Ladies Mountain Bike and Yoga Retreat
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Ladies Mountain Bike and Yoga Retreat

The Ladies Only Series is designed to make the bike shop and riding more comfortable for all women. We will achieve this by giving everyday women an opportunity to learn more about bikes, gear, and riding with other women cyclists. The BIG EVENT is the Yoga & MTB Retreat at the Upper Buffalo. The series leading up to it is free, open to all women, and designed to give those who feel unsure if they are prepared to ride with us and help them gain skills in order to build confidence along the way.

For itinerary, cost, and details click here. 
 

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The Witching Hour
Oct
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Witching Hour

The coven is convening on October 27th for a spooky ride around Downtown Bentonville! 

Turn your bike into a broom, put on your best witch (or wizard!) costume, and join us for a family-friendly, 5-10 mile social ride through town. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes so get creative!

We'll start and end at the Bentonville Square with some Halloween treats. Anyone able is free to continue on to Pedaler's Pub for some witch's brew afterward! 

Costumes encouraged but not mandatory.

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Lewis and Clark - Greenway Scavenger Hunt (longer)
Oct
28
9:00am 9:00am

Lewis and Clark - Greenway Scavenger Hunt (longer)

This is the longer of our two Halloween Scavenger rides. Participants can expect to travel about 15 miles while completing various games and challenges along the way.
(If you want a shorter ride, see our other Scavenger ride, which is a 7-mile family event and more suitable for younger kids).

Participants will start at the Springdale Lewis and Clark location and will be given a series of clues that will guide them along the NWA Greenway trail and compete in a series of games/challenges, with the completion of each challenge taking them down the trail to the next. You will need to at least have one partner to participate.

You can expect to cover about 15 miles on your bicycles (including a couple of hills few road crossings). Plan to be on the trail for 2 - 3 hours.

At least one member of your group needs to wear a backpack, and a phone with a camera is required.

There will be a pancake breakfast from 7:45 to 8:45. Donations for the pancake breakfast will also go to Young Life. 

Cost: $10 / Person

Register here. 

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Ryan Leech Mountain Bike Camp
Oct
28
9:00am 9:00am

Ryan Leech Mountain Bike Camp

Join Ryan on Saturday, October 28th, as he takes you through step by step skill progressions for all the major technical riding skills. Consider this a coaching intensive with lots of practice homework needed at the end of the session. Mental fitness skills acknowledged and addressed throughout the clinic. 

When: Saturday, October 28th
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advance
Location: Coler Mountain Bike Preserve
Age: Adults
Equipment: Trail or All-mountain style bikes. Flat pedals encouraged. Helmet, knee pads, elbow & shin pads encouraged.
Encouraged Preparation: Join Ryan’s online coaching membership website - free for first month using code: RYAN1

Cost: $90 Per Session

Registration and more information

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2nd Annual Jake Wells Cyclocross Clinic
Oct
28
9:00am 9:00am

2nd Annual Jake Wells Cyclocross Clinic

Join us for the 2nd Annual Jake Wells Cyclocross Clinic.
Jake Wells, NWA native, professional mountain bike, cyclocross, and gravel racer, cycling coach, trainer and all around great dude, will be dropping knowledge on the NWA cycling community. 

Jake will discuss:
-Equipment
-Technique
-Training
-Nutrition
-Racing

Jake is a great teacher and ALL SKILL LEVELS are encouraged to attend. Everyone will benefit from the structured drills, Discussions, and Q&A.

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Lewis and Clark - Halloween Scavenger Ride (shorter)
Oct
28
9:30am 9:30am

Lewis and Clark - Halloween Scavenger Ride (shorter)

Grab your Halloween costume and join us for family fun on the Razorback Greenway!
This is our short ride (7 miles) designed for families. 

The HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER RIDE is designed for families and friends and "kids" of all ages are welcome. Participants will start at our Springdale location and will be given a series of clues that will guide them along the NWA Greenway trail and compete in a series of games/challenges, with the completion of each challenge taking them down the trail to the next. You will need to at least have one partner to participate.

You can expect to cover about 7 - 8 miles on your bicycles on relatively flat terrain. The entire challenge will be along the Greenway, and the only portion on the roads will be right in front of the store. Kids aged 6-7 years old should be able to ride the entire route. Younger than that may need to be pulled or you can just ride part of the route. This isn't a race or competition. The games can be played by the whole family, in fact, parents are required to compete in all games/challenges with their kids. At least one member of your group needs to wear a backpack and a phone with a camera is required.

