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. Please remember, these are not our events but a listing of Arkansas events that we share through Arkansas Outside.

 

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!

PlayTri Alley Cat Drag Races #2 @ PlayTri
Jul 26 @ 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Run What Ya Brung! Fun, informal drag racing in the alley behind the Roger’s PlayTri. Bring whatever bike you want and race head to head with your friends!

 

 

 

 

The Wheel Sucker Time Trial
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Wheel Sucker Time Trial

This event is a USA Cycling sanctioned event, Permit # 2019 – 1615

6:00 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2019. The Wheel Sucker is a time trial for road cyclists over an 11-mile course on N. Arkansas Street/Old Wire Road/Walnut Valley Road from Rogers to Avoca and back. The open 3-person team and open individual categories may use USA Cycling approved aero equipment and are not eligible for the Omnium competition. The junior and adult individual Omnium categories may only race Eddie Merckx style (no aero equipment).

 

Categories and Prizes *:

Open

USAC Aero Equipment Allowed

(Not Eligible for Omnium)

Category Prizes
Men’s Open 3-Person Team 1st Place – $90 (team), 2nd Place – $60 (team), 3rd Place – $45 (team)
Women’s Open 3-Person Team 1st Place – $90 (team), 2nd Place – $60 (team), 3rd Place – $45 (team)
Men’s Open Individual 1st Place – $30, 2nd Place – $20, 3rd Place – $15
Women’s Open Individual 1st Place – $30, 2nd Place – $20, 3rd Place – $15

 

Omnium Contingent

Eddie Merckx Style (No Aero Equipment)

Category Prizes
Juniors Boys Ages 16-18, 13-15, 9-12 Merchandise to top three places
Juniors Girls Ages 16-18, 13-15, 9-12 Merchandise to top three places
Men Cat 1/2 1st $20, 2nd $15, 3rd $10, 4th $5
Men Masters A 40+ (Cat 1/2/3) 1st $20, 2nd $15, 3rd $10, 4th $5
Men Cat 3/4 1st $20, 2nd $15, 3rd $10, 4th $5
Women Cat 1/2/3 1st $20, 2nd $15, 3rd $10, 4th $5
Men Cat 4/5 Merchandise to top three places
Men Masters B 40+ (Cat 4/5) Merchandise to top three places
Women Masters 40+ 1st $20, 2nd $15, 3rd $10, 4th $5
Women Cat 3/4 1st $20, 2nd $15, 3rd $10, 4th $5
Women Cat 5 Merchandise to top three places

* Promoter reserves the right to change the start times and prizes/payout.

Juniors in the individual time trial will start first, followed by adult Open teams, Open individuals, and then Omnium categories. Juniors and adult individuals will go off every 30 seconds. Teams will start every 2 minutes.

Starting point is at the intersection of N. Arkansas Street and E. Spruce Street. (A map will be provided at the Registration Area) Event will be held rain or shine. The team’s time will be recorded when the second member of the team crosses the finish line.

USA Cycling compliant aero equipment is allowed in the Open categories. Omnium contingent categories will race Eddie Merckx style. USA Cycling License required. Non-licensed riders will be required to purchase a one-day license. One-day licenses can be purchased on-site for $10 or through usacycling.org.

After Party & Prizes at the Playtri store, 318 S. 1st Street, Rogers, AR 72756 – 20 minutes after event.

Contact: Tiffany Dixon, 479-409-9367, breakawaycyclingteam@gmail.com

Frisco Poker Ride @ Lake Atalanta
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Frisco Poker Ride @ Lake Atalanta | Rogers | Arkansas | United States

 

Frisco 5 Poker Ride

targeted to families and riders to enjoy a relaxed 2-mile cruise

 

7:00 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2019. This is a relaxed, family friendly 2-mile ride on the paved trail around Lake Atalanta.  In the past few years we’ve seen kids, moms and dads, grandparents, pets and families enjoy this event.  Prizes are awarded to the best poker hands.

There is no online registration for the Frisco 5 Poker Ride.  Anyone interested in participating in the Poker Ride may sign up at the Registration Area or at Clark Pavilion prior to the start for $5 per person. Riders under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

The Poker Ride will begin and end at Clark Pavilion at Lake Atalanta. To get to Clark Pavilion from downtown Rogers, take the 0.7-mile paved trail down to the pavilion from the Railyard Bike Park or drive down using Walnut Street. The climb on the paved trail back up to the Railyard may be challenging for very young riders and others.

Participants will draw one card at each of four stops on the route around Lake Atalanta and a fifth card at Clark Pavilion. Return completed card to officials at Clark Pavilion by 8:00 p.m.

8:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Clark Pavilion: Prizes awarded to the best poker hands.

