Lauren Pickman: The Woman Behind Rule of Three
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Lauren Pickman: The Woman Behind Rule of Three

Businesswoman, race director, cancer survivor, wife, and mother are a few words to describe Lauren Pickman. OZ Trails sat down with Pickman to discuss her mountain biking journey and her incredible work with Rule of Three. Rule of Three is a brutally competitive race...
OZ Trails Summer Safety Tips!
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OZ Trails Summer Safety Tips!

Make sure you’re prepared when summer heat sweeps through Arkansas in the coming months. Not only are the temperatures something to be aware of, but it’s important to know how to combat mosquitoes, chiggers, and ticks on your rides. Cycling essentials during summer include bug spray, loose long sleeves, and lots of water!

Rider Profile: Michelle Rodriguez
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Rider Profile: Michelle Rodriguez

Rider Profile: Michelle Rodriguez Trust yourself! You can do it!! It may seem like a lot to take in at first, but just ride at your pace and you will start to get in your groove of riding. You’ll meet so many people that will be happy to just ride with you! Who are...
OZ Trails Runner Profile – Derek Lee
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OZ Trails Runner Profile – Derek Lee

Probably my first introduction to trail running was in high school training on Markham Trails, and some out at Lake Fayetteville. Went through most of college and grad school just running roads and moved back to Fayetteville and my wife and I signed up for the Inaugural Kessler trail run. Started dabbling in it here and there, and found myself gravitating more towards trail over the years.

The Best Trail for Your First Mountain Bike Ride in Northwest Arkansas
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The Best Trail for Your First Mountain Bike Ride in Northwest Arkansas

Catherine’s Crossing is a one-mile singletrack loop located behind Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas. It was designed for beginner mountain bikers, kids on balance bikes, and folks looking for a walk in nature. At the trailhead, there is a short pump track made of crushed gravel that riders can use to build confidence and basic bike handling skills. As well, there is plenty of greenspace, restrooms, hammock stands, and a pavilion, and it is accessible via the Razorback Greenway. It’s a great spot for families to spend an afternoon!

Patios, Parks, and Play: The Best Places to Take Kids in Bentonville, Arkansas
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Patios, Parks, and Play: The Best Places to Take Kids in Bentonville, Arkansas

In Bentonville, Arkansas, we value families who vacation in the Mountain Biking Capital of the World™. Planning a trip with little ones can be a daunting task. Where do we eat? Where can they play? What is there to do besides rides bikes? To take some of the load off your shoulders, we compiled a list of the best places to take kids in Bentonville, Arkansas!

OZ Trails US Pro Cup presented by Experience Fayetteville April 9-11, April 16-18
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OZ Trails US Pro Cup presented by Experience Fayetteville April 9-11, April 16-18

OZ Trails announced as a stop on the trail to Tokyo – Mountain Bike Olympic qualifiers come to Centennial Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 9-11 and April 16-18. Fayetteville will be home to Olympic mountain bike qualifying for back-to-back race weekends this spring with the inaugural OZ Trails US Pro Cup, presented by Experience Fayetteville. Over two weekends of off-road racing at Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain, professional men and women cross country mountain bikers will compete for critical points and a spot in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Mercy Heritage Trail System’s White Circle Trail

Nestled into a little corner of OZ is a brilliant little gem. On the East side of the Rogers Mercy Hospital campus, you’ll find a little trail system that is perfect for a family ride session. This pocket park has Northwest Arkansas’ first White Circle...
OZ MTB Patrol: Who They Are and What They Do

OZ MTB Patrol: Who They Are and What They Do

  Kelly Williams is a familiar face around OZ Trails as he’s been riding in the area since 2005 (some will remember the days when Devils Den State Park had the best trails in the region). Williams is also the leader of the OZ MTB Patrol in Northwest Arkansas. If...