We are family owned and operated
Bentonville Arkansas is an amazing community to be a part of and we are beyond thankful for the opportunities that brought our family here. We are here to help you, your family and friends with anything you made need to enjoy your cycling in North West Arkansas and beyond.
BRENT VAN EPS
Brent has been mountain biking since 1984. That love of riding eventually found him working in the bicycle shops he loved so much. After 31 years working on bicycles with some amazing people in Los Angeles, Salida Colorado and Utah he founded Bentonville Bicycle Company with his wife Jennifer and their young son. Brent is equally at home on road, BMX and even trials bikes and loves long tough rides or a fun cruise with the family. Brent has completed some pretty tough events such as the Barnburner 104, Leadville Trail 100 and The Vapor Trail 125. Family is at the heart of everything Brent does and his desire to get people out riding, having fun and getting healthy together is a founding principle of the business. Brent tries to go by bike as much as possible and is excited to live and work in area that is so cycling friendly. Brent is also a wealth of knowledge on mountain biking in Colorado, particularly the Salida (Monarch Crest) area of the state. If you are planning a trip to this area feel free to stop in and ask any questions you may have.
Q and A.
Q. How many bikes do you have?
A. Currently 2. A Knolly Fugitive LT and an old 84 Ross Mt Hood.
Q. What is your favorite Local Trail?
A. Man, that's hard. Probably the Back 40 Loop, due to the distance and ease of navigation. The gravity trails at Lake Leatherwood are also right up there.
Q. How about yout favorite trail outside the area?
A. That's like picking your favorite band. Super hard. I'll give you 5.
1. Phil's World Trail System, Cortez, Co.
2. Starvation Creek, Salida, Co.
3. El Prieto, Pasadena, Ca.
4. Pauley Creek and the sorrounding trails in Downieville, Ca.
5. Dr Park, Crested Butte, Co.
Q. So what is your favorite band?
A. I've always been fond of the Jesus and Mary Chain.
Q. Favorite post ride food?
A. A huge buritto or burger with a frosty cold IPA.
Q. Favorite Beer?
A. 40 Miles From Denver, an American (Colorado Style) IPA from Ozark Brewing Company
Q. Clips (clipless) of flats?
A. I ride clipeed in on Issi Trail 2 pedals. I like the security they offer in the chunky stuff.
JENNIFER VAN EPS
Jennifer already has one of the toughest jobs available. As the Mother of a young one , she felt she needed a little more to add to her plate so you will see her in the shop from time to time helping out. Jennifer Rides a Marin Rift Zone 1 27.5 and is new to mountain Biking. Her perspective as a brand new rider has helped us with our approach to the many new riders we see in the shop each week. She is quite an accomplished singer with a B.M. in Vocal performance and was a former Registered Veterinary Technician.