12 New Miles of Singletrack, Hand-Cut Trail is Etching Its Way into the Bentonville Mountain Biking Framework

Work to begin this Fall and the community is invited to offer submissions to name it Bentonville, Ark. (August 5, 2020) – Bentonville Community leaders continue to push the envelope on mountain biking trail development with the longest, most intricate hand-cut singletrack trail in Bentonville, providing more diversity within the growing trail network. A world-class trail building company […]

Northwest Arkansas Reports Rising Trail Use for Third Consecutive Study

Walton Foundation

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 4, 2020 – Northwest Arkansas’ trail system is experiencing a steady rise in bike and foot traffic, according to a new report commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation. Since 2015, there has been a 36% growth in cycling use and 13% growth in pedestrian activity, with the heaviest volume along the Razorback Regional Greenway, in […]

Epic Rides’ Series Championship Canceled, to return in 2021

OZ Trail Off-Road

COVID-19 Continues to Restrict Large Gatherings and Interstate Travel (BENTONVILLE, ARK.) July 31, 2020 – Epic Rides announced today that the 2020 Oz Trails Off-Road event scheduled for October 9-11 in Bentonville and Bella Vista, Arkansas will be canceled due to COVID-19. Epic Rides events exist to facilitate health and build community. Unfortunately, each of […]

Monumental Outdoors Bill Passed by Congress

Buffalo National River

The Great American Outdoors Act, once law, will offer unprecedented funding for outdoor recreation and public lands programs WASHINGTON, D.C. — On July 22, the U.S. House of Representatives took the final vote on the Great American Outdoors Act, sending it on to the president’s desk to be signed into law. The Great American Outdoors […]

Senators Call for Including Outdoor Recreation Priorities in Next COVID-19 Relief Bill

US Capitol

Last week, a dozen U.S. Senators sent a letter to the chamber’s leadership urging them to include support for outdoor recreation and public land infrastructure jobs in the next COVID-19 relief package, drawing praise from National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). In the letter, the Senators note that more investment is needed in order to bring back jobs […]

Walton Family Foundation Expands its Investment in Forest and Wetland Restoration in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley

Walton Family Foundation

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation-led public-private partnership leverages $1.25 million grant for nearly $30 million impact WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Walton Family Foundation has awarded The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) $1.25 million to restore, enhance and protect the sensitive forest, wetland, and aquatic habitats in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. NFWF and its […]

Southwest Trail – Virtual Public Hearing

Southwest Trail Public Meeting

We get a lot of questions about the progress on the Southwest Trail that will eventually connect Little Rock with Hot Springs providing a walking/cycling route between the cities and park amenities in the cities in between the two. Here is your chance to see the latest proposed routes and give your input. Three Counties […]

Bentonville Bike Fest 2020 Cancelled

Festival organizers putting the focus on an event in 2021 Bentonville, Ark. (July 7, 2020) – Bentonville Bike Fest 2020 has been canceled. After careful monitoring of the current situation, organizers and vendors did not see a way to deliver the festival the community deserves in 2020. Bentonville Bike Fest appreciates the continued and growing enthusiasm […]

Little Rock Marathon Update

Little Rock Marathon

The “Chicks in Charge” with the Little Rock Marathon have sent a message concerning upcoming events including the Little Rock Marathon during the COVID-19 health emergency. This includes information on the Creep ‘N Crawl and the Ugly Sweater Race. Hello Little Rock Marathon Family, We waited to send this email thinking it would have gotten […]

First Trail Open for Public Use at Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —The first in a series of mountain biking trails being constructed at Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain will open for public use on July 2, 2020. The “Learner’s Permit” trail, one of nine planned trails in the park’s master plan, is a family-friendly trail suitable for beginning mountain bikers, hikers, and runners. Users […]