Part 2 – Springdale to Fayetteville
5 things you should know about the Razorback Greenway (RG) from Springdale to Fayetteville.
#1 Fayetteville & Springdale seem to have a bit more traffic at this time. Be safe and enjoy it. Remember there are a lot of other people trying to enjoy it as well.
#2 Underpasses (tunnels) have blind corners. PLEASE proceed with caution.
#3 Don’t forget to explore other trails off the RG. Who knows where you might end up!
#4 Have you heard about the Fayetteville Ale Trail?! There are A TON of breweries in NWA & Fayetteville that are located on or near the RG. Click here to find out about Fayetteville Ale Trail.
#5 There is so much to see on the RG. We are only scratching the surface. For more detailed information about the Razorback Regional Greenway visit NWA Trails here.
Heading south from downtown Springdale towards Lake Fayetteville you get to some weird back & forth crossings on Powell Street. We found that it was easier just to jump on the road and ride for that short stretch.
But still there is plenty of this.
Here is where you enter/exit Lake Fayetteville at the northeast corner.
If you have the time and energy, I highly recommend you cruise the Lake Fayetteville Loop (adds about 5 miles).
The section going to/from Lake Fayetteville is really cool as well. One of the prettiest for sure.
See what I’m saying.
The damn at Lake Fayetteville.
This kid is ridding a bike fishing & chillaxing with his pup. Talented. You know you are in Fayetteville when you start seeing art along the trail.
The lake loop is normally pretty crowded so be careful and courteous.
We took a little detour off the RG to visit one of my favorite bike shops. The Bike Route located just off Mud Creek Trail where it intersects with Front Street.
TBR knows how to have fun! Top notch products & customer service.
Phat Tire is located on this stretch of Mud Creek Trail. Another great shop ready to support your ride.
Fossil Cove Brewery is a stones throw from the RG. Exit the trail on to Ash Street then hang a left on Birch Avenue. They have a couple really good ones on tap! I recommend the La Brea Brown or Paleo Ale.
Also check out our friends at Columbus House Brewery. Located where the RG crosses North St. Click here to find out about Fayetteville Ale Trail.
Arsaga’s Depot is a RG hot spot. They have some of the best coffee & bacon (oddly enough) in town. Tons of outdoor seating.
Even a bike tool station.
There is a whole lineup of good eats on this stretch. Too many to name.
Be sure to venture off the RG and explore other trails. WPS!
The Fayetteville Square is packed with people every Saturday for the Farmers Market. A “must do” in this town.
This place can steer you in the right direction. Located on the square.
Ahhhh…Dickson Street one of my favorite streets in the world.
One of our favorite places to start and end rides is Puritan. located just off the RG heading east on Dickson St. A great place for coffee, craft beer and a quick bite.
Super knowledgeable & friendly staff. A spandex friendly establishment!
Heading south again to find the start/finish of the RG. Most of the tunnels have blind corners so proceed with caution.
How NOT to enter a tunnel on the RG.
The College crossing towards Walker Park almost always gets run, so be careful. Drivers are still getting use to this crossing.
Walker Park is Fayetteville’s hidden gem.
South of Walker Park is gorgeous to walk with the family. Low traffic and there are a few awesome parks hidden away to let your kids play on.
We only scratched the surface of what you can see and experience on the RG. It is really a pleasant and unique cycling experience. One of the most notable things was every time we stopped we would end up talking to friendly people. Get out there folks! Explore the Razorback Greenway! It is pretty awesome.