On July 1, the city of Bentonville declared itself “Mountain Biking Capital of the World” and trademarked the title. It should have come as no surprise.
All Kids Bike, a nationwide movement of the Strider Education Foundation, is on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bicycle in kindergarten PE class. Marking the program’s second anniversary, an ALL STAR roster of celebrity athletes delivered bikes to kindergarten students at Sugar Creek Elementary School in Bentonville, Arkansas, during a week of activities designed to highlight the growing momentum for this important national program.
Central Arkansas recently opened 13 miles of singletrack in the Monument Trail system at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, and another 15 miles of trails are under construction at Pinnacle Mountain and the River Mountain and Two Rivers Parks in Little Rock.
Bentonville, Arkansas, has quickly put itself on the map as a mountain bike destination, but an announcement on Wednesday by area stakeholders gave the northwest Arkansas destination a new designation: the mountain bike capital of the world.
The final construction on a variety of new amenities visitors can enjoy at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve is nearing completion.