Dude, Clean Your Bike

I'm a bit lazy about some things: hanging up my clothes, keeping my garage organized, and yes, washing my bike. Occasionally I do get a wild hair and get all my clothes put away, clean off my workbench, and wash my bike. If I'm lazy my clothes will be fine, although a bit wrinkled, and things might get a bit lost on the workbench, but not lost forever. My bike is another story. It really needs to … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River – A family adventure. | Jackson Kayaks

(A wonderful article from Jackson Kayak. Although this trip was enjoyed in June, this is one of those really cool years that people can float much of the Buffalo National River in August.) ...It’s been a month of hanging out with family building memories on one of my favorite rivers, The Buffalo National River in Arkansas.  The Ozarks are an awesome place to visit.  We’ve made it a family … [Read more...]

National Mountain Bike Survey

Here is a survey being conducting at the bequest of the International Mountain Bicycle Association. If you mountain bike and have a few minutes please answer the survey, heck, you could win a new drivetrain. Feel free to share this with your mountain biker friends. (From Media Release) IMBA has launched the first-ever nationwide survey to understand the habits, access to trails and levels of … [Read more...]

Adventures? Little Rock has Options

Arkansas is a diverse state and nothing illustrates this better than the abundance of outdoor adventures in the capital city of Little Rock. Mountain biking has been a popular activity since the 1980's and the area currently includes over 60 miles of singletrack trails. Most locals have hiked up, over, or around Pinnacle Mountain, recent additions to the adventure landscape include the Arkansas … [Read more...]

Hundreds of Cyclists Will Ride from North Little Rock to Hot Springs Village to Raise Money to Support People Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

(from media release) National MS Society’s Bike MS is the Largest Fundraising Bike Series in the World  200 cyclists are setting out to raise $129,000 toward a world free of MS by riding up to 126 miles over 2 days. Bike MS: Rock’n Hot Ride will depart from Garver, LLC in North Little Rock on Sept. 8 and conclude at Garver, LLC on Sept. 9. The ride will feature 4 fully stocked rest stops, … [Read more...]

Bike Arkansas- New Editor, New Publisher, More Coverage

Normally, you don't find one outdoor publication promoting another but I have a connection here going back to before the inception of Bike Arkansas. I had the opportunity to serve as it's first guest editor. I've distributed copies at Interbike in Las Vegas for three years where I have always been greeted with amazement that Arkansas has its own commercial bicycle publication. Also, … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River Proposes Camping Fee Increase

(From media release) Buffalo National River maintains numerous campgrounds throughout the park. They range from primitive with just vault toilets, no water, and no designated sites to developed areas with electric and water hookups for RV camping. The park last raised camping fees in 2013 and will hold a public comment period about possible camping fee increases in 2019. The park … [Read more...]

IMBA will celebrate its 30th anniversary at Outerbike’s Bentonville event | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

The International Mountain Bicycling Association will celebrate its "Dirty 30" anniversary, October 26-28, 2018, in Bentonville, Arkansas, during the Outerbike demo event. IMBA will host special rides and a Saturday evening celebration at Outerbike. Everyone is invited, but space will be limited. Registration is available via Outerbike's website and all ticket price levels include IMBA's Dirty … [Read more...]

Buffalo River Algae Update

(from media release) The Buffalo River continues to experience significant algal growth this summer as hot and dry conditions persist. Most algae is harmless, but certain types can make people and pets sick if they swim in or drink water in close proximity to the algae.  This year a species of blue-green algae (also called cyanobacteria) has been identified within the river. This species has the … [Read more...]

Engineering Business is Part of the Cycling Community

It’s early Monday morning and Derek Berry is getting ready for his morning commute. He throws on his backpack and rather than starting up his Subaru Crosstrek, he wheels his matte black Cannondale bike out from his apartment, hops aboard and pedals off into the Little Rock sunshine. A few minutes later, he’s at the River Trail. A few more and he’s crossing the Big Dam Bridge to North Little … [Read more...]