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...
Little Sugar Phase 2 Now Open!

Little Sugar Phase 2 Now Open!

After five years of planning and construction, the Northwest Arkansas Trailblazers have opened the second phase of the Little Sugar trail system to mountain bikers, hikers, and trail runners. The 25-mile Tunnel Vision loop combined with 14-miles of trail that opened in December adds up to nearly 40 miles of soft-surface riding on the west side of Bella Vista with more to come by the end of the year!

WED & SHRED- IT’S ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE!

WED & SHRED- IT’S ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE!

The hundreds of miles of single track crisscrossing Northwest Arkansas is some of the best in the world, but it wouldn’t be half of what it is today without the people who ride it, maintain it and advocate for it, creating a place where Lindsay Custer, Nate Fields and...