Bicycling in Arkansas
The Natural State’s diverse terrain is well suited for all skill levels and interests. Beginners are always welcome, and advanced cyclists can always find a challenge here in The Natural State, where the mild climate allows for year-round riding. In cities and towns across the state, it’s easy to locate campsites, cabins, hotels and other accommodations for overnight or weekend adventures.
N Recycled Paper ROAD THE R oadCycling in Arkansas A r k a n s a s b oa s t s s o m e o f t h e m o s t b i k e r - f r i e n d ly r o a d s i n t h e c o u n t r y. The Natural State’s diverse terrain is well suited for all skill levels and interests. Beginners are always welcome, and advanced cyclists can always find a challenge here in The Natural State, where the mild climate allows for year-round riding. In cities and towns across the state, it’s easy to locate campsites, cabins, hotels and other accommodations for overnight or weekend adventures. This portion of the brochure offers a sample of road cycling opportunities. Please refer to the opposite side for mountain biking routes. The brochure also features a list of annual rides, charity events, maps and other resources to consider when planning your on- and off-road adventures in Arkansas. Please share the road. Arkansas law states that motorists must pass on the left side only and allow a minimum of three feet of clearance. Cyclists should abide by this law when passing a pedestrian or slower cyclist. For more safety tips, refer to foldout panels at the center of this brochure. S c e n t r a l Scott-En glan d/H a L r’s r pe oo p cottEngland/Harper’s Loop Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: Easy to Moderate Road 35-50 miles The Scott-England Loop offers a smooth, flat ride past cotton fields and pecan groves. The long version of this ride follows Harper’s Loop, a signed bicycling route, from the Arkansas River Trail in North Little Rock to Hwy. 165. The shorter route starts at the Plantation Agricultural Museum State Park in Scott and continues to England where you make a right onto Hwy. 161, which loops back to Scott. This is the route for the Tour de Rock charity ride. 1 For more detailed information, visit Arkansas.com/outdoors/biking Scot t-En gla nd /H ar p ’s er Lo op Two Rivers Br idge Ju n cti on Br id g e C lin to n Pr es ide A 2 c e n t r a l nti al P ark Br id ge rkansas River Trail Easy to Moderate Road and Paved Trail 17 miles D Big Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: This 17-mile loop includes the Big Dam Bridge, Junction Bridge, Two Rivers Bridge and Clinton Presidential Park Bridge, which connect downtown Little Rock and downtown North Little Rock. The Arkansas River Trail will extend to Pinnacle Mountain State Park, where it will link to mountain biking and hiking trails and the Wye Mountain Loop. Places of interest along the trail include the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, Heifer International, Riverfront Park, Rebsamen Golf Course, Murray Park, Two Rivers Park, Maumelle Park, North Shore Riverwalk and Burns Park. Rivertrail.org am B r i d ge ye Mountain Loop Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: W 3 Moderate to Difficult Road 37 miles Beautiful lake views and heart-pounding hills await you on the Wye Mountain Loop, accessible from the Arkansas River Trail. Start at the picnic area at Pinnacle Mountain State Park on Hwy. 300. Take Barrett Rd. across from the picnic area entrance, turning right at Hwy. 10. Turn right onto Hwy. 113 (end of Lake Maumelle) and prepare for a strenuous climb up Wye Mountain. Bear right on Hwy. 300, which leads you back to Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Expect heavy traffic along Hwy. 10. Early morning rides are recommended. c e n t r a l Mo ntic ello to War ren Loop Additional trails: Little Rockâ€™s Medical Mile (road); Historical