Why cities build MTB parks, and how to convince yours | Coler in Bentonville, AR

Public bike parks are a thing, and have been for quite some time. Today we take a look at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve in Bentonville, AR and how it benefits the community. We also discuss some reasons why your city should build a bike park, and how you might be able to convince them.
The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism for sponsored my trip to Bentonville last week. Learn more about planning a mountain biking trip to Northwest Arkansas and visit @arkansas on Instagram.
During my visit I stayed at the Wanderoo lodge in Eureka Springs
#MTB #VisitArkansas


  1. Berm Peak

    Berm PeakПре годину

    If you want a bike park in your city, this video was designed for you to SHARE with someone with influence, who can help make it happen!

  2. Luke Curry

    Luke CurryПре 2 месеца

    Well where I live my neighborhood is in the middle of a city and they are run by their own local government which is them self and control everything but they are just some 80 year olds who can barley walk. I have been kicked out of our public park and chased by the security in my neighborhood also yes this sounds weird cause where I live it Is much different then you guys. I Hate it here but of course my dads job makes me live in a country half way across the world from where I am from.😭😤😥

  3. Black Sea Trails

    Black Sea TrailsПре 4 месеца

    In Russia it is impossible :( we are out low when we are building trails in forest

  4. RudeSmileFoxy1987

    RudeSmileFoxy1987Пре 5 месеци

    Man you are right, I was at silverstar last summer it was incredibly fun and great place to go but it was super expensive especially since i had to rent cuz i wasnt able to bring my bike from AB. I think every town needs a bike park no matter what it brings people together

  5. rufisplayz

    rufisplayzПре 5 месеци

    so my city wants to build houses but has a spot thats not being used and they could have people pay for parking

  6. willem newhouse

    willem newhouseПре 5 месеци

    @CS Mountain Biking where man? I'm bored out of my skull with Theodore wirth and there's always people walking their dogs at Coldwater.

  7. Paranoid OOTW

    Paranoid OOTWПре 3 дана

    Born and raised in Bentonville. Gary and his wife used to go to my church and never knew how much of a role he had in the trail system. Literally the BEST place to live if you’re into MTB. Slaughter Pen, The Railyard, EXTENSIVE system of MILES AND MILES of paved trails with cutouts to go down some dirt, College town 30 minutes away, it’s just amazing.

  8. Extreme traction

    Extreme tractionПре 11 дана

    I am laughing how you said your speaking with the walmart family and considering that you had previous history with walmart product like bikes😂😂 man your so funny and entertaining and you make good videos man!!

  9. Fake_Snake_91

    Fake_Snake_91Пре 17 дана

    I live in Oklahoma and recently have got into mountain biking and love it!! So I think I’m taking a round trip Arkansas to check this park out! I also love this channel and have been watching videos every day until I watch them all.

  10. Mike Gordon

    Mike GordonПре месец

    OR.... just do want some kids did in Springfield, MO (not far from Bentonville) and secretly build a trail system on city owned land and get their approval after the fact. Kuat just did a feature video on these kids and it was pretty inspiring. Now the city is talking about how to expand this idea.

  11. Limabeansstink

    LimabeansstinkПре месец

    This is my hometown. ❤❤❤

  12. I8Gsus

    I8GsusПре месец

    Forgot to mention the cons. I’m from Bentonville, and yes, it does help the local economy, but some of these bikers are straight up asses. They blow through stop signs where there are no bike lanes, and where we have walking trails, they get all pissy because the walking trails get cluttered, and they can’t go fast

  13. Chuck Crizer

    Chuck CrizerПре месец

    The very first thing a city says is "what about insurance liability?"

  14. Brian Fowler

    Brian FowlerПре месец

    I live in Dulin Ohio and we have the most per capita green space of any small city in the country,. We don't have anything like this. I shared this video with our director of parks and rec. Crossing my fingers. Thanks for creating this content Seth!

  15. Ruben Edwards

    Ruben EdwardsПре месец

    Napoleon dynamite is so funny

  16. Joel Lavoie

    Joel LavoieПре 2 месеца

    I’m from a small town, really inspired to build a bike park in this area. So great!

  17. Crankbait Chase

    Crankbait ChaseПре 2 месеца

    Ever since I started watching this channel mountain biking has become a obsession

  18. Zack Aulsford

    Zack AulsfordПре 2 месеца

    It’s annoying because Auckland has a few mtb tracks but it could have so many more with the hundreds of mt’s and large hills and huge forest (not native) and there just sitting there.

