Adventure Cycling Launches 1,200-mile Arkansas High Country Route

The Arkansas High Country Route (ARHCR), 1,200 miles of mixed-surface cycling through the hills and hollers of one of the country’s premier cycling destinations, launched May 1. Created by Adventure Cycling Association, this route brings the national cycling organization’s total network mileage to 48,608 miles of carefully researched and mapped routes for bicycle travelers in North … [Read more...]

Rusch First to Finish Arkansas High Country Route

Rebecca Rusch is the first person to thru-ride the Arkansas High Country Route. She started from Little Rock on May 7th and returned to Little Rock on May 15th. The unofficial estimate is 102 hrs in the saddle, 1043 miles, 84K feet of climbing, 35,000 calories burned. Upon her return, we asked if there was anything about the route that surprised her. She replied "it was tougher than I thought", … [Read more...]

Monument Trails Bring World-Class Mountain Biking to Arkansas State Parks

Update: The first Monument Trail will opened on June 8, 2019, at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. More info available on their Facebook Page. Another Update: The second Monument Trail will open on July 27, 2019, at Mount Nebo State Park. Arkansas Parks and Recreation Foundation announces experiential, multifaceted trail system Monument Trails, a collection of destination mountain biking … [Read more...]

Rusch to Challenge the High Country Route

"I'm still a racer and I'm still competitive, but the exploration and the journey is far more important to me now and that's how Arkansas ties in. There's not a personal connection there, but I'm going to ride 1100 miles around the state and see towns and places and meet people from my bike that I wouldn't meet if I were racing." ~ Rebecca Rusch Rebecca Rusch is coming to ride Arkansas’s newest … [Read more...]

Adventure Cycling Launches 1,200-mile Arkansas High Country Route

Mixed-surface bike route loops the state’s urban centers, wildest spaces, and famous trails LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas High Country Route (ARHCR), 1,200 miles of mixed-surface cycling through the hills and hollers of one of the country’s premier cycling destinations, launched May 1. Created by Adventure Cycling Association, this route brings the national cycling organization’s total network … [Read more...]

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 and … [Read more...]

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 to home.  The … [Read more...]

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 monitor mountain bike trail systems throughout the state. Over the past two … [Read more...]

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 this area is known for three wonderful state parks. The starting … [Read more...]

Across the Natural

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 first four: Pre-ride - April 3-10 Fun Fact: Crossing Arkansas takes about 16 pages of the … [Read more...]