Bicycling in Arkansas brochure [8.5 MB]
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The Top Bicycling, ATV and Motorcycle Riding Routes in Arkansas
Arkansas's natural beauty and eclectic destinations are rapidly gaining popularity with freewheelers nationwide. Our 52 state parks and three national forests offer an abundance of terrain from east to west, whether you want to ride Arkansas ATV trails, motorcycle riding routes or road cycling and mountain biking trails.
Road Cycling and Mountain Biking
Say you want to spend the day cycling a scenic back road in the Ozarks or riding a single-track route in the Ouachitas. We have terrain for all skill levels, so check out these suggested bike rides. Major projects such as the Mississippi River Trail highlight routes in the Delta as part of a 10 state, 3,000-mile network of bicycle-friendly roads. Only 40 trails across the nation currently hold the “Epic” status from the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) and four are in Arkansas: the Womble Trail in the Ouachitas region, the Syllamo Trail in Mountain View, Lake Ouachita Vista Trail in the Ouachitas, and the Upper Buffalo Trail in the Arkansas Ozarks. The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) includes over 40 miles of hiking and biking trails that travel along the shores of Lake Ouachita. The trail is being built in sections and is a joint effort of many groups in the area to link the resorts and campgrounds around Lake Ouachita together via a trail system. The trail meanders through the Ouachita National Forest with spurs providing lake vistas.The LOViT Trail is sanctioned by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Download the Bicycling in Arkansas brochure to the right for maps, route details and more. The Upper Buffalo Mountain Bike Trail is 40-miles of singletrack and offers beautiful scenery of steep cliffs, waterfalls, wildlife and hardwood forests..
Motorcycle Riding Routes
Unique motorcycle destinations are discovered using Arkansas’s most rambling highway system and back roads, broken by breathtaking vistas along the way. We host many biker rallies such as Fayetteville's Bikes, Blues and BBQ, regarded as the fastest growing motorcycle rally in the nation. Three of the state’s motorcycle riding routes are national scenic byways: The 360-mile Great River Road (Arkansas) National Scenic Byway, the 198-mile Crowley's Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway, and the Talimena National Scenic Byway.
Don't have a bike or didn't bring yours? Maybe you just want to hop on a Harley or a Honda for a weekend trip. You can rent one at Pig Trail Harley-Davidson/Buell in Rogers.
Arkansas ATV Trails
Riding ATVs/motorized vehicles is cited as the fastest growing recreational use of the national forests. Arkansas ATV trails are available in many locations throughout the state, such as the Ozark National Forest, Mill Creek, Lake Wedington, Lake Greeson, Wolf Pen Gap, Moccasin Gap, Fourche Mountain, Huckleberry Mountain, and more!