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Take a look around: social hours, celebrations, kid programs, adult programs, pilot projects, new trails, job opportunities, volunteer efforts, accolades—everything one’s bike-loving heart could desire. 

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Community

Bike-Friendly Socials

Let’s begin with a list of upcoming bike-friendly meetups and events where you can kick back and hangout with the local cycling community.

November 14 @ Ozark Beer Co. (Rogers) BikeNWA Meetup
November 21 @ Airship Coffee (Bentonville) BikeNWA Meetup
November 25 @ Fossil Cove Brewery (Fayetteville) BikeNWA Meetup
December 10 @ TBD (Fayetteville) OORC NWA Social
December 16 @ Pedaler's Pub (Bentonville) FAST Christmas Party
A Celebration

Runway Bike Park's 1st Birthday

Conceived out of an idea to give a training ground for aspiring mountain bikers in the flourishing Oz Trails network of Northwest Arkansas, the 2.75-acre state-of-the-art outdoor bicycle skills park is celebrating its first year of operation on November 3.

There will be free bike demos, giveaways, music and more! This is a FREE family friendly event and will have activities for all ages. If you haven’t visited, this will be a perfect opportunity to check it out. The pump track, skill lines and bicycle playground will all be open.

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A Celebration

Runway Bike Park's 1st Birthday

Conceived out of an idea to give a training ground for aspiring mountain bikers in the flourishing Oz Trails network of Northwest Arkansas, the 2.75-acre state-of-the-art outdoor bicycle skills park is celebrating its first year of operation on November 3.

There will be free bike demos, giveaways, music and more! This is a FREE family friendly event and will have activities for all ages. If you haven’t visited, this will be a perfect opportunity to check it out. The pump track, skill lines and bicycle playground will all be open.

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Civic Duty

Advocating for Safe Places to Ride

Over the past year, BikeNWA partnered with Fayetteville, Siloam Springs and Springdale on the implementation of a series of pilot projects focused on creating safer streets for all users- people driving cars, riding bicycles and walking.

BikeNWA is now asking the cities to fund permanent versions of these facilities. This includes keeping the pilot projects on the ground to provide safe places to ride until permanent facilities can be constructed. If you haven’t shared your support or feedback on these projects, now is the time!

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Surveys
Civic Duty

Become a Mobility Leader

Looking for a deeper engagment? BikeNWA’s Mobility Leadership Training is back! The Mobility Leadership Training is a program focused on increasing and educating people in the area who will focus on projects of their choosing. This program helps you develop a plan to implement change in your community

If you are interested in upcoming in-person trainings on November 10, December 2 and December 8, follow the link below.

Sign Up Here
Civic Duty

Become a Mobility Leader

Looking for a deeper engagment? BikeNWA’s Mobility Leadership Training is back! The Mobility Leadership Training is a program focused on increasing and educating people in the area who will focus on projects of their choosing. This program helps you develop a plan to implement change in your community

If you are interested in upcoming in-person trainings on November 10, December 2 and December 8, follow the link below.

Sign Up Here
Kid-Friendly

Bike Clubs Rolling

“Bike clubs are up and rolling! Washington Elementary and Leverett Elementary in Fayetteville, and Thomas Jefferson in Bentonville all have programs that meet once a week. The programs are fun and easy to implement and teach kids bike handling skills, bike safety and various soft skills. The students are loving it, and the mentors are learning new things as well.” – Anya Bruhin, Education Program Manager at BikeNWA

Interested in bringing a bike club to your school, signing up your student to participate or sponsoring a club?

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Giving Back

Community-wide Impact

The cycling community in Northwest Arkansas has also done an exceptional job of creating a welcoming, inclusive and encouraging culture. Pedal It Forward‘s mission is to increase the number of people using bikes for health, transportation, and recreation by repairing and donating bikes to those less fortunate in the area. Breakaway Cycling is working to grow the community and serve demographics that are traditionally underserved including youth and women. OORC has focused its efforts on volunteer trail builds and trail maintenance. And the Women of Oz has worked to encourage women to start mountain biking. There isn’t a week that passes without some form of community engagement.

In fact, the Bike Alliance of Northwest Arkansas, a consortium of Northwest Arkansas’s leading cycling-related nonprofits, incentivizes volunteering with quarterly and monthly drawings for prizes. Members work together to drive big, positive, bike-friendly change in the region by supporting one another’s efforts, amplifying collaborative and individual successes and speaking with a united voice to achieve common goals.

Current Volunteer Opportunities
Giving Back

Community-wide Impact

The cycling community in Northwest Arkansas has also done an exceptional job of creating a welcoming, inclusive and encouraging culture. Pedal It Forward‘s mission is to increase the number of people using bikes for health, transportation, and recreation by repairing and donating bikes to those less fortunate in the area. Breakaway Cycling is working to grow the community and serve demographics that are traditionally underserved including youth and women. OORC has focused its efforts on volunteer trail builds and trail maintenance. And the Women of Oz has worked to encourage women to start mountain biking. There isn’t a week that passes without some form of community engagement.

In fact, the Bike Alliance of Northwest Arkansas, a consortium of Northwest Arkansas’s leading cycling-related nonprofits, incentivizes volunteering with quarterly and monthly drawings for prizes. Members work together to drive big, positive, bike-friendly change in the region by supporting one another’s efforts, amplifying collaborative and individual successes and speaking with a united voice to achieve common goals.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a job? The Northwest Arkansas Trailblazers are hiring!

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