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BASIC BIKE CHECK (Just Remember: ABC QUICK CHECK)

A is for Air

  • Inflate tires to the pressure listed on the side of the tire
  • Use a pressure gauge to insure proper pressure
  • Check for damage on tired and replace if damaged

B is for Brakes

  • Inspect pads for wear; replace is there is less than ¼” of pad left
  • Check pad adjustment; make sure they do not rub the tire
  • Look to see that you can fit your thumb between the brake lever handlebar when the brakes are squeezed all the way

C is for cranks and chain

  • Pull your cranks away from the bike – if they are loose, tighten the bolt
  • Check your that your chain is free of rust and gunk

Quick is for quick releases

  • Make sure your quick releases are all closed
  • They should all be pointing to the back of the bike, so that they don’t get caught on anything  

Check is for check it over

  • Take a quick ride to check that it is working properly

SHARE THE ROAD

Courtesy

  • Respect all trail users
  • Yield to slower users
  • Obey the rules of the trail

Announce when passing

  • Use a bell, horn or voice to indicate your intention to pass
  • Warn other well in advance so you do not startle them

Yield when entering and crossing

  • Yield to traffic at places where the trail crosses the road
  • Yield to other users at trail intersections

Keep Right

  • Stay as close to the right as possible, except when passing

Yield when entering and crossing

  • Yield to traffic at places where the trail crosses the road
  • Yield to other users at trail intersections

Pass on Left

  • Pull out only when you are sure the lane is clear
  • Allow plenty of room, about two bike lengths, before moving back to the right

Do not block the trail

  • For group rides, use no more than half the trail
  • Stop and regroup completely off the trail

We aim to be a hub for the trail system in Northwest Arkansas, and part of that requires linking volunteers with volunteer needs. Please fill out the form below if you are looking for volunteers or looking for volunteer opportunities.

Visit Northwest Arkansas

This region of 500,000 people is centrally located in the U.S. and has nonstop flights from Los Angeles and New York, and a dozen other major cities in between. The region’s cities retain their small-town charm, but also host entertainment hotspots with diverse nightlife and a nationally-recognized dining scene. The region is bike and fitness friendly, with even the most tiny restaurants accustomed to welcoming a group of post-ride cyclists.

In addition to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the newest must-see museum in the country, the region has something for everyone. From the sporting events at the University of Arkansas or minor-league baseball featuring the Naturals, to boating and fishing at Beaver Lake or the local music scene, a visit to Northwest Arkansas will be memorable. Lodging options range from quaint bed and breakfast inns to swanky boutique hotels.

The unique blend of art and outdoors makes Northwest Arkansas a great place to live and a great place to visit.

Learn more about planning your visit to the region.

Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks

Mission: Create a more bike-friendly region through advocacy and education

Focus Area: Benton and Washington counties

Website: http://www.bconwa.com/

Fayetteville Trail Trekkers

Mission: Provide safety, education, and assistance for trail users

Focus Area: Fayetteville, AR

Website: http://www.accessfayetteville.org/government/parks_and_recreation/trails_and_greenways/Trail_Trekkers.cfm

Friends of Devil's Den State Parks

Mission: Assist the park with fundraising, miantenance, and activities

Focus Area: Devil’s Den State Park

Website: http://www.devilsden.org/help.htm

Ozark Off-Road Cyclists

Mission: Create and maintain sustainable soft surface trails

Focus Area: Ozarks

Website: http://www.ozarkoffroadcyclists.com/

Mt. Kessler Greenways

Mission: Advocacy group to preserve mountain, maintain trail corridors, and ensure compatible use

Focus Area: Mt. Kessler, Fayetteville, AR

Website: http://www.mtkesslergreenways.com/

Siloam Pedalrs

Mission: Create awareness and participation for cycling

Focus Area: Siloam Springs, AR

Website: https://www.facebook.com/siloampedalrs

FAST (Friends at Slaughter Pen Trail)

Mission: Develop and maintain Slaughter Pen trails, promote and education for off-road multi-sport

Focus Area: Slaughter Pen Trail

Website: http://www.fasttrails.org/

International Mountain Biking Association

Mission: Create, enhance, and improve trail opportunities

Focus Area: International

Website: http://www.imba.com/

Bella Vista Bike Club

Mission: Encourage bicycling; hosts group rides

Focus Area: Bella Vista, AR

Website: http://www.bellavistabikeclub.com/

Boston Mountain Cyclists

Mission: Promote fitness through cycling

Focus Area: Northwest Arkansas

Website: http://www.bostonmountaincyclists.com/