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Ditch the Keys 2013

Ditch the Keys

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:00 AM - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

Ditch the Keys 2013

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Type End Quantity
Carpool to School/Work Ended Free  
Walk to School/Work Ended Free  
Ride the Bus to School/Work Ended Free  
Car-free Lunch Ended Free  
Ditch the Keys 2013/Bike to Work Ended Free  

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Ozone Action Days is a public awareness program that focuses on reducing ozone air pollution to improve local air quality for healthy communities. "Ditch the Keys" is an awareness-building campaign encouraging central Arkansas residents to protect air quality by using alternate modes of transportation and to reduce outdoor activities on high-ozone days.  

On May 13-17, leave the keys at home and join us for Ditch the Keys Week to reduce ground-level ozone. Your body will thank you. Your lungs will thank you. The environment definitely will thank you.

Join one of the events listed below across central Arkansas and receive discounts and special offers from our many partners. 

Click Here for Discounts and Special Offers

·       Monday, May 13                      Carpool to school/work

·       Tuesday, May 14                     Walk to school/work

·       Wednesday, May 15                 Ride the bus to school/work

·       Thursday, May 16                    Car-free lunch

·       Friday, May 17                        Bike to Work Day

On Friday, May 17, be part of national Ride your Bike to Work Day. Several bike convoys will be riding all over and enjoying central Arkansas before work. Join in and pedal with one of our many convoys and be part of this effort to promote cleaner air and a healthier community! 

There will be a press conference at 7:30 a.m. at the Pulaski County Courthouse Rose Garden, located at the corner of Markahm St. and Broadway. All participants are invited  to a delightful breakfast at the Capital Hotel. 

Click Here for Bike Convoys Detailed List

Click Here for Bike Convoy Map

After your registration process is complete, print out your ticket and pick up your button at any of the following locations:


501 W Markham St.  Little Rock, AR 72201


Little Rock City Hall

500 W Markham St. Little Rock, AR 72201


North Little Rock City Hall

300 Main St. North Little Rock, AR 72119



Saline County Cooperative Extension Service

1605 Edison Ave. #15

Benton, AR 72015



Faulkner County Cooperative Extension Service

110 South Amity Road Suite 200

Conway, AR 72032



Pulaski County Cooperative Extension Service

2901 W. Roosevelt Rd

Little Rock, AR 72204



University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service

2301 S. University Avenue

Litle Rock, AR 72204


Your convoy leader

In addition to the events listed below, other events taking place throughout the week, 


Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA) "How to Ride" Clinic

Monday, May 13, 2013 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

             CATA will hold a "How to Ride the Bus" Clinic at the River Market Pavillion for those interested. CATA staff and a bus will be available for questions and information. 

Ride of Silence

Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.

             A Ride of Silence is held each year to honor those killed while bicyling. This year the ride will take place from 4800 W. 10th St. (new CALS Children's Library) to 12th Street and the Capitol.

“Ditch the Keys: Better Air, Better Bicycling,” a public forum

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)

             In conjunction with Bike to Work Day in Central Arkansas, the Clinton School will present a public forum focused on providing tips from biking experts on how to adapt to a biking-friendly lifestyle and a discussion of the future of bicycling in Central Arkansas. This event is part of Ozone Action Days, public awareness program that focuses on reducing ozone air pollution to improve local air quality for healthy communities. 

Click Here for Ditch the Keys 2013 Flyer

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Central Arkansas

Little Rock, AR

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:00 AM - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

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