Get Indoor & Tri
May
6
8:00 am08:00

Get Indoor & Tri

If you have been thinking of trying triathlon or becoming a triathlete then this is a great opportunity to get out of that comfort zone and live life like it was meant to be.

Join brand new athletes for a time filled with fun splashing, mashing, and dashing all within an indoor controlled atmosphere with a goal of being ready to take on the Get Outdoors & Tri coming in October.

Start/Finish: GPPfitNWA (Bentonville)

Cost: Variable ($25-$175) 

More information: www.emseries.com

OORC Volunteer Opportunity- Gregory Park
May
6
9:00 am09:00

OORC Volunteer Opportunity- Gregory Park

  • Gregory Park

Please join the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists and fellow trail advocates for a volunteer opportunity at Gregory Park in Fayetteville Arkansas on Saturday Morning April 29th, 2017. We'll be continuing the construction of a new multi-use loop that when completed will be a mile long recreational opportunity for cyclists, hikers, trail runners and dog walkers right in the middle of Fayetteville!

The City of Fayetteville Parks Board has recently approved the OORC to oversee improvements to this 19 acre park property including new multi-use and cycling specific trails!

This family friendly volunteer opportunity is open to all ages! Please wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and a water bottle. We'll provide the tools, a snack and hydration.

Great opportunity for you and your family to make a lasting impact on the community! We'll meet in the parking lot behind the McDonalds off College Ave.

We'll see you there!

Sprint the Bend Triathlon
May
13
6:00 am06:00

Sprint the Bend Triathlon

Sprint the Bend is a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Sprint Distance Triathlon consisting of a 500 yard counter clockwise triangular open water swim at Horseshoe Bend in Beaver Lake.  The 15 mile bike ride is on Hwy 94-Pleasant Ridge Rd-New Hope Rd-Monte Ne Rd back up the infamous CHICKEN HILL on Hwy 94 back to Horseshoe Bend Park Recreational Area before transitioning to a 5K run through the beautiful campsite/park area.   Finisher medals and age group awards will be presented.  Registration fee includes t-shirt and parking.

Start/Finish: Horseshoe Bend Park (Rogers)

Cost: Variable ($75-$110)

More information: www.emseries.com

Pedal for Hunger
May
20
7:30 am07:30

Pedal for Hunger

First Security Bank is sponsoring a benefit ride for the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas with loops of 25 and 50 miles on May 20, 2017. The rides will start and finish in Mountain Home Arkansas. All proceeds from the road ride will go to the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. 

Start/Finish: First Security Bank NE (Mountain Home)

Cost: $25

More information: Pedal for Hunger

Spring Epic Ride
May
20
May 21

Spring Epic Ride

POSTPONED UNTIL 5/20-21

Get your buddies in town, sign up, and ride some great trail here in NWA! Spring will be in full swing, and the time will be perfect to get out and play with your friends and fellow MTB community! FAST- Friends of Arkansas Singletrack is proud to present this event as well as some additional festivities to make it a memorable weekend.

Saturday, we will ride the Back 40 starting at Blowing Springs in Bella Vista, AR. Registration starts at 8am
• 40 mile Full Squatch Epic Ride will leave at 9am
• 20(ish) mile Yeti Epic Ride will leave at 9:30am
• 10 mile Epic Express will leave at 10am
And stick around for music, food, and drinks at the Blowing Springs Pavillinon.

Unofficial get together at Pedaler’s Pub, starting at 7pm. Live music at the patio. (food and beverages not included with entry cost)

New this year – rally on Sunday at the Lake Ann Trailhead from 10am-3pm for some shuttle assisted runs on the Back 40! This event is come and go as you please as the shuttles will be running that whole time.

Start/Finish: Blowing Springs (Bella Vista)

More information: www.fasttrails.org

Arkansas Remembrance Ride
May
29
9:00 am09:00

Arkansas Remembrance Ride

This ride is to honor and remember Arkansans who paid the ultimate sacrifice serving this great country in the US Armed Forces. We are commemorating their service with the Arkansas Remembrance Ride, all over Arkansas.  Ride with the members of the Arkansas Freedom Fund on an Arkansas State trail to pay respect and honor.

The ride will start at three different locations:  The LR River Trail, the Razorback Regional Greenway in Fayetteville and the Delta Heritage Trail in West Helena. 

