Winter Mountain Biking in Arkansas

The folks at Oz Trails have produced another incredible video to get you stoked to ride. This time the theme is Winter Mountain Biking, a year-round destination. This is one of our favorite seasons, no heat, no bugs, and long views through the woods. Here are Lars Sternberg and Tyler Horton Mountain Biking in Northwest Arkansas. Now get out and ride or run. … [Read more...]

Love for Arkansas Mountain Biking

2016 was a big year for Arkansas mountain biking. New trails opened up in Northwest Arkansas including the Back 40 system and an introduction to the Coler Trails. At the Governor's Conference on Tourism, held annually in March around the state, there was a buzz in the air on cycling culminating with Tom Walton winning the Tourism Person of the Year award for his work to create and improve paved … [Read more...]

Razorback Rumble – Arkansas embraces it’s first National Interscholastic Cycling Association Race

On the chilly Sunday morning of September 11th, Arkansas experienced its first National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) race at Lake Fayetteville. The Razorback Rumble, as the race was aptly named, brought almost 140 riders to participate in this event and history was made. The excitement was palpable as the riders entered the staging area and prepared to compete in their first race. … [Read more...]

You Want to Live Here…or at Least Visit

A couple of videos came into focus for me during the past couple of days. One promoting the mountain bike lifestyle that can be had in Northwest Arkansas (thanks to the OZ Trails website). The second came from the city of Little Rock based on a the Travels with Darly television show. This one shows a lot of the reasons I enjoy living in the capital city. Arkansas has really changed the last … [Read more...]

Double Barrels of Fun

Have you ever watched the biathlon in the Olympics and thought, “ Wow! That would be so cool to do, but on a mountain bike?” If so, you’re not alone. The mountain bike biathlon dream came alive in all its glorious splendor on April 11 with the Double Barrel near Bentonville. For you non-Olympiads, the biathlon is a winter sport that pairs cross-country skiing with rifle shooting. As in, you ski … [Read more...]

Keeping it Human Powered and Outside

Arkansas Outside recently asked for our help by sharing with them the Human Powered, Outside Weekend we had recently. And being the good Boy Scout I am, I am happy to comply. And by “Boy Scout” I mean I’m a girl. And by “asked for our help” I mean AO simply blogged about wanting readers to share their own stories of adventure. This article is completely unrequested, but I know where Joe and Lisa … [Read more...]

It’s Festival Time in Northwest Arkansas

Arkansans do love our festivals. We have festivals to celebrate our tasty foods like watermelons, tomatoes, beans, rice, wine, chili and of course barbecue, our wildlife including ducks, butterflies, eagles, bass and catfish and our beautiful music, bluegrass, folk, rockabilly and the blues. Whether we're celebrating a season, a place or a history, Arkansas does know how to throw a … [Read more...]

Hazel Valley High

This marked the third (I think) occurrence of the Hazel Valley Gran Prix - a 55-mile gravel grinder on the forest roads and back roads of the Ozark National Forest in Northwest Arkansas.  I had friends who had done the ride/race in the past and lived to tell the tale.  Now it would be my turn to put my mettle to the test.  Ever since I drove away from Hazel Valley Ranch last spring after the … [Read more...]

The 36th Annual Joe Martin Stage Race is almost here

36th ANNUAL JOE MARTIN STAGE RACE P/B NATURE VALLEY ATTRACTS TOP U.S. PRO CYCLING TEAMS Fayetteville, Ark. (2013) – The 36th edition of the Joe Martin Stage Race p/b Nature Valley will kick off April 25– 28 When the late Joe Martin began the Fayetteville Spring Classic cycle race in 1978, he might not have realized it would become one of the longest and continually held stage races in the … [Read more...]

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...]