About that party at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch…

...it 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...]

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...]

5 Places You Want to Camp This Fall

Our readers are obviously very generous with the inside scoop on the Natural State. We actually got them to let you know where some of the best camping is in the state. Of course, they  know to keep the details of the best Arkansas secrets to themselves, ensuring their continued access without the crowds. There are no specifics, gps coordinates or campsite numbers included here, but they did give … [Read more...]

The MS150 – Good Things, All Around

I really wish there was a way I could figure out how much money has been raised for good, worthy causes through events hosted along the Arkansas River Trail. The Big Dam Bridge opened in 2006, but much of the rest of the trail had already been in place for years. Runs and rides have been hosted on the trail and the connecting bridges for well over a decade, almost every weekend. It would be great … [Read more...]

Lost Valley Trail Reopens in time for Fall Hiking

A couple of weeks ago we invited our readers to choose their favorite day hikes in the state. Tied for #4 was the Lost Valley Trail, located at the Buffalo National River. At the time, the trail was closed due to water damage which had ruined the trail bed making the path dangerous and causing hikers to venture off the trail damaging local flora. The trail reopened in time for Labor Day weekend. … [Read more...]

Properly Preparing for the Impending Cyclocross Season

Click here for the 2015 Schedule The 2015 Arkansas Super-Prestige Cyclocross Series is about to get underway and it's time to prepare yourselves. This is not just for those choosing to race but also for the spectators. Here is our list of things to be prepared for when attending a cyclocross event. Proper clothing - Fall in Arkansas can be confusing when it comes to dressing appropriately. … [Read more...]

Hello Old Friend – Back to the Womble

Mountain biking has exploded across the state with lots of new trails opening in every region of Arkansas. Not only are the trails new, the design of the trails and techniques to build them have changed. Many of the trails that we first rolled our bikes on were actually preexisting hiking trails. As the needs of mountain bikers grew, lovers of the sport began working with land managers and … [Read more...]

7 Favorite Day Hiking Trails in Arkansas

Another tough 1 Question, 1 Answer survey when we asked you to name your favorite day hike in The Natural State. We put you to the test because it's on our minds as the Fall quickly approaches bringing some of the best hiking weather of the year. The top seven picks all came from areas near the Buffalo River or from Arkansas State Parks, go figure. Find out more about hiking the Buffalo National … [Read more...]

Top 5 Adventure Towns in Arkansas

Last week we asked our readers to vote for their favorite adventure town in Arkansas. Sticking to our format of one question, one answer made this a tough call for any. We had 58 respondents who shared with us their favorite place to base an Arkansas outdoor adventure. #4 (Tie) - Harrison 8.62% Located in the north-central part of the state and the center of the Ozark Mountains, Harrison is … [Read more...]

A Little Recognition Feels Good But…..

...sometimes it means so much more. Every year the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)  looks over applications and makes site visits to trails and communities around the world; I refer to this as the best job in the world. They do this to highlight the best trail systems and places to ride mountain bikes. Most of the general public, even many mountain bikers, are not familiar … [Read more...]