- 45-mile single track course
- Top 5 payout men, female, SS
- Swag, t-shirt, awards, giveaways
- Mass start, neutral rollout 9am
- Start/Finish, The Pedaler's Pub
- Pre-reg (bikereg) and day of reg.
-$85 pre-reg ending Dec 10th
$90 pre-reg ending Dec 24th
$95 pre-reg ending Dec 30th
$100 day of registration 6am-8:30am
- Atomic Timing/DLT events sponsor
It's NEW YEARS EVE!!!!
- Pre-race dinner/race meeting 5-7pm
- Day of racers meeting 8:30am
- Post race libations/food provided
- LIVE MUSIC FROM 3PM-12AM BY:
FETT'S FOLLEY &
DR. NOLA AND THE SOULSHAKERS
-RACE SUNDAY--HOLIDAY MONDAY!!!
-FUN, FITNESS, AND FELLOWSHIP
OZARK MOUNTAINS MARATHON RACE
Dawn your best wool jersey as we take a brief 11 mile parade stroll on some vintage steeds. The route will be paved and pace we be on the leisurely side of 13-16mph. Steel bikes are all welcome even if they are new and especially if they are handmade or custom. After the ride we will enjoy a frothy recovery drink at the brewery and check out the Vintage Bicycle Show and Swap. Feel free to enter your vintage beauty into the Best in Show contest for a chance to win some prizes.
Even if it's brutally cold we will shorten the parade but expect to ride one way or another!
Bring a bike or bring a few bikes to showcase if you like. If you have a rad mountain bike, to a classic roadie, to 70's Stingray, to your grandfather's pre-war Elgin, show us what you got! 25 years or older is our only stipulation. We will have awards for top 3 Best in Show. All attendees and participants will be voting so bring your friends! Prizes will be announced around 5:30. We will also have a few door prizes to give away.
Being the first year, we are trying to do it all free so for now message us to let us know if you are looking to set up for the swap meet for logistics on marking the layout and accessing how many folks may need tables. Please also message us if you plan to bring show bikes to display as well.
Can't wait to see what you all are bringing!
The Buffalo Headwaters Challenge Weekend returns January 26th - 28th, 2018. In the middle of nowhere... in the middle of winter... still the most fun you'll have all year. Ride your mountian bike through the rugged and challenging Buffalo National River forest with your buds!
The rowdy ENDURANCE mountain bike race setting the trend... The Bad Moon Rising returns Saturday March 31st, 2018!
The CC Riders, the Carroll County Branch of the OORC, are stoked to present the Bad Moon Rising, featuring the private trail system at the Trimble Ranch in Berryville, Arkansas. With solo and team categories available… it’s 6-hours of endurance mountain biking at its best.
With free camping, laser light shows, costumes, bonfires, food, and shenanigans - grab your best buds and come experience racing in the Arkansas Ozarks by the light of a full moon!
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Thirty years of Arkansas Mountain Biking culminates next April for one amazing weekend of celebration at the birthplace of Arkansas Mountain Biking... Devils Den State Park!
For 3-decades, mountain bikers have gathered on the banks of Lee Creek for a weekend celebrating the magical Ozark Mountains and the trail system that started it all... the Fossil Flats Trail.
This family friendly weekend has something for everyone... from a rowdy big splash competition, hosted group rides, camping, cookouts, and a schedule full of various shenanigans for riders of all skill levels.
More details here.
WHAT IS THE JOE MARTIN GRAN FONDO?
The Joe Martin Gran Fondo will consist of three courses with portions of the course the same as what the Pros have competed on. You get to be "a pro for a day"!
WHAT ARE THE COURSES LIKE:
The long course TBA will be updated for 2018. The medium course (46 miles) is held on the same course as what the Pro Men and Women do on Saturday. And the 23-mile course is on a portion of the Saturday course.
