May is National Bike Month, and Bike-To-Work Day is the third Friday in May. Fayetteville has embraced these celebrations of healthy living and active lifestyle. Each year the City steps up to mark Bike Month and National Bike to Work Day with public events, trail-side entertainment, and refreshments. Free bike tune-ups are also made available at some of the Saturday Farmers’ Markets in May.
Square 2 Square
The Square 2 Square Bike Ride follows the Razorback Greenway. The Spring ride starts in Fayetteville and finishes in Bentonville. The Fall ride starts in Bentonville and finishes in Fayetteville. Fun for all ages! Total distance one-way is 30 miles. Riders are welcome to start at any point along the trail if not able to ride entire 30 miles. Along the course, participants can enjoy three festive pit stops featuring entertainment, bike maintenance services, and basic ride refreshments.
Kessler Mountain Jam
Kessler Mountain Jam is a family-friendly mountain bike festival at the Kessler Mountain Regional Park, featuring live music, food, and much more. The event offers multiple race opportunities for participants of all experience levels, including a cross-country race that is part of the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series (AMBCS).
The City of Fayetteville puts on Slow Roll bike rides for riders of all ages and abilities. A Slow Roll is a group bike ride where the point is not to race but to relax and enjoy good company and good vibes. Slow Rolls have become hugely popular in cities across the US because they appeal to such a wide audience. Slow Roll ride routes can include trails as well as neighborhood streets and include fun stops and local destinations.