The Ugly Gnome – 2019 Edition

Presented by Central Arkansas Off-Road Group and Bell and Company: (the proceeds from this non-profit event benefit National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA)/Conway Bearcats and COG) Get ready for the new and improved 2019 Gnome: Registration is open. Time Trial is May 18th, Cross-Country Race is May 19. https://www.BikeReg.com/the-ugly-gnome Also, we are working with the park […]

IMBA Announces Fourth Trail Labs Event in Bentonville, AR

(from media release) The International Mountain Biking Association will host its fourth Trail Lab in Bentonville, Arkansas on June 10-12, 2019. Trail Labs are intensive two-day workshops designed to catalyze the next generation of great places to ride mountain bikes. Community stakeholders are encouraged to attend to learn about the benefits of investing in more trails close […]

BikeNWA — Oz Trails Tips

Trail tips that work on OZ Trails and any other trails you ride. Although several trail advocacy groups are listed here is a comprehensive list for the entire state. Also, if you’re curious about trail conditions in Arkansas or you would like to help update others on conditions, use this list of Facebook groups that […]

Fayetteville named finalist to host 2020 IRONMAN triathlon

Not only are the World Cyclocross Championships coming to Fayetteville in 2022 but now there is a chance that Fayetteville could be getting an Ironman triathlon in 2020. We reached out to Experience Fayetteville and found that Ironman management is considering using Lake Fayetteville for the swim portion so it can be assumed that the […]

Bicycling in Arkansas – 40 Years Ago – Part 7

Get caught up with the first 6 parts of our #ThrowbackThursday #tbt series. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 In today’s installment, the Arkansas State Bicycle Tour Map from 1978 continues taking us across the northern part of the state.  First, we visit the foothills of the Ozark Mountains near Lake Charles.  Today […]

Across the Natural

Gravel Grinder

Updated 4/17/19 Watch this space for updates by Brannon Pack (Executive Director of Ozark Off-Road Cyclists and all around cool guy) as he and a group of friends travel across the state West to East through the Ozarks, Delta and on to Memphis. We will be adding updates as he sends them. Here are the […]

Lost Valley to reopen April 18

A new trail section connects the parking area to the existing pavilion and restrooms. Photo: Madison West/NPS

(from media release) After much anticipation among wildflower enthusiasts, waterfall hunters, and hikers this spring, the new and improved Lost Valley Area of Buffalo National River will reopen on Thursday, April 18. Lost Valley closed in early December so that contractors could begin a major improvement project to mitigate flood potential and address visitor safety […]

Bicycling in Arkansas – 40 Years Ago – Part 6

It’s time to turn the page, or should we say guide. In the first 5 installments, we covered one side of the 1979 Arkansas State Bike Tours Map. Today, we get to the meat of the guide, maps, and information about various rides throughout the state. At the end of each article going forward will […]

The Top Ten Mountain Bike Trails in Arkansas – 2019

Top 10

For the 2020 list go to: https://www.arkansasoutside.com/the-2020-favorite-mountain-bike-trails-of-arkansas/ Wow, that title is a heck of a thing. It’s only fair that we tell you how we came up with such a list. To start, let’s tell you what this list is not. It’s not scientific. It’s not based on the number of people riding the trail. […]