A new “ski school model” for mountain biking is coming out this spring
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas – Bike School Bentonville is a “ski school” for mountain biking that will arrive in Bentonville in the spring of 2022. Each ski town has a school that provides education and skills development for locals and visitors. . The continuously growing trail network throughout Northwest Arkansas has sparked increased interest in mountain biking locally and attracted visitors from around the world. These factors make Bentonville a prime location for a multi-purpose school designed to meet the needs of anyone who walks the trails.
We have assembled a team with extensive experience that makes us uniquely qualified to deliver a program that is both high quality and distinctly Bentonville. The vast network of trails in the Ozarks is world class! As a professional mountain biker for the past three decades, I have had the opportunity to race the world and the trails of Northwest Arkansas quickly became the new benchmark for mountain biking. Cycling has become a central scene and we now host several national races, world cups and world championships on the tracks near Bentonville-Nat Ross (MTB Hall of Fame).
Bike School Bentonville is now accepting applications to build a full team of coaches and participants to launch the first two initial programs in April:
The Bike Academy is designed to serve young people who wish to develop their talents beyond what the current middle and high school programs offer. Participants must be at least 13 years old as the trip is a component.
Trail Kids is a program created for children aged 7 to 13 to develop their technical skills while having fun walking the trails together.
Those interested in participating in the Bike Academy or becoming a trainer in the Trail Kids program should visit www.bikeschoolbentonville.com to apply. Applications open on November 1.
Bike School Bentonville offers progressive cycling skills and continuing education for coaches. We are committed to the comprehensive and long-term development of riders. With transformative and elite training experiences, our athletes are empowered to reach their full potential, both on and off the bike. We are located where the world comes to learn, train and train in the sport of cycling.