Bicycle Fayetteville

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  1. Dane Eifling
    Engineering Division
    Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs Coordinator

    Matthew Mihalevich
    Trails Coordinator

    Staff Directory

BFC_Silver_Seal_2016Fayetteville was first designated as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists in 2010. In 2016 the city became the 

first community in Arkansas to be awarded Silver status.  

The City of Fayetteville takes great pride in being Bike Friendly, and is on a mission to become even more so. With our expansive trail network, on-street cycling infrastructure, and biking initiatives, citizens of Fayetteville will continually find it more convenient to use bicycles both for recreation and transportation.

City Trails

Fayetteville features more than 45 miles of biking and walking trails, including paved, shared-use trails and natural-surface biking and hiking trails. Visit our Trails page for an overview of the longest and most popular biking trails. For a view of all the city's trails, including neighborhood trails, park loops and connecting trails, visit the Interactive Parks and Trails Map

VeoRide Bike Share

Recently the City and the University of Arkansas have partnered with VeoRide, Inc. to bring the region's first bike-share program to Fayetteville. For a small fee, visitors and residents alike can pick up a VeoRide bicycles almost anywhere in the city, ride it to your destination, and then leave it parked for another rider. Click here to learn more about VeoRide

Getting Around Town: Fayetteville's Active Transportation Plan

In 2015, Fayetteville adopted an Active Transportation Plan to create an inclusive, multi-modal transportation system that would feature a trail connection within 1/2 mile of every citizen. The goal is to increase the active commuting mode to 15% in the City by 2020. 

View more options for transportation in Fayetteville here.

The Five "Es" of a Bike-Friendly City

In developing our Active Transportation Plan, Fayetteville is guided by the "Five Es" of the League of American Bicyclists:

  1. Engineering
  2. Education
  3. Encouragement
  4. Evaluation
  5. Enforcement

The most visible evidence of a great place for bicycling is infrastructure; the physical environment is a key determinant in whether people will get on a bike and ride. The City of Fayetteville has built an extensive network of cycling infrastructure including shared-use paved trails, bike lanes, bike parking racks, and natural surface trails. 

For more information about the development of trails in Fayetteville, please see Trail Construction Program