Pedal The Ridge is a group of volunteers who try to promote cycling and bicycle events in Northeast Arkansas. Our staff comes primarily from Paragould and Jonesboro, Arkansas. Both cities share a love for cycling and have large communities of riders.
First organized by Dr. Brady Allman, our cycling event has changed a great deal over the last decade. Pedal The Ridge was originally called, "The Ridge Ride," and later became the "Iron Caboose," when it was a part of the Downtown Paragould Loose Caboose Festival.
2015 saw the ride become an independent entity, with a name change to better indicate that we are an bicycle event, rather than motorcycle (our area is home to several motorcycle poker rides). 2016 was the first year that Pedal The Ridge began a partnership with the Greene County Future Fund to sponsor family-friendly green spaces in our area. Pedal The Ridge is included in the Future Fund's Get DownTown Festival, held each year in downtown Paragould. The festival provides food, music, and fitness with our ride as well as a 5K run, a BBQ contest, and more.
What is a Future Fund?
A Future Fund is a way for young professionals to give back to their communities. It doesn’t take great wealth, and it doesn’t require a huge time commitment.
Simply put, you and your peers contribute to a special charitable fund at Arkansas Community Foundation of Greene County, and together, you come to a decision about which local charities you want to support with your pooled dollars.
When you join the Future Fund, you get to meet other young professionals who share your interests, learn about needs in our community and take an active role in finding solutions. And because a portion of your contribution is invested in a permanent endowment, the money you donate now will continue to grow and benefit our community when your children and grandchildren are in their 20s and 30s.
Join Us or Renew Your Membership
If you're between the ages of 25 and 45 and care about the future of Greene County, Future Fund is for you! Anyone can join. Your contribution to the Greene County Future Fund counts as your membership dues for the calendar year.
Arkansas Community Foundation of Greene County Executive Director
Kimberly Dale, Future Fund chair
Arkansas Community Foundation of Greene County is an affiliate of the statewide Arkansas Community Foundation. We offer tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps.