Award Recipients Announced for ARDOT Transportation Alternatives Program and Recreational Trails Programs

(from Media Release) Award Recipients Announced for ARDOT Transportation Alternatives Program and Recreational Trails Programs LITTLE ROCK (10-27) – The Arkansas Department of Transportation has announced the award recipients for its Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for 2017. The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides funding for … [Read more...]

National Black Marathoners Association to Host Running Workshop in Little Rock

(From Media Release) National Black Marathoners Association to Host Running Workshop in Little Rock (Little Rock, Ark.) In an effort to increase ethnic minority running, officials with the National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) announced today they are hosting a workshop on Nov. 11 in Little Rock, aimed at organizing ethnic running/walking clubs in Arkansas. The goal is to establish … [Read more...]

Indoor Climbing, Fitness & Yoga Facility to be Built in Bentonville

(From Media Release) Climb Bentonville opening Fall 2018 Bentonville AR – Climb Bentonville, a branch of Climb Nashville, will open Fall of 2018. Climb Nashville is one of the Southeast’s premiere climbing facilities, and this is the company’s first location outside of Middle Tennessee. Climb Bentonville is a joint venture with local businessman Dennis Nelms. After 14 years in business, … [Read more...]

Partnership Bringing 44.6 New Miles of Mountain Bike Trails

(From Media Release) Visit Hot Springs Prepares to Begin Construction On First Phase of 44.6-mile Northwoods Trail System Partnership With Walton Family Foundation Helps Kick-Start Initial 16-mile Segment, Which Is Seen as Major Boost for Local Economy; Hot Springs Predicted to Become Next Mountain Biking Destination     HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Visit Hot … [Read more...]

A Different Perspective of the Mulberry River

Local residents can provide you with an accurate description of the river’s named rapids and the closest place to find gas or a good hamburger, but I want to introduce you to the natural environment that has transformed my life and perspective. My relationship with the Mulberry evolved as I learned more about the river and began to explore during different seasons. My first experience on … [Read more...]

Hard Truths and #LoveLittleRock

Yesterday, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, Little Rock Mayor Stodola along with the city of Little Rock jumped into (actually out of) the Amazon Headquarter 2 (H2) fray with a creative breakup letter. The letter, printed in the Washington Post, is an interesting public relation move that is already getting a great deal of attention in national media. The tongue-in-cheek attitude of the … [Read more...]

Access Fund Awards $10,000 in Grants to Replace Aging Bolts – Access Fund

Some good news in the climbing world coming from the Access Fund. Bolt replacements are coming at Sam's Throne. Full story below. Access Fund and The American Alpine Club are pleased to announce the 2017 Anchor Replacement Fund grant awards. Now in its third year, the grant program was launched to address the growing concerns of anchor failure and the access issues that could result from … [Read more...]

Oz Trails Off-Road has key positions open for hire

We wanted to pass along this opportunity (4 opportunities) to get some experience working at one of the top mountain bike events in the country. Good news, you don't have to leave Arkansas to do it, Better news, these are paid positions. Though we are a year out from the event, the time to start building the army is now. The first step is finding key players who have the time, experience, passion … [Read more...]

Epic Rides Adds Northwest Arkansas to Off-Road Series « Mountain Flyer Magazine

A great article from Mountain Flyer Magazine on the OZ Trails Off-Road event announced last week at Interbike. Also check out the new video from OZ Trails. Scott Schroen, executive director of Oz Trails in Northwest Arkansas, knows that a six-digit cash purse in a mountain bike race series can attract the top athletes in the sport. But he also knows that a great event will be worthwhile for … [Read more...]

Bentonville, Arkansas Joins Epic Rides Off-Road Series

Big news for Arkansas is coming out of the annual Interbike show in Las Vegas, NV last night. With a $160,000 purse, this race should bring some top riders to Arkansas next year. From the news release: (LAS VEGAS, NEV.) Sept. 20, 2017 – Epic Rides today announced the Oz Trails Off-Road backcountry mountain bike event & festival. Utilizing the Oz Trails network at the foot of the Ozark … [Read more...]