one mile segment. Fastest male and fastest female through the segment for each route, plus the 14th fastest rider through the segment overall, win prizes and bragging rights!
Bank of Little Rock Mortgage will be at the Finish Line serving ice cold watermelon and the Loblolly Creamery Ice Cream Truck will be serving free scoops of ice cream with chocolate milk from 9:15 until noon. Plan your ride accordingly to get back and have a cup of chocolate milk and a scoop of your favorite Loblolly ice cream.
Feel free to set up your cycling club tents, bring a chair or two, and hang out at the Finish Line and listen to Billy Jeter and the Shine Eye Band play some of their original tunes for the crowd. Shady Grove Pecan Orchards is sponsoring the band.
Packet Pickup will be at Skinny J’s in North Little Rock, 314 Main Street, from 4:30 to 8:00pm on Thursday, July 14. Happy Hour specials and $1.00 off all pints will be available to all Wampoo registered riders that night. If you ordered any merch', it’ll be in your bag along with a bib number. Stop by and hang out with the Wampoo crew. We’ll have a big map set up to look at all the turns and rest stop locations so you can plan your ride strategy.
If you can’t make Packet Pickup Thursday, we’ll have your bib number and anything you ordered at the Start Line before the ride begins. Look for the yellow pop up Registration tent.
Please note there will be a “Bevis Gate” set up at 10:00am at Bevis Corner. All riders not through the gate by 10:00am will be directed to the finish line via the 28/40 mile left turn at Bevis Corner. This is for everyone’s protection because of the heat, humidity and the wind.
The Wampoo Roadeo is a fundraiser for Recycle Bikes for Kids (RB4K). The mission of RB4K is to give free bikes to kids, provide adults the opportunity to earn a bike, and support bike infrastructure and education in the community.
Since 2008, a large part of the mission at RB4K is to get every kid a bike. But as RB4K has grown through the years , it’s become clear how crucial bike infrastructure, safety and education is to our community. Our new expanded mission addresses that need. Proceeds from this ride, which will continue honoring the life and legacy of Marilyn Fulper, will now directly help fund all of RB4K's future infrastructure projects.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38489422 62 mile route
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38489439 40 mile route
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38489443 26 mile route