Saturday was a true celebration of Mexican heritage. The bike ride, organized by Arkansas Latinas Bike, was part of a larger Dia de los Muertas festival with dancing, food, and music. The 11-mile bike ride along the Razorback Greenway started in Downtown Springdale and went down to Fayetteville and around Lake Fayetteville. It was a gorgeous Fall morning with views of trees and leaves at the end of their color change cycle. Dressing up was highly encouraged and I saw catrinas, calacas and calaveras on the ride and at the festival. We were treated to homemade pozole and tamales after the ride; which made me question why on earth I'd been eating granola bars all these years. Tamales are the perfect size to stick in a jersey pocket and pack a ton of protein and calories. It was a really fun day to be on a bike celebrating with new and old friends.