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Western Spirit Cycling has partnered with Visit Bentonville and OZ Trails to provide a third location for Outerbike in 2018. After we attended the IMBA Summit there last November we knew we had to bring Outerbike to Northwest Arkansas! From the fresh air of the Ozarks to the multiple trail hubs and bike parks the area has everything we could ask for.
As always, your registration fee buys you access to the all the bikes, lunches, beer, prizes, and entrance to our evening parties!
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MORC/TrailSpring year-end celebration featuring:
6-Pack Enduro Ride V* and First Annual Awards
- 6-Pack Enduro V* starts at 11. Entry fee is one 6-pack of your favorite adult beverage. Winner takes (almost) all! (categories pending)
- afterwards (around 4ish) we’ll have our First Annual Awards Ceremony where we’ll hand out trophies and prizes to the winners of the 6-pack, Thorn-a-Thon, and Two Rivers Volunteer of the Year as well as recognize some MORC racers, riders, and Volunteers who helped make 2017 an awesome year to be a Mountain Biker in the Missouri Ozarks!
- after the Awards, enjoy food, beverages, and comfortable socializing with like-minded individuals around our cozy campfires, as well as the rare opportunity to Night Ride at Two Rivers.
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* 6-Pack Enduro is an organized group ride in an Enduro format.
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
Bentonville Parks & Recreation, in conjunction with the Rogers Parks & Recreation, is pleased to announce the ribbon cutting celebration of the Trail of Two Cities on Wednesday, December 6th at 2:00pm. The event will take place at Fountain Plaza at 550 SE Walton Blvd. The celebration is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
The Trail of Two Cities is a two-mile trail network that connects Bentonville and Rogers. The trail is located just south of the SW Regional Rd. and S.W. I street. It begins across the street from the entrance of the Bentonville Community Center and travels east to Rogers City limits.
Join BikeNWA to celebrate the reinvention of the Rogers BMX/skate park with incredible artwork by Graham Edwards. We'll have BMX and skate competitions (with some rad prizes up for grabs) and a DJ playing music all afternoon long. Huge thanks to Arkansas Arts Academy, AMP Sign & Banner, Walton Family Foundation, and Rogers Parks & Recreation for making this a reality!
Join the Borderline Branch for a FREE family friendly MTB Festival featuring the rowdy trails at Lincoln Lake on Saturday December 2nd!
The 2nd Annual Lincoln Lake MTB Festival features some of the Ozarks finest hand-cut single track and will have something for everyone!
Schedule for Saturday December 2nd:
10am - Lake Lincoln Discovery Ride - Intermediate Skill Level. See it all! Experience everything the trail system has to offer including the most technical trail on this 8-mile guided ride!
10:30am - Ladies Only Ride - This beginner to intermediate ladies only 7-mile ride will follow the trail system clockwise, experienciing the most scenic vistas, while skipping the most technical sections.
11am - GEOART Ride - Explore 4-miles of single-track in search of GeoArt hidden along the way! Kids that bring back a piece of GeoArt will receive a prize! Beginners and up... family friendly!
12pm - Intermediate/Advanced Ride - Join fellow strong riders on a 14-mile out and back running clockwise into the Lower Eagle Loop and back! It's 14-miles... but it will feel like 20!
11-2pm - Post ride festivities!
Pack Rat Outdoor Center is kindly hosting a Pint Night benefiting Bike Fayetteville! Gather for a group ride at the Arsagas at the Depot and follow the Razorback Greenway to Pack Rat, where you can stay and enjoy some tasty refreshments. Bring a helmet and lights!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All participants will enjoy a neutral rollout from downtown Bentonville into the foothills of the Ozark mountains, once they’ve entered the shade cast by the forests expansive Pine tree canopy participants will connect a selection of Northwest Arkansas (NWA) finest singletrack, occasional double track and paved segments.
Ride the Oz Trails Off-Road. Choose from three different distance options of 20, 40 or 60-ish miles; each consisting of a carefully curated set of trails in Bella Vista and Bentonville, AR.
