A little summer swelter is no match for cross country bikers ready to take on some of the best riding in the Northwest Arkansas region at the Kessler Mountain Jam. Hosted by Fayetteville Parks & Recreation on Sunday, August 11 at Kessler Mountain Regional Park, this heart-pumping race is part of the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series (AMBCS) and is sanctioned by USA Cycling (USAC.)
We might be a little biased, but we do believe it would be extraordinarily difficult to find a more stunningly beautiful bike trail than the one located in the Kessler Mountain Regional Park. Considered one of the premier natural areas in Northwest Arkansas, the park incorporates an impressive section of Ozark forest that has been established as a nature preserve to protect the mountain’s diverse wildlife and plants.
Just like the changing of the clocks for the beginning of Daylight Savings and the celebrated immergence of dogwood and redbud trees throughout the Ozarks, there are a few happy reminders that spring has fully taken hold in Northwest Arkansas. One of those seasonal rites is the annual Spring Square 2 Square Bike Ride, a 30-mile cycling celebration on the Razorback Greenway, which starts in Fayetteville and finishes in Bentonville.
Whoa. They had us at baked goods and beer—but the 2019 Highway 71 Pastry Tour organizers have planned absolutely gorgeous bike tour routes to accommodate riders ranging from beginners to hard core, making this is one road ride not to miss.
Fayetteville Yoga Fest is a three-day festival that takes place amongst the Ozark Mountains in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 3-5th, 2019. The event is a celebration of movement, music and mindful living, with a mission to build a community that cultivates compassion, creativity, and connection.
The Joe Martin Gran Fondo, taking place May 4, is a one-day cycling event for amateurs who would like to experience part of the same courses as the pros, but who do not want to live life on the edge — at least not for their day job!
Spring and warmer weather are right around the corner, and Fayetteville is the perfect springtime weekend getaway.
With a seemingly endless amount of things to do, from outdoor activities to festivals to patio nightlife, you need to make plans to enjoy the amazing weather and fun in the Ozarks. Here are a few of our favorites, but believe us … this is only the beginning.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced that the 2022 Cyclo-Cross World Championships will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Jan. 29-30, 2022. This will be only the second time that the championships have been held in the United States. Local nonprofit BikeNWA will lead a coalition of community partners, including Experience Fayetteville, in organizing the World Championships.
The legendary Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team is having their annual training camp in Fayetteville January 31 through February 8.
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