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Let’s ride. 

Cover photo by @brettpitts on IG

Top Paths for Cyclists

Did you know that Benton and Washington counties currently have 484 total miles of trails, including 322 miles of natural-surface trails and 162 miles of multi-use paved paths? According to the most recent trail usage study commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation, this network reported an average annual volume of 92,167 cyclists!

The latest report also identified the sections of the entire network of trails with the strongest cycling activity. The multi-use paths with the highest annual volume of activity were North Bentonville Trail (2.2 miles) with an estimated 205,006 cyclists, followed by Frisco Trail (2.39 miles) in Fayetteville with 190,701 and several points along Scull Creek Trail (4.4 miles) in Fayetteville. Learn more about the steady rise in bike activity and trail usage below.

Trends in Local Trail Use

Square 2 Square

Now that you’ve warmed up on a section or two, it’s time to take on the whole enchilada.

Due to COVID-19, the fall Square 2 Square Bike Ride will be rolling into a virtual format—which means instead of the traditional “day of ride” experience, participants are encouraged to register between now and October 11 and complete one of the Razorback Greenway routes by November 1. Participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt, water bottle, finisher medal and goody bag.

In addition to the traditional 30-mile course from Bentonville’s Square to Fayetteville’s Square, this fall features a new 15-mile option ideal for beginner riders. Suggested route maps will make your ride planning easy, whether it be starting in the north or in the south, riding point to point or round trip. Register and find the maps below.

Square 2 Square

Square 2 Square

Now that you’ve warmed up on a section or two, it’s time to take on the whole enchilada.

Due to COVID-19, the fall Square 2 Square Bike Ride will be rolling into a virtual format—which means instead of the traditional “day of ride” experience, participants are encouraged to register between now and October 11 and complete one of the Razorback Greenway routes by November 1. Participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt, water bottle, finisher medal and goody bag.

In addition to the traditional 30-mile course from Bentonville’s Square to Fayetteville’s Square, this fall features a new 15-mile option ideal for beginner riders. Suggested route maps will make your ride planning easy, whether it be starting in the north or in the south, riding point to point or round trip. Register and find the maps below.

Square 2 Square

BIPOC Solidarity Ride

Not ready for the entire greenway? How about strolling down to the next BIPOC Solidarity Ride on Sunday, October 11 in downtown Rogers?

What are the BIPOC Solidarity Rides? These rides were organized by BIke.POC to create a safe space for BIPOC and other marginalized people to come out and experience the joy of riding bikes. The goal is to center the needs of marginalized folks who love bikes or who want to get into cycling. They unequivocally say that Black Lives Matter, and are proud to support our BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community on and off the bike. They welcome allies who are committed to doing the work of being anti-racist and dismantling systems of oppression.

The next ride is set to take place on a 3.5ish mile BikeNWA Slow Streets route. For anyone who wants to join and needs a bike to ride, BikeNWA is offering the use of its fleet of cruiser bikes. Learn more and RSVP below.

BIPOC Solidarity Ride

Happy Trails.

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