The brothers think Arkansas has a chance to be viewed as the “Colorado of middle America”–a place with abundant outdoor recreational and job opportunities, minus the high cost of living on the West Coast or East Coast.
The name “Mountain Bike Capital of the World” isn’t stolen, assures Belgian Trial Bike World Champion and professional mountain biker Kenny Belaey.
“I have definitely ridden my bike in more, like, epic places. If you talk about landscapes, or maybe gnarly terrain, yes. But what makes Bentonville the MTB capital is that they have created a formula that everybody can ride the trails and have fun on it,” he explains. The trails and the resources offer an absolute beginner just as enjoyable an experience as a pro like Belaey.