Suit to shred – mountain biking in Northern Arkansas

Tyler McCaul goes from meeting to meeting in style

Travel Video
Fayetteville’s first mountain bike trail and you can see why as this isn’t for the faint of heart. Technical rocky singletrack and hand-cut lines separate the pros from the joes.

Fayetteville’s first mountain bike trail and you can see why as this isn’t for the faint of heart. Technical rocky singletrack and hand-cut lines separate the pros from the joes (click to enlarge).

In the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas are 200 miles of mountain biking trails, ready for visitors to come and shred. To highlight this area, we are creating four videos to show off epic mountain bike rides in the region.

Check out the video below featuring Tyler McCaul.

The IMBA World Summit is coming to Bentonville, Arkansas in November, so our trails have been recognized by some of the best mountain bikers in the business. Our world-class trails feature five IMBA Epic Rides and the first-ever Regional Ride Center by IMBA.

Travel directions

Drive to NWA or fly into XNA (20 minute drive to Slaughterpen and Downtown Bentonville) or Tulsa (2 hour drive to Slaughterpen and Downtown Bentonville). Many lodging options are available from VRBO to hotel. For a unique, urban MTB vacation consider the 21C Museum Hotel in downtown Bentonville as a bike-friendly (actually bike-loving) hotel 2 blocks from the trailhead.

Beautiful winding loops wrap a spring-fed lake lush with the full brilliance of a pristine Ozark forest.

Beautiful winding loops wrap a spring-fed lake lush with the full brilliance of a pristine Ozark forest (click to enlarge).

Bike rental

Phat Tire Bike Shop – Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale, Fort Smith
Lewis & Clark Outfitters – Rogers
GPP Cycling – Rogers, Bella Vista, and Fayetteville

One of Bentonville’s oldest recreation areas, Park Springs, is entering a new phase of life with a system of MTB trails.

One of Bentonville’s oldest recreation areas, Park Springs, is entering a new phase of life with a system of MTB trails (click to enlarge).

Top breweries

Bike Rack Brewing
Bentonville Brewing
Ozark Beer Co.
Apple Blossom Brewery
Core Brewing

Other activities

YOGA – NWA Hot Yoga, Yoga Story, The Yoga Studio – Rogers
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Beaver Lake
Restaurants – Bentonville, Rogers, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville
VRBO – Bentonville

Photo Thumbnails (click to enlarge)

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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