OZ Trails

From the Oz Trails Blog. One of the great things about Arkansas (other than super-sweet trails), ALL YEAR RIDING! We are very fortunate to have year-round riding here in the Ozark Mountains. While we do experience cold temperatures in January/February, they usually don’t stick around very long. For example, it is 71 degrees as I type this! The forecast is in the 60’s for the rest of this week and … [Read more...]

12th Annual OORC Buffalo Headwaters Challenge (2017) – Our World Awaits Adventures & Gear Reviews

Check out this wonderful article on the 12th Annual OORC Buffalo Headwaters Challenge. It was another great event. This is the 12th Annual OORC Buffalo Headwaters Challenge, which has been a continually growing gathering of fellow riders that come out of their cold shells to shake the winter blues. Fortunately, Arkansas weather is wacky and sometimes delivers us decent temperatures. This … [Read more...]

Fatbiking in California: could the cycling trend be as big as snowboarding? | Travel | The Guardian

...or you could come to Arkansas and ride any mountain bike, any time of year. #justsayin' Fatbikes – so named because of their comically thick tyres – are the latest trend in cycling. They look like the monster trucks of the biking world and are designed for riding on surfaces you’d think would be impossible to cycle on, such as sand and, in particular, snow. Which is not to say they make … [Read more...]

Northwestern Arkansas’ Mountain Biking Momentum | Dirt Rag

They got most of this right. Check out this national press promoting The Cycling Hub of the South. Within 25-minutes of Bentonville sit five different, nearly 100% singletrack areas to shred through. Nearly smack dab middle in the country and flanked by states more known for their barbeque and blues music, Arkansas is actually the only state in the nation with a statewide trail maintenance … [Read more...]

Why Rider Tandie Bailey was Drawn to Mountain Biking in Northwest Arkansas | Outside Online

Well look who made Outside Online Magazine, Arkansas's own Tandie Bailey. Check out the video at the link below for something really inspiring. This was shown at the IMBA World Summit in November. There was a moment when everyone in the room cringed, see if you can spot it. The mountain biking community in Bentonville is stellar and growing quickly. Within that community is a rad rider named … [Read more...]

The Definitive Guide to Endurance Training—for Your Dog | Outside Online

Do it right and you'll have a great running companion for years. Some things to remember: Dogs must remain on leash in state parks, Camp Robinson Trails in North Little Rock are great for dogs, Be aware of hunting seasons when letting your dog off leash, Make sure your dog is "public-trained" when letting them roam in areas with other dogs and people. Also, keep an eye on their … [Read more...]

Winter Mountain Biking in Arkansas

The folks at Oz Trails have produced another incredible video to get you stoked to ride. This time the theme is Winter Mountain Biking, a year-round destination. This is one of our favorite seasons, no heat, no bugs, and long views through the woods. Here are Lars Sternberg and Tyler Horton Mountain Biking in Northwest Arkansas. Now get out and ride or run. … [Read more...]

Love for Arkansas Mountain Biking

2016 was a big year for Arkansas mountain biking. New trails opened up in Northwest Arkansas including the Back 40 system and an introduction to the Coler Trails. At the Governor's Conference on Tourism, held annually in March around the state, there was a buzz in the air on cycling culminating with Tom Walton winning the Tourism Person of the Year award for his work to create and improve paved … [Read more...]

At Cuyuna, MTB Trails Revitalize ‘Forgotten Region’ – GearJunkie

I recently visited Oak Ridge, Oregon where they had a similar situation. The timber industry had moved out and the town was looking for a way to revitalize itself. Mountain Biking was also their answer and I can't wait to go back. I can think of some great places to do this in Arkansas, in fact, it may be already happening, but that is for another time. In northern Minnesota, a small town … [Read more...]

New IMBA National Enduro Series Announced and Schedule Released – Pinkbike

This new national series will allow enduro racers in the USA to compete against each other for points at the best races across the country. Source: New IMBA National Enduro Series Announced and Schedule Released - Pinkbike … [Read more...]