There will be a pancake breakfast from 7:45 to 9:15. Donations for the pancake breakfast will also go to Young Life of NWA, to send youth to camp. 

Cost: $5 / Person

Register here

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Cyclopath CX Cyclocross Race
Nov
4
10:00am10:00am

Cyclopath CX Cyclocross Race

Cyclopath CX is back and better than ever! Cyclocross races are a cross between Mountain Biking, Criterium racing, and Obstacle racing. Cross can be the most physically demanding discipline but is also the most approachable, most fun, and most spectator friendly. It's going to be a great Saturday in Bentonville's Memorial Park. Bring the kids for the free, fun kid's race.

The Course:
The course will predominately be on thick grass. It will incorporate many of the off-camber berms, wind through the trees, go over barriers, force riders to run short stretches and many surprises! Races will be held rain or shine and could be muddy. Ample parking near the start/finish line.

Race Registration: 
The schedule is built to encourage multiple races with plenty of recovery time. Beginners are welcome. All online fees and one day USAC licenses are included in the $35 preregistration fees. Day of registration is $40. Additional races are $15. Registration can be found at Bikereg.com. On-site, registration will be available. 

Cyclopath CX is a USAC permitted event (USAC# pending) and all USAC rules and guidelines apply. A USAC racing license is required. A one-day license is included with pre-registration. (A $10 value).

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OORC - Playing in the Dirt
Nov
10
to Nov 12

OORC - Playing in the Dirt

Presented by the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists, Ocean Spray, Specialized Reality, Georges Majestic, Orbea and DIG Clothing Co., with several supporting sponsors including BELL Helmets, Arkansas State Parks, Adventure Subaru and more… it’s a rowdy weekend full of mountain bike shenanigans and the recognition of the men and women that have helped shape Arkansas into a Regional Mountain Bike Destination, since 1987!

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TRAIL ROCKS
Nov
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

TRAIL ROCKS

Come celebrate trail advocacy in Arkansas with the Ozark Off Road Cyclists!

The Ozark Off Road Cyclists, or OORC, is celebrating 2-decades of playing in the dirt! Established in 1997, this rowdy celebration features talented musical guest, live auction items you'll want to get your hands on, bike raffles, and Dig Clothing Company will be on hand with their clothing line... inspired by trail builders!

Musical Guest include Jeff Fox and the Man On the Wall, Earl and Them, and features Isayah's All-Stars!

The evening starts at 6 pm with General Admission only $5!

Special thanks go out to our sponsors and partners supporting the OORC and our mission to advocate for, build, maintain, and preserve sustainable multi-use soft-surface trails across the Arkansas Ozarks!

Proceeds raised benefit the OORC, a 501c3 nonprofit, and Arkansas trails!

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2nd Annual Cranksgiving NWA
Nov
18
8:00am 8:00am

2nd Annual Cranksgiving NWA

Part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. 
All you need is a bike, a bag, and a few extra dollars. 

Come alone, bring a friend, or group. 

All ages are welcome and encouraged to participate.

There is no registration fee for this event. Simply bring $20+ to purchase the food items on the shopping list. 
All food items collected will be donated to a local food pantry to ensure families in our community have a meal on Thanksgiving. 

Riders are encouraged to travel the Bentonville area to do the shopping; riders may go as short of a distance or as long of a distance as they wish. 

If you'd like to volunteer for this event or would like more information contact at cranksgiving.nwa@gmail.com

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Back 40 Trail Run & Ride
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Back 40 Trail Run & Ride

Three distances for the run and ride are 10k, 20 mile and 40 mile. Trail runners go on Saturday and riders take their turn on Sunday. The goal is for each group to support the other on race day and to enjoy hanging out together afterwards. Race headquarters will be at Blowing Springs and the entire park will be reserved for racers. Camping will be available. Food trucks will be on site as well as a beer garden hosted by a local brewery.

Start/Finish: Blowing Springs (Bella Vista)

Cost: Variable ($30-$150)

More information: www.back40trailrace.com

 

 

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Pedestal Rock Road Bike Ride and Lick Fork Gravel Grind
Oct
21
9:00am 9:00am

Pedestal Rock Road Bike Ride and Lick Fork Gravel Grind

3rd Annual Pedestal Rock 40 Ride and Lick Fork Gravel Grind October 21, 2017.  Rides start at 9:00 am Witts Springs Community and Convention Center Witts Springs, AR 72686 Choose from 10 - 20 - 40 - or 62 miles (100k) scenic highway ride OR 15 - 30 - or 62 miles(metric century) challenging gravel grind. Pre and Post Ride meals provided. All routes fully supported. Performance enhancing rest/ refreshment stops. Incredible wild scenery = truly unique riding experience. Registered riders can enjoy FREE camping on Friday and/or Saturday nights with ample restrooms, showers, group campfire ring and free pool tables, ping pong, horseshoes, etc. 

