Meet The Team
BikeNWA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to create a more active transportation friendly community by advocating for safe, connected bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure; supporting programs and events that foster a thriving, fun cycling culture; and ensuring that diverse constituencies have a voice in the development of new policies and infrastructure.
NWA Trailblazers: NWA Trailblazers is a nonprofit organization that develops multi-use trails for cycling, running, walking and most importantly, discovering the beauty found across NW Arkansas. For two decades the NWA Trailblazers have been committed to building quality trails. Community driven with the main goal to help NW Arkansas step outside and discover more.
Bike.POC was formed by Kim Seay and Bea Apple in early 2020 to diversify the cycling community in Northwest Arkansas. They launched a series of Black Lives Matter rides to show support for racial justice issues and create a welcoming place for people of color to participate. BikeNWA supported this effort by providing bikes and logistical support. In 2021, BikeNWA and BIke.POC will continue to work together in furtherance of their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion in the cycling and active transportation community in Northwest Arkansas.
Walton Family Foundation is, at its core, a family-led foundation. Three generations of the descendants of our founders, Sam and Helen Walton, and their spouses, work together to lead the foundation and create access to opportunity for people and communities. We work in three areas: improving K-12 education, protecting rivers and oceans and the communities they support, and investing in our home region of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. In 2019, the foundation awarded more than $525 million in grants in support of these initiatives. To learn more, visit waltonfamilyfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.