EMTB Destination: Arkansas Offers Hundreds of Miles of Accessible Singletrack…

eMTB Destination: Arkansas Offers Hundreds of Miles of Accessible Singletrack

Arkansas offers more high-quality, electric mountain bike accessible singletrack trails than anywhere else in the USA.

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In the state of Arkansas, the question isn’t where can you ride your e-bike; it’s where can’t you. Electric mountain bike trail access is oftentimes hit or miss around the U.S., and it’s particularly limited on the federally managed lands surrounding well-known destinations like Moab, Pisgah National Forest, and Crested Butte. But if you have a Class 1 e-bike and are looking to travel to ride miles of diverse and high quality trails on your eMTB today, look no further than Arkansas. It might just be the best electric mountain bike destination in the USA right now.

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Bentonville leads the way

As a relatively new mountain bike destination, trail builders in Northwest Arkansas are designing trails with e-bikes in mind. First wave mountain bike trails were almost exclusively legacy hiking and horse trails, while the second wave of trail building in the early 2000s brought some of the first purpose-built bike trails. Now, in Northwest Arkansas and Bentonville specifically, mountain bikers can experience the coming third wave of trail design, where accessibility for all types of bikes — from electric to adaptive and beyond — is a major consideration.

“If you look at the entire trail system, it’s very much primed for future biking,” said Hogan Koesis, Senior Director of Soft Surface Trails for Trailblazers, a Bentonville non-profit developing recreation and transportation infrastructure. “If someone asks the question, ‘why are there so many trails in Bentonville?’ You can easily say, well, because we want to be an iconic destination and have a lot of offerings.”

Since riders on electric mountain bikes can cover more ground in less time, many communities are rightfully concerned about overuse and overcrowding. In Bentonville, that challenge is embraced as an opportunity.

“Do we have enough trail? Well, you could say, ‘yeah, we have enough trail.’ But is it enough for 2040, 2050, and beyond with technology that hasn’t been invented yet, with batteries that last five hours and go twice as fast? Yeah, no, we don’t have enough trail yet,” he said. “So that’s the lens that we’re now using to look through is, how do we get more trail to facilitate a future user group that hasn’t been invented yet?”

Photo left: Jeff Barber. Photo right: Mike Cartier.

With a spider web of trails radiating from the town of Bentonville, there is little reason to drive to ride, especially if you’re on an e-bike. This is similar to what’s happening in Europe where many riders use e-bikes to access trails that would normally require a car trip to the trailhead.

How do we get more trail to facilitate a future user group that hasn’t been invented yet?

Hogan Koesis, Trailblazers

Mountain bike trails designed for e-bikes

In practice, designing trails with e-bike users in mind focuses on climbing trails. On descents and even flat trails to some extent, electric mountain bikes go about the same speed as traditional bikes. But on the climbs, eMTB riders have both a power and speed advantage. This is where the Trailblazers are working to make trails more e-friendly, or at least give e-bike riders new options.

Traditional mountain bike trail design involves incorporating switchbacks to reduce grades and make it easier for riders to gain elevation gradually. On an e-bike, riders can ride up much steeper grades, and switchbacks aren’t as necessary. With that in mind, trail builders in Northwest Arkansas are incorporating shortcut lines to separate riders and improve trail flow. The lines are built with additional armoring to provide plenty of grip while also reducing the need for future maintenance.

Experienced eMTB riders in particular will want to experience the uphill flow baked into many of the popular Bentonville-area trails. The Zone 4 trail in Handcut Hollow is a particularly challenging, expert-rated technical climbing trail that is difficult to clean, even on an e-bike.

In Bentonville riders rarely if ever get a sideways look for riding an e-bike on a trail, and it’s easy to feel welcome no matter what kind of bike you’re riding. If you’ve been thinking about giving e-bikes a try, Bentonville is also a good place to do it. Most shops in town rent electric mountain bikes, and there are even a few eMTB-only rental outfits like Rise and Ride and Oz E-Bikes.

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Electric mountain bike rentals in Bentonville

Arkansas State Parks Monument Trails

Riding electric mountain bikes on trails in town is all well and good, but when mountain bikers travel to a destination to ride, we want to get out for longer rides and experience everything the area has to offer. Arkansas has that covered too, with four epic Monument Trail systems located in State Parks across the state: Devil’s Den, Hobbs, Mount Nebo, and Pinnacle Mountain. Each offers a dozen or more miles of eMTB-friendly singletrack that takes riders deep into nature, allowing them to connect with the natural beauty of Arkansas.