During your visit to Northwest Arkansas, enjoy three days of event festivities while being submerged in the mountain bike industry. Mingle with the most bike-minded people you’ll ever encounter while appreciating the area’s New American Town vibe and feeling welcomed by a unique southern hospitality extended to the outdoor enthusiast.
With an award in the form of a custom designed mason jar filled to the brim with locally produced pimento cheese, top-notch free live music, a cold beverage from Four Peaks Brewing (gratis) and the comfort of Bentonville’s storied town square and quaint downtown waiting at the finish for all Off-Road participants or cheering for the pro’s in their pursuit for the $160,000 series cash purse…this is one finish line worth preparing and persevering for.
Epic Rides anticipates The Oz Trails Off-Road having a 95%+ finish rate. Bring your endurance and jedi singletrack handling skills and you’ll do just fine.
This all girls mountain bike program will visit various trail networks throughout Benton County, Arkansas. It will meet on Sundays from 2-3:30pm for twelves Sunday throughout Nov, Dec, Jan, and part of February (taking the appropriate breaks for holidays). We will be riding through a lot of winter weather, however we will cancel if the temps below 40 degrees. Please let us know using the scholarship form if your daughter needs financial help to get the appropriate layers for winter riding.
Dates: Sundays - 11/12 | 11/19 | 11/26 |12/3 | 12/10 | 12/17 | 1/7 | 1/14 | 1/21 | 1/28 | 2/4 | 2/11
Time:2:00 - 3:30 pm
Location:Various Benton County Trail Networks
a neckwarmer, goodie bag & snacks
Giant and Liv are bringing their Demo Tour to Slaughter Pen Trails in Bentonville on Sunday, November 12.
The Giant Tour rig and the LIV sprinter van will be set up at the parking lot immediately north of the Bark Park on Highway 71B, just south of Slaughter Pen, along with A LOT of men's / women's mountain bikes and road bikes for you to try out. Come on up, say “hello," check out a Giant or LIV bicycle, and then go for a spin around Slaughter Pen.
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Join us for a community ride through Bentonville!
3:00pm ~ Meet up at Bike Rack Brewery for yard games and a pre-ride beer.
4:00pm ~ 5-7 mile bike ride through Bentonville.
5:00pm ~ End at Pressroom for an after ride party featuring Bike Rack Brewery beer and Mule specials.
Suggested $15 donation encouraged. Proceeds will go towards the Fight Colorectal Cancer foundation in honor of our staff members and families currently going through treatments. The first 75 people will receive a t-shirt and fun swag from our sponsors!
Sponsored by your friends at Pressroom, Bike Rack Brewery, Mustache, Lewis & Clark Outfitters, Phat Tire, GPP Cycling and Infuse Spirits.
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Professional freeride and trials mountain bike rider, Jeff Lenosky will be performing his stunt show at Lewis and Clark's Springdale location on Saturday, November 11. This will be part of the Grand Opening event for the new Springdale Bike Shop expansion.
Jeff will be performing two separate shows at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM.
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!
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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Specialized Bicycles is holding a demo event at Slaughter Pen Trails in Bentonville. If you have interest in checking out a 2018 Specialized mountain bike on your favorite local trails this will be your last opportunity in 2017 to do so. A photo id and credit card are required in order to ride the bikes.
For more information, check back here.
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 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.
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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Meet at the brewery to join a bike ride around Bentonville finishing at Oven and Tap on the square. Attendees will receive an optional tour at the brewery before the ride and a chance to win Bike Rack merch at our ending destination: Oven & Tap.
Oven & Tap will be hosting a tap takeover with Bike Rack beers and featuring their small plates for a post-ride shindig. The ride will be about 45 minutes. It's a casual ride on both the Greenway and the road.
There is no cost to participate in the ride; attendees will order food and beverage options as they please. There will be a complimentary tour, complimentary pint glass and a chance to win further merchandise.
Come out and enjoy some local beer, local eats and the local trails that we all love!
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
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:
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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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
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
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
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.
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.