Bike Arkansas- New Editor, New Publisher, More Coverage

Normally, you don't find one outdoor publication promoting another but I have a connection here going back to before the inception of Bike Arkansas. I had the opportunity to serve as it's first guest editor. I've distributed copies at Interbike in Las Vegas for three years where I have always been greeted with amazement that Arkansas has its own commercial bicycle publication. Also, … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River Proposes Camping Fee Increase

(From media release) Buffalo National River maintains numerous campgrounds throughout the park. They range from primitive with just vault toilets, no water, and no designated sites to developed areas with electric and water hookups for RV camping. The park last raised camping fees in 2013 and will hold a public comment period about possible camping fee increases in 2019. The park … [Read more...]

IMBA will celebrate its 30th anniversary at Outerbike’s Bentonville event | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

The International Mountain Bicycling Association will celebrate its "Dirty 30" anniversary, October 26-28, 2018, in Bentonville, Arkansas, during the Outerbike demo event. IMBA will host special rides and a Saturday evening celebration at Outerbike. Everyone is invited, but space will be limited. Registration is available via Outerbike's website and all ticket price levels include IMBA's Dirty … [Read more...]

Buffalo River Algae Update

(from media release) The Buffalo River continues to experience significant algal growth this summer as hot and dry conditions persist. Most algae is harmless, but certain types can make people and pets sick if they swim in or drink water in close proximity to the algae.  This year a species of blue-green algae (also called cyanobacteria) has been identified within the river. This species has the … [Read more...]

Engineering Business is Part of the Cycling Community

It’s early Monday morning and Derek Berry is getting ready for his morning commute. He throws on his backpack and rather than starting up his Subaru Crosstrek, he wheels his matte black Cannondale bike out from his apartment, hops aboard and pedals off into the Little Rock sunshine. A few minutes later, he’s at the River Trail. A few more and he’s crossing the Big Dam Bridge to North Little … [Read more...]

Efforts Underway to Acquire Private Land Blocking the Buffalo River Trail

The Buffalo River Foundation (BRF) acquired an option to purchase a 64-acre private inholding within the boundaries of the Buffalo National River. The tract of land, near the South Maumee access point on the river blocks completion of a 28-mile extension of the Buffalo River Trail (BRT)between Highways 65 and 14. BRF must raise $80,000 and close on the property before the end of October. To … [Read more...]

Central Arkansas Water Taking Applications for Mountain Biking Study

(From media release) Applications are currently being accepted for participation in a study on whether mountain biking on the Ouachita Trail in the Lake Maumelle Watershed affects water quality. Participants selected for the study will be part of a limited group with permission to bike a segment of that trail in central Arkansas. Mountain biking is not currently allowed on Central … [Read more...]

Buffalo Point Storm Damage Update

(from media release) Buffalo Point Campground remains under an emergency closure due to storm damage that the park sustained on July 21. The Buffalo Point Restaurant and Cabins were open for business as of July 22. All down trees in the vicinity of the restaurant and cabins have been removed and electricity has been restored. Highway 268 is open and clear, however, the road leading down into the … [Read more...]

This is PTD

Do you ride mountain bikes? Run or hike trails? Have you checked out places like Slaughter Pen, Fossil Flats, Back 40, Buffalo Headwaters, Coler, or the Railyard? The folks at Progressive Trail Design (PTD) had a huge part (sometimes all the parts) in building these and other trails in Northwest Arkansas. If you live somewhere in the state other than the northwest corner, don't fret. Woody and his … [Read more...]

Sharing BikePed Trails | City of Little Rock

Some great advice no matter what trails you are enjoying. See the links at the bottom for specific rules for the Arkansas River Trail. Please share this post with other trail users and thanks to the City of Little Rock for reminding us to share the trails. BikePed trails, like the Arkansas River Trail, are a great local resource and are heavily used by different types of users (Fig. 1). … [Read more...]