Speaking with the land managers and stewards at two of these state parks it’s clear that the parks both support and encourage e-bike riding. In speaking with Jay Schneider, Assistant Superintendent at Hobbs State Park about the trails, lakes, and unique geology in the area, he told me that an e-bike “is a vehicle that allows people to access and get out there to see the sites we’re talking about. So it’s a good thing in my opinion. It’s just an accessibility issue.”

Each Monument Trail system is designed to offer riders of varying abilities plenty of options for seeing the parks. At Mount Nebo, the beginner-rated Miller’s Goat and Three C’s trails ring the top of the mountain, offering incredible views and excellent flow. For those who enjoy going downhill (and using the e-bike motor for an assist back up to the top), there’s the blue-rated Chickalah Downhill Trail on one side of the mountain and the expert-rated Hayes Creek Run on the other. Sure, plenty of riders bike to the top of Mount Nebo under their own power, but by the end of the day they likely get far fewer descents than the e-bikers.

E-bikes are a good choice at the other Monument Trails as well, and riders will find even more green- and blue-rated trails at Devil’s Den, Pinnacle Mountain, and Hobbs State Parks. The trails at Devil’s Den and Hobbs are particularly spread out, and having an e-bike is a good choice for covering as much ground as possible and to see all the iconic sights.

Northwoods trail system

Hot Springs, Arkansas was designated an IMBA Bronze Level Ride Center in 2015 thanks in part to having not one but three IMBA Epic trail systems located within a short driving distance of town. All three cross through lands managed by the National Forest Service, and as of this writing they are among the few trails in Arkansas that are not open to electric mountain bikes. Fortunately, the Northwoods Trail system, located just north of Hot Springs, offers Class 1 eMTB riders 30 miles of singletrack to explore, ranging from natural and semi-rugged to flowy and jumpy.

The Waterworks Trailhead has limited parking but is the closest to town and puts riders near the middle of the trail system which generally runs east to west. The trails north and east of the Waterworks wind around three lakes — Bethel, Dillon, and Sanderson — and offer beautiful views and generally mellow trails. Riders will catch glimpses of Dillon Lake along the Yaupon Yop trail, and the views of Sanderson Lake from the dam are sublime. The trails in this zone are a great choice for mixed rider groups where perhaps younger or older riders are on e-bikes and more fit and experienced riders are riding non-electrics.

Heading southwest of the Waterworks Trailhead visitors will find several downhill-only trails like Blue Jay that feature jumps and tabletops. Multiple trail hubs in this zone make it easy to session, lap, and sample all of the best lines, and an eMTB is the perfect tool for the job.

Further afield, the Cedar Glades trailhead and park offers the best views, and riders can shortcut between Cedar Glades and the Waterworks side via the Bearcat Hollow doubletrack. The Northwoods trail system got its start at Cedar Glades Park so the trails on this side tend to be a bit more old school and raw.

Photos: Daniel Palma and Jamieelee Palma.

When your battery finally reaches empty from riding the trails at Northwoods, we highly recommend recharging at the Superior Bathhouse Brewery and refueling with SQZBX Pizza or the cheeseburger at Deluca’s Pizza. Oh, and don’t forget to plug in your bike too.

Better bring an extra battery

As far as mountain bike destinations go, there really isn’t anywhere else in the U.S. that riders will find more high quality, eMTB-accessible singletrack than in Arkansas. Even with an e-bike, it’s impossible to cover all of the trails in a single trip.

For a glimpse at the future of mountain biking today, Arkansas is your eMTB destination.

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Status Update: BlueJay electric bike retailer opening first US shop in Newport Beach

BlueJay, an e-bike maker touted by celebrities, is opening its first retail store Friday, Oct. 14 in Newport Beach.

The electric bikes range in price from 3,295 to 3,995.

BlueJay, a maker of luxury e-bikes, is opening its first retail store Friday, Oct. 14 in Newport Beach. (Courtesy of BlueJay)

BlueJay, a maker of luxury e-bikes, is opening its first retail store Friday, Oct. 14 in Newport Beach. (Courtesy of BlueJay)

BlueJay, a maker of luxury e-bikes, is opening its first retail store Friday, Oct. 14 in Newport Beach. (Courtesy of BlueJay)

BlueJay, a maker of luxury e-bikes, is opening its first retail store Friday, Oct. 14 in Newport Beach. (Courtesy of BlueJay)

Jen Cohen Bogan, founder of Bluejay Bikes, is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Business School. Her bikes have been pitched by movie stars including Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Melissa McCarthy. Paltrow included the 3,000 e-bikes in her 2019 Goop holiday gift guide.

