Back 40 Bluff: Take the Long Way Around
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Back 40 Bluff: Take the Long Way Around

Along the Back 40 Loop in Bella Vista, Arkansas, there is a stretch of trail dwarfed by 40 feet of limestone bluff, an imposing overhang that tethers cool air to the forest floor, waiting to take the edge off a sweaty summer ride. Photocourtesy of ArkansasOutside.com...
Ride Like a Local: Lake Atalanta
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Ride Like a Local: Lake Atalanta

Just a few blocks from the bustling downtown of Rogers, Arkansas, lies the trailhead for Lake Atalanta, a local gem with appealing features for everyone in your pack. Fully renovated in 2015, the park reopened with four miles of well-lit hard surface trails that wind...
Hanging Bridge at the Back 40
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Hanging Bridge at the Back 40

Along Northwest Arkansas’ Highway 71 in Bella Vista, among the dense forest and towering rock of the Ozarks, blink and you might miss a flash of chrome and color as riders tear around the corner of Hanging Bridge. Hanging Bridge, a 100-foot section on the Back 40, is...
Berm Me Up, Scottie: AREA 51 in Bella Vista
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Berm Me Up, Scottie: AREA 51 in Bella Vista

Ten minutes from the Missouri border, Blowing Springs Park in Bella Vista, Arkansas, has long been a destination for mountain bikers, boasting flowy trails, daring cliff rides and impressive rock drops. Out of the saddle, waterfalls, 60 degree “air-conditioned” caves...
Labor Of Love: Mount Kessler
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Labor Of Love: Mount Kessler

Inside the city limits of Fayetteville lies a hand-cut gem, an 1,800-foot-peak home to ancient stands of post-oak, boulders the size of Volkswagens and 13 miles of multi-use natural surface trails spanning 387 acres for mountain bikers, trail-runners and nature...
Fitzgerald Mountain in Springdale
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Fitzgerald Mountain in Springdale

The Mt. Fitzgerald experience is what can happen when you give an expert trail builder, who left his mark on some of the lines at Red Bull Rampage, 130 acres on the east side of Springdale and ask him to create a trail system that most levels of riders can get into....
Oz Trailer Interview | Cate Mertins
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Oz Trailer Interview | Cate Mertins

FOR THE LOVE OF MOUNTAIN BIKING  By Cate Mertins, NICA Racer for Haas Hall Academy National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) has given Cate Mertins, a student athlete for the Haas Hall Academy team, confidence, opportunity and community involvement through...
Brian Lopes  Northwest Arkansas
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Brian Lopes Northwest Arkansas

Brian Lopes is a professional mountain biker, multiple mountain biking world champion, author and inductee into both the Mountain Bike and BMX Halls of Fame. Lopes started riding BMX in his childhood and turned pro at age 17. And, lucky for us, he recently spent some...
Education, Stewardship and Mountain Biking Advocacy
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Education, Stewardship and Mountain Biking Advocacy

This is the mission statement of the Friends of Arkansas Singletrack (FAST). The volunteer-based organization and chapter members of IMBA share their passion for the sport and our trails regularly through “Trail Love” volunteer opportunities. They are leading the...
Wilderness Emergency Extraction
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Wilderness Emergency Extraction

The increase of trail building (200 hundred miles and counting) in Northwest Arkansas is leading to huge growth in mountain biking and bike tourism. We love that more people are finding and using our trails! We also know that bike riding comes with risks, some we can...