Go Back  Bike Forums > Community Connections > Regional Discussions > Southeast
Reload this Page >

Best Bicycling Route In Arkansas?

Notices
Southeast Alabama | Arkansas | Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Mississippi | North Carolina | South Carolina | Tennessee | Virginia

Best Bicycling Route In Arkansas?

Old 09-03-06, 02:36 PM
  #1  
Pedaled too far.
Thread Starter
 
Artkansas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
Posts: 12,851
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Best Bicycling Route In Arkansas?

Any other Arkansas cyclists out here?

I haven't had a chance to pedal around the state too much. I like parts of Chenal Valley leading out of Little Rock and the Talimena Highway west of Mena.
Artkansas is offline  
Old 09-10-06, 10:48 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
DynamicD74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: The 'Burbs
Posts: 387

Bikes: ' 96 Trek 830 Mountain Track,'74 Schwinn Suburban, '74-ish Fuji Dynamic 10, '73 Schwinn Varsity,'73 Schwinn Breeze, '94 Schwinn Sidewinder. First Schwinn was a '74 Schwinn 24 inch Varsity in Lime Green, and previously owned a '74 Schwinn Breeze

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
A lot of bicyclists, mostly road cyclists, pass by my family's home on Highway 66 in Northern Arkansas, out of the Mountain View area. For mountain bikers, there is a mountain bike trail called the Syllamo trail, also in Northern Arkansas, around the Blanchard Springs area.
DynamicD74 is offline  
Old 09-10-06, 09:35 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Louisiana
Posts: 3,055
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 3 Posts
I ride from Drake Field in Fayetteville south on U.S. 71 through West Fork to Winslow to Mt. Gaylor. Round trip is about 43 miles, give or take a little. Change in altitude from Drake Field to Mt. Gaylor is about 800 feet, if I have it figured correctly. From West Fork south, there is a good shoulder on the road. Most of the heavy traffic is on I-540 to the west of U.S. 71. Other than a couple of flats, no problems on U.S. 71.

Tell me about the Talimena run.
doctor j is offline  
Old 09-22-06, 01:24 PM
  #4  
Pedaled too far.
Thread Starter
 
Artkansas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
Posts: 12,851
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 7 Posts
I've only been there once. I spent Memorial Day weekend hanging around with a group of people who were doing street lugeing and Gravity Bikes. They were clocking speeds in the 60's and 70s without pedaling. I saw plenty of people riding road bikes as well. Lovely rolling road. I'm not sure how much the elevation goes up and down but some of the hills are more than a mile in length. If you get reservations, the Queen Wilhelmina Resort and Campgrounds is a cool place to stay with a great view and a cool train running around the grounds.


This is "Fast Eddie" taking off on his bike.
Artkansas is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.