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The North Central part of the state is prime Ozark region real estate and, therefore, home to some of the finest trail systems in America. The IMBA Epic Syllamo Trail, nestled in the Sylamore District of the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, provides 50 miles of prime Ozark trails for all-day riding or shorter tours. This mountainous terrain also features Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes, the Spring and White rivers and other great respites after a day of fun riding. The White is a well-known trout fishing stream. Bull Shoals-White River State Park is also here and offers camping — including tent and RV sites — for those who enjoy sleeping under the stars.. 

Pigeon Creek Park Trail System
Just minutes from Mountain Home on Ark. 201 N. at Pigeon Creek Park is a stacked loop trail system that offers more than 20 miles of off-road bicycling along the shoreline area of Lake Norfork. Depending on trail length and difficulty bikers choose, routes take you through deep ravines with large out crops of limestone shelves and up aromatic cedar glades or along a creek bank lined with pine trees up to expansive hill top views. The Pigeon Creek Trail system was added to the National Recreational Trail program in June of 2001. One of the annual Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series events, the Pigeon Roast race is held here each spring. Here is a link to a trail map and other helpful information: http://www.norfork.com/cycling/trails/index.htm

Oakridge Mountain Bike Trail
Oakridge Mountain Bike Trail is a multi-use trail for hikers and mountain bikers. Accessing remote areas of Bull Shoals-White River State Park, the trail traverses the oak-hickory upland forest, dirt roads, open meadows, and crosses creeks. The loop trail allows users to choose from two levels of difficulty. The clockwise route, marked with blue blazes, is moderately difficult with strenuous uphill slopes. Counter-clockwise, marked with green blazes, is moderately easy. Rental bikes are available near the trailhead at the Camper Registration Center in the park and bicycle helmets are strongly recommended.



Bicycling Friendly Cities Bicycling Friendly Cities

Bentonville - Nearby Trails include Upper Buffalo, Hidden Diversity, Mount Kessler, Slaughter Pen, Fossil Flats, Ben Geren, and Mount Magazine Ride.

Conway - Nearby Trails include Enders Fault, Camp Robinson Trails, Boyle Park, Oppello Loop, Lake Maumelle Loop, Tour of Petit Jean, Tour of Perry County.

Fayetteville - Nearby Trails include Upper Buffalo, Hidden Diversity, Mount Kessler, Slaughter Pen, Fossil Flats, Ben Geren, and Mount Magazine Ride.

Jonesboro - Nearby Trails include Village Creek, Craighead Forest.

Little Rock - Nearby Trails include Enders Fault, Camp Robinson Trails, Boyle Park, Oppello Loop, Lake Maumelle Loop, Tour of Petit Jean, Tour of Perry County.

North Little Rock - Nearby Trails include Enders Fault, Camp Robinson Trails, Boyle Park, Oppello Loop, Lake Maumelle Loop, Tour of Petit Jean, Tour of Perry County.

Rogers - Nearby Trails include Upper Buffalo, Hidden Diversity, Mount Kessler, Slaughter Pen, Fossil Flats, Ben Geren, and Mount Magazine Ride.

*Information gathered by BICYCLE FRIENDLY AMERICA℠

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Mar 30
- THRU - May 25

Bicycle Ride to Two Rivers Park, Mar 30 - May25

The ride usually goes over Two Rivers Bridge, through the park, and Pinnacle Mountain and on to a coffee stop....

Mar 30
- THRU - May 23

River Trail Bicycle Ride, Mar 30 - May23

Weekly ride on the Arkansas River Trail with a coffee stop after going up Ft. Roots as an option....

Mar 30
- THRU - Apr 02

Joe Martin Stage Race-Professional Cycling Competition, Mar 30 - Apr02

This is only of only 22 Professional Cycling Stage Races in the US and as an internationally sanctioned cycling event; have teams compete from around ...



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