Address: 149 Riverside Ave.

Filipino market Island Pacific Seafood opens in Lake Forest

The Filipino grocery store Island Pacific Seafood Market has debuted in Lake Forest, a first for the chain in Orange County.

The store had its soft opening Sept. 9 and a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday, Oct. 7.

Shoppers can expect a wide selection of seafood, meat and produce that leans into Filipino and Asian cuisine. Think long beans, bok choy, Thai chilies, spices and sauces.

Yelp reviews were mostly positive a month into the store’s opening. “Everything in stock and neatly organized,” wrote a Riverside shopper.

The bakery San Honore sits to the right of the store entrance and features “lots of fresh bread, chicken empanadas, egg pie and taho drink,” the Yelp reviewer Winny noted. “All were quite tasty.”

Empanadas were 2.25 each and Taho drink was 5.95. A half-dozen of cheese rolls cost 9, she wrote.

Others were impressed by the variety of hot food served at the in-house eatery Philhouse. “The skewers are the biggest. Largest meat, best quality too. Plus the sauce is GREAT!” wrote Ken from Aliso Viejo.

“We absolutely love this place … and it’s because of the wonderful people AND some absolutely amazing FOOD,” he wrote.

Artwork by Long Beach-based muralist Bodeck Luna and Filipino cultural artist Kristian Kabuay graces the walls.

The Filipino grocery store Island Pacific Market opens officially on Friday in Lake Forest, a first for the chain in Orange County. Shoppers can expect a wide selection of seafood, meat and produce that leans into Filipino and Asian cuisine. A food court also will offer hot food. (Courtesy of Island Pacific Market)

The Filipino grocery store Island Pacific Market opens officially on Friday in Lake Forest, a first for the chain in Orange County. Shoppers can expect a wide selection of seafood, meat and produce that leans into Filipino and Asian cuisine. A food court also will offer hot food. (Courtesy of Island Pacific Market)

The Filipino grocery store Island Pacific Market opens officially on Friday in Lake Forest, a first for the chain in Orange County. Shoppers can expect a wide selection of seafood, meat and produce that leans into Filipino and Asian cuisine. A food court also will offer hot food. (Courtesy of Island Pacific Market)

The Filipino grocery store Island Pacific Market opens officially on Friday in Lake Forest, a first for the chain in Orange County. Shoppers can expect a wide selection of seafood, meat and produce that leans into Filipino and Asian cuisine. A food court also will offer hot food. (Courtesy of Island Pacific Market)

The Walnut-based supermarket chain has 18 stores in California and Nevada. The supermarket was founded by Nino Jeff Lim in March 2000 with Panorama City as its first location. Other Southern California locations are in Cerritos and Long Beach.

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The Lake Forest store, under development for six months at 23811 El Toro Road, has created 85 jobs so far, according to a company representative.

Island Pacific marks the second significant foray by a Filipino market into the county. Back in 2014, Seafood City debuted in Irvine.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Phone: 949-317-0863

Tax postponement program accepting applications

Qualifying homeowners can apply for California’s Property Tax Postponement program, which allows homeowners who are seniors – or who are blind or have a disability – to defer payment of property taxes on their primary residence.

Funding for PTP is limited, according to State Controller Betty T. Yee, and applications will be processed as they are received. The final filing deadline for the tax year is Feb. 10, 2023.

In the 2021-22 tax year, California homeowners were able to postpone nearly 4.5 million in residential property taxes, Yee’s office reports. This year, the household income limit increases to 49,017. Household income for the upcoming PTP cycle will be based on the 2021 calendar year.

Participants must reapply each year. A lien will be placed on the property, or a security agreement filed with the Department of Housing and Community Development for a manufactured home, until the account is paid in full.

Applications and additional program details can be found online or by calling 1-800-952-5661.

Robotics program accredited

Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo has earned accreditation from the Surgical Review Corporation as a robotic surgery center of excellence.

Four of its doctors were honored, too, including urologist Josh Randall, OB/GYNs Leon Baginski and Scott Capobianco and Samer Kanaan, a thoracic and lung surgeon.

The accreditation means the hospital and its robotics team have passed certain standards for delivering perioperative and long-term, follow-up care.

