In addition to paved trails, Fayetteville offers mountain biking options, too. Fayetteville is one of only 37 Ride Centers in the world certified by the International Mountain Bicyling Association. With trails through Mt. Kessler and Mt. Sequoyah, riders can experience the true beauty of the Ozarks.
For the entire month of May, riders are encouraged to sign up for the National Bike Challenge. Miles ridden, calories burned, dollars saved, and amount of CO2 reduced will be tallied for each rider and for the entire community. Want to join the fun but don't have a bike? Rentals are avilable at several local bike shops, such as Phat Tire, located in North Fayetteville on Mall Ave, just off the Mud Creek Trail.
Bike Month Events
Every Saturday in May (6, 13, 20, 27) – Bike Month Booth at the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market
Stop by for free bike maintenance, bike education, and free water bottles.
Saturday, May 13 – Square-to-Square Bike Ride
A 30-mile, biannual fun ride on the Razorback Regional Greenway. This spring 2017 ride starts at Fayetteville’s Square and ends at the Bentonville’s Square. The ride also coincides with trailside art exhibits and performances from the Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere festival. Ride details and registration information can be found here.
Sunday, May 14 – Bike to Baum
Bike riders will meet in downtown Fayetteville to ride to Baum Stadium to see the Razorback baseball team take on Vanderbilt. Participants will receive reduced price tickets and will be eligible to win Razorbacks memorabilia, apparel and bike lights. More information is available here.
Friday, May 19 – National Bike to Work Day
Join riders across the country who are biking to work or school on this day! Riders can stop by an “Energizer Station” at the Razorback Regional Greenway (Frisco Trail) and the Dickson Street trail crossing from 7 – 9 a.m. to receive free breakfast, giveaways and minor mechanical support. Mayor Jordan will issue a Bike Month proclamation at 8 a.m.
Monday, May 29 – “Life is a Cycle” Memorial Day Ride
The City of Fayetteville has collaborated with My City Bikes to host “Life is a Cycle” – a beginner-friendly bike ride event that gives local residents the opportunity to bike on area streets, paths and trails in the safety of a group. Participants will get hands-on experience and confidence pedaling around town. My City Bikes encourages learning about biking as transportation. All levels of riders are welcome to participate in this 10-mile group ride, beginning and ending at Lake Fayetteville. My City Bikes selected the American Heart Association to receive event proceeds. Register on the Life is a Cycle website.