Trail in Little Rockâ€™s MacArthur Park (road) and Tour of Lonoke County (road, 31 miles, easy). Wye Mo u ntai nL oo p M Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: t i m b e r l a n d s onticello to Warren Loop Moderate Road 45 miles The Monticello to Warren Loop features smooth roads with good shoulders and some hills. Starting at the intersection of Hwy. 35 and Hwy. 4 in Monticello, travel west on Hwy 4. Just beyond mile 6, turn north on Dickson Rd., which becomes Stafford Rd. at mile 9. After passing mile 12, turn left on Hwy. 35. Shortly past mile 18, turn left on Hwy. 15. Just past mile 29, turn left on East Church St. (Hwy. 4) and follow it back to the start. 4 T t i m b e r l a n d s our of Columbia County Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: Moderate Road 65 miles The Tour of Columbia County passes by two of the oldest country stores in the Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas region. Leave Magnolia on Hwy. 19 S. Take it to Walkerville. Turn left on Hwy. 98 through Emerson, Atlanta, Village, McNeil to Ark. 19. Turn left on Hwy. 19 and travel back to Magnolia. Expect light traffic. 5 Additional trails: Sheridan to Carthage Ride (road, 66 miles, easy); Old Washington Ride (road, 37 miles, easy) and Millwood State Park (mountain biking). M 6 d e l t a T he H Sea W est all Mural, Helena-W ele na ississippi River Trail Moderate Road 85 miles r Tou of Columbia County Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: This 85-mile portion of the 3,000-mile Mississippi River Trail offers biker-friendly roads and multi-use pathways from West Memphis to Helena-West Helena. Beginning in West Memphis, head west on Hwy. 70 and turn left onto Tom Sawyer Rd. Take another left on Airport/Waverly Lake Rd. Meander right then left onto Hwy. 147, turning left onto Hwy. 131. Travel straight on Hwy. 147, then turn left on Hwy. 38 and left again on U.S. Hwy. 79 at Hughes. Follow Hwy. 79 to Marianna. Turn left on Hwy. 1, then left on Hwy. 242. Make another left on County Rd. 217 to Storm Creek Lake Rd. Turn left on Anderson St. and travel straight through the stoplight on Springdale Rd. Follow Springdale Rd. to College St., take a left on Market St., followed by a right at the stoplight onto Cherry St. in downtown Helena-West Helena. MississippiRiverTrail.org P 7 d e l t a e lim Ta na S cenic Byway aragouldPiggott Loop Easy to Moderate Road 89.5 miles Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: The hills of Crowleyâ€™s Ridge Parkway give this Delta ride lots of character. Start at East Lake and Hwy. 49 in Paragould and travel east on East Lake. Turn north on 22nd Ave. and east on Bard St., south on Twin Oaks Rd., then east on Hwy. 412. At just over 9 miles, go north on Hwy. 139. At mile 23, follow Hwy. 119 N., then turn east on Hwy. 49. Follow Hwy. 49 into Piggott and then west on Hwy. 62 to McDougal. Turn south on Hwy. 141. Past mile 59, turn west on Hwy. 141. Follow Hwy. 141 to mile 74 and turn left on Hwy. 135. Just past mile 79, turn east on Greene Rd., then south on New Friendship Rd. At mile 88, turn west on East Darling St. then south on Rector Rd. Travel west on Bard St., south on Vance St., west on West Northend Ave., then travel south on North Pruett St. to the start. Additional trails: Arkansas Post National Monument Ride (road, 68 miles, easy) and Delta Heritage Trail State Park (road, 14 miles, moderate). Parag o R o u a c h i t a s ich Mountain Ride Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: uld -Pig go tt L oo p, C ro w Difficult Road 60 miles l From Mena, take Hwy. 88 (Talimena Scenic Byway) up Rich Mountain (a 14-mile climb) and into Oklahoma (88 becomes Hwy. 1 in Oklahoma.) Follow Hwy. 1 to Hwy. 259. Turn left on Hwy. 259, and take it to Hwy. 63. Turn left on Hwy. 63 back to Mena (Hwy. 63 becomes Hwy. 8 in Arkansas). Restrooms and lodging are atop the mountain