Biking northwest arkansas
We moved to Northwest Arkansas last winter. One of the things we’ve enjoyed most about the move is taking advantage of the vast bike trail system in our new home state. My husband and I have been going on frequent ‘Bike and Brewery‘ dates on the Razorback Greenway. We’ve also enjoyed watching our girls gain confidence in riding their bikes by practicing around our neighborhood and on trails like the loop around Lake Atalanta in Rodgers. Our latest biking adventure was trying out the Bike Playground in Bentonville.
bentonville bike playground
The Bentonville Bike Playground is located off of the North Bentonville Trail (right by the Bark Park) in Bentonville, Arkansas.
I was curious if the playground would be age-appropriate for my girls who are 2.5 and approaching 5-years-old.
We found that the new surfaces like wooden bridges, tunnels, and dirt provided a fun challenge for them.
In the middle of the playground there is a concrete course that was too difficult, so we staid on the outside track. The playground looked similar to other bike parks I’ve seen, everything is just mini-sized for young riders.
My younger daughter rides a balance bike. She was able to ride through several of the obstacles without much assistance.
My older daughter was determined to practice every ramp and slope. She had a couple of tough falls, but she landed in the grass and kept trying.
Despite a few crashes, my daughters told me that they want to go back soon. We left the park grassy, muddy, and smiling.
I appreciate that the Bike Playground has amenities like picnic tables, park benches, a bicycle repair station, abundant parking, and restrooms nearby.
The city of Bentonville offers a ton of great parks and bike riding trails to explore. Here is a map.
We made a fun little video with more pictures that you can watch here.