Ride pays off
The Wampoo Roadeo, an annual charity ride in Central Arkansas held in June this year, just completed its 11th ride. It’s raised more than $57,000 in that time for the Marilyn Fulper Memorial Fund, which was created to honor the Little Rock cyclist, who was killed while riding her bike in 2010 when a driver ran a red light. The fund has purchased nine bicycle repair stations, eight air pumps and partnered with local foundations to purchase two water fountains and with the cities of North Little Rock and Little Rock to purchase trail sweepers. Organizer Charlie Hart says the fund is in the process of installing a repair station and air pump in Lonoke and is actively seeking a location for a water fountain on the east end of the Arkansas River Trail loop.