New Ventures and Investments
We operate a private equity investment division, RZC. Through smart investments, we strive to create an environment that spurs economic growth in Northwest Arkansas.
Runway Group is focused on investing and developing Northwest Arkansas as a global destination for cycling. Our commitment includes investments in a robust trail system, cycling infrastructure, and brands like Allied Cycle Works and Rapha.
We operate an investment fund, with a flexible capital mandate that provides tailored capital solutions to the venture capital, growth equity and buyout markets. Not only do our investments create tangible and intangible benefits to our region but they also are expected to enhance the economic fabric, growth, and perception of Northwest Arkansas.
Examples of such investments include those in Allied Cycle Works and Rapha, which have helped develop and catalyze infrastructure bets intended to make Northwest Arkansas a global destination for cycling.
ALLIED Cycle Works
Allied Cycle Works designs, engineers, and manufactures bikes right here in America that embody beauty, power, and utility.
The bike industry has veered off course. What began as an expression of passion for cycling, has now become focused on refining its off-shore production and logistics acumen.
ALLIED is reinstituting much-needed passion back into the industry.
Rapha makes the world’s finest cycling clothing. For 15 years, their products have redefined comfort, performance, and style for cyclists from absolute beginners through to WorldTour professionals. Their custom program offers the chance for anyone to create completely customized Rapha products using an innovative online design tool. The Rapha Foundation provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, with the mission of building a better future for the sport by inspiring, empowering and supporting the next generation of racers.