Tour De Bluff 2019


“This is KARK 4 news at 12:30” ARORA, NOVEL T’S CUSTOM SCREEN PRINTING AND AD SPECIALTY GALLERY, AND THE CITY OF PINE BLUFF ARE HOSTING THE 16TH ANNUAL TOUR DE BLUFF THIS WEEKEND. HERE TO TELL US MORE IS MYC SCOTT WITH ARORA. Question: Can you tell us a little bit about the event? The goal of Tour de Bluff is to show people how to stay in shape while having fun and to showcase the rebuilding of one of Central Arkansas cities. It is also a great opportunity for ARORA to inform people on the importance of registering to become an organ, tissue and eye donor. Currently more than 300 Arkansans are on the national transplant waiting list. Tour de Bluff is a family activity for people of all ages to learn the safe way to enjoy bicycling, to learn how to register to become an organ, tissue and eye donor, and learn how to maintain a happy lifestyle, plus have a lot of fun. Anyone can participate; those who are just learning to ride a bicycle; those who ride regularly; and those who haven’t been on a bicycle since they were kids. Anyone can register to become an organ, tissue and eye donor. When people choose to register to become a donor they have the potential to save up to 8 lives through organ donation and enhance up to 200 lives through tissue and eye donation. Question: What are the race course options? Tour De Bluff is a road race with bicycle courses designed for riders to travel any comfortable distance: there are several different course options that riders can choose from. We have a 23 mile, a fifty mile and a 62 mile course. Plus we will be having a Mayor’s Mile to kick off the event. Tour De Bluff is also setup as a Boy Scout Challenge. Boy Scouts can work on their Cycling Merit Badge and earn a patch. Question: If people want to come to the event and not race, will there be other activities? There will be all kinds of activities including: A bicycle safety demonstration The 4H and Jefferson County Growing Healthy Communities have partnered for Bicycle Safety stations and will be teaching safe riding skills. A Fire Engine display by the Pine Bluff Fire Department, “BEST LOOKING BIKE” contest Blues music Registration table where people can register to become organ, tissue and eye donors. Question: How can people register for the race? People go online to register at tourdebluff.com or register onásite the day of the event. Registration is $35 and includes a tá shirt, medal and items from local vendors. The event is free to noná racers. Local food trucks will also be onásite selling food and drinks. Question: How can people register to become an organ, tissue or eye donor? ARORA will be at the event and people can register at the event using their driver’s license and ARORA’s swipe technology (DEMONSTRATE WITH IPAD) or people can register at donatelifearkansas.org.

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