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Trail love at Devil’s Den

The thing about trail building is, it’s hard. It’s been two days and the muscles over my ribs are still sore from swinging that McLeod with the big boys. Who knew there even were muscles over your ribs?

But the other thing about trail building is, it’s awesome. You spend a beautiful day in the sunshine creating a sustainable path that you and countless others will enjoy for years. At least that’s how it worked out last weekend at Ozark Off-Road Cyclists’ February trail maintenance day at Devil’s Den.

September 2014 Newsletter

In September, the NW Arkansas trails get their recognition for being among the best in the world. Also, discover the Slaughter Pen Mountain Bike Jam festival, it’s not just for racers.

June 2014 Newsletter

NWA Trails Third Edition covers the opening of the Buffalo Trail, Racing the Ridge, NWARK Bike Challenge and many more exciting topics. Also, check out the event page for fun activities.

May 2014 Newsletter

In May, we celebrate women on wheels. Local cycling groups host women’s rides, provide opportunities to grow in the sport. Rodgers & Bentonville now have a bike sharing program. Also, Arkansas in Action, state hosts first bike and pedestrian summit.

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Clear Creek Trail Opens

The newest section of the Razorback Regional Greenway opened April 12 in Fayetteville and Johnson. About 200 people turned out on a sunny Saturday afternoon to celebrate the opening of the 3-mile Clear Creek Trail.

March 2014 Newsletter

In March, Clear Creek Opening that runs through Fayetteville & Johnson promises to be one of the premiere pathways. Northwest Arkansas and statewide, groups are working together to create a safer, more bike- and pedestrian – friendly state.

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Mount Kessler Purchase Approved By City Council

The Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously on February 18 to purchase 376 acres on beautiful Mount Kessler. The city’s costs will be offset by a $1.5 million matching grant from the Walton Family Foundation and a pledge from the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association to provide $300,000.

The City Council chambers overflowed with residents and visitors who attended to show their support for the mountain. More than 40 bicyclists and runners from around the region rode/ran to the meeting on the Razorback Greenway.

February 2014 Newsletter

In February, Mount Kessler, “We Love Our Mountain” – ride/ run. Fall in love with Mount Kessler all over again. Also, learn how to love mud without damaging the trails.

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Frisco Trail Featured By Rails To Trails

Fayetteville’s Frisco Trail was recognized by the Rails to Trails Conservancy as its Trail of the Month for December. The group featured the the trail in an article on its website.

The 1.3 mile trail currently extends from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard north to Scull Creek Trail at Prospect Street. The city began work on a half-mile extension of the trail in August 2013. The new section will include a tunnel under Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, three bridges, and a signalized crossing on South School. The extension is scheduled to be open to the public by April.