Biking with Kids: Lake Atalanta Loop in Rogers, Arkansas

Our daughter celebrated a big milestone this summer. She learned how to ride a bike without training wheels.

Last weekend we decided to pack up her bike and check out the trail around Lake Atalanta in nearby Rogers, Arkansas. The city’s website says the park was renovated in 2016 and has ‘4 miles of hard surface trails and 10 miles of soft surface multi-use trails’.

The Lake Atalanta Loop is a little under 2 miles. For those wanting to extend their ride, the trail head also connects to Downtown Rodgers and the Railyard Bike Park.

We enjoyed practicing bike skills including slowing down on hills and sharing the trail with fellow park goers. People were out biking, walking, kayaking, running, fishing, and even practicing yoga on paddle boards.

Several tables were available to enjoy picnics with a lake view.
Butterflies were attracted to the colorful wildflowers that surrounded the lake.
Kids and pets enjoyed splashing around the creek.
The park has a couple of playgrounds as well as restroom facilities.

We are all proud of our determined little girl for learning to ride a bike, and we are looking forward to finding more fun places to practice biking in Northwest Arkansas.

Our daughters aren’t the only ones enjoying biking this summer, my husband and I have been enjoying bike date nights, which I wrote about here: Riding the Razorback Trail: Biking and Breweries in Fayetteville,¬†Arkansas.