Plans for Outdoor Destination in Bentonville Unveiled

Foundation-Supported Osage Park Will Offer Adventure-Based Recreational Opportunities BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 16, 2019 – The Walton Family Foundation today unveiled plans for Osage Park – an adventure-based outdoor destination in Bentonville that will engage and excite visitors of all ages, interests, and abilities. Once complete, the urban park will offer opportunities to fish, explore the … [Read more...]

Investment in Trails, Walking and Biking Infrastructure Delivers Potential Economic Benefits

New Research Finds Public Investment in Trails, Walking and Biking Infrastructure Delivers Potential Economic Benefits of $138.5 Billion Annually Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s newest study, “Active Transportation Transforms America,” provides the nation’s most comprehensive analysis of the quantifiable health, climate, mobility and economic impacts of public investments in trails, walking, and … [Read more...]

Oz Trails Off-Road Offers Fun Both On and Off the Bike

Second Annual mountain bike event draws 900 participants from across the U.S. The Second Annual Oz Trails Off-Road happens on October 11-13 in one of the most talked-about new mountain bike communities in America, Northwest Arkansas. From beginner riders to seasoned professionals, Epic Rides Series events celebrate the mountain communities' love of the outdoors, attracting folks from around the … [Read more...]

Governor Hutchinson Announces Buffalo River Conservation Committee

Governor Asa Hutchinson signed Executive Order 19-14 today establishing the Buffalo River Conservation Committee (BRCC) and announced that $2 million in state and private funds will be allocated for conservation and water quality grants within the Buffalo River Watershed. In 2016, at the direction of Governor Hutchinson, the Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee (BBRAC) was organized to … [Read more...]

Oz Trails Off-Road Dedicated to Women of Oz

A community of mountain bikers in NWA whose aim is to empower women of all abilities Epic Rides dedicates their events to a person or a group of people who've made an invaluable contribution to the sport of mountain biking. Generally, these folks have been in the sport for many years, usually multiple decades, but this year's event dedication recipient for the 2nd Annual Oz Trails Off-Road, the … [Read more...]

Your Favorite Season

Our Reader Survey on Your Favorite Season to Get Outside in Arkansas Over the years, I've met and engaged with outdoor enthusiasts from across the country, venues like Interbike (RIP), Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals, events like the Leadville 100 mountain bike race or the Pike's Peak Marathon, while floating the Rio Grande near Taos, New Mexico or riding some singletrack in Bend, … [Read more...]

Experience Fayetteville awarded $2.3 million grant from Walton Family Foundation’s Personal Philanthropy Group

Funds for cyclocross events, hiring Parkven Productions FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Aug. 19, 2019) — Today the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission approved for Experience Fayetteville a $2.3 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation’s Personal Philanthropy Group to host a series of cyclocross races in Fayetteville. The grant will be used to coordinate and promote a series of … [Read more...]

Gearhead Outfitters Acquires Out-of-State Businesses

This is big news for an Arkansas-based business. It's great to see a business with so many local ties grow beyond the boundaries of the state/region. I actually have a bike that I bought from a previous Gearhead store manager and I've ridden with Ted and watched him race at Leadville before. My youngest daughter worked for Gearhead while in high school. I should also mention that they were one of … [Read more...]

Arkansas Ranked 5th in the Nation for Van Life

(This article first appeared on Satellite Internet) Do you have a touch of wanderlust? There’s never been a better time to hit the road in a van, bus, or RV. Living the van life (#vanlife) has emerged as the new American dream for many millennials, thanks to social media influencers like Foster Huntington and Eamon & Bec. Maybe it’s because living out of a van isn’t as rustic as it used to … [Read more...]

Here Come the Cyclists

Earlier in the year, we told you about the opening of the Arkansas High Country Route, a half paved/half gravel bike ride of over 1000 miles all withing the mountains of Arkansas. Then came Rebecca Rusch to test herself and the route followed by the first race on the new route. You might ask, why. The growth of mountain biking, particularly in Northwest Arkansas, along with protected bike … [Read more...]