Rogers trails keep growing | NWADG

ROGERS -- Trails are just linear parks, said Jim White, director of Rogers Parks and Recreation. They connect residents to outdoor spaces for greater opportunities of fitness and fun. Source: Rogers trails keep growing | NWADG … [Read more...]

Exploring the Razorback Greenway – Part 2…

...maybe it's cooler if we head north. (Read Part 1) After arriving back at the hotel late in the afternoon and taking showers, we spent the next hour or so just enjoying the air conditioning. We couldn't stay there all night, we needed some calories and we needed them soon. Although we liked the access to the Razorback Regional Greenway Trail offered by our hotel near the interstate, our … [Read more...]

Exploring the Razorback Greenway – Part 1

It was a weekend we had been talking about for awhile, spend a night in Northwest Arkansas and ride the entire Razorback Regional Greenway Trail in a day. Without the use of a shuttle, it would mean a 72-mile ride since we would have to do an out and back of the 36-mile trail. This would certainly be doable, but not if we wanted to take our time and enjoy some of the sights, sounds and amenities … [Read more...]

Bikes Bringing Communities Together

This tale begins when a downhill racing dirt diva, a mountain biking mom and a trails coordinator walk into a coffee shop. These three women walked in to Arsaga's with an idea for a women's mountain bike ride to kick-off the dedication of the Razorback Greenway Trail, a 36.9 mile multiuse trail in Northwest Arkansas that connects Fayetteville to Bella Vista. They walked out with a plan for a group … [Read more...]

Springtime Racing at Lake Atalanta

Race director, Tracy Byrd, contacted me earlier in the year asking me to make sure the Lake Atalanta Trail and Road Duathlon made it on the calendar. I was intrigued. I had heard of some new mountain bike trails at Lake Atalanta in Rogers, Arkansas and was looking for an opportunity to try them. Due to lingering Achilles tendon issues I am still sidelined from running, but this event was open to … [Read more...]

Atalanta, from Greece to Rogers

He looked up from his laptop and said "There's a duathlon at Lake Atalanta the day after the Styx N Stones trail race." My immediate response was "On or off-road?" "There's a choice" he said, "you can do either." This is intriguing. My first experience with Lake Atalanta was a couple of years ago when I was in search of a morning run route before heading over to the State Championship … [Read more...]

Trying to Catch a Train

Aboard a train, I met a dameShe was a hipsterMan a real gone dameShe wasn't prettyFor New York CityAs we strut down on that Ol' FairlaneWith a heave and a hoWell, I just couldn't let her go - Yardbirds, Train Kept A Rollin' Dream therapy states that if you are trying to catch a train in your dreams you are looking to bond with something, afraid you are missing out on opportunities or that your … [Read more...]

Making the Connection in Northwest Arkansas

(The Grand Opening with all the ribbon cutting and speechifying will be happening on May 2, 2015. Plus a lot more fun stuff including hikes and bike rides) Commuting to work is a drag. Our nation’s highways were not designed to soothe the soul. But many residents in Northwest Arkansas have an alternative to starting their daily grind off on the wrong foot. The Razorback Regional Greenway … [Read more...]

There were Badgers in the Woods and All Hell Broke Loose: War Eagle Tail Twister Race

The War Eagle Tail Twister Race has become an annual rite of summer for our Little Rock running group: The Team Honey Badger Running Irregulars. We make no excuses for being rowdy and one of our friends from the Hashers has taken to calling us the “other drinking group with a running problem”. It was in that spirit that our motley band saddled up and made the caravan trek to Northwest Arkansas on … [Read more...]

Will Run for Food Trucks

Tonight I'll pack my bag. I'll pack my trail running shoes and my favorite shorts; I'll pack wicking socks and a band for my sure to be sweaty forehead; I'll pack Honey Stinger chews and make sure I have Skratch for my water bottle. I'll also be packing something to wear that's a little nicer and doesn't smell like stale sweat,  because part of the adventure is the wandering. I've opined before … [Read more...]