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Bentonville, Arkansas has evolved into a mountain biker's paradise! With access to over 40 miles of trails and 150 miles of singletrack, there's a trail for everyone of all skill levels in Bentonville. The expanding hospitality opportunities – bolstered by award-winning restauranteurs, a vibrant coffee scene, and a boom of daring and bold craft brewers – offers locals and visitors serious business while on their bikes, albeit fun, charming, and a memorable impression.
Everything you could want is within a short ride from the trails; whether it’s lodging, restaurants, drinks, or art museums. The local economy has embraced Bentonville’s role as a leader in mountain biking tourism and has developed and attracted a number of quality bike shops, rental and retail vendors, bike guides, and manufacturers, along with professional riders and outdoor enthusiasts.
On the Trails
From pitchy climbs and bumpy descents to jumps and tricks on breakaway singletrack, the trails of Northwest Arkansas provide a ride full of thrill and delight!
Park your car downtown and discover trailheads from beginner to expert within a block of the city square. The Slaughter Pen trailhead has clearly marked rides for all levels, from flowy singletrack to steep, technical climbs. Enjoy a fun family ride on the All American Trail or commit to a full-day of adventure through Slaughter Pen and Blowing Springs that connect to the Back 40 loop.
For those looking for a thrill, Coler Mountain Bike Preserve will give you the feel! Although Coler is just a 5-minute ride from downtown, you'll feel like you've been transported to a scenic yet modern sanctuary in the middle of nowhere. Coler is the only Mountain Biking Preserve in the world! The natural drops and jumps add the adrenaline boost experienced bikers seek. Man-made obstacles invite experienced riders to push their limits and enjoy this outdoor playground.
As an art-infused community, our visitors can expect to come across an abundance of sculptures, murals, and installations throughout the trails of Northwest Arkansas. Your experience will be full of adventure and scenic sights!
Off the Trails
The social side of the cycling scene in Bentonville will seal the deal for you. The area's "come as you are" attitude invites mountain bikers to take a break for pre-and post-ride camaraderie at popular attractions and museums. No need to change out of your kit to mingle with locals or enjoy the activities and art. Even major destinations such as Crystal Bridges and The Momentary welcome cyclists to hitch their bikes outside and experience all that Bentonville offers.
Places to Stay
Check out our list of Bike Friendly Hotels in Bentonville. These hotels allow bikes in the room (or bike valet indoors), have trail maps available, provide bike washing stations, have a partnership with a local bike shop, and can provide a pump or tool kit. Bentonville hotels understand the importance of embracing cycling culture. There is no doubt that you will be happy to choose any of the hotels below for your stay during your next cycling vacation.