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Bentonville Trail Challenge

In April of 2021, Payson set out to ride all 140+ miles of singletrack in the Mountain Biking Capital of the World in one day, and learn about the people that make the special bike community of Bentonville, Arkansas what it is along the way. For those ambitious riders looking for an adventure of their own, Payson is inviting you to go ride all of Bentonville's trails on you own time as well and earn a chance at a huge gear giveaway from his sponsors. Two lucky winners will take home a $1,500 shopping spree at Osprey Packs, a three year supply of Orange Seal tire sealant, a Smith Trace helmet and Shift Mag glasses, Hammerhead Karoo 2 bike computer, GU Energy ride food, and a $100 gift card to The HUB Bike Lounge in Bentonville. Your 3 steps to participating in the Bentonville Trail Challenge are below:

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STEP 1

Ride all of Bentonville's trails by Dec. 31st, '21. You can do it all at once as Payson did, or take it in smaller chunks at whatever pace you like. Scroll down for a complete trail list.

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STEP 2

Document and share your progress on Instagram with the hashtag #BentonvilleTrailChallenge, and save your posts as a highlight on your profile. The most compelling/inspiring/creative stories win. If you're a retro grouch and don't have Instagram, you can write us a beautiful essay and/or submit your video(s) to theadventure@paysonmcelveen.com

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STEP 3

Join the Bentonville Trail Challenge STRAVA club to prove your progress. Payson's ride file can be viewed here and downloaded as GPX to guide your ride: https://www.strava.com/activities/5175866201

TRAIL LIST

Note: not all the trails below are listed on Trail Forks or other mapping apps. The best bet is to use this list as a guide, but cross reference with Payson's GPX file (linked above in Step 3). Do your best, have fun, and don't stress the details. The idea is to ride at least "most" of every trail in Bentonville and Bella Vista, but we know that with the rate of trail development in the area, that can be quite the moving target. Good luck!

All-American Heroes

Ravine Trail

Rock Ledge Trail

The Masterpiece

Peak A Boo

Boo Boo

Choo Choo

Cry Baby

Patti Cake

Rim Trail

Black Apple Creek

Schroen Trail

Berkeleys

Rocky Ridge

Free Time

Grassland

The Urban Trail

Razorback Ridge

Angus Chute

Seed Tick Shuffle

Armadillo's Last Stand

Tatamagouche

Medusa

Creek Trail

Blackbird

Warthog

Wishing Springs

Bella Vista Lake

Smuggler's Run

Sally Trail

Through the looking glass

Lower Mad Hatter

Area 51

Rabbit Hole Loop

Blowing Springs Loop

Low Rider

Bomb Diggity

The Back 40 Loop

Rago

Mulligan

The Ledges

Pinyon Creek

Summit School

Taylor Homestead

SBAT

Flo Ride

Tunnel Vision

Sugar Bridge

Danger Will Robinson

Land Line

Tweety Bird

Bamboozled

Technical Difficulty

Lago Vista

Rendezvous

Invasion

Air-Raid

Tango Whiskey

Return Trail

Shock & Awe

Down Under

Ozone

Red Barn

Barn Burner

Tristan Trail

Oscar Loop

Cease and Desist

The Ridge Line

Rock Soft

Rock Solid

Applegate

Drop the Hammer

Copperhead Road

Here's Johnny

Esthers

THE PRIZES: WHAT'S UP FOR GRABS?

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$1,500 shopping spree at Osprey Packs

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3 year supply of Orange Seal tire sealant (64 oz supplied per year).

$312 value.

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GU Energy assorted ride food.

$200+ value.

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Smith Optics Trace helmet and Shift MAG eyewear.

$500+ value.

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Hammerhead Karoo 2 GPS head unit.

$400 value.

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$100 gift card to The HUB Bike Lounge.

$3,000 total prize package value! Two lucky winners will take home everything above. Good luck and have fun!