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Posted on: November 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Outdoor Fayetteville Offers New Backpacking and Mountain Biking Programs

New Mountain Biking and Backpacking Programs offered



November 3, 2020

Contact: Lee Farmer
Recreation Superintendent
(479) 444-3481

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Announces Outdoor Fayetteville Backpacking and Mountain Biking Programs 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- The City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce two new Outdoor Fayetteville programs coming this fall: Backpacking and Mountain Biking. Fayetteville’s trail systems offer an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities that Outdoor Fayetteville will utilize to provide community members with training, education and an unforgettable experience. Families will learn critical skills with equipment provided by Fayetteville Parks and Recreation. No experience required. Participants will be in small groups to ensure social distancing is maintained at all times. COVID-19 safety protocols and directives from the Arkansas Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control will be implemented to ensure user and staff safety.

For only $10 for an individual, or $25 for a family of five or fewer (participants must be age five or older), hikers will gain knowledge and comfort with using a backpack and all of the equipment involved in backpacking. Completing the program will have families prepared to attend Outdoor Fayetteville’s Backpacking Trip coming in 2021!  

Four day-hikes are available:

  • November 10, Sequoyah Woods, 1 – 4 pm
  • November 21, Kessler Regional, Park 9 am – noon
  • December 1, Lake Wilson Park, 1 – 4 pm
  • December 12, Centennial Park, 9 am – noon

Mountain Biking

Mountain bikers, age eight and older, will learn how to ride safely by starting on paved trails and working up to soft-surface trails. Participants will also get to know the various parts of their bike; all for only $20 per person. 

Two mountain biking sessions are available:

  • November 18, Lake Fayetteville, 1 – 4 pm 
  • December 12, Lake Fayetteville, 2 – 5 pm

Outdoor recreation provides numerous benefits to physical, mental and emotional health. Gaining life-long skills through experiential learning is a great way to build confidence, meet new people and improve existing relationships. This family-focused program will provide an outlet for individuals and families to connect with the outdoors while also building new skills under the guidance of experienced professionals. 

To register or find more information please visit, call the Parks and Recreation office at (479) 444-3471, or email



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