Walk, Run, Ride Fayetteville


Fayetteville Parks & Recreation invites you to participate in our three part challenge series this fall. With each month having a different emphasis of walk, run, or ride all ages and abilities are encouraged to get out and explore our parks and trails through a physical activity of choice. The challenge will utilize Strava as a main platform for involvement. However, weekly and monthly content (trail tour links, log sheets, resources) will be posted to this webpage.


September: “Ride Fayetteville” - Ride a total of 100 miles over the course of the month

October: “Run & Walktober” - Run or Walk a 5k or 10k this month

November: “MOVEmber” - Get 20 minutes of intentional exercise a day, every day, this month

December: “Wintery Mix” - Diversify your exercise. Walk, Run, Ride with purpose

Weekly Contests

In addition to the monthly challenge, each month will feature a week long contest that aligns with the exercise theme of that month. These will require use of Strava to record/verify completion of the contest.

September’s Weekly Contest: Gregory Park “Crazy 8’s Contest”
Gregory Park is one of our favorite places to play on our bikes. That is why during our "Ride Fayetteville" challenge, that coincides with Cycle September, is bringing you an opportunity to log some miles there. Introducing our "Crazy 8's Contest", taking place September 20-27, on the trails at Gregory Park.

What: Ride as many laps as possible in 45 minutes.
When: Sept 20-27
How: Ride, Record, Share, Submit
Why: Climbing is fun. Downhill is fun. Cycle in September.
Details: Free and no registration necessary. Find the "Gregory Crazy 8’s" route on Strava. Record your activity on Strava (or with similar application). At the 45 minute mark, only fully completed laps count towards total. Share your ride info (post to the Ride Fayetteville Strava club) including the number of figure 8’s completed. Submit your ride info via this form.


  • Tune into this “Walk, Run, Ride Fayetteville” webpage
    • Here you will find challenge details, resources, and updates!
  • Follow the “Fayetteville AR Parks & Recreation” account on Strava
  • Go and Do!
    • Use the provided log sheet each month to track your progress
  • Record some of your activity on Strava
  • Be social with us and share some activity on the Strava club
  • Submit to Win Prizes
    • At the conclusion of each month, submit the provided “Walk, Run, Ride Fayetteville” participation form for your chance to winner prizes. 


Ride Fayetteville is the September challenge. Across the nation, cyclists of all types are celebrating all things bicycles during "Cycle September".  Fayetteville Parks & Recreation is joining in on the challenge! During the month of September, we will be offering a "Ride Fayetteville" challenge to promote cycling in our parks and on our trails. With the end goal of riding 100 miles within the month, we will provide you with resources to track your rides and share your rides, highlight suggested routes to help you towards the mileage goal, and offer a cycling specific challenge in between.  

When: September 1-30
What: Ride 100 miles
How: Follow our “Fayetteville AR Parks & Recreation” account on Strava. Join our “Ride Fayetteville” club on Strava. Keep track of your miles throughout the month. Record/share some of your activity via Strava if you’d like, submit your mileage log to us at the end of the month to be eligible to win prizes! BONUS: Create an account on “Love to Ride” and join NWA’s effort to log miles in the National Cycle September Challenge.
Tools: Ride Fayetteville Mileage Log Sheet

Trail Tour (Strava) Routes: 

Week 1 - Lake Fayetteville (paved)
Week 2 - Virtual Square 2 Square Bike Ride (paved) 15 and 30 mile routes 

Submit: Ride Fayetteville (end of month) Submit Form - will be posted 9/28.