Jul
27
Sat
Rats Kids Mountain Bike Race @ Lake Atalanta
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Rats Kids Mountain Bike Race @ Lake Atalanta | Rogers | Arkansas | United States

Rats Kids Mountain Bike Race

Targeted to kids ages 5 to 10

 

9:00 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019. A mountain bike race targeted to kids ages 5-12. This race will be held entirely on the Pleasant Ridge Road tract of Lake Atalanta Park. There is limited parking available at the trailhead off of Pleasant Ridge Road (1615 S. Pleasant Ridge Road, Rogers, AR), or you can park in downtown Rogers and ride the paved trail down. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to start.

Below is the route map for this race. The number of laps will vary by age group.

Brick Street Criterium @ Rogers Downtown Square
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Brick Street Crit

New Race at the 2019 Rogers Cycling Festival!

This event is a USA Cycling sanctioned event, Permit # 2019 – 1615

Come out and race on the brick streets of historic downtown Rogers!  The course is counter-clockwise around a 0.6-mile loop in downtown Rogers: Poplar Street – 1st Street – Elm Street – 4th Street.

USA Cycling License required. Non-licensed riders will be required to purchase a one-day license.  One-day licenses can be purchased on-site for $10 or through usacycling.org.

Categories and start times *:

Category

Start Time *

Length

Juniors boys/girls categories 9-12, 13-15, 16-18 **

10:00 a.m.

20 min

Women’s Cat 5

10:30 a.m.

25 min

Men’s Cat 4/5

11:05 a.m.

35 min

Women’s Cat 3/4 and Women’s Masters 40+ **                                    

11:50 a.m.

35 min

Men’s Masters A 40+ (1/2/3)

12:25 p.m.

45 min

Men’s Masters B 40+ (4/5)

1:20 p.m.

35 min

Kids Fun Crit

2:05 p.m.

 

Men’s Cat 3/4

3:00 p.m.

45 min

Women’s Cat 1/2/3

3:55 p.m.

50 min

Men’s Cat 1/2

4:55 p.m.

60 min

* Promoter reserves the right to change the start times and prizes/payout.

** Categories will race together but be scored separately.

There will be a free “Kids Fun Crit” at 2:05 p.m.  There will be two age categories for the “Kid’s Fun Crit” going at separate times with 3 to 6-year-olds going first followed by 7 to 9-year-olds. They will be racing on shortened course lengths. All little racers must wear a helmet and be ready to have a good time! (Please note the Kid’s Fun Crit is for fun and no podiums will take place).  A parent or legal guardian must sign a waiver prior to their child participating in the Kids Fun Crit. We also hope to have a strider bike area for very small kids to ride.

Prizes:

Brick Street Criterium

Place

Men’s 1/2

Men’s 3/4

Men’s Masters A

Men’s Masters B

Men’s 4/5

Women’s 1/2/3

Women’s 3/4

Women’s 5

Women’s Masters 40+

Junior Men

Junior Women

1st

$35

$35

$35

Merch

Merch

$35

$35

Merch

$35

Merch

Merch

2nd

$25

$25

$25

Merch

Merch

$25

$25

Merch

$25

Merch

Merch

3rd

$15

$15

$15

Merch

Merch

$15

$15

Merch

$15

Merch

Merch

4th

$10

$10

$10

 

 

$10

$10

 

$10

 

 

5th

$5

$5

$5

 

 

$5

$5

 

$5

 

 

Total

$85

$85

$85

 

 

$85

$85

 

$85

 

 

The Gambler MTB Endurance Race @ Lake Atalanta
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Gambler Endurance MTB Race

Targeted to mountain bikers seeking a fun, late-night endurance ride

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019. “The Gambler” is a spectator friendly 4-hour solo or team endurance event featuring the Lake Atalanta mountain bike trail system. Event will be at the Pleasant Ridge tract, 1615 S. Pleasant Ridge Road, Rogers, AR.

If you want to smash out four hours of solo endurance racing, or grab your fastest buddies for a strategy filled team effort… “The Gambler” has a category for everyone. Ante up!

Registration at the Pleasant Ridge Road trailhead from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Course is open to pre-ride from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Mandatory racer meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Rules:

  • Ages 13 and up
  • All solo and team competitors on the course after 8:00 p.m. must have lights
  • All 4-person team members must complete at least 1 lap

All 2-person team members must complete at least 2 laps

Categories:

*All Categories are considered “Open” unless noted.

Additional details: Mass start for all categories, with designated staging area for team competition. Each lap on the single track route is approximately 2 miles.

