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Local State Senate Candidate, Derek Huber announced his “Ride The District” campaign last Friday to travel hundreds of miles around Boone, Marion, Baxter, Fulton, and Izard counties by mountain bike and kayak over 7 to 10 days.
Derek will be joined by a film and support crew to document the journey. The Huber for Senate Campaign announced on social media that the goal of the campaign is to highlight the beauty of the region and outdoor recreation opportunities within State Senate District 23.
“We have a lot of goals with this project, we want to bring attention to the scenery of the area and our love of it, we also want to show and promote the tourism opportunities that exist here. My hope is that in the process of undertaking this challenge we can produce something genuine and unique to us in North Central Arkansas. From the beginning I’ve wanted to have a very grass roots campaign and do things differently. I’m equally excited and curious to see what becomes of it because when you work on editorial or documentary style videos, you can only plan so much. The content produced will be an asset both to the area, local business owners, and our campaign. It was important to me that we work with local creatives and launch campaigns that would be helpful to the district, as opposed to just buying advertising.” said Derek.
Derek has partnered with Jake Anderson of Norfork Adventure Supply to help with logistics, navigation, and potential equipment failures. Jake added, “We think this project is great because we are always looking for opportunities to show off not just what our area has, but what it could have. We are always working on raising awareness in our part of the state about the number of recreational opportunities that exist here.”
While the team has not released their full route yet, you can follow along on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and on the route page: https://huberforsenate.com/ridethedistrict