2018 Tour de Toad described as ‘the best’

Organizers of the 11th Annual Tour de Toad are calling this year’s event “the best.”

There were 270 riders who participated in the bike ride, with 30 volunteers as well as fans turning out at Cantrell Field, where the race started and finished. The oldest rider was 83 and the youngest was 7.

The event, which raised more than $15,000 to support Literacy Action of Central Arkansas, drew riders from Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, Alabama, Oklahoma and Colorado.

Cyclists start the course for the 11thAnnual Tour de Toad Ride held May 5 at Cantrell Field near Conway. The event raised more than $15,000 to support Literacy Action of Central Arkansas. (See more photos in the July edition of 501 LIFE.)

Participants could choose from three routes: a 10-mile family ride, a 20-mile intermediate ride and a 40-mile advanced ride.

“This was the best Tour de Toad Bike Ride yet!” said Sara Drew, executive director of Literacy Action of Central Arkansas. “Literacy Action of Central Arkansas was able to provide a top-notch experience for riders (and families) of all levels at an affordable price, and all proceeds support adults and families who are improving their reading and English language skills. Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers and sponsors who made Tour de Toad such a success!”

There were 68 Iron Toad medals awarded to individuals who participated in the Toad Suck Daze Run, held earlier that morning, and Tour de Toad.

For more information, visit facebook.com/TourdeToad or literacyactionar.org/events/tour-de-toad.