May 15, 2023 | Cycling
Equal parts grit and grace, gravel cycling may be the fastest-growing segment of two-wheeled sport. What’s happening: OZ Gravel, a lifestyle brand designed to promote the flourishing gravel cycling ecosystem in Northwest Arkansas, launches Monday.
Apr 18, 2023 | Cycling
USA Cycling hosted a Community Kick-Off to celebrate its new satellite office and officially launch Bentonville as the new home of the U.S. Mountain Bike National Team. The event was held in the world’s first bikeable building, Ledger, on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
Feb 2, 2023 | Cycling
Big Sugar Classic is coming to Northwest Arkansas this October! The Life Time Big Sugar Classic features a world-class mountain bike race and world-class gravel race in the cycling capital of the U.S., Northwest Arkansas. It’s a week-long celebration that allows off-road enthusiasts to shred both the MTB trails and gravel roads that put this corner on the map.
Jan 10, 2023 | Cycling
NorthWest Arkansas Community College has received an $8 million grant to establish a program that teaches bicycle trail building and maintenance. Goals of the school include producing a workforce of certified trail technicians, ensuring access to regional bicycle trails and promoting responsible environmental practices. The three-year, $8 million grant comes from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, which also provided money two years ago for the college to set up a bicycle assembly and repair technician program.
Dec 15, 2022 | Cycling
The U.S. National Mountain Bike Team will utilize Bentonville and Northwest Arkansas’ network of trails and gravel for endurance fitness camps as well as skills-development camps leading into the World Cup racing season. In addition to National Team camps, USA Cycling will also host mountain bike and road Junior Talent Identification and Skills Camps in Bentonville.
Nov 14, 2022 | Cycling, Lifestyle
More than 200 people gathered at the Record in Bentonville last Thursday for an Axios event focused on the recreation economy in the Natural State. At the event, Tom Walton, co-founder of holding company Runway Group, alluded to an announcement related to gravel cycling. What’s happening: Runway will on Monday reveal the Arkansas Rural Recreational Roads initiative — Arkansas R3 — that will designate specific routes where cyclists can enjoy low-traffic, dirt- and gravel-road cycling.