Calendar

Our calendar of events lists outdoor participatory sports throughout Arkansas. Feel free to search through the categories or tags. There is a lot happening so make your plans today.

 

Feb
4
Mon
NWA Spring Classic Road Race
Feb 4 @ 4:04 pm – 5:04 pm

NWA Spring Classic Road Race

Sunday April 28, 2019

The Fayetteville Wheelmen cycling team supports riders and racers of all levels. We hope that you will join us to not only race your bike, but also to help support the advancement of cycling in NW Arkansas.

The NWA Spring Classic Road Race is part of the USA Cycling Road Development Race Series. Separate awards will be given to Junior Men and Women riders from ages 10-18. See event info for specific racing categories.

PLEASE NOTE: All junior-age riders (18 years of age or younger) are required to have junior gearing. See this link for more information.

Apr
6
Sat
Ark-La-Tex Challenge @ Liberty-Eylau High School
Apr 6 all-day
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. 35 Miles into the 70 mile route you will arrive at 3 states and get to take a victory photo standing in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana! Just the motivation you need half way through! 
 
Route Lengths
 
70 Miles – Ark-La-Tex Challenge
52 Miles – Texas/Arkansas Loop
46 Miles – Arkansas/Texas Out and Back
35 Miles – Ark-La-Tex with Non-Supported Return
22 Miles – Arkansas/ Texas Challenge out and back
.5 Miles – Kids Ride/ Look Ma No Hands! (10 and under)
0 Miles – Spirit Rider to support the cause
Additionally, we will have a bounce houses, popcorn machine, Kids activity area, and other fun kids activities post ride! So BRING OUT YOUR KIDDOS!
 
RIDE is SAG Supported 
Special thanks to Home Depot for providing SAG Support.
Apr
13
Sat
Tour de Hills @ Harrison Parks and Rec
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Course Description

The Tour de Hills takes place on the famed “Jasper Disaster” course through North West Arkansas.  Mile for mile, this Ozark route is one of the most difficult in the state, with some 316 turns in 59 miles.  The route is extremely steep, boasting nearly 5,000 feet in elevation gains, and strenuous but very rewarding.

The trade-off:  it’s also one of the most beautiful rides you’ll ever experience, with jaw-dropping views from scenic overlooks and multiple chances for wildlife sightings, include the famous ELK HERD in Boxley Valley.  Beginning Harrison, making a counter clockwise loop, take Scenic Byway 7 south 18 miles to Jasper, Arkansas. From Jasper, travel west on Hwy 74 to Ponca, Arkansas.  Then take Hwy 43 north back to Harrison.

Check out the course on Strava

Aid Stations:

Station # 1: Hwy 7 at Gages Krooked Kreek One Stop (approximately mile 8)

Station # 2:  Mt. Sherman Near Kyle’s Landing access – Cruise up to Mt. Sherman then take in some nutrition (approximately mile 32)

Station # 3 Compton, AR on Hwy 43 at JB Trading Co. – Feel the elevation then take one some fluids!  (approximately mile 42)

Station #4 Hwy 43 & Hwy 206 junction – One last fill up before the finish (approximately mile 53)

On Course Warnings!!

Mile 22 – A recent landslide has the road in disarray!  Expect some gravel and dirt across the highway over a 30 yard stretch.  Crews are working hard to repair the road, but it won’t be back to normal before race day.

Mile 32-ish Steel Creek Area – This is a very dangerous portion of the course.  Tight turns and steep downhill!  We’ve had some wrecks in the past, please be cautious through this stretch!

Packet Pick-up

Pickup on race day morning!  Pick up at the Harrison Youth Center (202 N. Spring St.) beginning at 8:00 am.

Athletes may also register on site between 8:00 am and 9:30 am

We’re kicking around having pickup available on Friday, April 12 as well, details on that TBD.

Swag & Extras

Every participant will receive a t-shirt of course, but not your run-of-the-mill lame race day t-shirt.  Pirate Perry takes great pride in outfitting our athletes with something that doesn’t go strait to the “yard work pile.”  On top of shirts all athletes are invited to the post race feeding frenzy.

On course, we’ll have aid stations stocked with Tailwind,water, snacks and more!

Post Race:  Stick around for lunch on us!

May
4
Sat
Tour de Hoot 25, 60, 100 Mile Ride
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Each registered participant will receive a swag bag that will include Tour de Hoot socks. There will be indoor and outdoor camping available, as well as showers after the event.

All proceeds from this event directly support the Boys and Girls Club of McGehee, AR.  The club serves between 110 – 130 children per day during the school year and between 75 – 100 per day during the summer.  The Boys and Girls Club of McGehee offers turoring programs to help members with homework as well as after school snack programs and a summer feeding program to provide kids with hot and healthy meals during the summer.  Through educational programs, community outreach, sports and athletic activities, and feeding programs, The Boys and Girls Club of McGehee reaches well over 800 youth annually.

May
18
Sat
Raptor Cycling Relay @ Fayetteville
May 18 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 pm

Race Across Peaks of The Ozarks Cycling Relay aka the R.A.P.T.O.R.

The event consists of 4-person relay, 2-person relay and Solo divisions based upon a four-criteria handicapping system…USA Cycling road category, Age, Gender, and Weight. You are going to geek out on the combinations to put the best team on the course.

