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60 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
Arkansas High Country Race: Rigs, Equipment, and Gear
Andrew Onermaa, Race Director for the High Country Race, has completed the race and has tons of experience riding Arkansas Gravel. He shares his personal knowledge as well as what he’s learned from many others in this episode about the rigs, equipment, and gear of the Arkansas High Country Race.
45 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
Arkansas High Country Race: The Full Route, South Loop, and Triple Crown
Starting and ending in Hot Springs this year, year 4 of the Arkansas High Country Race includes the same grueling long course as past years PLUS 2 new routes: The South Loop and The Triple Crown. Plans are well under way for October 8th!
42 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
Bob Barnes: Great American Triple Switchback Success!
Bob Barnes and his bike SB2 biked to all 50 state capitals. A solo ride of over 16,000 miles in 359 days while raising awareness for blood and platelet donations. This episode picks up where we left off when Bob passed through Arkansas in February.. Bob shares his thoughts on his journey and we learn how he made it to Juneau, AK and Honolulu, HI. Aloha Bob!
60 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
Gravel Worlds: Riding Nebraska’s Gravel Sea
Jason Strohbehn, Director of Operations and Marketing for Gravel Worlds, talks about the history of the Pirate Cycling League and how that began Gravel Worlds. Influencing and shaping the gravel scene for over a decade and getting better every year. (📸 Gravel Worlds)
39 minutes | Jul 2, 2022
Ben Glenn: Bike Tech Program Rolling Along
Ben Glenn, Director of the Bicycle Technician Certification Program at Northwest Arkansas Community College, recaps the inaugural year of the program and offers a sneak peak at what year two will look like.
37 minutes | Mar 29, 2022
Women of Biking in Arkansas: Heather Hankins
Syllamo, Womble, RO3, around the US, and all the places in between - Heather Hankins has a great biking story. Never one to turn down an adventure and not afraid to bring others along on her biking experiences. Keep it fun!
53 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Minority Mountain Bikers with Harry Hill and Shane Coverdale
Kim Seay and Derek Brooks take over as hosts for this episode and are joined by Harry Hill and and Shane Coverdale. The group talks about the growth and challenges minority mountain bikers experience in mountain bike riding and racing. Bentonville, AR hosts the group for their 2nd annual trip to the Mountain Bike Capital of the World!
68 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
Women of Biking in Arkansas: Lilly Outten
Lilly Outten’s biking story is a great one. From helping others achieve their goals and reaching her own, the right attitude is important to making things happen. Ride your bike and be like a duck!
44 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
Women of Biking in Arkansas: Andrea Nevel
Andrea Nevel's biking story started when she began riding her bike to school back in elementary school. Fast forward to today and she's well known in the Springdale biking scene from leading group rides to working part-time at Phat Tire bike shop. She has a great story with great insight. Be sure and meet her when you get the chance!
65 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
Girls Gone Gravel: Bentonville, Arkansas
Kathryn Taylor and Aimee Ross along with Anya Bruhin as host, kick off the 'Women of Biking in Arkansas' series in honor of Women's History Month and talk about how Girls Gone Gravel started and ending up with the inaugural Gone Gravel event hosted in Bentonville at the end of April. The benefits such as empowerment, confidence and community go beyond riding a bike. Be sure and tune in for other episodes in the series and hear from Andrea Nevel, Lilly Outen, and Heather Hankins.
46 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
Trailblazers + ETHIC: One Non-Profit. Two Teams.
NEA Trailblazers and Bike NWA have joined forces as one non-profit with two teams. Erin Rushing and Paxton Roberts lead each respective team as the teams continue shaping the NWA bike scene and really the entire state.
34 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
Bob Barnes: Biking To All 50 State Capitals
Bob Barnes is on a mission to bike to all 50 state capitals and work in some volunteer opportunities along the way. Bob shares about his ride as he has passed the halfway mark in both number of capitals and miles (by the way, his ride will be close to 16,000 miles). Be sure and follow his Facebook page - Bibbery Travels - where he does a great job of documenting his experience.
46 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
Biking the Arkansas Delta and Crowley's Ridge
The Arkansas Delta is a network of gravel and farm roads weaving through some of the most fertile farmland in the world and Crowley's Ridge ascends on the Delta's western edge. Both together create a relatively untapped biking experience waiting to be inhaled. Martin Smith, owner/principal of Ecological Design Group along with Joe Jacobs, owner/editor of owner/editor of Arkansas Outside and Revenue Director at Arkansas State Parks, share plans for the area and talk about their recent bike ride from Jonesboro to Clarksdale, MS.
58 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
Biking: The Impact To Arkansas
Leaders from across the state discuss the positive impact of biking to Arkansas. This impact includes the health, recreation, livability and bike tourism considerations this group is working hard to promote. (Photo Credit: Rock City Outfitters. You can get this cool image on a shirt at rockcityoutfitters.com. I love mine!)
34 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Bike School Bentonville with Kyla Templeton and Nat Ross
Kyla Templeton (Founder and former Director of the Arkansas NICA League) and Nat Ross (MTB Hall of Fame) have joined forces to offer mountain bike skills training to kids (and adults in the near future). Bike School Bentonville offers classes to teach mountain bike skills based on a ski school model. Trail Kids is designed for kids ages 7 to 13 while The Academy is for kids at least 13 years old.
72 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
NWACC Bike Technician Certification Program: Empowering and Building Confidence
Faculty and students at Northwest Arkansas Community College completed the first semester of the bicycle technician certification program. In this episode of NSB, instructor Ben Glenn and student Biviana Romero share their stories and experiences about the program.
48 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
Rider Spotlight: Biviana Romero (en Espanol)
Olivia Barraza hosts this episode as she talks with Biviana Romero about her biking story and experience in the bike technician program at Northwest Arkansas Community College.
56 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
Where Is Karl . . .
Karl Kroll is on an epic bike journey from the northern most point of Alaska to Costa Rica to complete the route he rode from the southern most tip of Argentina to Costa Rica. An amazing story of the community that biking builds and transcends all borders.
45 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
Bike To Work With People For Bikes
Biking to work has a lot of benefits and can be a lot of fun. People for Bikes along with representatives from Walmart and JB Hunt share about the recently launched bike to work programs for both companies.
55 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Lindsay Shepard: Arkansas High Country Race Women's Single Speed Record Holder (AND MORE)
Lindsay shares about her racing to become the Arkansas High Country Race Women's Single Speed Record Holder. We also get into the other 17,000 miles of her ultra-distance racing/riding career including: The Tour Divide North and South bound, The French Divide, and the American Trail Race among others. Lindsay has a super laid back vibe and shares how this benefits her racing style. And to top it off, she's also a full-time van lifer which adds to her cool scale. (pc Kai Caddy)
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