Local Culture

Oz Trails Logo 

Oz Trails represents Northwest Arkansas' world-class mountain bike scene with over 300 miles of dirt ribbon. The quality of the trail pulls in both locals and travelers to an unexpected and unique experience. No matter your skill level or riding style, Oz Trails has the experience ready for you. 

WOZ

Women of Oz is an inclusive, non-profit organization in Northwest Arkansas that aims to lower the barrier of entry for women identifying mountain bikers. We create a welcoming and non-intimidating environment for all women regardless of background or skill level. We offer a Flagship Ride on the first Saturday of every month, group clinics, and private instruction. 

Girls Bike Bentonville Logo

Girls Bike Bentonville is a group that mobilizes women in Bentonville and Northwest Arkansas to actively cycle by offering weekly group rides, clinics for rider development, and participation in community service projects to advance the cause of the group. We are establishing a group of girls who want to race and represent Bentonville as the premier cycling community for women in NW Arkansas and the region. We educate and develop women and girls to achieve their athletic potential.

Bike NWA

Our mission is to transform Northwest Arkansas into a fun and welcoming place to ride bicycles for recreation and transportation by creating a vibrant cycling community and a safe & connected network of on-road and off-road bicycling infrastructure.

FAST

Friends of Arkansas Singletrack (FAST) is a dedicated group of volunteers working together to develop the sport of mountain biking.

OORC

The Ozark Off-Road Cyclists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and maintaining sustainable soft surface trails in the Arkansas Ozarks, giving greater opportunities for mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts to live healthy, active lives.  Established in 1997, the OORC worked with local, state, and federal agencies to preserve the natural environment for a recreational experience.  The OORC regularly partners with various user groups, land managers, and businesses to support and run numerous outdoor recreation events, including educational training in sustainable trail building, group rides, races, and trail workdays. The Club is a proud Chapter Member of The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA). 

NWA Trailblazers

Designing and developing a first-class trail system requires collaboration between community leaders, area non-profits, and most importantly, the community members themselves. We are a non-profit organization that continues to help our community by developing multi-use trails for cycling, running, walking, and most importantly, discovering the beauty found all across NW Arkansas. For almost two decades, we have been committed to building quality trails within a speedy time frame. We are community-driven with the main goal to help NW Arkansas step outside and discover more.

Ozark Cycling Adventure

Ozark Cycling Adventures is a resource hub for group rides, events, and cycling adventure experiences in Northwest Arkansas.

AR NICA

The Arkansas Interscholastic Cycling League was organized in 2015 to provide a fun, safe, and high-quality mountain biking program for students in grades 6 to 12. With the cooperation of our partners and our sponsors, we can provide a competitive mountain bike racing experience. Regardless of ability level, the Arkansas League is committed to providing a positive experience for all student-athletes in accordance with NICA’s Five Core Principles: Inclusive, Equal, Strong Body, Strong Mind, and Strong Character. In turn, Arkansas’s goal is to create life-long cyclists who are conscientious, responsible, and empowered.

Bentonville Parks and Rec Logo

Bentonville Parks and Recreation is the choice provider of recreation, leisure, and culture. Our parks, trails, programs, and events make Bentonville a premiere destination for residents and visitors. The parks system and its beauty encourage active lifestyles and enhance the quality of life for citizens.

Oz Mountain Bike Patrol

OZ Mountain Bike Patrol assists, educates, and informs all trail users to enhance their recreational experience.

Little bellas

The Little Bellas is a mountain bike organization, whose goal is to help young women reach their fullest potential. We aim to create a community to empower women through cycling, accent the importance of goals and a healthy lifestyle and emphasize a positive female bond. While this program is centered around creating a female camaraderie on bikes, it is most importantly about having fun in a constructive environment.

PIF

Pedal It Forward is a non-profit charitable organization that believes all people should have access to a bike. With the help of local organizations, the program collects, refurbishes, then distributes free or low-cost bicycles to those who can’t afford them. Pedal It Forward gladly accepts donations of bicycles, bike parts, volunteer time, and financial contributions. Get in touch to see how you can get more involved!

coach

Cognition Coaching supports the community by offering mountain bike youth camps and adult skills clinics for all ages and abilities. Private coaching is also available. 

TRS

The Ride Series provides both private and group instruction. We take a ground school approach utilizing purpose-built implements allowing riders of all levels to progress safely and confidently. Rich Drew, TRS founder, and lead instructor has over 35 years of experience on bikes, a Southern Enduro Tour championship, and was a factory Pivot Rider. Our coaching staff is comprised of high-level riders that convey the TRS Standard in an easy-to-learn and fun manner. From the first-time rider to an elite-level competitor, The Ride Series wants you to do 2 things: be safe and have as much fun as possible on two wheels.