The Bigfoot Challenge

Leave no trace, Bigfoot's been doing it for years! The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has been teaching us how to limit our impact on natural areas for years, too. Like Bigfoot, we should leave no evidence behind when we're enjoying front or backcountry areas. The Bigfoot Challenge is an easy way to practice responsibility in the outdoors by committing to: Teach a child or a … [Read more...]

New Arkansas Mountain Biking Guide

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is all in on mountain biking in the Natural State. Not only did they send yours truly to Sin City to attend Interbike and tell everyone about our great state, they gave me this awesome brochure to share with folks. … [Read more...]

Where the Magic Happens

  Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a bicycle nut advocate. I spend a lot of time talking about the importance of bikes as a transportation solution. I talk about bicycling as a tourism and economic generator. I talk about the health benefits of cycling, the joy of sharing a ride with friends and family. Then there is mountain biking, getting out into the woods, exploring, getting to know … [Read more...]

Dennis Moore Trail Closed

We just got word of this through the Ozark Off Road Cyclists: OORC - IMPORTANT NOTICE: Dennis Moore Trail is CLOSED Hey Everyone, We sincerely regret having to make this announcement... To all that have come to know and love the Dennis Moore Trail, we are sad to say it is now CLOSED - effective immediately. Built by Dennis Moore and company roughly 20 years ago, the trail passes … [Read more...]

Arkansas is A-MAZE-ing – 6 Corn Mazes to Enjoy this Fall

Competing in runs, bike races, climbing events and other outdoor activities is not just about personal goals, it's also about fun. Playing as a family or with friends is the most rewarding part of being outdoors. An amazing weekend outing with friends and family in the Fall is to visit a corn maze. A corn or maize maze is a large field of corn with a maze cut in it creating a unique Autumn … [Read more...]

Arkansas Traveller – Whatever Gets You Through The Night

The night was young, the dark of the woods was new as music blared from the speaker and laser lights strobed up into the trees leading runners on the Arkansas Traveller 100 Miler to the aid station at mile 87.2. Most of the food had been put away for safe keeping after the morning shift when runners passed the station at mile 28.6 of the course. We knew the first place runner would be coming in … [Read more...]

About that party at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch… looks like it was legen...(wait for it)...dary. Thanks to 1st Place Winners of the 24HHH Film Race: Estephan Coronado & Nolen Ingersoll, this video rocks. Partners from AFS - Student Films on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell or Your Vibe attracts your Tribe

What happens when you mix 280 climbers; not including their groupies, from all all across the U.S. with perfect weather, perfect location, great swag, vendors, and some of the best climbing routes between the Rockies and Appalachians? You end up with over 24,000 routes climbed covering over 1,000,000 vertical feet… and one hell of an after party. 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell; aka 24hhh, is an … [Read more...]

No Bull! El Encierro of Little Rock

My friend Lacey is one of the Girls Rollin' In The South (G.R.I.T.S.), a Central Arkansas flat track roller derby team. The team often donates entry fees to local charities and they regularly lend their talents to help raise money for  various charities. When she asked me if I'd like to participate in an event imitating the famous De La Pequena Roca- the running of the bulls, where derby girls … [Read more...]

Bruce Alt Named IMBA’s Vice President of Government Relations (Local Boy Does Good)

A few years ago I posted about a trail work day on the Jackfork Mountain Bike Trail at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. It was an invitation to anyone who wanted to come help me out. I got one taker, Bruce Alt, it was the first time I met Bruce. Bruce is a personable guy and soon he became a regular part of trail work days. Bruce was building something and I was only one cog in the machine he was … [Read more...]