Downtown is one of Conway’s best destinations for cycling, and the Downtown-Old Town Route features some of the area’s finest sights.
Beginning at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, ride up Front Street to Main, cross over the tracks, and hit the newly paved Robinson Avenue. With low vehicular traffic and new bike lanes, enjoy views of the picturesque historic homes and churches along the avenue.
The route concludes with a short climb to the top of Front Street, coasting past the new and historic Front Street developments back to St. Joseph’s. At 3 miles long, this route is the perfect sample of everything Downtown and Old Town Conway have to offer.
Conway’s first trail, measuring 3 miles in total, is also the city’s most popular.
Perfect for new cyclists, Tucker Creek Trail offers users an option for a short 3-mile ride beginning at the Salem Road trail head or a 6-mile route beginning at Gatlin Park off Tyler Street. If you’re wanting to build your confidence, this route is the perfect place to do so. Start with a shorter route riding down to Hogan Lane and back, then level up by riding the entire length of the trail.
As a side note, there are also mountain bike trails that run alongside Tucker Creek for the majority of this route. Tucker Creek Trail ends at Walmart right near the Bunny Slope mountain bike route.
If you feel like you are ready for an intermediate ride on the road, this is the route for you. You can turn early at Rocky Gap for a shorter ride with more climbing, or cut out the loop behind Mayflower High School to shorten the loop if you please.
This route is on roads with very few cars and is mostly flat with a couple of climbs.
This 35-mile route begins at the McGee Center on College, hits some hills on Tucker Creek Trail, then continues down Bruce Street all the way over the new interstate bridge near Conway Commons. From there, ride into Faulkner County, then Saltillo.
The East Loop has undulating terrain with some good sections for coasting and high-gear pedaling on good pavement.
Do not let the short distance of available trail fool you.
This 5-mile trail at Cadron Settlement Park offers a load of fun and a great workout. Cadron consists of an “Outside Loop” that encircles the park and is a little more flowy and fast and an “Inside Loop” that snakes around on the inside and proves to be technical and challenging.
Be aware – hikers have beaten a path between trails which can lead to some confusion. Follow the Orange arrows for the full trail. Additionally, there is a purpose-built hiking trail at Cadron that is marked with Yellow arrows.
This trail can also be ridden by MTB and consists of a pea gravel surface.
Located at Woolly Hollow State Park, Enders Fault is a wonderful mountain bike trail with two loops.
Choose between the North and South routes or do both! The North Loop is more technical, while the South Loop has a long climb followed by a fun, fast downhill descent.
Both loops measure approximately 5 miles in length and can be ridden in either direction.
This short beginner trail is located directly behind Walmart on Dave Ward Drive (35°04’27.1″N 92°29’43.7″W).
You can access the trail either from Walmart or Tucker Creek Trail. The entrance from the trail is just past the red bridge. The trail has a loop on either side of a creek/ditch that runs right down the middle and is spanned by a single bridge. The total length is 1 mile and the trail is entirely flat.
WARNING: Do not ride or attempt to ride this trail if there has been a recent rain. It will be a muddy and slippery mess.
After the lead-up section of the road, the route is almost entirely on gravel. There are one or two fairly long climbs and not a lot of flat roads, so be ready for a workout. The town of Springfield is a great place to catch your breath and take a water break.
You’ll want to ride either a gravel or mountain bike on this route.
The route has a great mix of hills and coasting. This route also runs through Springfield, a great place to catch your breath and take a water break. If you’re feeling adventurous, there are many off-shoot roads to connect to longer gravel adventures.
You’ll want to ride either a gravel or mountain bike on this route.
At about 40 miles, this “mixed” ride consists of mostly roads with a few gravel sections thrown in. This route shares many of the same segments as its “sister” road route, CAB’s Ride South Loop, so the gravel can be abandoned in favor of road if it happens to be an overly wet or chunky gravel day.
The Biketoberfest title sponsor is Conway Regional Health System.
For 100 years, Conway Regional has been the community’s hospital, providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare. Our highly skilled physicians and talented medical personnel serve as resources for taking care of the health and wellness needs of our community.
Conway Regional Health System Biketoberfest is an opportunity for new and experienced cyclists to safely engage in physical activity while exploring our growing community in a unique way. Incorporating cycling into your wellness routine is a notable way to improve your physical and mental health.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB) envisions a Conway where bicycling and walking is safe, convenient, and accessible for all. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB) recommends ways to become and remain; a Bicycle-Friendly Community as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, a Walk-Friendly Community as designated by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, and achieve the federal and state goals of the Safe Routes to Schools program. To learn more about BPAB, visit their website or Facebook page.
Conway Advocates for Bicycling
Conway Advocates for Bicycling is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in partnership with all friends of bicycling to promote bicycling in Conway and in surrounding communities in Faulkner County. CAB encourages the development and use of facilities (bike paths, routes, lanes and trails) for bicycling; provides educational information for both bicyclists and motorist, and to defend the rights of bicyclists; provides bicycle safety training and sponsors activities that provide more opportunities for the citizens of Conway to enjoy bicycling. For more information about CAB check them out on Facebook at Conway Cycling.
Since 2003, The Ride has been proudly serving all types of cyclists, including new and veteran riders, road and mountain aficionados, and recreation and transportation cyclists. With a selection of in-stock bikes and accessories as well as a comprehensive online catalog, The Ride is here to help you with all of your cycling needs.
The Conway Regional Health System Biketoberfest is a month-long celebration of our cycling community in Conway throughout October.
Conway Regional Health System Biketoberfest highlights group rides and popular routes and provides cycling tips, nutrition and wellness information, and expertise from Conway Regional physicians.
Biketoberfest features rides that include long-distance, mountain biking, gravel and leisure rides.