Arkansas State Parks—Lake Ft. Smith and Wooly Hollow–both have MTB trail projects in progress. Lake Ft Smith has completed 3.5 miles of a proposed 10-mile trail, set to open late 2014. Wooly Hollow Park has completed 3 miles of a proposed 8-9 mile trail.
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NAME: Tim Scott (pictured above, left, with former Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Steve and Morgan) LOCATION:Devil’s Den State Park, Winslow, Arkansas MEMBER OF: Ozark Off Road Cyclists, since 1997 ALTER EGO: Assistant Park Superintendent (park ranger) at Devil’s Den
Trail advocates from around Arkansas met on November 15 in Bentonville to advance mountain biking in the state.
Representatives from the newly-formed Central Arkansas Trail Alliance (CATA) and the Arkansas Governor’s Office attended the meeting hosted by IMBA. A dozen trail stakeholders from northwest Arkansas participated in the meeting led by Steve Schneider, IMBA’s South Central Regional Director.
IMBA's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) is coming October 5. The event enters its 10th year with a family emphasis. As a twist, we're hoping all the kids who have participated in previous TKMBD events will take their moms and/or other family members riding this year. No matter where you ride or how many kids you ride with, we welcome all celebrations of the great outdoors via mountain bike. Register your event by Sept. 13 to receive free commemorative bike plates and snacks from CLIF Kids.
Club Ride is offering IMBA-affiliated clubs and chapters 40 percent off retail prices on a selection of their riding apparel. Club Ride will screen your group’s logo on jerseys and shorts for no additional charge and donate 5 percent of all proceeds back to IMBA. The minimum is only eight pieces. Offer expires Aug. 31.
This guest post comes to us from Martha Leman. Martha is the advocacy director for the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists, IMBA's Tucson, Ariz.-based chapter and has spent her entire adult life working cycling-related jobs. She has been teaching mountain bike skills for more than 15 years in the Tucson region, and recently became certified through the IMBA Instructor Certification Program as a member of its inaugural training class.
IMBA and Western Spirit teamed up at the end of 2012 to reward two, outstanding IMBA chapter volunteers. Through the IMBA-REI Teaming for Trails program, chapter leaders nominated volunteers from their organizations that demonstrated outstanding efforts to improve their chapter and the sport of mountain biking.
The guidance on this website, and in other IMBA documents, is for reference only and should not be interpreted as a standard, specification or regulation. Mountain biking is inherently risky and could result in injury or death.