Fayetteville is a haven for competitive cycling and mountain biking, and casual bike rides around the city are one of the most popular things to do. Cycling is a great way to experience everything the city has to offer — restaurants, shopping, nightlife — while still enjoying the beautiful outdoors Northwest Arkansas and the Ozarks are known for.
One local cycling team, the Fayetteville Wheelmen, hosts many local group rides and represent our city by racing and riding all over the world, sporting their Experience Fayetteville jerseys. We recently caught up with the team to see what they think makes Fayetteville such a perfect place to cycle every day.
Homegrown Music Festival has been rooted in the Ozarks since 2016 and prides itself on being a sustainable, family-friendly approach to live music. This year’s festival is a little different in that it is taking place in Fayetteville, showcasing more mountain sports and, one of our favorite parts, IT’S FREE.
Experience Fayetteville and Fayetteville Parks and Recreation will host the Kessler Mountain Jam, a mountain biking festival and race at the Kessler Mountain Regional Park on Nov. 3-4.
People visit and stay in Fayetteville for a lot of reasons, from shows on Dickson Street to Razorbacks games to weekend getaways with friends and family. One of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville is enjoying the outdoors, since Fayetteville has so many offerings for those wanting to play outside and get in touch with nature.
The Joe Martin Stage Race, Fayetteville's largest and most elite cycling event, will hold their 42nd race April 4-7.
Held in early spring each year, the race includes a 4-day, 4-stage professional men and women's cycling race as well as a 2-day, 3-stage amateur stage race. Over the years, Joe Martin Stage Race has gained in popularity and attracts cyclists from all 50 states and 27 countries.
Fayetteville Yoga Fest is a three-day festival that takes place amongst the Ozark Mountains in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 4-6th, 2018. The event is a celebration of movement, music and mindful living, with a msision to build a community that cultivates compassion, creativity and connection.
The festival features more than 60 yoga classes over the course of three days, including both outdoor & indoor yoga classes for all levels and age groups. In addition to yoga classes, the event will also offer meditation, live music, kids yoga, group hikes, thought-provoking discussions & presentations, art, food and shopping (with local, earth-conscious vendors).
The fourth annual Frozen Toes 15K Trail Run will take place Saturday, February 16, 2019 on the Kessler Mountain Trails. The race is perfect for runners looking to transition from a 5K or 10K to a longer distance and the singletrack trails utilized for the race provide some amazing views!
Thirty years of Arkansas Mountain Biking culminates April 6-8 for one amazing weekend of celebration at the birthplace of Arkansas Mountain Biking— Devils Den State Park!
Get ready for a one of a kind cycling experience you don’t want to miss! Fayetteville’s new cyclocross event, CycloFrost, will take place on Saturday, December 9 at Lake Fayetteville’s North Shore.
Fayetteville residents love craft beer, and love to ride bikes. Sometimes, we even do both at the same time!
The Miracle Travel Works (MTW) Poker Ride will be held on Sunday, September 17, and combines Fayetteville’s bike trails with several breweries on the Fayetteville Ale Trail— all for a good cause. Miracle Travel Works helps families with seriously ill or injured children travel as they undergo urgent medical treatments.
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