at Queen Wilhelmina State Park where refreshments are also available. R â€™s ey 8 id S ge tat eP ark D O u a c h i t a s This informal bike ride makes for a good multi-day tour with camping at DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck, White Oak Lake State Park in Bluff City, Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro and Daisy State Park in Kirby. Camping is also available at the city park in Hope. Attractions on this route include Historic Washington State Park and the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site in Hope. 9 Day 1: Begin at DeGray Lake Resort State Park and travel south on Hwy. 7 through Arkadelphia taking Hwy. 67 to Gurdon, Hwy. 53 to Bluff City and Hwy. 387 to White Oak State Park (about 50 miles). Day 2: Travel back to Bluff City southwest on Hwy. 299 to Hwy. 371 and south to Rosston. Follow 278 west to Hope for camping at fairgrounds (about 50 miles). Day 3: Take Hwy. 278 west out of Hope to Historic Washington State Park and on to Nashville. Follow Hwy. 27 east to Murfreesboro and Crater of Diamonds State Park (about 50 miles). Day 4: Follow Hwy. 27 north from Murfreesboro to Kirby and west on Hwy. 70 to Daisy State Park (about 50 miles). Day 5: Travel back to Kirby and go east on Hwy. 84 to Amity, east on Hwy. 8 to Alpine and north on Fendley Road following signs to Alpine Ridge and Ozan Point Campgrounds (about 38 miles). H 10 o u a c h i t a s Ho Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: Moderate to Difficult Road about 268 miles tS n pr i gs L iamond Loop Multi-Day Tour oop, Downtown Hot Spr ings ot Springs Loop Moderate to Difficult Road 51 miles Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: Day 6: Travel Brushy Rd. to Skyline Dr. going east and then north on Hwy. 7 back to DeGray Lake Resort State Park (about 30 miles). DeG Resor t Stat e Pa ray Lake r k This loop cuts through historic Hot Springs National Park with scenic views of the Ouachita Mountains. Start at the intersection of Grand Ave. and Central Ave. Travel north on Central Ave. (Scenic Hwy. 7). At mile 6.5, go straight on Hwy. 5. At mile 20.5, turn right on Narrows Rd. (in Crows). Follow Narrows Rd. until it hits Hwy. 70, and turn right. Take Hwy. 70 (Grand Ave.) back to the start. For a shorter version of this ride, turn right on Hwy. 128 off of Hwy. 5, then right on scenic Millcreek Rd. Return to Hot Springs via Magic Springs Park using either Hwy. 70 or Spring St. , B O Z A R K S Scul l Creek Tra il atesvilleOzark Loop Moderate Road 21 miles LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: TYPE OF TRAIL: MILEAGE: Cyclists pass a picturesque old mill on twenty-one miles of beautiful rolling hills. Starting in Batesville on North Central Ave. (Hwy. 69), go north following Hwy. 69 for just over eight miles. Turn left on Hwy. 106 and follow it to mile 14 where Hwy. 106 will take a sharp left and head east back to Batesville. Many roads have wide shoulders or are lightly traveled. 11 Hi d de n Di v Ba tes ville- O Z A R K S Additional trails: Lake Leatherwood (mountain biking, 13 miles, moderate) and Slaughter Pen Trail (mountain biking, 10 miles, moderate). idden Diversity Trail H LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: TYPE OF TRAIL: MILEAGE: ArkansasStateParks.com/ HobbsStateParkConservationArea Located at Hobbs State Park Conservation Area near Beaver Lake, this curvy trail is designated for hikers, bikers and equestrians. It winds around ridge tops and rims and features hills with 200 ft. to 300 ft. descents. Ten miles east of Rogers on Hwy. 12. 