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 […]

Your Favorite Season

Four Seasons at Mount Magazine State Park, Arkansas.

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Here Come the Cyclists

The route at Mount Magazine.

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. […]

Brannon Pack named cycling coordinator for Experience Fayetteville

Speaking to the crowd at the Ozark Mountain Bike Festival, Devil's Den State Park.

Position formed through Walton Family Foundation matching grant FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Aug. 6, 2019) – Brannon Pack has been named the new cycling coordinator for Experience Fayetteville, the city’s convention and visitors bureau.In this new role, Pack will lead cycling-related endeavors for Experience Fayetteville, including events, marketing, and promotional activities, serving as local facilitators for cycling […]

Another New Monument Trail Opens in an Arkansas State Park

Last month Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas Parks & Recreation Foundation announced the opening of the first Monument Trail at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers, Arkansas. That trail is completely open with the only improvements to come will be opening up some bike-in campsites, added parking, and some other features not related to […]

Rendezvous in the Ozarks Overland Rally

While most of our articles have to do with human-powered outdoor recreation, sometimes you need a little extra to get you to that special place. While at Outdoor Retailer this summer, I walked through a large and growing section devoted to Overland Travel that included various tent/sleeping options, extra power, and equipment racks. If you’d […]

Experience Fayetteville Visitors Center reopens July 22

Public invited to experience Modus-renovated center FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (July 18, 2019) – Guests to Fayetteville soon will be able to enjoy a revamped Experience Fayetteville Visitors Center, where they can learn about things to do and see in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas. The Visitors Center, which is located on the Historic Downtown Square at 21 S. […]