Registration is now open and for this first year, we want to offer you and your mates a discount (codes expire on January 31):
• 4-person is $100 off, use code – “4personcoupon”
• 2-person is $50 off, use code – “twoperson”
• Solo division is $25 off, use code – “solocoupon”

Handicap system for each division and other event details can be found at the event website – https://runsignup.com/…/…/Fayetteville/RAPTORAdventureSeries

Register Now – https://www.bikereg.com/raptor-cycling-relay And don’t forget to use the coupon code!

Amenities will include:
• Fleece Hoodie
• Pre-race meal and beverages the night before
• Continental Breakfast on race morning
• Beer and Barbeque at the finish
• Finisher award
• Giveaway prizes
• Bragging rights if you win!

How many times do you get to do something completely different on the bike…this is your chance!

Raptor

Jun
1
Sat
CARTI’s Tour de Rock @ Riverfront Park
Jun 1 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
CARTI's Tour de Rock @ Riverfront Park | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Tour de Rock is an annual bicycle ride in North Little Rock, Arkansas that benefits CARTI (Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute), a not-for-profit health-care organization that provides the finest-quality radiation therapy and compassionate patient care to cancer patients in Arkansas and the surrounding states.

CARTI’s 15th Annual Tour de Rock presented by Russell Chevrolet will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Five rides to choose from: 25, 50, 62, 80, or 100 miles. Pancake-flat course, very well-supported ride with and plenty of rest stops. Registration opens on January 1, 2018 and includes registration fee, commemorative t-shirt, and post-ride party complete with music, exhibitors, great food, and beer garden.

What:  Four pancake-flat 25, 50, 62,  and 100 mile routes through Central Arkansas.

Who:  over 1,000 cyclists from Arkansas and beyond

Where: Route begins and ends on Riverfront Drive and Brother Paul Drive in N. Little Rock.  After party at Heifer International Pavilion.

Why:  To fight cancer and help CARTI deliver the most advanced forms of cancer care.  Chances are you’ve been impacted by cancer.  CARTI’s Tour de Rock is an opportunity to honor the ones who’ve fought the battle.  Who will you ride for?

For more information on Tour de Rock, please contact Jennifer Selig at (501) 296-3428 or Jennifer.selig@carti.com.

Jun
22
Sat
True Grit Ride 2019 @ Chaffee Crossing
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
True Grit Ride 2019 @ Chaffee Crossing | Fort Smith | Arkansas | United States

TGR100/MTB/5K Run/Walk benefits the Community Services Clearinghouse.

Route Distances: Road Ride 10, 28,42,66 and 100 miles, the Mountain Bike Ride is a 15 mile guided Mountain Bike Tour and the newest addition is the 5K Walk/Run. We offer a course for riders of any skill level.

Entry Fees: Registration is $50 for the TGR , $45 for the TG Mountain Bike Ride and $35 for the TG 5K Walk/Run.

The Clearinghouse is a well-established, non-profit organization located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, 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 before returning to class on Monday.

Pedals for Compassion @ Magnolia Square
Jun 22 @ 7:30 am

We’re hosting a benefit bicycle ride for the Compassion’s Foundation, Inc. we will have three different length routes to choose from 100k, 35 mile, or 15 mile

More details to come!!!

Event Details

Pre packet pick up Friday 2pm to 9pm at the Central Hub on Magnolia square. Come have a beer or two and meet the other riders!

Pre event breakfast starts at 6 am followed by ride start at 7:30 am.

Day of registration starts at 6 am at the breakfast.

Sag support will be on the routes. There will be plenty of fully stocked rest stops and several water stations in between to help keep you fueled till the end.

Finish/start line activities will begin shortly after the ride start, where there will be food, door prizes, finisher medals, etc.

 

Jul
20
Sat
Wampoo Roadeo @ All Souls Church
Jul 20 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wampoo Roadeo @ All Souls Church | Scott | Arkansas | United States

Registration link: https://www.bikereg.com/wampoo-roadeo
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/wampooroadeo/
Cost : $15

The Wampoo Roadeo is a fund raiser for the Marilyn Fulper Memorial Fund. The fund is used to improve the cycling infrastructure in Central Arkansas by purchasing, installing and donating cycling related equipment. Past projects include purchasing and installing five bicycle fixit stations along the Arkansas River Trail, three high security air pumps, donating 1000 helmets to Recycle Bikes For Kids, a donation to the Laura Wooldridge Memorial Fund, a donation toward the purchase of a mechanical sweeper for the ART on both sides of the river, and a donation toward purchasing a water fountain for the ART.

 

Jul
26
Fri
Rogers Cycling Festival @ The Railyard
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day
Rogers Cycling Festival @ The Railyard | Rogers | Arkansas | United States

Nine Races, Three Days, One Historic Festival –
Save The Date!

Sep
28
Sat
Big Dam Bridge 100 @ River Front Dr. North Little Rock
Sep 28 all-day
Big Dam Bridge 100 @ River Front Dr. North Little Rock | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

The Big Dam Bridge 100 is Arkansas’s largest cycling tour! Offering distances of 10/32/50/68/100 miles. This is a don’t miss event for cyclist in the mid south region.

Each year, thousands of cyclists from around the country descend on Central Arkansas for what has become the largest and most publicized cycling tour in Arkansas. The Big Dam Bridge, famous for its name and its reputation for being the longest bicycle bridge in the world, has attracted cyclists from all over to participate in this yearly event.