Looking to grease your gears and get out on the trails this summer? Crystal Bridges offers over five miles of trails―most of which are bike-friendly―for you to enjoy both art and nature from your bike! This year, we also have several outdoor culinary stops along the way for you to rehydrate and stay energized during your bike ride.
Discover six things you can do by bike around Crystal Bridges (including a bike ride down to the Momentary) this summer:
If you’re planning on biking to the museum, why not come inside? The museum is accessible from downtown Bentonville by way of the Razorback Regional Greenway and several other trails. Park your bike at one of the many bike stands on the grounds and take a pit stop at Eleven for lunch or spend some time wandering the galleries in the cool indoors. For your convenience, timed ticket reservations are available, and walk-ups welcome as capacity allows.
Did you know Crystal Bridges has over five miles of walking and biking trails on its campus? The following trails are bike-friendly: Art Trail, Crystal Bridges Trail, North Forest Trail, North Lawn Trail, and the Orchard Trail. Along the trails, you’ll find over 30 sculptures so you can continue your art exploration in nature…and while biking!
You can learn more about each trail here.
And you can download the trail map here.
Visit our North Lawn (where R. Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome is located) and enjoy a bite from our food truck, High South on a Roll! This is a perfect stop for a snack or cold beverage, especially if you are out walking or biking on the trails around Crystal Bridges.
The food truck is open during the following hours:
Wednesday-Friday, 2 to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm
If you’re biking on the other side of the museum, located near Maman’s new home, grab a snack or refreshing drink at the Art Trail Patio. Open Thursday-Sunday, 12 to 7 pm.
Located alongside the Crystal Bridges Trail, beginning near Compton Gardens, try your hand at the All-American Mountain Bike Trail, featuring elements such as ladder bridges, small rollers, and berms. The trail has been described as “super fun,” “flowy,” and a “star-spangled intro to the Slaughter Pen trail system.” This trail might be a little advanced in some areas for beginners and children.
1.5 miles south from Crystal Bridges sits the Momentary, our new satellite contemporary art space! Located next to 8th St Market, bikers are welcome to ride the Greenway down to the Momentary and admire outdoor visual art projects, or take a break with a refreshing beverage at the outdoor RØDE Bar or Onyx Coffee Lab walk-up window. Starting on July 31, bikers can also hop over to the Canopy on the Momentary Green for Beer, Bites, and Bocce Ball. Grab a snack or drink and play a game of bocce ball before getting back on the trails! Learn more about the Momentary’s summer offerings here.
As a safety precaution and to comply with the state of Arkansas mandate, Crystal Bridges and the Momentary require visitors and staff to wear face coverings for ages 10 and older indoors and outdoors. This state order requires every person in Arkansas to wear a face covering of the mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor environments where there is exposure to non-household members and social distancing cannot be assured. Accordingly, face coverings should be worn on Crystal Bridges trails and grounds and the Momentary Green when close contact with non-household members could occur, including for programs and events, as well as at food and drink venues, except when eating and drinking.
Masks are available upon entry and at outdoor events and venues for those who do not have one.
Signs have been put in place along the trails to help maintain social distancing of at least six feet.