Archives for January 2019

Buffalo National River Resumes Regular Operations

You probably knew but it's nice to see the official word. (from media release) With the enactment of a continuing resolution on Friday night, the staff at Buffalo National River resumed regular park operations over the weekend. Please visit www.nps.gov/BUFF for updated information about the park, including scheduled programs and accessibility. As a reminder, Lost Valley is closed until further … [Read more...]

LIV Ladies AllRide Mountain Bike Clinic

Ride Bikes, Be Happy Last year for Mother's Day I treated myself to a LIV Ladies AllRide Mountain Bike Clinic, a weekend of skills, maintenance, and ride clinics taught by women for women. With the growing popularity of cycling, especially mountain biking here in Arkansas, more and more women are pedaling and searching for community. From the LIV Ladies AllRide website: What is … [Read more...]

Trump ends government shutdown…for now – SNEWS

It's not over. Even though President Donald Trump has reached a deal to open the federal government after a historic 35-day stalemate, it's only temporary. News reports indicate that lawmakers get three weeks to reach a decision on Trump's demands for funding a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.Since the government came to a standstill on Dec. 22, national parks, tourism-based economies, … [Read more...]

An Active Effort to Promote Mountain Biking Among Women

When mountain biker Tandie Bailey signed up for the first Slaughter Pen Jam race in Bentonville, Arkansas a decade ago, she recalls “there weren’t very many girls, maybe three others” with her at the starting line.Things are changing. As the region’s network of natural-surface trails has grown – from a few short singletrack loops into a world-class system that covers more than 200 miles – so too … [Read more...]

Climb Bentonville Opens Its Doors and Walls

Northwest Arkansas gets a new, beautiful indoor climbing facility. With monthly memberships and features for the entire family, this may be the new hot ticket for winter training. (from media release) Today, Climb Bentonville announced that their doors are open to the public, allowing members and guests to visit the gym and start climbing. Facilities Climb Bentonville, a project three years in … [Read more...]

From Little Rock to Kilimanjaro

Just as the Summer heat settles into The Natural State, you could be trekking to the top of one of the most iconic mountains in the world, Kilimanjaro. Little Rock Climbing Center is leading another trip to climb the highest mountain in Africa. This trip will take advantage of the Lemosho Route. This is widely considered to be the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro. A relatively new route, … [Read more...]

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...]