“Northwest Arkansas has seen an explosion in the outdoor economy due to strategic investments in infrastructure and experiences,” Tom Walton said. “There’s no reason a person couldn’t start a small business or make a career in the outdoor industry here. And it’s the council’s job to make those opportunities visible to all Arkansans. We used to be called the Land of Opportunity, and now we are the Natural State. There’s no reason we can’t be both.” Read MORE.
Outdoor Recreation is ‘Big Business,’ With Room to Grow
- September 21, 2023
- September 14, 2023
- August 21, 2023
- August 14, 2023
- June 26, 2023
- June 23, 2023
- June 15, 2023
- June 14, 2023
- May 15, 2023
- May 10, 2023
More than 200 riders converged on the Evans farm Tuesday evening to meet with local farmers and share experiences about gravel cycling, the fastest-growing cycling sport in the US. Wes Evans and his wife, Laura, were named Benton County Farm Family of the Year in May. They hosted the event…Read More
OZ Brands on Monday announced the launch of OZ Gravel, a lifestyle brand dedicated to promoting the rapidly growing gravel cycling scene in Northwest Arkansas, according to a news release. The launch includes a website, OZGravelNWA.com, as well as social communities on Facebook, Instagram and Strava.
Northwest Arkansas (NWA) is seeing major business-backed outdoor infrastructure investment, and the focus is shifting toward climbing of late. This article investigates this new coordinated and strategic, urban crag development effort as an example of how for-profit investment and collaboration around outdoor climbing development could continue to change our sport.
Local cycling enthusiasts are about to plant signs along some gravel roads in Benton County to encourage respect and safety between riders and farmers. The program will include 76 road signs and three hub signs on gravel cycling routes in the county, according to Runway Group. A hub is the…Read More