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...]

Mount Nebo Trail “Fun” Run – We ate it for breakfast and kicked its ass

Mount Nebo is one of those places in Arkansas that I haven't explored as much as I would have liked; however, the only two times I've been there in the past have been pretty epic adventures, and this past weekend was no exception.  Mount Nebo State Park is located just west of the city of Dardanelle, Arkansas and was designated as a state park in 1927.  The majority of the amenities found in the … [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...]

Pikes Peak Marathon

On Saturday, my day was peppered with people along the trail, some of whom were long time friends, some new acquaintances and some complete strangers who cheered, rallied, cajoled and pushed me throughout my journey to the top. On Sunday, it was my turn to get to do that for others. As we walked down the street toward the starting line, I remembered Susy's words to me the day before- no need to … [Read more...]

My Pikes Peak Ascent Initiation- 2015

Once again Team Arkansas Outside ventured Outside Arkansas to spend time in Colorado. Last summer our trip to Colorado meant seeing ex-patriate Arkansas friends, hiking and mountain biking. This year we were back for more time with great friends, hiking, mountain biking, river tubing, sand dune climbing and the pursuit of bragging rights to a Colorado 14er. Each year a large contingent of Arkansas … [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...]

Your Favorite Places for Outdoor Adventure

On Monday, we asked you, through our Facebook and Twitter pages, where would you tell someone to visit if it was their first time exploring the Natural State. Out of the 85 responses we received, here are your top 5 answers: 5. Mount Magazine State Park - 4.71% This beautiful park on Arkansas's highpoint features miles and miles of hiking trails, a state-of-the-art visitors center, camping, … [Read more...]

Summer’s End – 5 Things to do before Labor Day

1.Camp on the cool shores of the White River at Bulls Shoals/White Rivers State Park. Fill the days with hiking, paddling, some of the best fishing in the state, or even a little mountain biking. Find out more about the river, the lake, the dam and the history of the area at the state of the art visitor's center. In the evening, enjoy the cool air that come off the cold river making it bearable … [Read more...]