Archives for August 2018

Leave No Trace Hot Spot at Cossatot River State Park – Natural Area

Cossatot Falls, Cossatot River State Park (Photo courtesy of Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism)The Hot Spot is a special event hosted by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and the staff of Cossatot River State Park- Natural Area. This event includes training, clean up events, and school programs. With nearly 200 nationwide nominations, Cossatot River State Park– Natural Area is … [Read more...]

First Recipients of IMBA’s New Trail Accelerator Grants Announced | IMBA

De Queen Lake has 32 miles of shoreline, more than 100 campsites, 8700 acres of surrounding land and the vision to become a mountain bike destination. The community will soon have its first three-mile trail at the lake, and wants to follow that with a plan for more. The organizations involved, including the Army Corps of Engineers, see the trails as a way to address the region’s obesity challenge, … [Read more...]

Little Rock Marathon Registrations Fees Going Up On August 30

(From Media Release) Athletes interested in participating in the 2019 Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K have through Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, to sign up at initial registration prices.   The Little Rock Marathon, presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Little Rock Half Marathon, presented by Baptist Health, will be held Sunday, March 4, 2019, with additional races and activities … [Read more...]

Inaugural Oz Trails Off-Road Dedicated to Tim Scott

(from media release) Mountain bike event honors one of the first advocates of mountain biking in Arkansas Epic Rides today announced that the inaugural Oz Trails Off-Road mountain bike event in Bentonville, Arkansas on October 5-7 will be dedicated to Tim Scott, a 38-year veteran of Arkansas State Parks and one of the state's first mountain bike advocates. Employed by Arkansas State … [Read more...]

Dude, Clean Your Bike

I'm a bit lazy about some things: hanging up my clothes, keeping my garage organized, and yes, washing my bike. Occasionally I do get a wild hair and get all my clothes put away, clean off my workbench, and wash my bike. If I'm lazy my clothes will be fine, although a bit wrinkled, and things might get a bit lost on the workbench, but not lost forever. My bike is another story. It really needs to … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River – A family adventure. | Jackson Kayaks

(A wonderful article from Jackson Kayak. Although this trip was enjoyed in June, this is one of those really cool years that people can float much of the Buffalo National River in August.) ...It’s been a month of hanging out with family building memories on one of my favorite rivers, The Buffalo National River in Arkansas.  The Ozarks are an awesome place to visit.  We’ve made it a family … [Read more...]

National Mountain Bike Survey

Here is a survey being conducting at the bequest of the International Mountain Bicycle Association. If you mountain bike and have a few minutes please answer the survey, heck, you could win a new drivetrain. Feel free to share this with your mountain biker friends. (From Media Release) IMBA has launched the first-ever nationwide survey to understand the habits, access to trails and levels of … [Read more...]

Adventures? Little Rock has Options

Arkansas is a diverse state and nothing illustrates this better than the abundance of outdoor adventures in the capital city of Little Rock. Mountain biking has been a popular activity since the 1980's and the area currently includes over 60 miles of singletrack trails. Most locals have hiked up, over, or around Pinnacle Mountain, recent additions to the adventure landscape include the Arkansas … [Read more...]

Hundreds of Cyclists Will Ride from North Little Rock to Hot Springs Village to Raise Money to Support People Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

(from media release) National MS Society’s Bike MS is the Largest Fundraising Bike Series in the World  200 cyclists are setting out to raise $129,000 toward a world free of MS by riding up to 126 miles over 2 days. Bike MS: Rock’n Hot Ride will depart from Garver, LLC in North Little Rock on Sept. 8 and conclude at Garver, LLC on Sept. 9. The ride will feature 4 fully stocked rest stops, … [Read more...]

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...]