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RAILYARD

The Railyard Bike Park was a huge addition to the biking scene in Northwest Arkansas in 2015. World-class dirt jumps, wood ramps, and railroad cars make up the DNA of the Railyard. The park’s downtown Rogers location allows ease of use and quick access to the eateries and watering holes. A local favorite is The Rail – a pizza and wings restaurant.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Ride the beginner line if you’re just learning or hit the pro line for 20-foot gaps. Watch your buddies while taking a break from the balcony overlooking the park. If you’re wanting some more action head down and ride the XC trails around Lake Atalanta.

PHOTO OP:

The ride through the rail car. On any given day there may just be a pro doing back flips so be prepared to just watch and take notes.

TRAIL INFO
Two Rivers Highlandville, Mo

Two Rivers Bike Park is a purpose-built, multi-use trail system, boasting over 14 miles of professionally built and maintained singletrack twisting through pristine Ozarks terrain for mountain bikers, runners, and hikers to enjoy year round, free of charge. The nearly 400-acre park sits just off the scenic Finley and James River confluence.

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The bike park is also the stage for Singletrack Mind, an outdoor festival that hosts hundreds of cyclists, runners and enthusiasts every year, generating thousands of dollars in donations for local trail development. New for 2015 is a professionally designed 18 hole disc golf course. Nestled amongst open, rolling hills and tucked beneath dense stands of old growth forest, the pro-level course spills across the classic Ozark landscape of Two Rivers, offering visitors a next level disc golf experience.

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Its professionally designed trails feature mostly natural surfaces and offer the thrills of climbing, drop sections, rock features, built-in wall rides, wooden ladders and other optional stunts.

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back 40

The Back 40 isn’t simply world-class riding; it’s a testament to the craft and sport. These 40 miles will make you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but are rideable from Slaughter Pen via the Greenway and Blowing Springs. This trail system is the brain child of six of the country’s most talented trail builders and will open in the fall of 2016.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Park at Lake Ann and you will be in the epicenter of this trail system. Your ride will end with a fantastic downhill back to the car from any direction. Be sure to try your luck on the hand-cut rock ledge on Grayson’s Canyon.

PHOTO OP:

The lions loop has old lion statues, see if you can find them!

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blowing springs

Blowing Springs lies in the southern part of Bella Vista and connects with Slaughter Pen. Large bluff faces and streams pouring from the rock faces are part of the magic bikers will encounter on their ride. After the ride spin over to Gusano’s in Bella Vista for Chicago-style pizza and a local brew.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Bring a packed lunch as the park has a great pavilion near the mouth of "Blowing Springs Cave" with picnic tables and built-in BBQ grills. Walk up to where the spring flows out of the cave for a cool breeze on a hot summer day.

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Make sure you climb the bluff line loop and check out the caves.

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hobbs

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Nestled in a thick patch of pine trees this system provides some of the smoothest riding in the state and is your best bet if the weather is wet. Great for single speed aficionados. Stop by Suzy-Q in Rogers to grab a shake and a burger from this classic roadside cafe.

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Huge pine trees and native flowering plants line the trail and should provide some good photo opportunities. Make sure to stop at the Beaver Lake overlook.

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kessler

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Fayetteville’s first mountain bike trail and you can see why as this isn’t for the faint of heart. Technical rocky singletrack and hand-cut lines separate the pros from the joes. Stop by Little Bread Company on the Square in Downtown Fayetteville for some delicious sandwiches and pastries and swing by Fossil Cove Brewing Co. for a cold local beer.

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The famous trailhead onto the Rock City trail cuts directly through massive boulders.

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lake atalanta

A stunning park located next to the Railyard in downtown Rogers. Beautiful winding loops wrap a spring-fed lake lush with the full brilliance of a pristine Ozark forest. Fun for the whole family such as playgrounds, walking trails, kayaking and fishing are available. Lake Atalanta is simply a jewel.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Chanterelle mushroom rides. These abundant and delicious mushrooms grow in abundance at the park and you just may walk out with a camel back full of dinner.

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The lake with its clear reflection of the towering forest surrounding it is sure to impress any Instagram follower. The walnut grove on the southeast side of the lake might take you back a half-century.

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lake fayetteville

A local favorite for beginning mountain bikers. Seven miles of mostly flat trails around the lake in urban Fayetteville.

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Jump on the Greenway if you’re ready for a smoother ride and make your way to Dickson Street for a brew. Check out the University of Arkansas campus while you’re in town.

PHOTO OP:

Get your photo in front of the bronze razorback statue near the U of A football stadium.

