Archive for the 'Arkansas' Category


  • Part of the Slaughter Pen Jam event route at the Slaughter Pen Hollow Trails.

    A Bit of Mountain Biking in Northwest Arkansas

    I was in Northwest Arkansas recently, and had a chance to ride a few of the many great mountain bike trails in the region. So much fun!

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  • Arkansas 3-Foot Passing Law Educational Campaign

    Arkansas 3-Foot Passing Law Educational Campaign

    The city of North Little Rock, Arkansas has launched a media campaign to raise public awareness about their bicycle passing law, becoming the first community in their state to take the initiative to educate motorists and cyclists about this critical safety law.

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  • Eureka Springs: Naturally Bicycle Friendly

    Eureka Springs: Naturally Bicycle Friendly

    By most conventional measures, Eureka Springs, Arkansas is not a bicycle-friendly community. And yet, riding on its narrow, twisty, hilly streets, it's way easier to navigate by bike than by car. That's true bicycle friendliness.

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  • Attitudes in Arkansas Still Have a Ways To Go

    Attitudes in Arkansas Still Have a Ways To Go

    Despite news of progress in making Arkansas more bicycle-friendly, two recent news stories from the state show there’s still a rather long way to go in regard to bicycles being accepted as a normal everyday way to get around.

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  • A Roll-Your-Own Cross-State Bicycle Tour

    A Roll-Your-Own Cross-State Bicycle Tour

    For a state with such great natural beauty, it's a shame that Arkansas has no organized cross-state bicycle tour. But this Spring, several riders from the Arkansas Bicycle Club decided to design and ride their own little Tour de Arkansas. Here's their story.

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  • Ride the Tour de Toad in Conway, AR

    Ride the Tour de Toad in Conway, AR

    May 2nd is the second annual Tour de Toad in Conway, Arkansas. The city is lobbying to become the first bicycle-friendly community in the state, and organizers are hoping the Tour de Toad can help raise awareness for the cause.

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  • Ouachita Challenge 2009

    Ouachita Challenge 2009

    Video and rider reports from the Ouachita Challenge mountain bike race in Southwestern Arkansas that took place April 4-5, 2009.

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  • Bicycling Picks Up Speed in Central Arkansas

    Bicycling Picks Up Speed in Central Arkansas

    Arkansas boasts incredible natural beauty, and has long been a mecca for mountain bikers, but it has received low marks for overall bicycle friendliness. That may be starting to change: "Ten years ago, you wouldn't have believed it but we're a biking destination now."

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  • Highway 71 Classic Rolls This Sunday

    Highway 71 Classic Rolls This Sunday

    The Highway 71 Classic is an annual ride held on US scenic Highway 71 in Northwest Arkansas, starting in Fayetteville. This year’s edition of the ride takes place on Sunday March 1st, 2009.

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  • Sharrows Coming to Arkansas

    Sharrows Coming to Arkansas

    North Little Rock, Arkansas is to be among the first communities in the state to add the shared lane markings known as "sharrows" to some of their streets. Bicyclists hope the symbols help drive home the message that motorists must share the road.

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