A Day in the Life of a Mountain-Bike Trail Builder | Outside Online

Well, look who made it into the pages of Outside Magazine. It's always good when we run into Clayton and Woody (Nathan), besides being great guys, it usually means that world class mountain bike trails are being built nearby. Clayton Woodruff, vice president of Progressive Trail Designs (PTD) in Bentonville, Arkansas, misses digging in the dirt. When he joined the mountain-bike trail-building … [Read more...]

Northwoods Mountain Bike Trail – Grand Opening

My tires bounced along a rocky path carved through a dense forest of towering pine trees. The sunlight filtering through the canopy revealed a scene that looked as though it was plucked from a J. R. R. Tolkien novel. We were completely in the wilderness, yet only minutes from downtown Hot Springs National Park, riding a newly-constructed network of trails that brings world-class mountain biking to … [Read more...]

E-bike festival planned for Bentonville next year

(from media release) Organizers of a new electric bike festival coming to the cycling destination of Bentonville next year hope to bring together thought leaders both inside and outside the industry to address the industry’s challenges and spur new innovation, with e-bikes as a key element in jump-starting market growth. “My take is we need to innovate in cycling. There are all these things that … [Read more...]

Press Coverage for Events: PR Essentials to Make Your Race a Success

We provide this article as a cry for help from race/event organizers and directors across the state. We have wonderful outdoor events and Arkansas Outside has done it's best to keep up with the growing community that is based around outdoor recreation. Often we find ourselves scouring social media pages to find information on events to share with the outdoor community both in-state and … [Read more...]

Donate bikes and helmets to Recycle Bikes for Kids at UCA’s football games.

The Law Offices of Alan LeVar and the University of Central Arkansas have partnered to collect children's bike helmets and bikes to donate to Recycle Bikes for Kids. Bring your used bikes and children's helmets to UCA's November 3 game (at 6 PM) against Lamar University and the November 10 game (at 3 PM) against the University of the Incarnate Word! You can also stop by the Law Offices of Alan … [Read more...]

Visit Bentonville hires IMBA’s Aimee Ross to lead Bike Bentonville | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

Aimee Ross, who most recently served as brand and events director for the International Mountain Bicycling Association, has joined Visit Bentonville as director of Bike Bentonville, which promotes a bicycle-friendly culture for residents and tourists. Ross comes to Visit Bentonville with more than 12 years of marketing, sales, branding and event experience in the bicycle industry, including roles … [Read more...]

Northwoods Trail System Has New Coordinator, Set For November Opening.

(from media release) Director of Raid the Rock Adventure Race Named Coordinator for Hot Springs’ World-class Northwoods Trails System; Dedication Set for Weekend of November 16 – 18 Traci Berry, race director of  Raid the Rock Adventure Race in Central Arkansas, has been named trail coordinator for the new Northwoods mountain biking trails system in Hot Springs. Berry, who is an account … [Read more...]

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...]