OZ Trails Partner Spotlight: Honey Hearth
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OZ Trails Partner Spotlight: Honey Hearth

Honey Hearth Gluten Free Baking Company sells custom desserts of all sorts in Bentonville, Arkansas. What started as one woman’s love for baking has turned into a local favorite. Almost a year ago, in October 2020, Kazandra Lugo launched Honey Hearth. Honey Hearth is...
Trail Town Challenge
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Trail Town Challenge

Pro rider Payson McElveen invites ambitious cyclists to ride all of Bentonville and Bella Vista’s trails on their own time. While you are more than welcome to, you do not have to complete the course all in one day.

At the end of the year, two winners will be selected to take home a $1,500 shopping spree at Osprey Packs, a three-year supply of Orange Seal tire sealant, a Smith Trace helmet and Shift Mag glasses, Hammerhead Karoo 2 bike computer, GU Energy ride food, and a $100 gift card to The HUB Bike Lounge in Bentonville, Arkansas.

New Adventures in Bella Vista!
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New Adventures in Bella Vista!

With three OZ Trails systems, The Back 40, Blowing Springs Park, and Little Sugar, there is plenty of adventure in Bella Vista. The city’s name, Bella Vista, means “beautiful view” in Spanish. Which, if you have ever visited, rings true for its 36,000-acres of land. New sights available to visit on the trails in Bella Vista include Bella Insta, Blowing Springs Gear Garden, and Clank.

‘All in’ for Josh
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‘All in’ for Josh

Arkansas native Josh Fohner made an impact in the OZ Trails community in June when he rode from Buena Vista, Colo., to Springdale, Ark., in the All in Tour. The All in Tour was created to raise funds to support Josh’s recovery. A team of Josh’s family, friends, and community guided and rode beside Josh on his journey home.

Farm to Gravel: Tips for Staying Safe on OZ Gravel
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Farm to Gravel: Tips for Staying Safe on OZ Gravel

Gravel cycling in Northwest Arkansas brings a new wave of cyclists and tourists to the area—the likes of whom seek mileage in the double and triple digits. Whether it’s 15- or 150-miles, OZ has seemingly endless miles of gravel. Ranging from steep grades and technical...
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.