Toddlers to Blaze New Trails at Red Bull Pump Track World Championship

(from media release) Two-wheeling wunderkinds among first to ride new Runway Bike Park at The Jones Center The opening ribbon will soon be cut at The Jones Center’s new Runway Bike Park in Springdale, Arkansas. The first major event at North America’s largest pump track will be the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Final on Oct. 13, but the first wheels lining up at the start ramp will be … [Read more...]

Wild and Scenic Rivers of Arkansas

A National Anniversary October 2 was the 50 year anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Not well known in the world of public land management, the act, as described on Rivers.gov as: "The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in 1968 (Public Law 90-542; 16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq.) to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational … [Read more...]

Businesses Unite As the Country’s Premier Conservation Program Faces Expiration

(from media release) Over 280 companies urge Congress to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund before it expires on Sept. 30. The Conservation Alliance and Outdoor Industry Association released a letter today signed by more than 280 outdoor-focused businesses and organizations asking Congress to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) with full and … [Read more...]

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...]

Outdoor Recreation Economy Continues to Grow

(from media release) Final Bureau of Economic Analysis Report Confirms Outdoor Recreation Is an Economic Force; Accounts for Over 2 Percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product Outdoor recreation accounts for 2.2 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), according to the final report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on the outputs from outdoor recreation. The final report also found … [Read more...]

Is Pack Rat Outdoor Center the greenest outdoor shop in the country? – SNEWS

Another local outdoor shop makes the news. Pack Rat Outdoor Center in Northwest Arkansas is greener than we thought.   While lounging at a picnic table outside of Pack Rat Outdoor Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, I’m distracted by a woman tossing out a garbage bag. When I ask the store’s Sustainability Director, Faebyan Whittle, if it’s the day’s trash, she replies, “No, that’s 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...]

Boxley Valley Elk Viewing and Mill Tours Offered in October

(From Media Release) Buffalo National River staff and volunteers invite the public to Boxley Valley Historic District for weekend programming this fall. From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday in October, visitors can step back in time and tour the historic Boxley Grist Mill, located just off of Highway 43 approximately 1 mile north of the Highway 21/43 intersection. The Gorgas … [Read more...]

Coler Mountain Bike Preserve

With 250 miles of natural-surface trails, Northwest Arkansas has risen as a premiere mountain biking and public recreation destination. And now, it’s cementing its status with the Coler Mountain Bike Preserve. Located on a pristine, nearly 300-acre site just a five-minute bike ride from downtown Bentonville, Coler offers visitors the opportunity to engage in active recreational experiences while … [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...]