  19. Katie

    KatieПре 2 месеца

    Bentonville is the best town. Change my mind.

  20. Cooper Coleman

    Cooper ColemanПре 2 месеца

    I live in Arkansas and I never knew you came until I saw this 😩

  21. Morgan Didn't do it.

    Morgan Didn't do it.Пре 2 месеца

    Seth, I wish this helped. Who do I call and beg to "invest" in bike trails? My town needs it bad

  22. James

    JamesПре 2 месеца

    Napolian Dynomite: thank you Seth for putting that in. Made my day.

  23. John Vocatura

    John VocaturaПре 2 месеца

    Seth, please revisit this topic. Perhaps even visit a different towns project.

  24. Josh Lathrom

    Josh LathromПре 2 месеца

    I live in bentonville, and can say these guys make these trails look easy

  25. Cookies and Milk

    Cookies and MilkПре 2 месеца

    Why is youtube recommending me my own city

  26. My 14th Account

    My 14th AccountПре 2 месеца

    I literally got back home to Bentonville today and this is in my recommendation at 2:30AM, weird

  27. Elena Ramirez

    Elena RamirezПре 2 месеца

    The Northwest Arkansas area engraved mnt bike in my middle school and high school years.

  28. Thomas Carr

    Thomas CarrПре 2 месеца

    Seth are you going to have an international contest for a bike I know many of us in the uk that are pretty small guys would work there hind off for one of your bikes

  29. Jo Bursch

    Jo BurschПре 2 месеца

    this made my city take out my bike mecca thanks Seth! lol jp

  30. Anthony Schutz

    Anthony SchutzПре 2 месеца

    Can you come to ga and convince everyone to make trails 😂😂

  31. Ashqetix

    AshqetixПре 2 месеца

    I was literally just thinking of ways to get a MTB park in my town, and then this video pops up in my recommendation. Seth just has the answer to everything.

  32. Alex Antonecchia

    Alex AntonecchiaПре 2 месеца

    Go to country park in Greensboro nc

  33. Rowan Burgess

    Rowan BurgessПре 3 месеца

    3:07 baby Oscar has a loop

  34. Kian Mottram

    Kian MottramПре 3 месеца

    Nice video keep the work up mate

  35. Jim Sec

    Jim SecПре 3 месеца

    There is a nice trails system about 2 hours of Melbourne Australia that isn’t just greens but blue and black diamonds

  36. Casey Potts

    Casey PottsПре 3 месеца

    In Perth we are trying to build a BMX jump track and we are just kids in year 9. So this proves that anyone can give it a shot, all they can say is no.

  37. liima meisseli

    liima meisseliПре 3 месеца

    Our city do not have any trails☹️☹️

  38. iwantcartonsofchocolatemilk

    iwantcartonsofchocolatemilkПре 3 месеца

    Did they have to name it, “the hub”

  39. Andrew Blomer

    Andrew BlomerПре 4 месеца

    Did the Walmart guy mention how Walmart destroyed the largest bike manufacturer in the United States?

  40. Ben Dover

    Ben DoverПре 4 месеца

    Lmao I live in Bentonville, wierd twist to see my favorite bikers come to my town

  41. Matt Morrissey

    Matt MorrisseyПре 4 месеца

    We got one in Seattle but there’s just a bunch of homeless people living there

  42. Tim's Trail Building

    Tim's Trail BuildingПре 4 месеца

    I'm currently in conversation with a city parks manager, hope I can convince him to give me the green light!

  43. Nate Lanaville

    Nate LanavilleПре 4 месеца

    A city next to ours finally got a small park for summer on their ski hill approved... after 9 years

  44. Bryan Seare

    Bryan SeareПре 4 месеца

    2:23 is the town in where I grew up!

  45. Edward McCormack

    Edward McCormackПре 5 месеци

    My local park had one but they got rid of it

  46. Jacob Hanekamp

    Jacob HanekampПре 5 месеци

    My city already has trails. I mean, they arent as cool as the ones in this video, but they exist. Mainly double track with quite a few split offs into Singletrack Tech Trails

  47. MulletMadness MTB

    MulletMadness MTBПре 5 месеци

    Bentonville is NOT “Northwest Arkansas” I live in Arkansas and im two hours north of Bentonville it is in no way to me Northwest

  48. João Luís

    João LuísПре 5 месеци

    Portugal is the worst at recognizing mtb :(, we have some trails but they're all very techicnal, and can't allow me, a begginer, to become better.