24 er si ty Moderate to Difficult Mountain Biking 21 miles ail Tr ,H obb s Sta te Park Ozark Lo op F 12 Sc ull Cre ek T rail, Fa yetteville riscoScull CreekMud Creek Trails LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: TYPE OF TRAIL: MILEAGE: O Z A R K S Easy Road and Paved Trail 7.58 miles Used for both recreation and commuting, these three trails connect downtown Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas main campus and Washington Regional Medical Center to shopping and numerous parks. Bike lanes on Vantage Drive connect the Mud Creek Trail to Lake Fayetteville Park and other trails. A wonderful urban ride in Northwest Arkansas. Additional trail: Pea Ridge Tour (road, 11 miles, easy). FF Recycled Paper THE ROAD M ountain Biking in Arkansas Pin nac le Mo untain State Park A r k a n s a s b oa s t s s o m e o f t h e b e s t- m a i n t a i n e d t r a i l s i n t h e c o u n t r y. Whether youâ€™re looking to spend the day cycling through the Ozark backcountry, riding singletrack in the Ouachitas or exploring city parks, Arkansas boasts some of the best-maintained trails in the country. Many routes offer campsites, cabins or lodges at Arkansas State Parks and other public lands for overnight or weekend adventures. Arkansasâ€™s mild, four-season climate allows for excellent riding year round. This portion of the brochure provides a sample of mountain biking opportunities. Please refer to the opposite side for road-cycling routes. The brochure also features a list of annual rides, charity events, maps and other resources to consider when planning your on- and off-road excursions in Arkansas. For more detailed information, visit J 13 c e n t r a l ackfork Moderate to Difficult Mountain Biking 7.4 miles Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: The Jackfork Mountain Biking Trail is a wonderful intermediate to advanced mountain biking trail through a rarely seen part of Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Several interesting bridges, along with climbs into the rocky slopes of the Fulk Mountains, are memorable parts of this trail. For beginners, Pinnacle Mountain State Park also offers the easy 0.65-mile Rabbit Ridge Mountain Biking Trail. Arkansas.com/outdoors/biking Additional trails: Burns Park (mountain biking, 15 miles, easy to difficult) and Camp Robinson (mountain biking, 35 miles, easy to difficult). Cane C k ree eT Lak i ra l F C D e lta D e lta ern Hollow Trail Easy Mountain Biking 9.5 miles Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: Cane Creek State Park Rolling hills and lake views are the highlights of this trail, which is open to mountain bikers and hikers. A trail map is available at the White Oak Lake State Park visitor center. 15 ArkansasStateParks.com/WhiteOakLake kL ane Creek Lake Trail Moderate Mountain Biking 15.5 miles W hi te Oa at ake St e Park Hol n Fer low T rail Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: This multi-use trail traverses gentle terrain along the lake and crosses three suspension bridges. It includes a 2.5-mile multi-use trail for shorter adventures. From Star City, travel 5 miles east on Hwy. 293 to Cane Creek State Park. 14 ArkansasStateParks.com/CaneCreek Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: Easy to Difficult Mountain Biking 25 miles Village Creek State Park features five well-marked trails: the 4.5-mile entrance loop, which includes part of the Lake Dunn Hiking Trail; the easy 6.5-mile South Ridge Trail with sweeping views of Delta farmland; the 6-mile moderate Center Ridge Trail; the 4-mile moderate Beech Valley Trail, which passes Lake Dunn and Crowleyâ€™s Ridge; and the moderate 4.6-mile Deer Run Trail. 