What to know
This ride provides some of the best scenic views in Arkansas with much of the ride being high atop the Ouachita Mountains on the Talimena Scenic Drive. Mena is proud to have Rich Mountain, Arkansas's second largest peak. This tour is not a leisurely ride through the hills. It is for someone looking for a challenge. For some, it will be an opportunity to push yourself to your limits and see just what you can do. All routes include 2+ mile long stretches of ride with an average of 7% grade or greater with a max grades reaching almost 12% grade in a few places. We do not categorize any of our routes for beginners, though we are happy to have beginners and help them along the way if needed!
Riders can choose between 30, 50, and 70 mile routes. Each route shares the first 15 miles. The tour begins at the historic Janssen Park in Mena, AR. Then riders proceed out to Mena Street. Riders continue north to the town of Acorn and proceed up Highway 270 to the Rich Mountain community.For more information, please visit our website or social media pages.