  49. Dempsey

    DempseyПре 5 месеци

    Storied history with Walmart's sporting goods department. lol. you gave them a ton of free advertising. They should love you.

  50. JBriggs

    JBriggsПре 5 месеци

    The place he mentioned, Copper Harbor Michigan is in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where I’m from! That place has some super rad trails

  51. Rhett Phillips

    Rhett PhillipsПре 5 месеци

    I live here and let me tell you it’s one of the best places to live anywhere in the us. The mtb scene is just a cherry on top.

  52. Eric

    EricПре 5 месеци

    I wish we could get this in AZ

  53. Steezy BoY Vlogs

    Steezy BoY VlogsПре 6 месеци

    Long Island has no good Mountain bike trails

  54. Ryan Phetteplace

    Ryan PhetteplaceПре 6 месеци

    Hey Seth! Can you please reply to my comment. So I’ve been begging my parents soooooo much to let me try to get into the sport of mountain biking. For say I’m not allowed to build trails in my yard and bikes are just to expensive so I was just wondering what website and the cheapest for trek or diamondback bikes please reply

  55. Sebastien Doucet

    Sebastien DoucetПре 6 месеци

    My friend and I just started building sick chutes in the middle of the city

  56. Jacob Nichols

    Jacob NicholsПре 6 месеци

    If you ever come to GA, be sure to check out the bike park at Big Creek

  57. Hoshea Levi

    Hoshea LeviПре 6 месеци

    I went to Valmont today, I sent the XL slope style

  58. Nikolas lima

    Nikolas limaПре 7 месеци

    Janesville has 40+ miles of paved and dirt trails. Little hidden gem that can take you between three cities and everywhere in between

  59. Paul Aguirre

    Paul AguirreПре 7 месеци


  60. hy dra

    hy draПре 7 месеци

    curious about your storied history with walmart

  61. Timothy Eckert

    Timothy EckertПре 7 месеци

    I have bike trails right behind my house. Only down side is they are very short. Only 1 mile when both are combined. Also have a small pump track.

  62. Nico Cua

    Nico CuaПре 8 месеци

    Jesus Christ loves you so much!! Nice vid!!

  63. Sh1ty Skater

    Sh1ty SkaterПре 8 месеци

    Ya we have trails. But we hand built them super far out of downtown. We had to ride with shovels and rakes for about 4 miles. Then do all of our own work without any power tools or anything

  64. Ryan Coleman

    Ryan ColemanПре 8 месеци

    Our city just got a skatepark after 15+ years of funding

  65. Anonymous pop tart

    Anonymous pop tartПре 8 месеци

    The closest trails to me is like 20 minutes away and I don’t have a car

  66. Sam Oakhill

    Sam OakhillПре 8 месеци

    My city dosnt want one how can i get one

  67. PolakoVR

    PolakoVRПре 9 месеци

    I live here pog

  68. Bikes With bishop

    Bikes With bishopПре 9 месеци

    I went there once It's the best place ever

  69. TwoAMBlacktop

    TwoAMBlacktopПре 9 месеци

    The money definitely wasn’t an issue. I drive home from work everyday on I-49 getting passed by some pretty high end vehicles with Arkansas plates. Bella Vista to Fayetteville is the Arkansas Beverly Hills.

  70. Rachel Hess

    Rachel HessПре 9 месеци

    Come on out to Western North Carolina just south of Asheville and we'll show you the many mountain biking trails Conserving Carolina is designing sustainably to minimize user impact and add value to the land we protect through conservation easements!

  71. kainpwnsu

    kainpwnsuПре 9 месеци

    Once the bike park and trail system are established, have you considered creating a co-op bike shop? This is a DIY shop where participants can use community tools and learn from LBS pros to do basic (rim brake pads) to advanced (fork shock maintenance) techniques. LBS can get involved by selling common parts. Of course, donations are accepted to keep the lights on and replace tools.

  72. Andrew Gibson

    Andrew GibsonПре 9 месеци

    This is great! But Idk about the environmental impact. Is the money they are getting going towards national parks?