16 D e lta AdventureStateParks.com/mountain-biking Vi lla ge C r B va l l e y Ben G V illage Creek State Park ere nP a rk Tr ail ee r i v e r k St en Geren Park Moderate Mountain Biking 10 miles at eP k ar Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: This multi-use trail network in Fort Smith begins with a 1.9-mile paved path that connects Ben Geren Park to the River Valley Nature Center. Routes can be accessed from multiple points in the area south and east of the 27-hole golf course and the 18-hole disk golf course. The park is located at 7200 Zero St. 17 L o u a c h i ta s ake Ouachita Vista Trail Easy to Difficult Mountain Biking 33 miles and growing Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: Open to bikers of all skill levels, Lake Ouachita Vista Trail features rolling hills and a couple of steep climbs. The trail connects resorts and campgrounds on scenic Lake Ouachita. From Mount Ida, take Hwy. 270 to Shangri-La Drive (County Road 162). On Shangri-La Drive, take the first left and follow this road until it dead ends at the lake, where parking is available near the trailhead. 19 l Old Post Road Trai LakeOuachitaVistaTrail.org Additional trail: Charlton Trail (mountain biking, 5 miles, moderate) O va l l e y ld Post Road Easy to Difficult Mountain Biking 8 miles Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: Designated a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. Department of Interior, the Old Post Road Mountain Bike Trail on Lake Dardanelle near Russellville features a series of 12 interconnecting loops offering more than 8 miles of trail. The loops vary in difficulty, so there is something for everyone. There are several small hill climbs and enough twists and turns to keep the most adept mountain biker interested. 18 r i v e r La k e O c ua hi ta st Vi aT l rai W P omble Trail IC •E P IC • E P IC • EP EP 20 IC Named an Epic Route by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) EPIC IC • •E EPIC IC • •E P Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: o u a c h i ta s •E PIC • EP IC • Moderate to Difficult Mountain Biking 37 miles Womble Trail One of the top singletrack trails in the country, the Womble offers breathtaking views of the bluffs along the Ouachita River. Located in the Ouachita National Forest west of Hot Springs, the trail is accessible from four trailhead parking areas: Round Top Trail on Forest Road D75A, Hwy. 27 south of Lake Ouachita, North Fork Lake, and Hwy. 298. o W le mb il, Tra chi Oua ta Na tional Forest O hi uac ta C hallen ge,Womble Tra il D 22 Ceda r Glades Trail O z a r k s evil’s Den State Park Moderate to Difficult Mountain Biking 27 miles Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: This ride consists of two groups of trails, Fossil Flats and Cross Country. Fossil Flats has three loops: Outlaw (3 miles), Sawmill (4 miles) and Racer’s Hill (5 miles recommended for experienced riders only). The Cross Country trail is a 15-mile route that can be ridden as a 7- or 8-mile loop. Located eight miles south of Fayetteville on I-540 (Exit 53), then 18 miles southwest on Hwy. 170 or seven miles west of I-540 (Exit 45) at Winslow. ArkansasStateParks.com/DevilsDen C O u a c h i t a s Devil’s Den State Park edar Glades Easy to Difficult Mountain Biking 13 miles Level of difficulty: Type of trail: Mileage: Cedar Glades is a network of interconnected trails on more than 400 acres. The trails appeal to a broad range of rider ability, and routes are color-coded for skill level. Black is the most difficult and totals 4.6 miles. Blue is rated difficult and is 3.9 miles. Green is the easiest route at 1.2 miles. There is also a yellow route at 0.7 miles. The gold trail is 0.5 miles and is ADA accessible. Cedar Glades is located at 461 Wildcat Rd., minutes from downtown Hot Springs. 21 idden Diversity Trail LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: TYPE OF TRAIL: MILEAGE: H 24 yllamo Trail Sc P IC •E P IC • E P IC • EP EP 23 IC LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: TYPE OF TRAIL: MILEAGE: Easy to Difficult Mountain Biking 50 miles Fifty miles of singletrack trails in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest are marked by five color-coded loops varying in difficulty, listed here from easiest to most difficult: Bad Branch Loop (13 miles), Jack’s Branch Loop (14 miles), Bald Scrappy Loop (7.3 miles), White River Bluff