Bentonville, AR - Northwest Arkansas is a premier up and coming mountain biking destination in the country right now. Why? Because the community and the local Walton Family Foundation take mountain biking seriously so they hired the best trail builders in the business to design an epic trail system within city limits with paved bike paths leading to every trailhead. The result, a plethora of different trails to match any level of experience including some of the most competitive trails in the U.S. As if all this wasn't enough, the lower altitude allows enthusiasts to ride almost year-round.
This clinic will be hosted at Slaughter Pen recreation area where we will spend the morning using the natural terrain and obstacles to learn lots of awesome skills. In the afternoons we'll hop on the nearby trail system which incorporates progressive features, but also provides alternatives for riders of all levels.
*Camp notes: This is a “cross-country” focused camp with pedaling up and descending down fun, well-built trails with intermittent sections of technical riding through rocks and fun features to play on like wooden wall rides and great corners. The trails here are not particularly steep but we pedal to them, so it is advised to have a little base fitness and stamina for the weekend, keeping in mind the trail sessions are not “hammer-fests” because we stop frequently to work on challenging features. Slaughter Pen Recreation area has some great skill-building areas. There's something for everyone, including a small jump zone for more advanced riders to try catching a little air if they're ready.