Information and Registration

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GPP Growler Grinder
Oct
21
8:00am 8:00am

GPP Growler Grinder

Blanketing the colorful hills of the Ozarks in Northwest Arkansas are hundreds of miles of unpaved and gravel farm roads that feature little to no motor traffic. Scattered about the rolling hills of the area, the course offers great views of the Ozarks throughout Benton and Washington county. The course also features an assortment of civil-war era buildings, barns, and houses from the late 1800’s. Expect average temperatures to be in the mid 50’s by race start and up into the mid 70’s by the midday peak. Gravel sections are well packed, smooth and fast. There will be a 6.5 mile lead out of town to the gravel. 50 and 100-mile courses will be well marked and cue sheets will be provided. Upon finishing, you will receive your 32oz Growler and you can fill it up with FREE beer from Bike Rack Brewing. Pedaler’s Pub will be providing a LIVE band and food. A mandatory race meeting and check in will be Friday, Oct 20, 2017. You will have rider’s meetings at 4pm and 6pm. We will have a short ride at 2pm around the great town of Bentonville and show off its secret beauty. Packet pickup will be from 12-8pm Friday, October 20, 2017. 

Cost: $50 for 50 miles, $60 for 100 miles

For more information, click here.  

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A Conversation with Mayor Doug Sprouse
Oct
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

A Conversation with Mayor Doug Sprouse

The Ozark Off Road Cyclists, in partnership with the NWA Trail Blazers and the City of Springdale Mayor's Office, are excited to announce the next event in the "Conversation" series with Mayor Doug Sprouse will take place 6-7pm on Thursday, Oct. 19th at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, located at 118 W. Johnson Ave., in Springdale.

The Mayor will be speaking about Springdale trail opportunities, community improvement projects, downtown revitalization, the upcoming bond election, and more! The public is invited to attend. This is an opportunity to meet Mayor Sprouse and ask him about anything in Springdale that matters to you.


About the Conversation series

Through this series, the Mayor visits different religious and secular organizations and businesses in Springdale to talk about all the exciting things happening in Springdale and to answer questions from those in attendance. These are casual, town hall-style meetings and anyone in the community is invited to attend and participate. 

The Mayor's office is looking for organizations to host future events. If an organization or business would like to host a Conversation, please feel free to reach out to at Communications@SpringdaleAR.gov or call 479-756-7733. For more information and to check out a calendar of events, please visit online at www.springdalear.gov/755/Conversation-Series.

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ARTCycle 2017
Oct
14
2:00pm 2:00pm

ARTCycle 2017

Take your artistic self for a spin. Get out of the city and into the country to help raise funds for trail construction in Pea Ridge. The event will begin at the Bentonville Square with a guided ride out of Bentonville, along BC 40 to Pea Ridge and the WallFlower Farm. At the farm, you'll get to help create a public work of art, try your hand at painting, soap making, carving, goat milking, and woodwork. Watch artisans create, bid on their work and the public art project in a live auction at 6:00 pm.

Enjoy a Farm to Table dinner with menu items coming from WallFlower Farm or nearby farms (tickets required) and relax in the shade of huge Pecan and Maple trees with lighting on the lawn. Games, contests, and prizes will be awarded throughout the night.

Buy your tickets here

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All In - Cruising for Crohn's & Colitis Poker Ride
Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

All In - Cruising for Crohn's & Colitis Poker Ride

This 20-mile poker ride takes place on the Razorback Greenway (between Rogers and Springdale) and benefits the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. You'll draw cards at each stop on the route. The best five-card poker hands will win great prizes!

Start/Finish: First Baptist Church (3354 W. Pleasant Grove, Rogers, AR 72758)

Cost: $25 (ages 13+) / $15 (ages 9-12)

For more information, visit www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/cruising, email acarroll@crohnscolitisfoundation.org, or call 479-531-9204.

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HOG Ride On - The Cancer Challenge
Oct
7
10:00am10:00am

HOG Ride On - The Cancer Challenge

 

WHO? Anyone who enjoys riding a bike and wants to support cancer-care in our community. Families are welcome to participate together!

