About FAST

Our Vision

To lead the growth of off-road cycling in Northwest Arkansas
Background

MISSION STATEMENT:

“FRIENDS OF ARKANSAS SINGLETRACK (FAST) IS A DEDICATED GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS WORKING TOGETHER TO DEVELOP THE SPORT OF MOUNTAIN BIKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS OFFROAD TRAIL SYSTEM. FAST PROVIDES EDUCATION, TRAIL STEWARDSHIP, AND MOUNTAIN BIKING ADVOCACY AND PROMOTES A FUN FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE.”

Just a few of the awesome things we do

Group Rides

We love to get together as a group and ride our bikes! Every Wednesday (weather & trail conditions depending) we ride a local trail. The trail we ride changes weekly so be sure to check out our calendar to see where we are riding or join our group of Facebook. After the ride we usually like to eat and hang out. All abilities welcome!

FAST Kids

The kids’ team was put together with the goal to introduce kids to racing and fill the queue for Arkansas racing through the teen and 20s ages. We aim to get all kids ages 7 to 14 riding but the focus of this group is for the kids to become strong, confident riders… and have a great time doing it!  We try to have a ride each week – usually at the Bentonville Slaughter Pen trail. Each week’s ride generally lasts an hour and a half with some medium to fast-paced trail riding and then some time built on skills (ride skills, training skills, mechanical, etc).  We’ll ride the trail with a few different “pace groups” and then talk about some aspect of cycling or racing (safety, courtesy, passing, bike maintenance, etc). For more information contact Greg at gregark77@gmail.com

FAST Patrol

Established in 2016, the FAST Patrollers assist, educate, and inform to make the trails as safe as possible! They provide mechanical, first aid, and other support on the trail and at events. By riding the local trails often, they are able to survey the trails, engage with trail users, and provide assistance as needed. At mountain biking events, their CPR and Emergency First Responder certified patrollers provide much needed first aid assistance as needed along with general trail and mechanical support.

Trail Love

As a group giving back to our trails is the perfect way to say thanks. We have trail love days throughout the year working on specific needs at Slaughter Pen and Blowing Springs. Check our calendar page or join our group on Facebook to find out when these trail love days will take place this year.

Coler Roller

In 2017 we started a new fall event, the Coler Roller! This event puts together everything awesome about mountain biking into a fun, family-friendly festival. Last year we had fun-duro sessions, group rides, a relay endurance race, music, camping, food, and more! This year the Coler Roller will be on September 29th, so put it on your calendar now. Keep your eye out for what is in store this year on the facebook page here.

Mountain Bike Camps

Education is large part of who we are. Because of that we, along with the city of Bentonville put on yearly mountain bike camps for kids. We teach beginners to advanced riders skills to help them be confident on the bike and improve their skills. Many of our instructors are IMBA ICP certified (meaning we learned how to teach the skill correctly!). For more information contact Bentonville Parks and Recreation.

FAST Board Members

Megan Dittmer
Secretary
David Dickson
Rides Coordinator
Uriah Nazario
Trails Coordinator
Candice Kozark
Events Coordinator
Joab Nazario
Treasurer
Kelly Williams
Patrol Coordinator
Lindsay Custer
President
Ray Vega
Vice-President