Calling All Super Heroes! DC Wonder Woman Run Series Expands Across the Country in 2019

We just added the Little Rock version of this event to our Calendar of Events when this release popped up. It's great to see Arkansas getting early attention on a nationwide running series. (From Media Release) On the heels of the inaugural 2018 DC Wonder Woman Run Series that attracted more than 10,000 participants to five runs across California, SON Events together with Warner Bros. Consumer … [Read more...]

Is Walken, Riding?

What happens when you combine Christopher Walken and what appears to be a super-sweet mountain bike? (Disclaimer: I have not even seen one in person much less ridden one. But it looks pretty and I hear things, you know, things.) Anyway, check this ad out from YT Bikes for the New Jeffsy. … [Read more...]

Arkansas-Based Premium Refreshment to be the Official Water of the 2019 Little Rock Marathon

(from media release) Little Rock Marathon officials announced yesterday that Premium Refreshment Service has renewed its sponsorship of the Little Rock Marathon. Premium Refreshment Service, an Arkansas-based water company, will be hydrating more than 15,000 participants and volunteers throughout race weekend with their 100% natural spring water. Unlike most water which is municipally … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Responsibly Visiting Parks During the Shutdown | Leave No Trace

As a reminder, during the federal shutdown, Arkansas State Parks, Regional Parks, City Parks, and other non-federal parks continue with business as usual. We encourage you to visit these public lands for now. If you must go to places like the Buffalo National River, please review and abide by Leave No Trace ethics during your visit. Here are 5 things that will help you have a minimal impact on … [Read more...]

Registration for 2019 Epic Rides Off-Road Series Blown Wide Open – Including Oz Trails Off-Road

(from media release, YOU GOTTA SEE THE VIDEO!) Celebrating mountain bikes, mountain communities, live music, and good friends New Years Day brings new resolutions and a fresh start, and for mountain bikers looking for a good time, the opening day of registration for the 2019 Epic Rides Off-Road Series. Epic Rides, and apparently the nations mountain bike community, are amped for the 2019 … [Read more...]

Resolve to be Involved – 2019

Welcome to 2019 everyone. I'm sure everyone has come up with new year resolutions by now. After doing some quick research online it seems that most resolutions involve quitting something or getting something. This is certainly true of those of us who want to improve our health. We want to quit smoking or alcohol or eat less. Others want to be better at a physical activity like running and cycling. … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River Accessible to Public during Government Shutdown

(from media release) During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Park roads, the river, overlooks, trails and open-air exhibits at Buffalo National River, will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited. Visitors … [Read more...]

Arkansas Mountain Biking in Pictures

Last week we posted a video on various social media portals. The video is a compilation of mountain bike photos taken around the state over the past few years. We have watched the gradual growth and change in the trail offerings in the state for over 20 years but recently, it's exploded. Some of the comments on social media included not realizing that the state is as mountainous as it is. We are … [Read more...]

How Many is Umpteen Rides?

Now in its 3rd year, the Umpteen Rides are back. Last year was the test run. Paul and Melanie Norris, local mountain bike and trail advocates, decided to talk a bunch of cyclists across the state into having twentysomething rides, mostly mountain biking with some gravel and pavement, across the state between Thanksgiving and New Years. It was awesome. Umpteen Rides is a free Poker run that runs … [Read more...]

We Make Mountain Bikers: The Benefits of Sponsoring a NICA Team — Outspokin’

Since joining the NICA Board, I’ve witnessed great synergy between existing NICA teams and their local bicycle retailers. Hearing so many positive things from both shops and teams, I decided to dig into how these partnerships “work” for a behind-the-scenes look at how you can find similar success with your shop.NICA’s (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) roots go back to 1998, when Matt … [Read more...]