Jay Gandy, Ph.D. (Professor and Associate Provost for the UAMS NWA Campus) My wife, Lisa, and I have been avid cyclists for many years. We ride with several different cycling clubs and typically ride our road bikes about 100-150 miles a week. Last year we purchased gravel bikes and have really enjoyed exploring the gravel roads in central and northwest Arkansas. Not only is biking a great activity to keep us physically active, it has allowed us to make many friends in the cycling community. We consider ourselves very lucky to live in an area with so many cycling opportunities, and with the mild winters in Arkansas, cycling is a year-around activity for us.