WHAT? HOG Ride On is proudly presented by Highlands Oncology Group. This event is a leisurely, family-friendly bike ride along the Razorback Regional Greenway. The course is 13.1 miles and will begin and end at Highlands Oncology Group. When you finish the ride, there will be family fun, including food and ice cream trucks, beverages, chair massages, bike/helmet fittings, and a DJ. 

WHEN? Saturday, October 7th. Check-in begins at 10:00 a.m. and the ride will start at approximately 10:30 a.m. All festivities will conclude by 1:00 p.m.

WHERE? The ride will begin and end at Highlands Oncology Group in Rogers (808 S. 52nd St.).

WHY? All proceeds will benefit the Cancer Challenge and be used to advocate and support world-class cancer care in Northwest Arkansas. Funds are used to benefit programs that focus on cancer prevention/education, treatment/navigation and survivorship. Our partner organizations include: Arkansas Children's Northwest, Circle of Life Hospice, Community Clinic, Hope Cancer Resources, Mercy Foundation NW Arkansas, Oncology Supportive Services and Washington Regional Cancer Support Home.

Click for more information, registration, and volunteering. 

Price:  $20 / Adult , $15 / Children

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OORC - Pedaling for Hunger
Oct
1
3:00pm 3:00pm

OORC - Pedaling for Hunger

Join us Sunday October 1st at 3pm at Veterans Memorial Park at Lake Fayetteville for hosted FAMILY FRIENDLY group rides to help feed the hungry in Northwest Arkansas.

For each lap participants complete in an hour, Subway will donate a sandwhich to those in need!

Two route options available! You can utlize the soft-surface trails OR the Lake Fayetteville Greenway loop! All participants will start and end at the Veterans Park Pavilion and will ride counter-clockwise around the lake!

Afterwards, participants will be rewarded with snacks compliments of Subway of Fayetteville!

Bring the family for this great opportunity to make a difference in our community while enjoying the great trail offerings in Fayetteville! Tell your friends!

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FAST Presents the Coler Roller Bike Festival
Sep
30
11:00am11:00am

FAST Presents the Coler Roller Bike Festival

FAST presents the Coler Roller - A one day bike festival to celebrate our mountain bike community!

The festivities will include:
"Funduro" stage race
4 person Relay accross the Coler Bike trails
Multiple Group Rides
Kids Scavenger Hunt
Bunny Hop, Wheelie, & Long Jump Contests
Flat Tire Changing Contest
Night Ride
Music
Food
& MORE!

Camping available at Coler Preserve, contact us for details!

More info to come!

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Big Dam Bridge 100
Sep
23
8:30am 8:30am

Big Dam Bridge 100

Arkansas' Largest Cycling Tour!

The Big Dam Bridge 100 is an annual Little Rock, Arkansas event that celebrates the "Big Dam Bridge" over the Arkansas River. The 4226-foot bridge is the longest bridge built for pedestrian and bicycle traffic in North America, and connects over 15 miles of scenic riverside trails between Little Rock and North Little Rock. It also serves as the backbone for connecting over 70,000 acres of various city, county, state & federal parks.

The Big Dam Bridge 100 offers several routes ranging between 10 and 100 miles, with some beautiful mountain and river scenery, as well as a few challenging hills on the longer routes. The event provides participants with maps, well-stocked aid stations, great volunteer support, and an event t-shirt, a finisher product, as well as food and drinks. The event finish line ends in the Argenta District of downtown North Little Rock with a BDB100 block party and live music!

For more information, click here

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Roots MTB - Women's Mountain Bike Retreat
Sep
22
to Sep 24

Roots MTB - Women's Mountain Bike Retreat

This event will take place over 2+ days at the Railyard Bike Park in Rogers, AR. During this event we will have skills clinics, group rides, yoga, a maintenance clinic and more. Our goal is to create a fun, challenging, and supportive environment for women to learn from each other. There are no prerequisites for this clinic weekend. We accept all levels of riders and rest assured you will ALL progress individually but with the support of an awesome group of ladies! Bring your own food. We will have snacks and water but we won't be providing meals. The general schedule is as follows but our events are super flexible. So bring an open mind and plan to have a great time! 
Also, please make sure to have your bike set up with flat pedals for Saturday's clinics. 

