Archives for December 2018

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...]

Lost Valley Area Closing for Improvements – Update

UPDATE! Lost Valley Area Improvement Project Delayed Ponca, AR – Due to weather delays, the Lost Valley Area of Buffalo National River is expected to remain closed until early April to allow contractors to complete the site improvement project. The National Park Service (NPS) closed the Lost Valley Road and day-use area in December to relocate a portion of the Lost Valley Road, parking area, … [Read more...]