Winter Cycling in OZ
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Winter Cycling in OZ

Many things separate the Mountain Biking Capital of The World™ from other popular cycling destinations, weather being one of them. With little snow and mild ice conditions during the winter, cyclists are able to ride 12 months out of the year in Northwest Arkansas. As the winter season quickly approaches, cyclists across the country are gearing up for indoor training or fat tire biking. In Northwest Arkansas, however, we’re not ready to say goodbye to our daily rides.

OZ Kids Fat Tire Criterium and Fall Fest
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OZ Kids Fat Tire Criterium and Fall Fest

The Bentonville Public Library hosted a children’s bike race on October 23, 2021. This race featured riders ranging from two to 11 years old with three categories for different ages: balance bikes, pedal, and AWD / para-cycling. Just like a real cycling race, each...
Benton County Schools Rack up the Bikes!
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Benton County Schools Rack up the Bikes!

Dozens of sunset-painted bike racks rest across Northwest Arkansas. Whether you cycle or not, chances are you’ve seen them. These bike racks sit in front of local businesses, schools, restaurants, and shops. There are more than 16 bike racks in Bentonville, and two in...
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...