RIVER CLASSIC SEPT. 18, 2021

The Young Life River Classic ride is on for 2021! Formerly the Young Life Inner City Classic.  All funds raised in this event go toward our ministry efforts to teenagers in underserved communities south of I-630. The 2020 ride was our largest and most successful ride ever and we’re hoping to build on that success in 2021.

What is the River Classic?

  • A USA Cycling-sanctioned, fully supported ride with great fun, food and fellowship
  • A fundraising event for Young Life’s Little Rock Southside ministry
  • A ride that happens the weekend before the Big Dam Bridge 100 and follows the same routes along the Arkansas River Trail and includes Wye Mountain, making it the perfect training ride for BDB100 riders
  • This is a fully supported ride, with easy to follow route signs, rest stops, and traffic control.
  • A ride with three distance options for every level of cyclists
    • 20 miles for beginners or those that just want to cruise
    • 40 miles for those looking for a weekend challenge
    • 64-mile metric century route up Wye mountain for the adventurous.

Registration

Registration is opening soon and there are no plans to limit the size of the ride at this time.

Event Details

Date:  Saturday, September 18th, 2021.

Start/Finish: the Rail Yard (1212 E. Sixth St).

Post ride lunch on the Rail Yard's spacious outdoor patio.

 

THE COURSES


This year’s ride has three ride options:

View Course

Ride begins at 9:00 am


View Course

Ride begins at 8:30am

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Ride begins at 7:30am

2020 Event Photos

About Young Life

Young Life isn’t about a program. It’s about adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don't happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.

Our Mission

Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.​

Our Methods

We accomplish our mission by ...

  • Praying for young people.
  • Going where kids are and building personal relationships with them.
  • Earning the right to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
  • Providing fun, adventurous, life-changing and skill-building experiences.
  • Inviting kids to personally respond to the Good News and walking in friendship with them regardless of their response.
  • Preparing kids for a life-long relationship with Christ and a love for His word, His mission and the local church.
  • Working in community alongside like-minded adults (volunteer leaders, committee members, donors and staff).

Young Life Southside Ministry

Young Life Southside serves High School students south of I-630. While Young Life is a worldwide ministry, we are focused on developing relationships with students right here in Central Arkansas.

Our passion is to make an impact in some of the most under-resourced parts of Little Rock with students who encounter many difficulties and are often in situations beyond their control.

One of the best parts of Young Life is being able to take students to a Young Life summer camp. At camp, kids experience safe community and participate in once-in-a lifetime activities. The distractions from their life at home are removed so that they are able to hear a message of hope and experience life to the full with Jesus.

OUR SPONSORS

A big thanks to all of our sponsors for making this event possible and for helping us invest in the lives of kids and allow them to experience Young Life camps. Interested in being a sponsor? Email Woody Harrelson (not the famous one) for information: woody@hatcheragency.com

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