Rusty Bills, an executive of 15 years with Irvine-based Wienerschnitzel, has been promoted to chief operating officer of Galardi Group Inc. (Courtesy of Wales Communications)

Erin DeRycke has been promoted to vice president at the nonprofit 2-1-1 Orange County. (Courtesy of 2-1-1 OC)

Amy Arambulo has been promoted to vice president at the nonprofit 2-1-1 Orange County. (Courtesy of 2-1-1 OC)

Sandra Morgan, director of the Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, has received the Wilberforce Award from Atlas Free. (Courtesy of Vanguard University and Christian Stark)

On the move

Rusty Bills, an executive of 15 years with Irvine-based Wienerschnitzel, has been promoted to chief operating officer of Galardi Group Inc. He will work with president and CEO J.R. Galardi to advance technology for the hotdog chain, Tastee Freez and Hamburger Stand.

Amy Arambulo and Erin DeRycke have been promoted to vice president roles at the nonprofit 2-1-1 Orange County. As vice president of community impact, Arambulo oversees community initiatives, including the 2-1-1 line, which supports programs for veterans, aging and disability, youth and family homelessness. DeRycke is now vice president of data analytics where she has worked on technical assistance, data analytics and training.

Milestones

Alzheimer’s Orange County honored caregivers at the 2022 Visionary Women Caregivers Awards. The honored caregivers are Linda Hickman (Family Caregiver), Lupe Coronado (Professional Caregiver/Direct Service honoree), Sara Booth of Comfort Keepers and Linda Armas of Clear Choice Senior Services (Administrative Professional honorees), and AlzOC team members honorees Bea Espinoza and Norma Castellano.

Providence Mission Hospital emergency room physician James Keany has been awarded the COVID-19 Pandemic Civilian Service Medal for exemplary service to the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was deployed by the National Disaster Medical System to help more than 700 passengers who tested positive for COVID-19 aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. The passengers were evacuated to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in March 2020.

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Sandra Morgan, director of the Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, has received the Wilberforce Award by Atlas Free. The award is named after William Wilberforce, a British parliamentarian who led the charge to abolish slavery across the British Empire. The award goes to people who have moved a major institution, government, business or large groups of people to significant action to fight slavery. At Vanguard, Morgan works on research, education and advocacy related to the exploitation of women and children.

Getzlaf shootout raises 750,000 for CureDuchenne

The 11th Annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout, held Sept. 9-10 at Monarch Beach Golf Links, raised more than 750,000 to support CureDuchenne. The fundraiser was hosted by retired Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf and his wife, Paige, along with the nonprofit Newport Beach-based CureDuchenne. The nonprofit focuses on finding and funding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

“We are eternally grateful to the Getzlafs, our generous community, donors and athletes who support the Getzlaf Golf Shootout,” said said Debra Miller, founder and CEO of CureDuchenne. “Every dollar raised and invested into cutting-edge research moves us closer to a cure. Now more than ever, hope for a cure is on the horizon.”

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Appointments

Huntington Beach resident Anthony C. Williams has been appointed to the California Fish and Game Commission. He has been director of Public Policy for Amazon since 2020, and was Legislative Affairs secretary in the office of Gov. Gavin Newsom from 2019 to 2020. Williams also was director of National Strategy and Engagement at Boeing Co. from 2014 to 2019. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is 100 per diem. Williams is a Democrat.

Status Update is compiled from press releases by contributing writer Karen Levin and edited by Business Editor Samantha Gowen. Submit items and high-resolution photos to sgowen@scng.com. Allow at least one week for publication. Items are edited for length and clarity.

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This Electric Bike Replaced My Car and Reduced My Carbon Footprint

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After a recent breakup, I started living alone and took the opportunity to evaluate my own carbon footprint. Although my parents offered me their old car to travel long distances for doctor appointments or to see friends, I realized that being so close to the city, driving every day is not a necessity. Even for a trip to the grocery store, I was seeking a more environmentally friendly way to travel. The transportation industry plays a major role in reducing emissions in the face of climate change, after all, as the Environmental Protection Agency reports that a typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.

In November 2021, President Biden announced his Build Back Better plan, which is the largest effort to tackle climate change in American history and aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions 50 to 52 percent below 2005 levels in 2030. The framework includes promoting electric vehicles to American consumers by making them more readily available and lowering costs to ensure clean energy technology. Knowing this, I began looking into electric bikes.

Woman-founded brand Bluejay stuck out to me immediately, and not just because the bikes have a stylish vintage aesthetic with a charming little bell and a perfectly sized basket rack built onto the front. Founder Jen Cohen Bogan set out to design her own model in 2019 after taking her first exhilarating ride on an electric bike and feeling inspired to spread the word about the clean — and fun — way to commute. She launched an informative blog alongside two models, the Premiere Edition (the one I tried, retailing at 3,295) and Bluejay Sport (a January 2022 addition, retailing at 3,995). Bogan’s blog touches on everything from an e-biker’s affect on climate change to the mental health benefits they may experience. Knowing that many people have questions about e-bikes, Bluejay’s dedication to providing answers upfront was another pull for me.

