The new Arkansas State Parks’ Monument Trails are open at Devil’s Den State Park, south of Fayetteville! Monument Trails are optimized mountain bike trails woven into the natural landscape and terrain at Arkansas’ state parks.
At Devil’s Den, 12 new miles combine with the refurbished Fossil Flats trails for a total of 18 miles of Monument Trails. Devil’s Den joins other Monument Trails across the state at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Mount Nebo State Park, and Pinnacle Mountain State Park.
This new Fayetteville bike park with a world-class cyclocross course will host the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships in January 2022. Built along the slopes of Millsap Mountain, Centennial also boasts 12 miles of premier mountain bike trail. From the entry-level Learner’s Permit to the short, punchy Basket Case for experts, there’s a cycling experience for everyone.
These downhill-only bike trails are some of the finest in the country. With smooth, flowing trails for beginners and massive jumps and drops for the experts, stone platforms serve as launching pads for the downhill descents. Shuttles take riders from the bottom back up to the top of the course for an ultimate enduro-riding experience.
In the Mountain Bicycling Capital of the World, the cycling culture is second to none! Bike Bentonville compiles daily group rides by local bike shops, clubs and members of the community and promotes a number of road routes, from lunch-break loops to all-day rides.
Runway Bike Park is a state-of-the-art, outdoor training ground for aspiring mountain bicyclists. Located on the campus of The Jones Center in Springdale, the 2.75 acre bike park has three separate areas: the Velosolutions Pump Track – the largest asphalt pump track in North America; the Skills Course; and the Bicycle Playground. In 2021, Runway will host qualifying races for both the UCI Pump Track World and USA Pump Track World championships.
It’s okay to play in the dirt and at Mudtown BMX, it’s encouraged! Mudtown hosts bi-monthly racing at its outdoor track at Ward Nail Park in Lowell. When not hosting an event, Mudtown is open to the public as a place for BMX riders and spectators to come out and enjoy the sport!
This hard surface, recently expanded jump park is the perfect two-wheelin’ playground. With features like jump boxes, whale tails, concrete lips and slope-style downhill runs, Railyard is connected by trail to Lake Atalanta and downtown Rogers. Pedal to dinner at your favorite local restaurant to end the ride!
OZ Trails NWA represents the best mountain bike trails, parks and destinations Northwest Arkansas has to offer. From a MTB nature preserve in Bentonville to Bella Vista’s new Little Sugar Trails, here are a few popular OZ Trails by city.
Set on 120 acres of native Ozark forest with springs, streams and a host of native plants and animals, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has miles of bike friendly trails by which to enjoy art and nature.
*photo credit: Stephen Ironside
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