Bike town, Hot Springs

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Spa City contemplates a future where cyclists drive tourism. The hippest new place to stay in Hot Springs leans heavily on the past while peering into the near future. The Best Court Motel, 638 Ouachita Ave., is a fully renovated motor court, that bygone brand of motel designed with the early car travelerĀ in mind. It's a U-shaped collection of connected brick cottages, each with a small front porch and an attached garage. But the garages aren't for cars anymore, co-owner Jimi Brazil says. He's expecting visitors to soon stow their muddy (and often expensive) mountain bikes there. Like Brazil, Steve Arrison, the longtime CEO of Visit Hot Springs, the Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission, envisions...

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Bike town, Hot Springs

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