Payson McElveen 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 viewers to go ride all of Bentonville’s trails on their 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.
3 Steps: 1) Ride all of Bentonville’s trails by the end of year. You can do it all at once as Payson did, or take it in smaller chunks at whatever pace you like. 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 [email protected] 3) Join the Bentonville Trail Challenge STRAVA club to prove your progress. Payson’s ride file can be viewed here; check off the trails however you’d like, just make sure you hit at least most of every trail!