Mud, Muck and Mayhem at…

...the 24th Annual Northwest Arkansas Mountain Bike Championships. When people visit Devil's Den State Park, most think of three eras of history, the geologic history that created such a unique place with boulders the size of houses scattered around, the early American history with tales of outlaw hideouts in the caves in the area or the park history of the Civilian Conservation Corps … [Read more...]

24th Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival

A little over 24 years ago a couple of park people from Devil's Den State Park went out west to check out this mountain biking thing they had heard about. After getting back to the park they created one of the first mountain biking events in the state, the Ozark Mountain Bike Festival at Devil's Den State Park. Those staff members are still around and the Festival lives on, although it's a bit … [Read more...]

24th Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival

The oldest, ongoing  mountain bike event in Arkansas has reached 24 years old.  The Ozark Mountain Bike Festival is held annually at Devil's Den State Park in Northwest Arkansas. Unlike many other mountain biking events, this one is not centered around racing but more around the fun of riding a mountain bike. Full of introductory and intermediate workshops, fun rides and kids events, the festival … [Read more...]

A Bonus Ride

This past weekend I was privileged to attend the Subaru-IMBA Trail Care Crew workshop at Devil's Den State Park in Northwest Arkansas. We built some trail as part of the workshop and I was able to get first tires on it. The new trail starts across the street from the Visitor Center and takes you gradually down the hill to the Devil's Den Trail trail head. I also rode out to the Fossil Flats Trail … [Read more...]