The Bella Vista Bike Club is an informal group of bicyclists who enjoy cycling and socializing with one another.
The club is currently led by its President, Isaac Vanderhoff. A dedicated group of members keep the club vigorous with their voluntary support. They plan parties, tours, picnics, and all manner of other activities that make the club one of the best in NW Arkansas. The club has about thirty members; twelve to twenty ride regularly; the rest come to the parties.
Club members meet for rides on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There are three ride starting points: First Baptist Church in Hiwasse, Blowing Springs RV Park near Lake Bella Vista, and Nick&Tony's quanset hut, Rains Road Jane, MO. The Monthly Ride Calendar is posted on our website: bellavistabikeclub.com or the Facebook page: bellavistabikeclub. We also have a club email account: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ride start times depend on the season of the year:
8:30 a.m. June, July, August
9 a.m. May, September, October
10 a.m. November through April
We normally do not ride if it is raining, snowing, or below 40 degrees. Use your own personal judgment about attending. Phone Isaac Vanderhoff, 479-270-7271 or Mike Stone, 479-866-9561 if in doubt. We don’t have a roll call, but we do try to leave on time. Our average riding speed is 12-17 mph, but the wind direction and hills may cause that to vary some. Mike usually takes a slower-paced group out on a less challenging, but maybe longer route so check with him too!
Helmets are required on all club rides !
Sometimes the club has a week-long tour. Thus far we have toured in Texas, Vermont, Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana and Arizona/Utah. Non-riding spouses usually go along on these rides, driving Sag Wagons to haul luggage, shop, and have a good time on their own.
The Bella Vista Bike Club also has several social events every year, plus picnic rides, to which non-riding spouses are invited. Newcomers are always welcome.
The annual membership fee is $20 for those who join before July 1 and $10 after July 1. To join the club, contact Isaac at email@example.com. Be sure to include your address, phone number, and email so you can receive our Ride Calendar.
Contact Roger @ 479.866.6378.