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