Bikepacking Resources, For Here and Beyond

Bikepacking is a growing sector of the cycling market and Arkansas is a strong player. The recent visit from Idaho native, Rebecca Rusch, to set a fastest known time on the newly christened, Arkansas High Country Route and the subsequent race on the same route are only the most recent developments. The Ozark Grinder Route, The Ouachita Triple-Crown, and of course, the High Country Route offer … [Read more...]

The Arkansas High Country Route

Just before Thanksgiving last year, I had the opportunity to ride a section of what will eventually be The Arkansas High Country Route with Chuck Campbell who initiated the talks with Adventure Cycling to create the route. He is currently working with Adventure Cycling to complete mapping of this scenic and challenging cycling route. We rode gravel roads from New Blaine, Arkansas to the top of … [Read more...]

Bikepacking the Arkansas Trans America Trail – Bikepacker

Proof we live in a state of adventure. Here is a great article on a bikepacking trip on the Arkansas portion of the Trans America Trail. In hindsight, it’s quite obvious I started my bikepacking trip on the Arkansas section of the Trans America Trail with a lot of misconceptions.  I began with misconceptions about the terrain and natural beauty of parts of the state, misconceptions about the … [Read more...]