Iron Pig Festival
Mar
31
8:45 AM08:45

Iron Pig Festival

The Iron Pig Festival comprises four events:

  • Duathlon (Individual and Team) - 5K Run, 30K Bike, 5K Run
  • 5K
  • Fun Run
  • Bike Time Trial

The run courses are flat and fast! The bike course is out and back on Scenic Highway 71. The finish is located just in front of the Fayetteville Executive Airport terminal at Drake Field. This course is geared to people looking for a challenge, but is not too hilly for an early season test. A good first-time event for an individual or team or a great way to kick off the race season for the seasoned athlete.

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Bad Moon Rising
Mar
31
to Apr 1

Bad Moon Rising

BIKE ALLIANCE MEMBER ORG EVENT

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 (a founding member of our Bike Alliance), 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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30th Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival
Apr
6
to Apr 8

30th Annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival

  • 11333 Arkansas 74 West Fork, AR, 72774 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Joe Martin Stage Race (Pro)
Apr
12
to Apr 15

Joe Martin Stage Race (Pro)

The Joe Martin Stage Race is a 4-day, 4-stage professional men and women's cycling race along with a 2-day, 2-stage amateur stage race held in early spring each year in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

2018 will mark the 41st anniversary of the amateur races, 16th anniversary on the USA Cycling Pro Racing Tour (PRT), and 4th year to be on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) America Tour calendar. 

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Joe Martin Stage Race (Amateur)
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Joe Martin Stage Race (Amateur)

The Joe Martin Stage Race is a 4-day, 4-stage professional men and women's cycling race along with a 2-day, 2-stage amateur stage race held in early spring each year in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

2018 will mark the 41st anniversary of the amateur races, 16th anniversary on the USA Cycling Pro Racing Tour (PRT), and 4th year to be on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) America Tour calendar. 

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Joe Martin Gran Fondo
Apr
14
8:00 AM08:00

Joe Martin Gran Fondo

The Joe Martin Gran Fondo will consist of four courses. All routes are held on portions of the same course as the pro and amateurs have or are competing on.  And there are new routes from past years including the beast.  It may not be 110 miles, but The 74 will make you feel like a Pro after you’re finished. You get to “Become A Pro For A Day”!

  • 23-mile option
  • (NEW) The 41 – original Joe Martin race loop, but with 700′ less climbing than the 51
  • The medium course (51 miles) is held on the traditional Saturday loop race course.
  • The long course (74 miles)

Registration fee includes finisher prize, post-ride meal and beverages, access to aid stations along courses, entry into a drawing for prizes, and a goody bag with lots of sponsor products and services.

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Syllamo's Revenge
Apr
14
8:00 AM08:00

Syllamo's Revenge

Syllamo's Revenge is 50 miles of some of the most technically challenging and rewarding trails in the region, so prepare for a rowdy adventure.Registration includes entry, schwag, 4 fully stocked rest stops, and a post-ride meal. We hope you'll stay and hang out with those who are camping after the event.

Please note that event registration increases from $75 to $90 on 3/21/2018. On-line registration closes on Wednesday, April 11 and day-before registration is $100. Those who register Friday evening are not guaranteed to receive event schwag. No day-of registration.

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Pedaler's Bash Marathon Race
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Pedaler's Bash Marathon Race

There won't be a better place to be on April 21st than in Bentonville, Arkansas for the 4th marathon mountain bike race of the Arkansas Race Series.

250 racers will blaze through the Ozark Mountains on a 45-mile journey on sweet singletrack, exploring the trail systems of Slaughter Pen, Bella Vista, Blowing Springs, and the famous Back 40.

The best part of any marathon race is the party! The Pedaler's Pub will be throwing down with food, libations, and bands.

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Square 2 Square
May
12
8:00 AM08:00

Square 2 Square

The Spring 2018 Square 2 Square ride will roll from downtown Fayetteville to downtown Bentonville along the Razorback Greenway. Participants must register in advance and will receive a t-shirt, water bottle, and finisher medal. Registration for adults (ages 14+) is $25 and for youths (ages 9-13) is $15; children under 8 do not need to register.

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Rogers Cycling Festival
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Rogers Cycling Festival

BIKE ALLIANCE MEMBER ORG EVENT

The Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders are excited to announce the 2018 Rogers Cycling Festival to be held in Rogers, Arkansas on July 27-29, 2018!  The festival consists of several road cycling and mountain bike events held in downtown Rogers, Arkansas. The Festival brings cycling enthusiasts from across the central United States and has something for everyone, from highly skilled and competitive races to family-friendly rides, including the 2018 Arkansas State Road Race Championships. Proceeds from the Festival benefit several nonprofit cycling causes in Northwest Arkansas.

