A pedal-powered Arkansas vacation

Chris Brosh and Tim Robinson want visitors to bicycle through Northwest Arkansas and are especially keen on the Razorback Regional Greenway. It covers 36 miles from Bentonville to Fayetteville and connects to other biking and hiking trails. Brosh and Robinson own Phat Tire Bike Shops in Bentonville, Springdale, Rogers, Fayetteville, and other cities and have a rental _ set of 80 bikes.

Beyond the scenery, activities abound. In Springdale, for instance, you can “refuel” at the bike-friendly Natural State Sandwiches or Core Public House, and in Bentonville, you can detour to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and stay at the art-centric 21c Museum Hotel, which has valet bike parkers. (Hint: Even if you’re not overnighting, view the hotel’s art, and enjoy The Hive, where Chef Matthew McClure serves “re_ ned country cuisine.”)

“You can race through budding dogwoods in the spring, get a great workout in the humid summer pedaling through lush greenery, and enjoy the leaves as they turn red, orange, and yellow in the fall,” Robinson said, describing autumn as a ride through a tie-dyed painting.

PhatTireBikeShop.com and Arkansas.com