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As soon as my bike arrived in the classic Bluejay Blue color with its cognac leather seat and handlebars, I knew I had made the right choice. Sure enough, the ride, including the breaking device, is ultra-smooth thanks to the 350-watt sensory motor. I live on a steep hill, and turning up the pedal assistance to make the climb (there are five different levels) is seamless and allows me to maintain my exact speed — which you can track on the digital display of the control panel along with battery life, lights, and mileage.

While the bike is heavy at 55 pounds, this being perhaps my only struggle as a small person, I feel safe when I’m on it and not at all overwhelmed by the sturdy aluminum frame. Both the handlebar stem and saddle are adjustable with no tools required for maximum comfort. The Bluejay bike has a battery that lasts for 75 miles of riding, but the fact that it’s powering a zero-emission form of transportation without polluting the environment makes any time spent recharging worth it.

Of course, another bonus of an e-bike is that you don’t have to get sweaty on your ride. While you can turn the pedal assist off completely and ride the bike traditionally, you’ll definitely feel confident hopping on when you’re a little more dressed up, knowing you’re not about to face a strenuous workout. In fact, since you’re exerting less energy, you’re expelling even less carbon dioxide into the air, whereas the carbon footprint of operating a standard bike is about 21 grams of CO2 per kilometer just from heavy breathing, according to Bike Radar.

Ahead, Bogan talked to POPSUGAR to help break down even more basics of e-biking that she’s learned along her journey. Read through her handy guide, then shop all seven unique colorways of the Premiere Edition bike.

How does an electric bike work?

E-bikes use a motor, which you’ll see affixed to your bike, that propels and assists the movement of the bike pedals.

Can an electric bike get wet?

It can get wet briefly, for example if it rains, but it’s not meant to be ridden through heavy rain, puddles, or streams. If you do find yourself caught in a shower, Bluejay recommends wiping down the metal frame with a towel or rag, then spraying anti-rust treatment onto the bike chain if you have some. Completely submerging the bike in water would cause damage to the electrical system.

Are electric-bike batteries interchangeable?

Bluejay bike batteries are not interchangeable and require specific batteries based on voltage, which should only be charged with the specific charger your bike came with. However, the batteries are recyclable. The battery support also comes with a key, so you can remove it from the bike and charge it inside.

Electric bike vs. electric scooter

Electric scooters are typically much more compact than e-bikes and often don’t have the same amount of speed and power behind them. Depending on your needs, e-bikes are typically a larger purchase but have more benefits.

How fast does a Bluejay bike go?

The Shimano Alfine 8-Speed internal gear hub allows the Premiere Edition of the bike to excel up to 20 mph, and you can keep track of your speed on the bike’s digital display.

What sets the Bluejay bike apart?

Aside from the vintage aesthetic and cool colorway options you’re getting with a Bluejay bike, the technical components definitely set it apart from other bikes. The Bluejay has a powerful motor, a longer lasting battery than other bikes (you can travel 75 miles between charges), and a super quiet, smooth ride, plus powerful brakes. There is also a rear rack that can carry over 55 pounds and can fit a kid carrier, along with a front carrier than can support just over 20 pounds. While the entire bike weighs 55 pounds, it’s on the lighter-to-mid end for e-bikes, with some running up to almost 80 pounds.

Is it worth getting an electric bike?

When you consider how much money you’re saving on buying gas, paying for parking spots, or putting a down payment on a car, an investment in an electric bike is sound. Plus, Bluejay offers free shipping and assembly and allows you to finance your purchase, paying as low as 161 a month. For Earth Month, the company also committed to donating 100 to Earthday.org for every bike sold in order to help activate the environmental movement worldwide.

What are the disadvantages of electric bikes?

A 3,000 upfront cost on the Bluejay bike is obviously a splurge, and less affordable than a regular bike. Being that I struggled with the heavier weight of the bike, it can also be more difficult to transport it in and out of your apartment, or down a stairway, if you have one. While regular bikes can also get wet, you do have to keep the weather in mind when jumping on your electric bike, since too much water can be damaging to the motor.

Can you ride an electric bike without pedaling?

There are five levels of pedal assist on the Bluejay bike. If you turn pedal assist off, you can ride the bike normally, but at the highest level, you can speed up the steepest hill at speeds near 20 mph with ease. The only way you’d be able to ride an e-bike without pedaling is if you find one that has a full throttle.

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