Critical Mass Summit 2022 is a wrap! Check back for 2023 updates. 

Critical Mass Summit's goal is to build a more inclusive trails, cycling, and active transportation community. This summit welcomes marginalized community members and existing stakeholders to engage in our region's built environment; we’re redefining who is a part of “the bubble” of decision and influence. With national and local voices leading the conversations, Trailblazers’ hope is that attendees walk away with the tools to positively impact the development of active transportation infrastructure and support building an inclusive culture.

Welcome to the Critical Mass Summit


The 2022 event expanded to include all gender identities to deliberately bring existing stakeholders and decision-makers to the same room as the marginalized community to remove barriers to participation in the active transportation conversation. 

Critical Mass Summit was a two-day event hosted on Friday, November 4 based at Mt Sequoyah in Fayetteville, AR. Saturday, November 5 provided recreational opportunities around Northwest Arkansas and concluded with the first Critical Mass Ride in Fayetteville. 

This summit is hosted by:

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Trailblazers is a nonprofit formed in 2021 through the merger of NWA Trailblazers, an organization that has developed 300+ miles of multi-use trails, including the OZ Trails network, and BikeNWA, a bicycle advocacy and education-focused organization that has led the region in advocating for active transportation. Our core areas of work include trail development and maintenance, active transportation advocacy, and community education and outreach.


Ticket release, session leaders, and Saturday experiences coming soon!



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