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Outerbike 2018 - Bentonville
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Outerbike 2018 - Bentonville

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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MLK Day of Service - Lake Fayetteville
Jan
15
9:00 AM09:00

MLK Day of Service - Lake Fayetteville

  • Veterans Memorial Park at Lake Fayetteville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This MLK Day, the #OORC invites the trails community to participate together in a day of service at Lake Fayetteville in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Monday January 15th starting at 9am... by playing in the dirt!

Volunteer efforts will be focused on seasonal maintenance and tread repair on the popular multiuse soft-surface trail that circles the Lake.

This volunteer opportunity will be VERY family friendly, and a great way forArkansas Jr High and High School Mountain Biking Student Athletes to give back to the trails they ride.

NO EXPEREINCE NECESSARY and TOOLS PROVIDED!

We'll start the day with a safety and appropriate trail use presentation starting at 9am at the Veterans Park Trail Head. We'll provide the tools and education, we just ask that you wear good shoes, gloves, and bring hydration.

From there, it will be only a short hike into the trail system. We'll wrap up around noon with snacks provided by Subway.

Make sure to bring a bike and afterwards we'll take a group ride around the Lake Fayetteville Trails (weather permitting)!

The OORC has been building and maintaining trail across the Arkansas Ozarks, and these opportunities are a great way for any interested community members to make a lasting impact for hikers, bikers, trail runners, and dog walkers. Come play in the dirt with the OORC!

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Vintage Bicycle Show & Swap
Jan
14
3:00 PM15:00

Vintage Bicycle Show & Swap

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!

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The Old and Cold Ride
Jan
14
1:00 PM13:00

The Old and Cold Ride

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!

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26534756

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Benton County Little Bellas Open Registration
Jan
2
9:00 AM09:00

Benton County Little Bellas Open Registration

Spring in Arkansas brings some of the best riding weather to be had.  Kids are still in school and what better way to help them get outside and get some fun in after a week of sitting in a classroom than the Little Bellas Bentonville Spring Program!

The Bentonville Sunday Little Bellas Program meets on eight select Sundays at Blowing Springs Park throughout the spring. Open to all abilities, this program is based around having fun and creates an environment where each girl can make new friends, ride trails, and play games, all while learning the skills for mountain biking.  With a brand new pump track and miles of flowing trails, Blowing Springs is the perfect place to learn new skills and ride sweet terrain.

Each week girls and mentors (we don't coach, we mentor) participate in a variety of activities, trail rides, and games. Through the games and different activities, we focus on having fun, while using these elements to teach and working on basic to more advanced mountain bike skills.  This curriculum is designed to promote camaraderie among the girls, progressive skill learning, and perpetuate the love of mountain biking. All while having a great time!  This program is for riding and fun and is not focused on competition.

Scholarships are available so please communicate any financial help needed by thoroughly answering the questions about her or her equipment needs when registering.

For more information and to register:  click here.

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Crankmas 2017
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Crankmas 2017

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.

Click for more information.


* 6-Pack Enduro is an organized group ride in an Enduro format.

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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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Trail of Two Cities Ribbon Cutting
Dec
6
2:00 PM14:00

Trail of Two Cities Ribbon Cutting

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. 

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Rogers BMX / Skate Competition & Art Installation
Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

Rogers BMX / Skate Competition & Art Installation

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 AcademyAMP Sign & BannerWalton Family Foundation, and Rogers Parks & Recreation for making this a reality!

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2nd Annual Lincoln Lake Festival
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Annual Lincoln Lake Festival

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!

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2nd Annual Cranksgiving NWA
Nov
18
8:00 AM08:00

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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Oz Trail Off-Road
Nov
15
1:00 PM13:00

Oz Trail Off-Road

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. 

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Little Bellas Winter Ride Program
Nov
12
2:00 PM14:00

Little Bellas Winter Ride Program

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.

Ages: 12-15
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
Fees:$190
Time:2:00 - 3:30 pm
Location:Various Benton County Trail Networks
What's Included:
a neckwarmer, goodie bag & snacks

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Giant / LIV Bike Demo
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Giant / LIV Bike Demo

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.

For more information, click here. 

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Ride Bentonville Community Bike Ride
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Ride Bentonville Community Bike Ride

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.

For more information, click here.  

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Jeff Lenosky MTB Trials
Nov
11
11:30 AM11:30

Jeff Lenosky MTB Trials

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.

Two Performances: 
Jeff will be performing two separate shows at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM.

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TRAIL ROCKS
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

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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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!

Click for details and tickets.

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Specialized Bicycles Demo
Nov
8
2:00 PM14:00

Specialized Bicycles Demo

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

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Cyclopath CX Cyclocross Race
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

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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Beer, Bites, and Bikes with Oven and Tap
Oct
28
12:30 PM12:30

Beer, Bites, and Bikes with Oven and Tap

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!

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Lewis and Clark - Halloween Scavenger Ride (shorter)
Oct
28
9:30 AM09:30

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

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2nd Annual Jake Wells Cyclocross Clinic
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

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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