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

FAST kids has become a large part of FAST over the past few years. The kids team was put together with the goal to introduce kids to racing and has grown like crazy. Visit the racing page to learn more.

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.

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.

Adult Race Team

The kids can’t have all the fun! We also have an adult racing team that races the Arkansas AMBCS series. We like to have fun, not all serious racing all the time. For more information visit the racing page.

EPIC Rides

Once or twice a year we have an EPIC ride. This ride takes place through the rough, hand-cut trails in Bella Vista (soon to be real trails!). While a few of the rough cut trails are very technical, we offer various lengths to suit your abilities. And of course, food and drinks after the ride! This year the ride is on April 16th at 9 am starting in Blowing Springs. The ride is free to members ($35 to become a member here) and $40 for non-members.

FAST Board Members

Lindsay Custer
President

I grew up in the small town of Goodland, KS but moved down to Northwest Arkansas for college and stayed after falling in love with the area! I am a graphic designer for a What’s Ahead by day, but nights and weekends you will find me riding my mountain bike on one of the many miles of trails in NWA. I have a passion to get more people, especially women, on bikes and exploring the outdoors.

Ray Vega
Vice-President

By day I work at Kennametal Inc. My first ever bike was a Gary Fisher Hardtail. From there I joined IMBA in 2008 and FAST in 2015. In 2015 I was the Volunteer of the Year, alongside Jason Zehner.

I am a native of Northwest Arkansas and am employed at the Sam’s Club Home Offices in Bentonville. My husband, two boys, and I enjoy biking together as a family.  I was a road biker for several years but began mountain biking in the last year when my two children began to compete in the AMBCS series.

Jeremiah (Scratch) Stone
Trails Coordinator

Shred till you’re dead! Riding changed my life. Saved it and ruined it. The places I’ve been, the people I’ve met, the scars on my body, and the stories I tell all have roots in riding. I’ve been a trail builder all my life, and have been fortunate enough to make it my profession thanks to Progressive Trail Design. For myself, the answers have always been out there on the trails, and I’m so honored to be in a position to give back some of that energy that has shaped my life. My love for riding spills into the trailbuilding and maintaining process, where my goal is to create those same sensations that have enriched my story. We relocated to Arkansas in 2016 for the riding and life that is available here, and I hope to use my personal experience and drive to share with others the answers I’ve found out there in the woods.