The climb out of Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, near Jasper, Arkansas

Protecting and promoting the unique Rural Recreational Road experience in Arkansas.

We believe that rural roads provide safe, enjoyable connections with beautiful parts of our state; that exercise and outdoor exposure is a powerful form of therapy, impacting the soul, mind, and body. We understand that rural roads provide a vital connection between people living in the country and towns.

We Believe

We believe that not every road needs to be paved.

Beautiful outdoor spaces are worth conserving and protecting.

Rural roads are an important part of the American story.

 Our Story

Arkansas Rural Recreational Roads (R3) is a pilot program to designate specific gravel cycling routes on country roads throughout Northwest Arkansas – and eventually the state — to preserve them and maximize their value. 

Fall in Pea Ridge, Arkansas