  73. ThugZer0

    ThugZer0Пре 9 месеци

    Shure, it is pretty good to live in developed country. In my, there is mostly corruption interest made government work

  74. B scott

    B scottПре 10 месеци

    Great job as always Seth. I'm going to share with our Mayor of Murfreesboro, TN. A trail system there would be a great success. IMO.

  75. KillingAuraPvP

    KillingAuraPvPПре 10 месеци

    Legal? Nah nah nah... everyone knows illegal is always better

  76. Dan Milktrader

    Dan MilktraderПре 10 месеци

    Hey Seth - down the street in Fort Mill. We got Anne Springs but I live in Baxter and we pretty much have free reign on improving trails. Great Baxter Trail Club has about 12 miles of trails which wouldn’t take much to double with some planning. Would love your input should you come down for a visit

  77. Oliver Knight

    Oliver KnightПре 10 месеци

    Anyone in Southampton, UK wanna team up?

  78. Drew Lowe

    Drew LoweПре 10 месеци

    Sick video

  79. Peter R. de Vries

    Peter R. de VriesПре 11 месеци

    I live in Amsterdam, the capital of a country, and they don't have a single fucking trail or pumptrack or anything. Technically there is this "trail" but its classified as hiking and biking space and its a 2 mile flat dirt lane with hikers on it.

  80. a a

    a aПре 11 месеци

    I am so grateful to have a dirt jump track within 3 minutes biking distance of my house!

  81. olisoho

    olisohoПре 11 месеци

    I just came across this video and Bentonville is where I live

  82. Updown_ Beats

    Updown_ BeatsПре 11 месеци

    Mine doesn't :-(

  83. ImpaledBerrys

    ImpaledBerrysПре 11 месеци

    imo 1. more bike sales 2. more tourism 3. more entertainment 4. lower co2 emissions 5. happier people 6. more people comes 7. better economy

  84. Derek Dong

    Derek DongПре годину

    Great, now I will go persuade the Irvine Family

  85. Emily Rollins

    Emily RollinsПре годину

    Thanks for all the good content and you are my favorite RSclubr

  86. jacey read

    jacey readПре годину

    they are starting to build an amazing addition like the one in the video at my local bike park I can't wait until it's done

  87. LIMA461

    LIMA461Пре годину

    I have an awesome public pile park with verging trails

  88. P Sabby

    P SabbyПре годину

    Trail builders are the true hero’s of this world.

  89. Mace

    MaceПре годину

    Anyone here from the Delaware/Maryland/ Pennsylvania area?

  90. Max Cheerio

    Max CheerioПре годину

    You should check out my local mountain bike trails in Thunderbay

  91. Patrick Roup

    Patrick RoupПре годину

    Seth u should just be a film maker for many different things sports entertainment

  92. Ashley Thomas

    Ashley ThomasПре годину

    We got best in uk Bike park wales

  93. Gracie S

    Gracie SПре годину

    I live near hot springs

  94. Goldkiller259

    Goldkiller259Пре годину

    And this hasn't happened in central arkansas well burns park has a few

  95. the root beer

    the root beerПре годину

    Does anyone know of good trails around Detroit and Rochester hills

  96. Oskar Munk Madsen

    Oskar Munk MadsenПре годину

    We just got one in Silkeborg, Denmark! Its great whit loads of big jumps🤘🏼

  97. Limtay2525

    Limtay2525Пре годину

    XD i live in this exact area and went there last night

  98. Exotic_spxrkZシ

    Exotic_spxrkZシПре годину

    Our city built jumps... But their shit 🙁

  99. GowersClan

    GowersClanПре годину

    I wish I had parks like this

  100. Stacy Edwards

    Stacy EdwardsПре годину

    This video helped a lot.

  101. Lukas loves Sushi21

    Lukas loves Sushi21Пре годину

    I wish I had a farm so I can build jump and tech trails

  102. Chris Naude

    Chris NaudeПре годину

    If you build it they'll come...

  103. Jason Gardner

    Jason GardnerПре годину

    I lived in NWA for a few years when these trails were just beginning to be built. I'm not an experienced mountain biker, but every time I rode Slaughter Pen I felt like my skills were improving. I even took my daughter when she was about 10 so there really are trails for all skill levels. Food in downtown Bentonville is also top-notch. FYI, a lot of the trails in NWA were built by Progressive Trail Designs. They do great work.

  104. Marlon

    MarlonПре годину

    Davao City, Philippines! What now???

  105. Christian M

    Christian MПре годину

    Seth I love the vids wish we could ride together