campus Bike trails
UREC Bike Shop
If you need help from an expert, take your bike over to the University Bike Shop, located at UREC Outdoors, in Room 102 of the HPER building. Their hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12 Pm – 6 Pm. Not only is this a full service bike repair shop, but you can also rent work stations, complete with tools, to work on your own bike with experts close at hand. This is a great way to learn more about bike repair and maintenance.
For those wishing to take a longer ride off campus or tackle some mountain trails, UREC Outdoors offers mountain and touring bike rentals for time periods ranging from a half day to a week. Anyone with a valid University or University Recreation (UREC) I.D. may check out bikes, helmets, and bike racks. Reservations can be made in person up to a week in advance. Click here to for general guidelines for equipment rental from UREC Outdoors.
University of Arkansas Fayetteville Traverse
This trail is new defining feature on the UA Campus. The trail is an all ages and abilities natural surface trail that is part of the larger Fayetteville Traverse System. The trail runs from the Fowler House Lawn, through the Victory Garden south to lower Garland, connecting to the Freshman Experience. Check out a full list of trails and maps on the UARK mountain bike page!
Tsa La Gi Bike Park
This skill-building park features many different lines, from beginner to advanced, to help progress your mountain bike skills! Situated just off the Tsa La Gi trail, just south of MLK Jr Blvd, this bike park is the newest addition to the series of trails being built on the UA Campus.
Oak Savanna Bike Trail
Situated along Razorback Road and part of the trail connection to the Razorback Greenway, the Oak Savanna trail meanders through a grove of old oak trees, and is one of the few remaining upland prairies and savannas of the western Ozark Mountains. There is a stone terrace topping the hillside.
Freshman Experience Mountain Bike Trail
The first mountain bike trail built on the University of Arkansas Campus! The all ages and abilities 0.3-mile loop can be accessed from the Oak Ridge multi-use paved trail, which is a pathway that runs from the northwest corner of Clinton Drive and Harmon Avenue to a one-way section of Garland Avenue.
The University of Arkansas Office For Sustainability has led the implementation of the Discovery bikeway as a convenient shortcut for cyclists who want to avoid pedestrians during class change. Cyclists now have another reason to use the route - a much safer path through the parking and loading zone. Green paint is used to raise awareness in potential conflict areas alerting cyclists and drivers to use caution.
The University of Arkansas has several bike fix-it stations located around campus to make it more convenient for you to make small adjustments and fixes to your bike. These bike repair stations also provide a full array of hand tools and convenient work stands. Other free public air pumps can be found at the Office for Sustainability on Harmon Avenue, UREC Outdoors at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building, and at some residence halls.
Maple Street Multi-Modal Connectivity
The Maple Street Multi-Modal Connectivity Project will reconstruct a six-block, one half mile, section of sub-standard roadway, creating a modern and safe Complete Street in a federally-designated Area of Persistent Poverty. The project provides a last-mile connection between the University of Arkansas Campus and the Northwest Arkansas active transportation network via the Razorback Regional Greenway. Take a look at the grant submission here.
The University of Arkansas has begun implementing pavement wayfinding markers around campus to make it easier for bicycles and pedestrians alike to make navigating the University grounds easier. The markers will also improve bike routes through campus directing creating more direct routes through areas that allow cyclists to avoid pedestrians during class change.