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lake leatherwood

Make your way around the lake and test your technical skills while maneuvering through miles of rock gardens. Make your way up the long climb at Minor’s rock and find your reward on the downhill switchbacks.

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If you are looking for a real downhill course you will find it here. Be sure to come in July for the Phat Tire Festival and join hundreds of riders racing from downtown Eureka Springs to the lake.

PHOTO OP:

Take your picture in front of the legendary haunted Crescent Hotel (if you dare).

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lincoln lake

7 miles of hand-cut singletrack around Lake Lincoln. Rocky tech that will hone your XC skills with plenty of scenic overlooks and rock formations.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Make sure to ride the 4-mile Lake Loop to get the most technical sections.

PHOTO OP:

Head over to the Eagle View Trail for the best selfies and see if you can spot a bald eagle.

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park springs park/lincoln junior high

One of Bentonville’s oldest recreation areas, Park Springs, is entering a new phase of life with a system of MTB trails. Adjacent to a sweet jump line behind the Lincoln Junior High, this system is part of Slaughter Pen but we wanted to call it out to make sure you don't miss it! Take advantage of the pavilion, built-in BBQ grills, and check out the newly redesigned Burns Arboretum Nature Trail to see some native Ozark flora.

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The downhill at the junior high is just awesome. Precision design creates a fast yet controllable ride with some airtime if you want it. Be sure to check out the old spring boxes in the bottom of Park Springs Park.

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The bridges at the bottom of the creek bed in Park Springs Park are a hot spot for any wedding, prom, and family pictures - and MTB photo bombs!

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railyard

The Railyard Bike Park was a huge addition to the biking scene in Northwest Arkansas in 2015. World-class dirt jumps, wood ramps, and railroad cars make up the DNA of the Railyard. The park’s downtown Rogers location allows ease of use and quick access to the eateries and watering holes. A local favorite is The Rail – a pizza and wings restaurant.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Ride the beginner line if you’re just learning or hit the pro line for 20-foot gaps. Watch your buddies while taking a break from the balcony overlooking the park. If you’re wanting some more action head down and ride the XC trails around Lake Atalanta.

PHOTO OP:

The ride through the rail car. On any given day there may just be a pro doing back flips so be prepared to just watch and take notes.

TRAIL INFO
slaughter pen

Slaughter Pen is the ultimate urban mountain bike park starting from downtown Bentonville, an IMBA Silver Level Ride Center. Truly a trail system with something for everyone. Clean flow, major downhills, technical rocks, and huge berms. Swing by the Onyx Coffee Lab after your ride for an espresso or Ozark Beer Co. beer.

HIGHLIGHTS:

The Medusa downhill screams awesome. Head over to Phase 3 if you like to jump.

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Slaughter Pen backs up to the majestic Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art which provides the opportunity for a unique shot of the building's architecture and large-scale artwork on the museum grounds around the trail.

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upper buffalo

Don't miss a chance to ride one of the five IMBA Epics in Arkansas and arguably one of the best trails in the state. The Upper Buffalo Trail has every type of trail in the book – long downhill, longer hills and technical rock-contoured trail that all lead to beautiful creek crossings.

HIGHLIGHTS:

A true Ozark backcountry experience. The scenic overlooks are breathtaking.

PHOTO OP:

Any one of the numerous waterfalls, rock bluffs or overlooks ought to make for an Instagram hit.

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TRAIL PHOTOS

slaughter pen

upper buffalo

Two Rivers Highlandville, Mo

back 40

blowing springs

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS

Drive to NWA or fly into XNA (20 minute drive to Slaughterpen and Downtown Bentonville) or Tulsa (2 hour drive to Slaughterpen and Downtown Bentonville). Many lodging options are available from VRBO to hotel. For a unique, urban MTB vacation consider the 21C Museum Hotel in downtown Bentonville as a bike-friendly (actually bike-loving) hotel 2 blocks from the trailhead.

BICYCLE SALES AND SERVICE

Ozark Bike Shop - Rogers

GPP Cycling and Multisport - Rogers, Bella Vista

Phat Tire Bike Shop - Bentonville, Springdale, Fayetteville

Highroller Bike Shop - Rogers, Fayetteville

Mojo Cycling - Bentonville

The Bike Route - Fayetteville

The Handle Bar Bike Shop - Fayetteville

Champion Cycling - Fayetteville and Fort Smith

Adventure Mountain Outfitters - Eureka Springs

Lewis & Clark Outfitters - Springdale and Rogers

BIKE RENTAL

Phat Tire Bike Shop - Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale, Fort Smith

Lewis & Clark Outfitters - Rogers

GPP Cycling - Rogers, Bella Vista, and Fayetteville

PRESS COVERAGE