Fifty Miles in Fifty States

Peggy and Lee Muncy first met in the early 1990s when attending a master’s swim class at the Little Rock Racquet Club.  Lee was in training for a Canadian Ironman triathlon, and Peggy simply liked to swim and wanted to get in shape.  Romance bloomed, and they wed in October 1992.  Of the twelve swimmers in the group, four  paired off and got married. 

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Wheels of Change

Sheila McDonald is one of those rare individuals for whom no athletic activity presents too steep a challenge. A self-described gym rat and all-around fitness enthusiast, the Pine Bluff native wears well the nickname she picked up some time ago, “Wonder Woman.”

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Gearing up for The Big One

On September 29, cyclists wanting to take on the challenge of riding a bicycle 100 miles will have their chance at Arkansas’s largest cycling tour, the Big Dam Bridge 100 (BDB100). Of the 3000-plus entrants, more than 1000 of them will register for the 100-mile route. As these cyclists roll their bikes to the starting line, they bring with them a variety of goals and expectations for their ride.

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The Art of School Cycling

Four years ago, the Arkansas Arts Academy hired new CEO Mary Ley, and the first thing she did was add cycling to the curriculum. “Cycling has made positive impacts on the students, staff, school culture and even the arts,” Mrs. Ley says. “And if cycling were a student, I would give it an A+.” Here are a few of the specific areas in which cycling has played a role at the Arkansas Arts Academy.

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