Visit Page
Skip to content

It’s Never Too Late To Learn To Ride A Bike In Northwest Arkansas – A Conversation With TRAILBLAZERS

About the Show:

I can remember when I learned to ride a bike. I was about four years old and had a bike with training wheels. I couldn’t wait to get those training wheels off so I could ride on two wheels like the big kids in our neighborhood. 

I know that a lot of people don’t have that shared experience. 

According to a recent poll, about 100 million Americans bike each year in the United States. But, there are two big obstacles that keep more people off bikes than on – traffic safety while riding a bike and the lack of access to a working bicycle.  

In an area like Northwest Arkansas, with miles and miles of bike trails, it almost feels like everyone here should own a bike and know how to ride, but that is not the case.  That’s where an organization like Trailblazers + ETHIC comes in to bridge the gap and create awareness around bicycling and bicycling safety. 

Anya Bruhin is the Bike Education Program Manager with Trailblazers + ETHIC. She joined us on the podcast to discuss the Adult Bike Education  Adult First Ride,” program open to anyone who never learned how to ride a bike. 

Trailblazers+ ETHIC has created a program for adults to get on a bike, even if they don’t own one – they will make one available for you –  and learn how to ride.  There is no judgment, only encouragement for those who have never learned to ride a bike before becoming adults.  

Now is their chance!

Listen to this episode and learn how you can also find out what all the fuss is about when biking here in Northwest Arkansas.  The trail system will continue growing, which means more opportunities for you to safely ride a bike.  We hope to see you out there on the Razorback greenway soon. 

If you see someone with an, I am Northwest Arkansas bike jersey make sure you say hello!

All this and more on this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast.

Important Links and Mentions on the Show*:

100 Million Americans Bike Each Year, but few make it a habit (Article)

Trailblazers Email

Trailblazers + ETHIC Website

Trailblazers Website

Trailblazers Instagram

Trailblazers Facebook

This episode is sponsored by*:

Signature Bank of Arkansas –  

Signature Bank was founded here in Northwest Arkansas in 2005 and focuses on personal and community banking. When you bank with a community bank, you’re investing in local businesses, local entrepreneurs, local charities, and the causes close to home. They have worked hard to earn their tagline, “Community Banking at its Best.”

You may ask why bank at Signature? 

Because they focus on the customer instead of having a branch on every corner, you can have your questions answered by a real person, whether you’re reaching out to the call center or your banker’s cell phone. You can access any ATM in the country without fear of a fee.  They will refund all of those fees at the end of every month. Finally, they are constantly improving their digital offerings to ensure you can access the best financial tools from your laptop, phone, or tablet 24 hours a day.

Signature Bank of Arkansas is a full-service bank offering traditional checking and savings accounts, investment accounts, business and personal loans, and mortgages.

Give the folks at Signature Bank a call (479-684-4700) or visit their website Signature.Bank and let them know you heard about them on the I am Northwest Arkansas Podcast. 

Signature Bank of Arkansas is a Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.  

Canva –  

Are you looking for ways to build a Digital Marketing Strategy from scratch? Whether you need to design things for your family or personal brand or need a versatile design tool to help you with your social media presence. Canva can help.  

Need new Business Cards? Canva has you covered. 

Need to create and post Social Media images quickly? Canva has you covered.

Need to create videos for Social Media and beyond? Canva has you covered.

Need to create a sharp-looking resume? Canva has you covered.

Need access to more than 3-Million Royalty-Free Images? 

Ok, you get the point!

Canva covers just about anything you need from a design perspective, and it costs pennies a day to open a Canva Pro account. 

Try Canva for FREE today at

Email to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

*Note: some of the resources mentioned may be affiliate links. This means we get paid a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.

Connect more with I am Northwest Arkansas:

●     Join our Email List!

●     Email Us

●  Connect with Our Facebook Page

●     Connect with Our Twitter @iamnorthwestar1

●     Connect with Our Instagram @iamnorthwestarkansas

●    Join The Facebook Group

●     Connect with our Fearless Host Randy Wilburn on LinkedIn


Thank you for listening to this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast. We showcase businesses, culture, entrepreneurship, and everyday people’s lives, making Northwest Arkansas what it is today.

Consider a one-time donation to our production team to keep this podcast running smoothly.

Spread the Ozark love