Registration open for annual Tour de Toad

Literacy Action of Central Arkansas will host its Ninth Annual Tour de Toad and Iron Toad at noon Saturday, April 30, in Conway.

An official event of Toad Suck Daze, Tour de Toad raises funds to increase adult literacy in Faulkner County, while encouraging a healthy lifestyle and cycling. 

Literacy Action of Central Arkansas is partnering with Kiwanis of Conway to award those that complete the Toad Run and the Tour de Toad ride with an IRON TOAD medal.

The Kiwanis Toad Run ( is at 8 a.m. that day, which gives runners plenty of time to rest and gear up for the bike ride at noon (registration is at 11 a.m.). Participants who complete both the run and the ride (any combination of routes) will receive the special Iron Toad medal at the end of the ride.

Tour de Toad includes:

  • Pre- and post-ride snacks and goodies.
  • A choice between a 25-mile or 46-mile route. Both routes are fully SAG supported with stocked aid stations, bathrooms, police escorts and HAM radio personnel for safety.
  • A finish line celebration with food trucks and other vendors.
  • A 2016 custom T-shirts free at registration. (All registrants that are 18 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.)

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Tour de Toad 2016 sponsors are First Security Bank, Conway Corporation, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and Conway Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Ride, Conway Advocates for Bicycling (CAB), Bill Foster and the Foster Family, First Class Trophies & Awards, Baker Eye Clinic, Bobby’s Bike Hike, Murray Law Firm, Grass Roots Lawn Care, The Southern Gourmasian, The Beast Food Truck, Southern Salt Food Truck, Loblolly Creamery, Eric Rob & Isaac, Cranford Co. and Journey Event Consulting.

All proceeds from the ride support Literacy Action for Central Arkansas.

The Literacy Action offices are located in the Main Library of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) in Little Rock and in the Faulkner County Library in Conway. For more information, call Sara Drew at 501.372.7323 or visit