More information: www.arkansasfreedomfund.org

Returning Home Ride
Jun
3
7:30 am07:30

Returning Home Ride

The Returning Home Ride (RHR) will take place Saturday morning, June 3, 2017.  Theroad ride will start at 7:30 a.m.   The three Family Fun ride will begin at 8:00 a.m. Based from our starting point at the Shiloh Square Pavilion, 106 East Emma Ave, Springdale, AR , the RHR offers access to both easy and safe family friendly routes on the Razorback Greenway as well as road route that takes in the best of eastern Washington County, The 50 mile road route will have a rest station atmile 23 and both it and the 28 miles trail routes will have access to a rest station at Walker Park in Fayetteville.  Road route will have SAG support from Lewis and Clark.

Start/Finish: Shiloh Square Pavilion (Springdale)

Cost: Variable ($20-35)

More information: www.returninghomeride.com

Ladies DU Fayetteville
Jun
11
7:00 am07:00

Ladies DU Fayetteville

Run, ride, run around the beautiful Lake Fayetteville in this ladies-only duathlon. Each run will be 2 miles and the bike will be 11 miles, all of which will be on paved trail. What sounds better than the chance to get out and run, bike, run in the company of hundreds of other women! 

Start/Finish: Lake Fayetteville

Cost: $45 (individuals) or $75 (relay teams)

More information: www.fayetteville-ar.gov

Tour de Fun Fest
Jun
17
6:45 am06:45

Tour de Fun Fest

A road and mountain ride is here for this year's Tour de Fun. What else? Our Beer Garden afterwards is at the GPP Cycling and Multisport Patio! All on Saturday, June 17. 

The 2017 Tour de Fun will include a new event, Mountain Biking at beautiful Lake Atalanta. The newcomer to the Northwest Arkansas mountain bike scene, Lake Atalanta is fast becoming a regional favorite for its scenic and fast single-track. Loop around the lake or hit spur trails populated with swooping bridges, steep short climbs and gravity cavities. Starting downtown Rogers,  cycling less than a half a mile on the road, passing by the crazy fun Rail Yard, you enter into Lake Atalanta Park. The mountain bike ride will be about 9-10 miles total. For the road riders, the fun & challenging 100k and 50k bike rides! Rides start on 1st and Cherry Street, downtown Rogers. Finish off the ride with a refreshing brew from our Core Brewing Beer Garden on the GPP Cycling and Multisport Patio! 

Start/Finish: Downtown Rogers 

Cost: Variable ($25-$55)

More information: www.emseries.com

True Grit Ride 100
Jun
24
7:00 am07:00

True Grit Ride 100

The Community Services Clearinghouse Guild is excited to host the 6th Annual True Grit Ride 100.  The TGR offers a challenge for cycling enthusiasts to push through the elements and persevere through a day of pure cycling endurance. It’s called the True Grit Ride because it’s a ride with “grit!”

The True Grit Ride 100 benefits the Community Services Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse is a Fort Smith-based non-profit that provides emergency assistance to families and children in need throughout seven counties in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The most well-known program the Clearinghouse offers is the Meals for Kids backpack program, which distributes over 2,500 sacks of weekend food each Friday to children who otherwise would go hungry over the weekend.

Start/Finish: Chaffee Crossing (7313 Terry St., Fort Smith, AR 72916)

Cost: Variable ($35-$50)

More information: www.truegritride.com

Get Indoors & Tri
Jul
29
8:00 am08:00

Get Indoors & Tri

If you have been thinking of trying triathlon or becoming a triathlete then this is a great opportunity to get out of that comfort zone and live life like it was meant to be.

Join brand new athletes for a time filled with fun splashing, mashing, and dashing all within an indoor controlled atmosphere with a goal of being ready to take on the Get Outdoors & Tri coming in October.

Start/Finish: GPPfitNWA (Bentonville)

Cost: Variable ($25-$175) 

More information: www.emseries.com

The Eurekan
Aug
11
Aug 13

The Eurekan

This three-day multisport festival consists of a sprint-distance triathlon on Friday afternoon, road bike rides (Gran Fondos) on Saturday morning and running races on Sunday. Participants can enter individual events or take "The Eurekan" challenge.

Start/Finish: Eureka Springs

Cost: Variable

More information: www.eurekasportsfestival.com

Back 40 Trail Run & Ride
Dec
9
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

 

 


Iron Pig Festival
Apr
29
7:00 am07:00

Iron Pig Festival

The Iron Pig Festival consists of four events:

IRON PIG DUATHLON: A USA Triathlon sanctioned duathlon that consists of a 3 mile run, 18 mile bike and 3 mile run.

IRON PIG RUN/WALKS: A 5K Run and a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk which are both held on the same course. The flattest course you'll ever run/walk on!

