What to know
Planned for more than 20 years, the Razorback Regional Greenway is now a reality. This 36-mile, primarily off-road, shared-use trail connects the downtown areas of Fayetteville, Johnson, Springdale, Lowell, Rogers and Bentonville, their arts and entertainment districts, shopping opportunities, the University of Arkansas campus, playgrounds and neighborhoods. It’s a great, mellow ride suitable for all skill levels. Lots of bridges and open spaces make it easy on the eyes. The trail itself has several spurs for easy access and exit, while the surface is skinny-tire friendly and striped for both directions of traffic. Solid and dashed lines identify safe passing areas, and the engineers thoughtfully put sections of the trail over nearby creeks to give riders scenery to ogle while pedaling. Engineers also put great thought into road crossings – they’re well marked or routed over, under or around roads where possible. Drivers here are used to bicyclists and give them plenty of space. And there are many facilities nearby, from bike shops to gas stations and convenience stores for those unforeseen circumstances.