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Coler Enduro
Sep
17
9:00am 9:00am

Coler Enduro

What is Enduro?
Enduro racing combines many aspects from other mountain bike disciplines- endurance of cross country, technical features of downhill, and requires adaptability to all kinds of terrain and styles of trail. In a cross country race, riders compete in a group for fastest overall time on a course with terrain most suitable for a hardtail or short travel bike. A DH race is solo and downhill only; the course features rock gardens, rough terrain, and big features that test the riders technical ability. Enduro racing combines elements of both disciplines to offer a course that is both technically challenging, but also requires some pedaling endurance. The timing method is unique as well. Riders are timed primarily on downhill, diverse segments, over several stages throughout the course.

Come out to Coler Bike Park and race!

More information and Registration

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Ladies Takeover Bike Polo + Tacos
Sep
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ladies Takeover Bike Polo + Tacos

Join us this Wednesday (and every Wednesday) for Bike Polo in Fayetteville! This week we will make lots of space and give lots of help to any beginner ladies wanting to try a new fun sport. (Its super fun). 

Come play, or just eat tacos and hangout. 

Bring your cooler, helmet, and close-toed shoes. 

All beginner guys and gals are welcome!

Click here for more information.

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OORC - Back 40 Fall for All
Sep
2
9:00am 9:00am

OORC - Back 40 Fall for All

  • Bella Vista Community Church Parking Lot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate the upcoming fall on The Back 40 trail system! We have partnered with the Bella Vista Community Church to host an event on their grounds celebrating cycling, hiking, trail running, bird watching, native plant spotting, bug hunting — anything trail related in Bella Vista!
The #OORC has partnered with the City of Bella Vista, Arkansas to host a rowdy 21-mile ride as part of the "Fall For All" event highlighting the The Back 40 Trails on Saturday Morning September 2nd!

We'll leave from the Bella Vista Community Church Trail Head at 9am for an intermediate ride featuring 21 miles of Back 40 single track with an identified ride lead and sweep. We'll keep a decent pace, regrouping at intersections, targeting 3 hours on the trail. We are looking to return around noon, in time to grab some lunch and hangout at the onsite expo and vendor area (open 9am-1pm).

Visit the Facebook page for more information.  

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Singletrack Mind Festival 2017
Sep
1
to Sep 3

Singletrack Mind Festival 2017

  • Two Rivers Mountain Bike Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Trailspring is proud to announce the FOURTH annual Singletrack Mind Festival taking place Labor Day Weekend (September 1-3rd) and benefitting TrailSpring - a nonprofit focused on funding and creating trail building opportunities in the Ozarks. This epic three-day event, expected to attract thousands of attendees from across the nation, hosts over a dozen bike races, trail runs, kid's zones, live music, camping, bonfires and a nonstop immersion in the culture of natural surface trails.

This year will bring back the well-loved Enduro, Trail Run, and Slopestyle Competitions! We will round out the weekend with an XC race on Sunday as part of the UFD series! 

In true STM fashion, we will bring back as many vendors as possible, awesome music, beer, food and fun for the whole family! 

For more information, click here

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Trifest for MS
Sep
1
to Sep 3

Trifest for MS

Hailed as one of the top five triathlons in the nation, Trifest for MS is about encouragement, community, and fitness. Our triathlons are for all ages and all fitness levels. We feature three triathlon distances, including a Trifesta Challenge, a 5k, and a day dedicated to a kids’ triathlon.

Click here for more information. 

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Highroller - Bicycle Maintenance Class
Aug
31
6:15pm 6:15pm

Highroller - Bicycle Maintenance Class

A class focusing on removal of wheels and changing your tire and or tube in this class. They will also touch on some maintenance basics, lube, etc. Feel free to bring your own bike and if they don't have room for everyone's bike, rest assured that they'll go over all common types or brakes and axle configurations as far as wheel removal. 

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Champions on Wheels
Aug
26
10:00am10:00am

Champions on Wheels

Champions on Wheels is a fun event for the whole family that supports other families who are in crisis. The event will feature a bike ride, bike decorating, a bike parade, scavenger hunt, food trucks, games and more! This event is also pet friendly and a pet parade will be incorporated for those who bring a furry friend.


For more info, visit www.nwaws.org/champions/ 

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U19 Off Road Classic
Aug
26
9:00am 9:00am

U19 Off Road Classic

Join Bentonville Parks & Recreation as we kick off the season at the Off Road Classic Mountain Bike Races. This race is perfect for riders of ages 6 to 19. This is the perfect event to introduce your child to mountain bike racing. Riders will compete in different distances based on age. All riders will receive a finisher medal and dog tag.

For more infomation and to register, visit the City of Bentonville

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