Loop (4.5 miles), and Scrappy Mountain Loop (12 miles of challenging mountain slopes with three creek crossings). Options for all-day rides and shorter routes. Located north of Mountain View with trailheads along Ark. 5. Fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/recreation/syllamo_bike.html Scul O Z A R K S Hi dd en Di v Named an EPIC Route by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) EPIC IC • •E l Creek Tra il •E PIC • EP IC • F ull Cre ek Trail, S Fayetteville EPIC IC • •E P O Z A R K S LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: TYPE OF TRAIL: MILEAGE: Additional trail: Pea Ridge Tour (road, 11 miles, easy). riscoScull CreekMud Creek Trails Used for both recreation and commuting, these three trails connect downtown Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas main campus and Washington Regional Medical Center to shopping and numerous parks. Bike lanes on Vantage Drive connect the Mud Creek Trail to Lake Fayetteville Park and other trails. A wonderful urban ride in Northwest Arkansas. Syll am 12 l Easy Road and Paved Trail 7.58 miles A R K A N S A S B I K E R I D E S A N D E V E N T S O Z A R K S oT ra i Moderate to Difficult Mountain Biking 21 miles Located at Hobbs State Park Conservation Area near Beaver Lake, this curvy trail is designated for hikers, bikers and equestrians. It winds around ridge tops and rims and features hills with 200 ft. to 300 ft. descents. Ten miles east of Rogers on Hwy. 12. ArkansasStateParks.com/ HobbsStateParkConservationArea Additional trails: Lake Leatherwood (mountain biking, 13 miles, moderate) and Slaughter Pen Trail (mountain biking, 10 miles, moderate). t a t e Pa rk er s T ity il ra , S bbs Ho E V E N T S A N D R I D E S B I K E A R K A N S A S For more information on bicycling in Arkansas and other group rides, contact: Arky 100 October ride through Grant and Dallas counties in southern Arkansas. 25-, 50-, 62- and 100-mile options. Arkansasbicycleclub.org Arkansas Bicycle Club (ABC) Arkansasbicycleclub.org Bacar.org Big Dam Bridge 100 Little Rock event held in September with 12-, 32-, 50-, 82- and 100-mile routes overlooking the Arkansas River. TheBigdambridge100.com Bicycle Advocacy of Arkansas (BACA) Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks Bike MS Fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. A 150-mile, two-day ride starting in Little Rock. Held in September. Bconwa.com Bike Arkansas Directory Bikearkansas.com Buffalo Headwaters Challenge A January ride departing from Foggy Rock Farm in the Buffalo National River Headwaters near Red Star. Features 35 miles of challenging singletrack and doubletrack trails. Buffalo River Cyclists Buffalorivercyclists.org Conway Advocates for Bicycling (CAB) Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival Three-day celebration of mountain biking in Eureka Springs. Held in July. Fattirefestival.com Cycleconway.com Fayetteville Wheelmen Highway 71 Classic Annual ride on Scenic Highway 71 in Northwest Arkansas each March. 36- and 70-mile options. Bconwa.com/northwest-arkansas Arkansasracing.com Bikehotsprings.org Hot Springs Bicycle Association (HSBA) Ozark Off Road Cyclists Ouachita Challenge Annual mountain biking race held each spring in the Ouachita Mountains of southwest Arkansas. Ouachitachallenge.com Ozarkoffroadcyclists.com For a complete list of Arkansas bike shops and bike rentals, visit Ozark Mountain Bike Festival Annual two-day mountain biking event at scenic Devilâ€™s Den State Park in Northwest Arkansas. Held in April. ArkansasStateParks.com/DevilsDen BikeArkansas.com/Shops/shops.html. Syllamoâ€™s Revenge A 50-mile mountain bike race near Mountain View. Held in May. Syllamosrevenge.com Tour de Hills Annual ride in Harrison. 15- and 26-mile rides, and a challenging 58-mile race along the Jasper Disaster route. Held in April. Tourdehills.com Tour de Hoot Fundraiser benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of McGehee. 