Foundation Supports Fitzgerald Mountain Trail System in Springdale

It seems like there is a lot of news coming out of Northwest Arkansas concerning new and improved trails. The Walton Family Foundation is hot and heavy on building new trails buoyed by the recent studies showing the economic benefits that are currently showering on the region due to these walkable, bikeable ribbons. The latest addition to the system of trails known as the OZ Trails will be on … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Keep Mountain Bike Trail Systems in Prime Riding Condition

Just posted on the Walton Family Foundation Blog, this article hits home to all trail users. Please check with your local trail maintenance group to find out how trail conditions in your area are managed. On any given weekend, you’re likely to find Charles Williams astride his mountain bike, speeding down the singletrack trails of Slaughter Pen in Bentonville, Arkansas, navigating switchback … [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...]