trails

Courtesy / BikeNWA

Coordinators for the Slow Streets NWA program are asking for public input on expanding routes intended to provide safe access for pedestrians and cyclists during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is expected to run on the weekends from May through June and from September through October in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville. 

Courtesy / Experience Fayetteville

Professional cross-country mountain bike racing is coming to Fayetteville this spring. The OZ Trails U.S. Pro Cup will be held over the course of two weekends in April at Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain. The men and women who will racing the purpose-built course will be vying to qualify for the Summer Olympics that will be held in Tokyo later this year. Spectators will be welcome and pandemic safety protocols will be in place.

Courtesy / Patty V Photography

Northwest Arkansas Community College is working with the Bicycle Industry Employers Association to establish a one-year bicycle technician program at the school. The program is going through an approval process, but could launch later this year. 

Courtesy / Walton Family Foundation

There are some new laws in Arkansas that are intended to make travel easier and safer for both cyclists and motorists, but they only work when everybody knows what they are, which is why the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation aims to educate both groups about the rules of the road.

 

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About seven miles of new soft-surface trails have opened at Fayetteville's Millsap Mountain while the rest of the development of Centennial Park continues. The trails can be used by hikers and trail runners, but they are specifically optimized for mountain bikes. The open portions of the park include both beginner and intermediate trails.

Courtesy / Walton Family Foundation

A recent report commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation indicates more people are biking, running and walking on Northwest Arkansas's trails, especially on the Razorback Regional Greenway, which stretches through Benton and Washington Counties.

Courtesy / City of Fayetteville

The Midtown Trail Corridor is one of the transportation improvement projects identified in the Fayetteville Mobility Plan. Improvements planned for this east-west connection will facilitate safe pedestrian and bicycle transportation from Porter Road to College Avenue through street improvements, on-street bikeways, and separated bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Residents can provide feedback on the plan here.

Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

A big grant is going toward expanding trails in central Arkansas, which will connect major cities for runners, walkers and cyclists.

Courtesy / Kessler Trail Run

The U.S. Trail Running Conference is coming to Fayetteville in 2020. The event will be held in October with three days of activities for trail race directors and one day for trail runners. 

Courtesy / Arkansas State Parks

The first Monument Trail opens this Saturday at Hobbs State Park in Rogers. The Monument Trails initiative is a collaboration between the Arkansas Parks and Recreation Foundation and Arkansas State Parks. The projects focus on destination mountain biking trails that merge world-class riding with architecture, art and nature.

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