Film Friday

Last night in Little Rock I was lucky enough to attend the Mountain Film On Tour event at the Ron Robinson Theater. The event was sponsored by Ozark Outdoor Supply and was the place to be if you are part of the outdoor adventure community in Arkansas. Heck, it was the place to be no matter who you are. The 13 films presented covered everything from an elderly blind woman who conquered her fear of … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River Projects Ready for Public Review

Two projects are ready for public input. Public engagement is critical to the process of the decision-making and we recognize the diversity of opinion and interest represented by our visitors and stakeholders. There are multiple ways to comment on both projects. On Monday, October 22nd from 5:30 to 7 pm, there will be an open house at the Tyler Bend Visitor Center to learn and comment on … [Read more...]

Little Rock Marathon Offers New Race Series

(from media release) “Run Local Race Series is the perfect platform for first timers and experienced athletes to reach their personal bests.” Little Rock Marathon race officials announced yesterday they have created the Run Local Race Series and features three events in central Arkansas to take place in the coming months. The series includes the Creep ‘N Crawl 10K/5K on Oct. 27, the Ugly … [Read more...]

Toddlers to Blaze New Trails at Red Bull Pump Track World Championship

(from media release) Two-wheeling wunderkinds among first to ride new Runway Bike Park at The Jones Center The opening ribbon will soon be cut at The Jones Center’s new Runway Bike Park in Springdale, Arkansas. The first major event at North America’s largest pump track will be the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Final on Oct. 13, but the first wheels lining up at the start ramp will be … [Read more...]

Wild and Scenic Rivers of Arkansas

A National Anniversary October 2 was the 50 year anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Not well known in the world of public land management, the act, as described on Rivers.gov as: "The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in 1968 (Public Law 90-542; 16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq.) to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational … [Read more...]

Businesses Unite As the Country’s Premier Conservation Program Faces Expiration

(from media release) Over 280 companies urge Congress to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund before it expires on Sept. 30. The Conservation Alliance and Outdoor Industry Association released a letter today signed by more than 280 outdoor-focused businesses and organizations asking Congress to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) with full and … [Read more...]

National-Caliber Level Cyclocross Race, Oz Cross Comes to Northwest Arkansas in November

(from media release) A national-caliber cyclocross racing comes to Northwest Arkansas in November with two days of racing just a few minutes from downtown Fayetteville. The new event, Oz Cross, is part of the USA Cycling’s American Cyclocross Calendar, a series of races held nationwide. Oz Cross is scheduled all day on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11 at Millsaps Mountain, the … [Read more...]

Outdoor Recreation Economy Continues to Grow

(from media release) Final Bureau of Economic Analysis Report Confirms Outdoor Recreation Is an Economic Force; Accounts for Over 2 Percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product Outdoor recreation accounts for 2.2 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), according to the final report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on the outputs from outdoor recreation. The final report also found … [Read more...]

Is Pack Rat Outdoor Center the greenest outdoor shop in the country? – SNEWS

Another local outdoor shop makes the news. Pack Rat Outdoor Center in Northwest Arkansas is greener than we thought.   While lounging at a picnic table outside of Pack Rat Outdoor Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, I’m distracted by a woman tossing out a garbage bag. When I ask the store’s Sustainability Director, Faebyan Whittle, if it’s the day’s trash, she replies, “No, that’s the … [Read more...]

OZ Trails Off-Road Announces Pro Roster and Free Music for All

The OZ Trails Off-Road by Epic Rides just keeps getting better and better. They have released their Pro-rider Roster which includes 2018 World Champion - Kate Courtney racing for Team Specialized. With the addition of free music, this is turning into quite the festival. More information on both the Pro-rider Roster and the Music below. Inaugural Oz Trails Off-Road Announces Pro Roster Top Pro … [Read more...]