IRON PIG BIKE TIME TRIAL: A USA Cycling sanctioned 17 mile bike time trial. Known as the "race of truth", cyclists can test themselves against the clock. Several categories with a non-aero equipment category as well. Come set a course record or test yourself against the times of the duathlon competitors. New for 2017, the race is also a Junior Devo Race Series event.

THE COURSES: The run courses are flat and fast! The bike course is out and back on Scenic Hwy 71. The finish is located just in front of the airport terminal. 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 kickoff the race season for the seasoned athlete.

Start/Finish: 4500 South School Ave. (Fayetteville, AR)

Cost: Variable ($40-$70)

More information: www.ironpigduathlon.com.

Joe Martin Gran Fondo
Apr
1
8:00 am08:00

Joe Martin Gran Fondo

The Joe Martin Gran Fondo will consist of three courses. Both the 114- and 45-mile courses are the same as the Pro Men's and Women's courses, and the 30-mile course covers a portion of the pro’s Saturday route. You get to become a pro for a day!

Start/Finish: Baum Stadium (Fayetteville)

Cost: Variable ($40-200)

More information: www.joemartingranfondo.com.

Joe Martin Stage Race - Amateur
Apr
1
Apr 2

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, 3-stage amateur stage race held in early spring each year in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

2017 will mark the 40th anniversary of the amateur races; 15th anniversary on the USA Cycling Pro Racing Tour (PRT) and 3rd year to be on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) America Tour calendar. 

The Joe Martin Stage Race is part of both the USAC Pro Racing Tour (PRT) which is the pro and elite amateur cycling tour of USA Cycling and the UCI America Tour. USA Cycling is the national governing body of cycling operating under the United States Olympic Committee. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the world governing body for the sport of cycling recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

Over 750 athletes and teams from 27 countries and all 50 states will be attending the race.

Start/Stop: Details & Maps

Cost: $135

More information: www.joemartinstagerace.com

Ark-La-Tex Challenge
Apr
1
7:00 am07:00

Ark-La-Tex Challenge

The Ark-La-Tex Challenge offers both novice and experienced cyclists a ride unlike many others. This ride will allow you to ride through three states in one ride. We offer five different distances to accommodate different cyclist levels including a supported return from the 35 mile route where you will end at 3 states and get to take a victory photo standing in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana!  

Routes

70 Miles - Ark-La-Tex Challenge

52 Miles - Texas/Arkansas Loop

46 Miles - Arkansas/Texas Out and Back

35 Miles - Ark-La-Tex with Supported Return

22 Miles - Arkansas/ Texas Challenge out and back

0 Miles - Spirit Rider to support the cause

Start/Stop: Liberty-Eylau High School  (Texarkana) 

Cost: Variable ($10-$70)

More information: www.arklatexchallenge.com

Arkansas Wine Country 100
Apr
1
7:00 am07:00

Arkansas Wine Country 100

Ride through scenic hilly Arkansas Wine Country along the Arkansas River Valley while supporting Arkansas Children's Hospital.  Choose from17 mile, 35 mile, 100K, 80 mile, or 100 mile tours which all begin & end at Post Familie Winery.  The 100 mile, 80 mile, and 100k routes cross the Arkansas River over the Scranton Bridge to Paris and back over the Ozark Bridge finishing by going up Saint Mary's Mountain from the north to the Winery.  Registrants by March 22 will be guaranteed a 2017 tee.  Sangria, fruit & sandwiches brunch co-sponsored by the Post Familie Winery for every cyclist at their facility in Altus.  Sponsored by AR River Valley Circle of Friends for Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Start/Finish: Post Familie Winery (Altus)  

Cost: $45

More information: www.active.com

Joe Martin Stage Race - Pro/Elite
Mar
30
Apr 2

Joe Martin Stage Race - Pro/Elite

The Joe Martin Stage Race is a 4-day, 4-stage professional men and women's cycling race along with a 2-day, 3-stage amateur stage race held in early spring each year in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

2017 will mark the 40th anniversary of the amateur races; 15th anniversary on the USA Cycling Pro Racing Tour (PRT) and 3rd year to be on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) America Tour calendar. 

The Joe Martin Stage Race is part of both the USAC Pro Racing Tour (PRT) which is the pro and elite amateur cycling tour of USA Cycling and the UCI America Tour. USA Cycling is the national governing body of cycling operating under the United States Olympic Committee. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the world governing body for the sport of cycling recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

Over 750 athletes and teams from 27 countries and all 50 states will be attending the race.