Solo racers may leave the course at the designated start/finish line to refuel but must check out and back in appropriately. Solo and team laps will be counted. Last lap counts if racer entered the course by 9:59 p.m. Racer’s last lap completion time will be noted. Solo and team competitors with the most laps and the fastest completion time will determine finishing order.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category at the After Party at Ozark Beer Company at 109 N. Arkansas Street, Rogers, AR.

There is limited parking at the Pleasant Ridge Road trailhead.  Additional parking is available at Lake Atalanta Park on Walnut Street and in downtown Rogers.  There are paved trails leading to the Pleasant Ridge tract where this event will be held.

Dam Night Run 5K @ DeGray Lake Spillway
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Dam Night Run 5K @ DeGray Lake Spillway

That Dam Night Run
Flat and Downhill…very fast. Beautiful view of Degray Lake and Caddo River Valley.

Flat and Downhill…very fast. Beautiful view of Degray Lake and Caddo River Valley.

START: Approx. 2 miles west of Degray Lake Dam on Skyline Drive at 8:00pm SHARP. Transprotation will be provided to starting line. Water and porta potties will be provided at the start.

WATER STATION: At the halfway point.

FINISH: Spillway Dam area just below and east of Degray Lake Dam. Music, water, ice cold watermelon and water cannon.

PACKET PICKUP/LATE REGISTRATION: 3:00 – 7:00 at the spillway dam area.

NO REGISTRATION AFTER 6:30pm.

Entry Fee: Students 18 and under $15.00

$30 Race Day Registration
CHIP TIMING WILL BE USED! **BE SURE TO GET YOUR CHIP** YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ATTACHING YOUR CHIP TO YOUR SHOE AND RETURNING YOUR CHIP AFTER THE RACE.

AWARDS PRESENTATION: Beginning at approx 9:30 pm at the spillway Dam Area. Awards must be picked up the night of the race.

Overall Male and Female – 3 deep
Master Male and Female – 3 deep
Grandmaster Male and Female – 1 deep
Seniors Male and Female – 1 deep
Age Divisions: 1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-up. Male and Female – 5 deep
Walkers Male and Female – 5 deep
Wheelchair Male and Femal – 3 deep
NO DOGS OR STROLLERS.

Jul
28
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

We are adjusting our Sunday beginner ride to 8am on Sundays now that the summer heat is here!

The Sunday Morning Coffee Ride is a weekly, casual 15-20 mile ride along the River Trail at 15 mph or less, average. We meet at the Meteor Cafe and finish here with a Free cup of fresh brewed Coffee or an Iced Tea! Gather around 7:45am and hit the road at 8:00! We look forward to enjoying a fun, scenic ride together!

The Whitney Gravel Ride @ Avoca Town Center
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Race Details

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2018.

The Whitney Gravel Ride returns as part of the 2019 Rogers Cycling Festival on Sunday, July 28th, 2019 with new route options, and a start/finish location that includes a post-ride gathering with food and friends.

What are the route options? New this year, we are introducing two downloadable route options featuring a first-time friendly 26-mile route we’ve dubbed “A Day at the Park” that features a unique experience IN the Pea Ridge National Military Park, and “The Whitney” for those ready for a 50-mile gravel adventure. Remember, Mt. Whitney is the highest point in Benton County, and the only way to get there…is up.

Tell me about “The Whitney”. The Whitney (new route for 2019) is a single day, self-supported experience featuring a mix of gravel and back roads that takes you to the top of Mt. Whitney (the highest elevation in Benton County) for some amazing scenic overlooks at the Mt. Whitney Lodge, before traveling down a vast array of scenic backcountry gravel and B roads in Arkansas AND Missouri! While the route isn’t shy on climbs (3300+ elevation gain), riders will be rewarded with large descents on a gravel packed route that crosses into Missouri for a two-state adventure by bike! Riders will find an event aid station atop Whitney Mountain at mile 20, and the route passes a small store (Dollar General) at mile 27 should additional aid need to be purchased. The route does cross Hwy. 62 straight across at mile 27 and we ask that riders please take extra caution at this unprotected crossing. It’s a ride, not a race.

To download the GPX file or to load the route in your phone using the RidewithGPS mobile app visit: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29929423

Tell me about “A Day at the Park”. In a partnership with the Pea Ridge National Military Park, we are excited to create a unique opportunity perfect for the more beginner gravel rider. While not short on challenge (+1600 elevation gain), the mileage should be achievable to most cyclists that can complete the Square 2 Square. The route is a one-time opportunity to experience the Pea Ridge National Military Park at no additional cost (there is a day use fee when visiting the park), taking riders through the middle of the battle field on the historic Ford Rd. for a truly one of a kind gravel experience. Hydration is available at the Park’s Visitor Center at mile 12, with a small selection of snacks and Battlefield memorabilia available for purchase. The route does cross Hwy. 62 straight across at miles 11 and 19 and we ask riders (especially parents with kids) to please take extra caution at this unprotected crossing.

