Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    My Bikes
    05 Cannondale R800, 06 Redline conquest, 07 Surly LHT
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Northwest Arkansas Touring rout

    I live in Northwest Arkansas. I'm planning my first tour for the third week in May. I have used google maps, bikely, mapquest, many different atlases. I can't figure out a good way to plan a tour. I am looking for a 5 to 7 day unsupported trip on paved roads with safe traffic conditions. If anyone has any suggestions for the tour or a map that shows the difference between paved and dirt roads I would be extremely grateful. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    My Bikes
    05 Cannondale R800, 06 Redline conquest, 07 Surly LHT
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sorry route

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    161
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've been planning something similar from near Bentonville to Little Rock and points south. The county traffic count maps are very helpful.

    http://www.arkansashighways.com/Maps...afficCount.htm

    There are also some routes on the state tourism site you may be able to to use or modify.

    http://arkansas.com/outdoors/Biking/

  4. #4
    Senior Member kbabin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    279
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I know it is not a multiday trip, but you can ride to Devil's Den via HWY265 for a good training/shakedown ride.

    Also you migth check out this...
    2007 Arvest Northwest Arkansas Challenge. June 7-10 the NWA Challenge is a four day tour starting in Fort Smith and travelling through Russellville, Harrison and Fayetteville before returning back to the Fort. Last year this ride included about 100 participants and promises to be just as fun this year. Check the site for details and get signed up! http://www.fgsg2.com/NWAchallenge/default.aspx

    Kevin

  5. #5
    Senior Member kbabin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    279
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Also, have you checked Arkansas Gazetteer? It has very detailed maps of AR with campsites and parks listed.

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...99333458&itm=1

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    My Bikes
    05 Cannondale R800, 06 Redline conquest, 07 Surly LHT
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the info, those traffic maps are really helpful. I had completely forgot about the Arvest Challenge. I may just steal their route. Thanks

    Frank

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •