National-Caliber Level Cyclocross Race, Oz Cross Comes to Northwest Arkansas in November

(from media release) A national-caliber cyclocross racing comes to Northwest Arkansas in November with two days of racing just a few minutes from downtown Fayetteville. The new event, Oz Cross, is part of the USA Cycling’s American Cyclocross Calendar, a series of races held nationwide. Oz Cross is scheduled all day on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11 at Millsaps Mountain, the … [Read more...]

OZ Trails Off-Road Announces Pro Roster and Free Music for All

The OZ Trails Off-Road by Epic Rides just keeps getting better and better. They have released their Pro-rider Roster which includes 2018 World Champion - Kate Courtney racing for Team Specialized. With the addition of free music, this is turning into quite the festival. More information on both the Pro-rider Roster and the Music below. Inaugural Oz Trails Off-Road Announces Pro Roster Top Pro … [Read more...]

OZ Trails Off-Road rate increase coming

Join our friends at @EpicRides and ride the Inaugural Oz Trails Off Road in Bentonville, Arkansas this October 5-7! Featuring 3 distance options to choose from (25,35 or 50 miles) and packed with some of the finest Northwest Arkansas #singletrack you don’t want to miss this opportunity to ride what some are calling the “new Mountain Bike Mecca of America.” Last chance alert! Register by … [Read more...]

First Recipients of IMBA’s New Trail Accelerator Grants Announced | IMBA

De Queen Lake has 32 miles of shoreline, more than 100 campsites, 8700 acres of surrounding land and the vision to become a mountain bike destination. The community will soon have its first three-mile trail at the lake, and wants to follow that with a plan for more. The organizations involved, including the Army Corps of Engineers, see the trails as a way to address the region’s obesity challenge, … [Read more...]

Inaugural Oz Trails Off-Road Dedicated to Tim Scott

(from media release) Mountain bike event honors one of the first advocates of mountain biking in Arkansas Epic Rides today announced that the inaugural Oz Trails Off-Road mountain bike event in Bentonville, Arkansas on October 5-7 will be dedicated to Tim Scott, a 38-year veteran of Arkansas State Parks and one of the state's first mountain bike advocates. Employed by Arkansas State … [Read more...]

National Mountain Bike Survey

Here is a survey being conducting at the bequest of the International Mountain Bicycle Association. If you mountain bike and have a few minutes please answer the survey, heck, you could win a new drivetrain. Feel free to share this with your mountain biker friends. (From Media Release) IMBA has launched the first-ever nationwide survey to understand the habits, access to trails and levels of … [Read more...]

Hundreds of Cyclists Will Ride from North Little Rock to Hot Springs Village to Raise Money to Support People Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

(from media release) National MS Society’s Bike MS is the Largest Fundraising Bike Series in the World  200 cyclists are setting out to raise $129,000 toward a world free of MS by riding up to 126 miles over 2 days. Bike MS: Rock’n Hot Ride will depart from Garver, LLC in North Little Rock on Sept. 8 and conclude at Garver, LLC on Sept. 9. The ride will feature 4 fully stocked rest stops, … [Read more...]

Bike Arkansas- New Editor, New Publisher, More Coverage

Normally, you don't find one outdoor publication promoting another but I have a connection here going back to before the inception of Bike Arkansas. I had the opportunity to serve as it's first guest editor. I've distributed copies at Interbike in Las Vegas for three years where I have always been greeted with amazement that Arkansas has its own commercial bicycle publication. Also, … [Read more...]

IMBA will celebrate its 30th anniversary at Outerbike’s Bentonville event | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

The International Mountain Bicycling Association will celebrate its "Dirty 30" anniversary, October 26-28, 2018, in Bentonville, Arkansas, during the Outerbike demo event. IMBA will host special rides and a Saturday evening celebration at Outerbike. Everyone is invited, but space will be limited. Registration is available via Outerbike's website and all ticket price levels include IMBA's Dirty … [Read more...]

Engineering Business is Part of the Cycling Community

It’s early Monday morning and Derek Berry is getting ready for his morning commute. He throws on his backpack and rather than starting up his Subaru Crosstrek, he wheels his matte black Cannondale bike out from his apartment, hops aboard and pedals off into the Little Rock sunshine. A few minutes later, he’s at the River Trail. A few more and he’s crossing the Big Dam Bridge to North Little … [Read more...]