Paxton has been an avid cyclist for over 20 years. He started mountain biking recreationally in college and then spent several years racing road and more recently mountain bikes. He enjoys riding with his 7 year-old daughter on the bike lanes and multi-use paved trails in the region. Paxton has been an active member of the Arkansas bike advocacy community since 2012, when he became the Advocacy Director for BikeNWA. Paxton has a masters degree in Geography and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy.