Central Arkansas Trail Alliance has made it a mission to bring back and improve one of the older mountain bike trail systems in central Arkansas, Wildcat Mountain. We are working closely with the US Forest Service to make this area a premier mountain bike system. Work started this past weekend, in the rain. Watch our Facebook page for upcoming workdays.
The trail crew today. We split into 2 teams and knocked out a little over a mile each...there is still plenty of work to be done, but the first effort was a really good one. I was very impressed with the elevation and length of the climbs. — with Greg Jones, Richard Thompson, Pam Staley, Ralph Butler, Marie Michalets, Harrison Maddox, Basil V. Hicks Jr. and Bruce Alt.
Below are a few images from our workday on the Wildcat Mountain Bike Trails in the Eastern Ouachitas. Thanks to Justin Ray for the photography and help.
Mark your calendars for two upcoming opportunities to spread some trail love and involve friends and family in this great sport.
CATA's First Annual Potlatch with IMBA President & Executive Director, Mike Van Abel
Celebrate the coming of riding and racing season with your friends from CATA and IMBA's President and Executive Director, Mike Van Abel, Tuesday, March 10th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Diamond Bear Brewing Company’s Arkansas Alehouse in North Little Rock. Learn what IMBA is doing for mountain bike trails and riders all over the world, and enjoy Diamond Bear's award-winning craft brews and great food.
Diamond Bear Brewing Co. - Arkansas Alehouse
600 N. Broadway
North Little Rock, AR
What's a potlatch? Good question. A potlatch is a “feast practiced by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada and the United States.” These celebrations were later attended by European "mountain men,” trappers and explorers - learn more
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