To lead the growth of off-road cycling in Northwest Arkansas
Just a few of the awesome things we do
We love to get together as a group and ride our bikes! Every Wednesday night at 6pm (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 follow us on Facebook. After the ride we usually like to eat and hang out. All abilities welcome as we split into several groups based on fitness and abilities!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
As a group giving back to our trails is the perfect way to say thanks. There are a couple ways you can give back to the trails.
1: We have trail love days throughout the year working on specific needs throughout the area. Check our calendar page or join our group on Facebook to find out when these trail love days will take place this year.
2: Join our Trail Adoption Program (TAP)! With this program, you help maintain a section of trail that is either close to where you live or where you ride the most! You give whatever time you have available to give, whenver you are able to give! If you are interested in helping to maintain a section of trail close to you, please email Charles Williams at email@example.com.
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. The event includes group rides, a relay endurance race, music, camping, food, and more! This year the Coler Roller will be on October 5th, 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.