Start/Finish: Details & Maps

Cost: $150

More information: www.joemartinstagerace.com

Ouachita Challenge
Mar
25
Mar 26

Ouachita Challenge

Now in its second decade, this unique event provides a sixty plus mile loop and two days of mountain bike touring and racing on two of our best trails. The Ouachita Trail is known for its challenging climbs, vast technical sections, and scenic views of the Ouachita River. The Womble Trail (an IMBA Epic) is known for its fast trails and scenic views of the Ouachita Mountains and valleys.

With our many great sponsors and the support from numerous volunteer groups, we make every effort to assure you that your Ouachita Challenge Mountain Bike Adventure is a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Start/Finish: Oden Public School (135 School Drive, Oden, AR 71961)

Cost: Variable ($100-$200)

More information: www.ouachitachallenge.com

 

 

Get Indoors & TRI
Mar
25
8:00 am08:00

Get Indoors & TRI

If you have been thinking of trying triathlon or becoming a triathlete then this is a great opportunity to get out of that comfort zone and live life like it was meant to be.

Join brand new athletes for a time filled with fun splashing, mashing, and dashing all within an indoor controlled atmosphere with a goal of being ready to take on the Get Outdoors & Tri coming in October.

Start/Finish: GPPfitNWA (Bentonville)

Cost: Variable ($25-$175) 

More information: www.emseries.com

 

 

Lake Atalanta Trail & Road Duathlon
Mar
19
12:30 pm12:30

Lake Atalanta Trail & Road Duathlon

Two races to choose from at registration; details below. You may enter as an individual or a 2-3 person team.

TRAIL RUN/MOUNTAIN BIKE/TRAIL RUN:  Run 3ish (TBD) miles on an easy to moderate difficulty dirt trail through scenic woods, over wooden bridges with glimpses of the lake.  Then grab your mountain bike from transition to ride 6 'ish (TBD) miles on easy to moderate dirt trail. Out of T2 you will run the same gorgeous 3 'ish miles again on the dirt trail back to a fun packed finish line!

TRAIL RUN/ROAD BIKE/TRAIL RUN:  Run 3 'ish (TBD) miles on an easy to moderate difficulty dirt trail through scenic woods, over wooden bridges with glimpses of the lake. Ups and downs, no long climbs but some short “rude’ ones for certain. Then grab your road bike from transition to ride 15 miles (TBD). Your heart rate will climb quickly because, well there is a steep climb fairly quick out of T1. Ride through a scenic neighborhood before getting out to the countryside. Once back to T2, you will run the 3ish mile dirt trail again, a little different route than first time, back to a fun packed finish line!

Start/Finish: Lake Atalanta (E. Walnut Street and Lake Atalanta Drive, Rogers, AR  72756)

Cost: Variable ($60-$75)

More information: http://www.emseries.com/trails-and-road-duathlon.html

Highway 71 Classic Presented by Highroller Cyclery
Mar
12
10:00 am10:00

Highway 71 Classic Presented by Highroller Cyclery

NOTE: Due to inclement weather, the ride has been postponed to 10AM.

Produced by Bike Fayetteville in partnership with Breakaway Cycling Club, this fully-supported ride features two out-and-back routes along Highway 71, making it a perfect event for amateur and experienced cyclists alike. The relatively flat 32-mile option is an excellent introduction to group road cycling, while the 71-mile option offers more experienced cyclists the opportunity to challenge themselves with two climbs and descents of Mt. Gaylor—once on the way out, and once on the way back. Both routes treat cyclists to the splendor of spring in the Ozarks.

Arsaga’s Coffee Roastery, Stonemill Bread Company, and Ozark Natural Foods will provide hot coffee, fruit, pastries, and homemade PB&Js at the start and at aid stations along the route to keep cyclists fueled for the road ahead.

Proceeds from the Highway 71 Classic benefit Breakaway Cycling Club (a local junior road racing development team) and regional bike advocacy efforts to make Northwest Arkansas more bike-friendly through education, outreach, and infrastructure.

Start/Finish: Walker Park (corner of S. Block Ave. & 13th St., Fayetteville, AR 72701)

Cost: $30 advance; $40 day-of

More information: www.hwy71classic.com

Syllamo's Revenge
Mar
11
7:45 am07:45

Syllamo's Revenge

You don't want to miss this opportunity to test your skills and endurance across 50 miles of the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. Unlike many mountain bike trails that have a limited area for trail construction, the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail stretches over thousands of acres of the Ozark National Forest, and offers riders changing scenery and beautiful views of the White River, Sylamore Creek Valley, and the Ozark Mountains.

Start/Finish: Blanchard Springs Recreation Area (near Fifty Six, AR) - for detailed directions, click here.

Cost: $100

More information: www.syllamosrevenge.com.