Two Wildfires Burning Near Boxley Valley (updated 12/12/17 11:42 am)

(Updated media release 12/12/17 11:42 am) Boxley Area Wildfire Update Harrison, AR: Around midday on Sunday (12/10) two separate fires were reported along Arkansas Highway 21 on the north side of Boxley Valley involving a combination of private and national parklands. By Monday the two fires had coalesced into one and continued to burn within the containment zone while firefighters worked to … [Read more...]

Now we’re getting somewhere…almost.

The Arkansas River Trail is an incredible resource in Central Arkansas for recreational walking, running and cycling providing great spaces for people to enjoy the outdoors. A distant secondary use of the ART has been transportation, a way to get to and from work, shopping and schools. The trail is a relatively closed loop surrounded by roads and hills that keep people, cyclists and pedestrians, … [Read more...]

Things you Can and Can’t do.

First a Bit of Bad News We have a lot of great recreational opportunities in Arkansas, unfortunately many of them are on federally managed land and during the government shutdown most of their facilities will not be open to the public. This means that many US Army Corps of Engineers Parks, National Parks (including the Buffalo National River), US Fish and Wildlife areas and US Forest Service … [Read more...]

We Have Our Own Guy

(from International Mountain Biking Association news release) Steve Schneider has joined IMBA as the region director for the South Central states. Schneider joins seven other region directors on IMBA's team — these full-time mountain bike advocates work in distinct territories across the U.S. to improve and expand mountain bike opportunities. Schneider is based in Bentonville, Arkansas. The … [Read more...]

Update on Springhill Mountain Bike Race

UPDATE: (10/17/13) - Springhill Park is back open as of today.  All the reservations, permits, and insurance policies are in place to stage the AMBCS Springhill Race#8 at Springhill Park Sunday Oct 27th. UPDATE!!! (10:00 am 10/03/13) - The Springhill Classic has been rescheduled and will now take place at all the previously listed times but now on October 27th. Ken Cox, race organizer, told me … [Read more...]

Getting Techie Outdoors

There you are on the trail, you've been moving along for the last hour not really paying attention to several different intersections along the way. You've taken the path you felt was right in your heart. Now that you've stopped for some water and some nourishment you realize, you have no idea where you are. So you pull out your trusty phone only to see that the Google map says that you are in the … [Read more...]

2011 Jingle Bell Run (Little Rock)

I'm not sure but I may have just witnessed the first race to utilize the Clinton Library Bridge, The 2011 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for the Arthritis Foundation. The weather was beautiful, the crowd was festive and it looked like everyone was having a great time. The run took competitors, and non-competitors from the Clinton Library over the Broadway Bridge and then to the Clinton Library Bridge and … [Read more...]

What the heck is BÖIKZMÖIND?

BÖIKZMÖIND, A short film about simple bikes and a unique community to be presented at the Capital Hotel. The film is being presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Before we had automobiles and highways we had bikes. As Little Rock’s “front porch” since 1876, the Capital Hotel is the perfect place to gather as a community...and learn about fixed gear bicycles. Come enjoy a FREE … [Read more...]

The Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers Hit Arkansas

It's always nice to get these folks in town. If you have a chance head out to show your support and maybe learn a thing or two. The Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be conducting outreach at training in the Little Rock area. October 20th The Clinton Presidential Library and the Bill Clark Wetlands nature area for awareness sessions - City of Little Rock and North Little Parks and … [Read more...]

Arkansas Outdoor Activities for this Weekend Oct. 15-16 2011

A new feature that will become more timely soon. We have a lot going on outdoors in the Natural State every weekend. We at Arkansas Outside want to help you find those great things to do. So we will soon start publishing a list of things we found that involve outdoor activities for the coming weekend. We expect to start doing this a little earlier in the week but we just came up with this idea and … [Read more...]