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Mountain Bike Capital of the World

Mountain Bike Capital of the World. The claim is not just for the work that has been done over the past decade, but more importantly, what the plan is for the next decade. When I moved to the region in 2003, you had to load up the car and drive somewhere else to find a trail to ride. In a…

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2020 Arkansas Bike Summit

For the third year in a row, Visit Bentonville will host the Arkansas Bike Summit, highlighting best practices from across the cycling industry in the United States and around the globe. The FREE event this year will be virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but none the less exciting and…

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Amazing Move: Why Paul Chose Bentonville

Where do you relocate, when you can conceivably move anywhere? Facing a relocation of necessity in the summer of 2008, my family and I started looking for options after spending 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. My wife, Jane, and I both grew up in the Midwest and wanted that small-town…

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Natural State Bikes Interview with Kalene Griffith

In this episode of Natural State Bikes, our very own Visit Bentonville president and CEO, Kalene Griffith, discusses how she and her staff keep the bicycle wheels going round and round in the Mountain Biking Capital of the World. Find out the latest and greatest for your next visit to Bentonville…

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Top 5 things We Love About BFF 2020

The Bentonville Film Festival is right around the corner, and we couldn't be more excited! Starting August 10th - 16th , you can be a part of this year's hybrid event, which offers festival-goers virtual presentations and world premieres of films, panels and special events, alongside select drive-in…

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FROM THE BIG CITY AND BACK

I was a Razorbacks fan since before I was born, as the Basore men in my family all graduated from the University of Arkansas. These days, Bentonville has attracted so many transplants from all over the country and world; it’s becoming a rarity to say, “I was born and raised here.” (Proud to say I…

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International Ride MTB Day 2020

One of the things we love about our Bentonville mountain bike community is its inclusiveness. That's why we join cyclists from around the world in celebrating International Ride MTB Day 2020 (#RIDEMTBDAY)! #RIDEMTBDAY doesn't belong to one person or a single group. If you are a mountain biker at…

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