Closing in on the Record

75,065 miles = More than 3 times around the earth, at the equator. 75,065 miles = Almost a third of the way to the Moon. 75,065 miles = The distance from Little Rock to Rogers, AR every day for a year. 1,609,132 feet = Climbing to the top of Mount Everest more than 55 times, from sea level.(as of 12/21/15) 75,065 miles = the record for riding a bike in 365 consecutive days. That record is … [Read more...]

6 Arkansas Winter Destinations

We asked our readers where they want to be when Winter finally hits. Arkansas Winters can vary from snow and ice extremes to highs in the 60's. Either way, Arkansas offers it's own Winter beauty with big views, cool, quiet hollows and cold evenings perfect for enjoying a nice campfire or cabin fireplace. There were 6 destinations you chose as the best in Arkansas and they range from cabins with … [Read more...]

Arkansas State Parks Celebrates New Year with First Day Hikes

Arkansas State Parks will host free, guided hikes in our state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states. America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on January 1, 2016 at a state park close to home. “We are excited to … [Read more...]

City Presents Kessler Mountain Master Plan Draft and Seeks Public Comment

A chance to make your ideas and thoughts known, The Kessler Mountain Master Plan The City of Fayetteville invites citizens and interested persons or groups to a public meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center (1335 W. Knapp Street, east of the Agri Park pavilion and N. Garland Avenue). The Parks and Recreation … [Read more...]

The 2016 Endurance Mountain Bike Season

It may feel like the mountain bike race season is winding down in Arkansas with the end of the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series (AMBCS) at  the Attila the Hun race in Hot Springs last month. Serious competitors know better. The next three months will be spent preparing  for the start of the Arkansas Marathon Mountain Bike Series in March. Others of course will take it easy for a while … [Read more...]

Doing the Cane Creek Canter

Star City is a small Arkansas town of about 2500 residents that lies at the border between the Timberland and Delta regions. This unique position allows visitors to enjoy the timbered lake with a marked kayak trail and abundant fishing as well as beautiful woodland trails like the 15.5 mile Cane Creek Lake Trail. For the second year, the park has hosted a winter no frills fun run that allows … [Read more...]

“Where’s the forks?” Better Practices on Coordinating Responsible Events

By Brannon Pack, Events Coordinator, Ozark Off-Road Cyclists (OORC) Organizing and coordinating large scale mountain bike races and festivals comes with a price… responsibility. A lot of that “responsibility” can be delegated to volunteers, partners and sponsors, but in the end ownership ultimately falls on your club or organization. The Ozark Off-Road Cyclists, a chapter of IMBA, organizes … [Read more...]

The Go!bbler Friendsgiving

As the Thanksgiving holiday approached, the AO house was prepared to welcome home one of our offspring for a long awaited visit along with dinner with grandparents and possibly a niece or two. By Thanksgiving-eve, those plans had all but fallen apart. One plan that did not fail was to take part in the annual Go!bbler Turkey Trot and food drive on Thanksgiving morning. I may have been missing my … [Read more...]

OptOutside – Where there’s a Will….

Enjoying the outdoors is still pretty simple even on a soaking wet day like today. All it takes is a raincoat, a decent pair of shoes and a sense of adventure. Lisa and I decided to go for a hike, donning the appropriate gear we headed out to Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The Rocky Valley Trail combined with the East Quarry Trail would give us some pretty views and a short hike before heading … [Read more...]

Cranksgiving Gives Back

Last year, the inaugural Cranksgiving Little Rock gave the cycling community a unique opportunity to have a great time while helping the Arkansas Rice Depot serve those in need. Soon after the event, organizer Shana Buterbaugh gave us her 5 reasons why Cranksgiving should be an annual event. We listened. The Second Annual Cranksgiving Little Rock benefiting The Van was bigger, better and more … [Read more...]