25- to 100-mile routes on flat rural roads, all paved. Held in May. Tourdehoot.com Tour de Rock Annual ride in North Little Rock benefiting the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute. Offers 30- to 100-mile routes. Held in June. Carti.com For additional rides and information: Arkansasoutside.com Cyclingarkansas.com ROAD CYCLING 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 SAFETY TIPS ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET. HELMETS REDUCE THE RISK OF HEAD INJURY BY 85 PERCENT. MAKE SURE YOUR HELMET FITS COMFORTABLY AND SECURELY. RIDE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD, NEVER ON THE LEFT AND NEVER ON SIDEWALKS. Scott-England/Harper’s Loop Arkansas River Trail Wye Mountain Loop Monticello to Warren Loop Tour of Columbia County Mississippi River Trail Paragould-Piggott Loop Rich Mountain Ride Diamond Loop Multi-Day Tour Hot Springs Loop Batesville-Ozark Loop Frisco-Scull Creek-Mud Creek Trails 71 540 40 Rogers 24 Eureka Springs Harrison Ponca Jasper 7 Mountain Home Piggott 62 63 Pocahontas Paragould 7 12 Fayetteville Walnut Ridge 23 OBEY ALL SAFETY SIGNS AND TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES. BE VISIBLE. ARKANSAS LAW REQUIRES CYCLISTS TO USE A WHITE 22 Ozarks Mountain View 65 Jonesboro 11 167 49 67 Blytheville HEADLIGHT AND RED TAILLIGHT VISIBLE FROM AT LEAST 500 FEET AWAY WHEN RIDING AT NIGHT. A BELL IS ALSO REQUIRED WHEN RIDING AT NIGHT IN LITTLE ROCK. REFLECTIVE GEAR IS RECOMMENDED. BE ALERT AT INTERSECTIONS. MAKE YOUR PRESENCE KNOWN. Ozark Paris Batesville 17 Fort Smith 10 R i v e r Va l l e y 18 M O U N TA I N B I K I N G 13 Danville Russellville Morrilton Dardanelle Central 5 Delta 16 SIGNAL YOUR INTENTIONS. 55 USE HAND SIGNALS TO INDICATE TURNS, LANE CHANGES AND STOPS. SIGNAL BEFORE, NOT WHILE YOU MAKE YOUR MOVE. CYCLISTS SHOULD GIVE AN AUDIBLE SIGNAL WHEN PASSING A PEDESTRIAN OR SLOWER CYCLIST. ARKANSAS LAW STATES THAT MOTORISTS MUST PASS ON THE LEFT SIDE ONLY AND ALLOW A MINIMUM OF THREE FEET OF CLEARANCE. CYCLISTS SHOULD ABIDE BY THIS LAW WHEN PASSING A PEDESTRIAN OR SLOWER CYCLIST. LEAVE ROOM FOR RIGHT-TURNING VEHICLES WHEN STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT. MOVE OFF OF A TRAIL WHEN STOPPING. Bald Knob 67 West Memphis 6 Conway Brinkley 7 9 Forrest City 79 Jackfork Cane Creek Lake Trail Fern Hollow Trail Village Creek State Park Ben Geren Park Old Post Road Lake Ouachita Vista Trail Womble Trail Cedar Glades Devil’s Den State Park Syllamo Trail Hidden Diversity Trail Hope Texarkana 82 278 71 278 3 13 North Little Rock 40 2 14 15 8 Mena 270 Little Rock 20 18 1 Scott 165 79 Marianna Helena-West Helena Barton 16 Mount Ida 19 21 10 Hot Springs 9 30 167 7 England 17 18 19 20 18 Ouachitas Arkadelphia Pine Bluff Star City 14 PEDESTRIANS HAVE THE RIGHT-OF-WAY. ALWAYS SHOW RESPECT TO PEDESTRIANS, MOTOR VEHICLES 21 22 15 Timberlands Camden Warren 4 278 425 65 AND OTHER CYCLISTS. RIDE DEFENSIVELY AND WITH A GROUP MENTALITY. Monticello Lake Village 82 23 24 N STAY IN CONTROL OF YOUR BIKE AT ALL TIMES. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND HAVE A PLAN FOR 5 Magnolia El Dorado 82 W E WHAT TO DO IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. COMMUNICATION IS KEY ON GROUP RIDES. ON GROUP RIDES, KNOW YOUR ABILITY. BE ON TIME, BE PREPARED AND BE RESPONSIBLE. BEHAVING PREDICTABLY IS THE BEST WAY TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS. Easy Moderate Difficult 18 S An EPIC Route* Delta Heritage Trail (under development) Mississippi River Trail *Only 49 trails nationwide are designated as EPIC trails by the IMBA, marking them as top-quality in trail maintenance, terrain and experience. On the Road cover: Cycling over the Big Dam Bridge, Arkansas River Trail. Off the Road cover: Mountain biking on Old Post Road Trail near Russellville.