Thank you for participating in 

Pedal the Path in the NHA !

Our Spring Challenge is over.  We hope you can join us next year!

Welcome to the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area Pedal the PATH in the NHA Bike Challenge!

Why have a bike challenge here?  Because the Arabia Mountain National Heritage is where nature, culture and history meet, and it is BIG!  40,000 acres big!  It contains more than 30 miles of paved protected trails that allow you to bike and visit many of the historic, cultural, and natural highlights in the area.  Join us this spring to see acres of forests, beautiful rock outcrops, winding rivers, historic communities, homes, farms, schools, and cemeteries, as well as a Catholic Monastery!  

Prizes!  Finish at least half of the challenge (15+ miles of trail) to win a bike light. Complete the whole challenge – riding 30 miles of trail in the NHA – and win a multi-tool.   

Register any time in April at to receive detailed instructions on tracking and submitting your miles.  

Don’t ride a bike?  You can also enter as a walker/runner! 

Download the PATH Trail Map to map out your rides – and get started!

Three Ways to Log your rides

Let do the work for you! 

TRACK: Sign up at  Their unique tracking system using open street maps with Strava will identify when you have traveled on any of the NHA PATH network and keep your progress updated by percentage completed. 

SUBMIT: upload your final map, that will provide you, at the end of the challenge to win prizes.  

Apps required: Strava and


Use any Activity Tracking App 

TRACK: Use your favorite activity tracking app to monitor your progress in the NHA.  

SUBMIT: upload screen shots of your maps for miles logged on the Arabia Mountain PATH in the NHA.  We’ll calculate your percentage to award your prize.   

Apps required: any activity logging app that provides a map of your activity like Strava or Map My Ride. 


Photos and Descriptions – No apps needed! 

TRACK: Take pictures of the start and finish of your activity (trail head or landmark sign). Note the section of trail you completed. 

SUBMIT: Upload the photos with a brief description of the section of the Arabia Mountain PATH they represent you covered.  

Apps required: none 

Once you have completed your bike challenge fill out this form with images of your map(s) or photos. 

Don’t forget to add descriptions of the sections you rode if you are using photos!

For example: Photo of Panola Shoals trail head with a description like: “Rode from Panola Shoals Trail head to Lyon Farm”