Cycling in Fayetteville, Arkansas | Bike Rides, Trails & Routes

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With world-class riding around every corner – make Fayetteville your next cycling destination!

Fayetteville, Arkansas is home to authentic cycling experiences. From road cycling to gravel riding, the surrounding Ozark Mountains create the perfect backdrop for all day adventures or just an afternoon cruise.

With over 100 miles of paved and singletrack trails accessible from the city center, Fayetteville boasts an extensive trail network featuring a variety of experiences for cyclists of all abilities. From the family-friendly Razorback Greenway to the purpose-built mountain bike trails at Centennial Park, the toughest decision may be deciding what bike to ride.

After the ride, you’ll find an abundance of bicycle-friendly restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries rich with local flavor and area hotels prepared to welcome cyclists to town.

Keep scrolling to start planning your next cycling vacation or just that next ride in Fayetteville.


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Surrounded by the Ozark Mountains, hundreds of miles of gravel roads are accessible right from Fayetteville. From winding ridges to twisting descents, Fayetteville is your gateway to endless gravel riding opportunities. Click the button below to see a selection of routes favoring gravel cyclists looking for their next adventure.

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From Fayetteville, road cyclists will discover one of the largest road networks in Arkansas – with over 400 miles of scenic paved roads accessible from town. Low traffic density, high road quality, and diverse mountain topography make Fayetteville the ideal destination for your next road cycling vacation. Here is a selection of routes to get you pedaling!

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Fayetteville is home to world-class mountain biking with a variety of family-friendly flow trails, technical singletrack and purpose-built trail systems just a few miles from downtown. Over 50 miles of singletrack can be found throughout town and additional trails are just a short drive away.

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Fayetteville features an extensive 50-mile network of family-friendly paved trails winding through town and is home to Mile Zero of the regional Razorback Greenway. Cyclists of all abilities can cruise the trails where they will find easy access to local eateries, breweries, and public art.

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Didn’t bring your own wheels to Fayetteville? No problem! Fayetteville has several options available for scooting around town. Dockless rental e-scooters from Veo and Spin can be found from downtown to Lake Fayetteville and most local bike shops (page 100 in our Visitors Guide) have a rental bike to meet your needs!

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In January 2022, Fayetteville hosted the Walmart UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, a global sporting event that put the city in the spotlight as a cycling destination. View the report below to learn more about the event and how it impacted the city.

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September 27 - 29, 2024

Fayetteville Tandem Rally Sept. 27 - 29

With over 100 miles of sprawling trails inside our city limits and access to hundreds more miles of scenic roads - both paved and unpaved! - just outside, there might not be a better way to see Fayetteville and the surrounding Ozark Mountains than by bicycle! This fall, cyclists are invited to experience the Ozarks in pairs at the second annual Fayetteville Tandem Rally, a 3-day gathering of tandem bicycle enthusiasts taking place Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29. Designed for two (or more!) riders, tandem bicycles have created a passionate following of folks that enjoy gathering in popular cycling destinations around the country to ride and relax. The Fayetteville Tandem Rally will feature plenty of both! Daily road and (optional) gravel group rides are followed by evenings spent with newfound friends at one of Fayetteville’s many bicycle-friendly restaurants, coffee shops, and craft breweries. The low traffic density, high road quality, and mild topography of the Illinois River Valley that bring cyclists to Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas will be highlighted on the weekend's rides. While the riding and the rally officially start on Friday, event hosts Hank and Roxanne invite attendees to join them Thursday evening for early packet pickup and a few local brews at Crisis Brewing – a favorite stop on the Fayetteville Ale Trail! Event registration is live and includes a wine tasting on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and a full weekend of supported rides, rest stops, curated routes, and more! The event’s host hotels allow tandem bicycles to be stored in the rooms and include complimentary breakfast each day. We can’t wait to welcome each of you – two by two! – for the 2nd annual Fayetteville Tandem Rally! %MCEPASTEBIN%

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Ozark Randonneur

Ozark Randonneur

The inaugural Ozark Randonneur, a one-day cycling event featuring long-distance gravel cycling routes, embarks from Historic Downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas on Saturday, September 16th, 2023. The brand-new event will bring riders on a winding tour of gravel roads through the Ozark Mountains just east of town.

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Ride with GPS

Experience Fayetteville has partnered with Ride with GPS for our route development needs. Featuring complimentary turn by turn navigation and unique Points of Interest (POI), mobile users will want to download the free Ride with GPS app.

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