Pedal the Path in the NHA !

April 15 – May 15

It’s over for 2024! Please submit your entries using the form below.

Welcome to the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area 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!  Ride all 30+ miles, visit at least 5 historic sites in the NHA on your bike, or participate in two bike events in the NHA, to win a prize!

Register any time between April 15 and May 15 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!

Log your rides

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.   

Apps required: any activity logging app that provides a map of your activity like Strava, MapMyRide, or RideGPS

Photos and Descriptions – No apps needed! 

TRACK:  Along the trails you will find our Pedal the PATH yard signs!  Take a picture when you come across one or note the important information on it to show where you have been.

SUBMIT: Upload your photos or the details you record to show you completed the trails

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”