To download the GPX file or to load the route in your phone using the RidewithGPS mobile app visit: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29929688

Walnut Valley Road Race @ Avoca Town Hall
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

This event is a USA Cycling sanctioned event, Permit # 2019 – 1615

Sunday, July 28, 2019.  The course is clockwise around a 6.1-mile loop in the Walnut Valley area outside of northeast Rogers. Races will be held rain or shine. See course map below.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

On-line Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/rogers-cycling-festival0

On-site Registration Area: Avoca Town Hall, 222 Old Wire Road, Avoca, AR 72711.

Race Start/Finish line and prize presentations will be at the Avoca Town Hall, located 5 miles north of Rogers at 222 Old Wire Road, Avoca, AR 72711.

Feed Zone: Neutral Feed Zone will be adjacent to the Avoca Town Hall. Beaver Water District will provide Neutral Water at the Feed Zone (whoop!).  Please do not discard your bottles and trash along the race course. Bottles should be discarded only at the feed zone. Discarding your trash along the race course will be grounds for disqualification.

USA Cycling License required. Non-licensed riders will be required to purchase a one-day license and will be permitted to enter the CAT 5 race or the Citizens race.  A ‘Citizens’ category is available for first time racers. A one-day license is included in the Citizens and Juniors race fee. A one-day license for Cat 5 is $10.

 

Category Start Time * Laps
Women’s Cat 5 8:00 a.m. 3 laps
Juniors 13-15, 16-18 ** 8:05 a.m. 3 laps
Juniors 9-12 ** 8:10 a.m. 2 laps
Citizens 8:15 a.m. 3 laps
Women’s Cat 1/2/3 10:30 a.m. 7 laps
Men’s Cat 4/5 ** 10:35 a.m. 6 laps
Men’s Masters B 40+ (4/5) ** 10:35 a.m. 6 laps
Women’s Cat 3/4 ** 10:40 a.m. 5 laps
Women’s Masters 40+ ** 10:40 a.m. 5 laps
Men’s Cat 1/2 1:00 p.m. 11 laps
Men’s Masters A 40+ (1/2/3) 1:05 p.m. 9 laps
Men’s Cat 3/4 1:10 p.m. 8 laps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Promoter reserves the right to change the start times and prizes/payout.

** Categories will roll out together but be scored separately.

 

Prizes*:

Walnut Valley Road Race
Place Men’s 1/2 Men’s 3/4 Men’s Masters A Men’s Masters B Men’s 4/5 Citizens Women’s 1/2/3 Women’s 3/4 Women’s 5 Women’s Masters 40+ Junior Men Junior Women
1st $45 $45 $45 Merch Merch Merch $45 $45 Merch $45 Merch Merch
2nd $35 $35 $35 Merch Merch Merch $35 $35 Merch $35 Merch Merch
3rd $25 $25 $25 Merch Merch Merch $25 $25 Merch $25 Merch Merch
4th $15 $15 $15       $15 $15   $15    
5th $10 $10 $10       $10 $10   $10    
Total $130 $130 $130       $130 $130   $130    
Aug
1
Thu
Arkansas Bike Summit @ The Record
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day

ABS Logo

PlacesForBikes Regional Conference

Thursday, August 1

9am-10am Registration Open

10am-3pm Sessions/Lunch w/ Keynote Speaker

3pm-5pm Guided Rides

6pm Happy Hour Reception

Friday, August 2

8am-9am Registration Open/Breakfast

9am-3pm Sessions/Lunch w/ Keynote Speaker

3:30pm-5:30pm Group Ride

5:30pm-7pm Happy Hour Reception

Dinner on Own

9pm-Late Finish Line Social

Saturday, August 3

8am-9am Continental Breakfast

9am-11:30am Sessions

11:30am-1pm Lunch on Own

1:30pm Trail Rides

5pm Closing Reception

(Tentative schedule, subject to change)

$25 per person PlacesForBikes Regional Conference includes conference registration, materials, lunch and happy hour reception on Thursday

$100.00 per person Arkansas Bike Summit includes conference registration, materials, goodie bag, breakfast Friday & Saturday, lunch Friday, and happy hour reception Friday & Saturday

Aug
2
Fri
MEMS 5K Glow Run @ Two Rivers Park
Aug 2 @ 8:15 pm – 10:30 pm
MEMS 5K Glow Run @ Two Rivers Park
MEMS 5k is BACK with a flare! MEMS 5k will be illuminating the night as the MEMS 5k Glow Run! Join us for a fun, family experience to GLOW through the night! MEMS 5k GLOW Run will be held at the Two Rivers Park on a fun, flat course. This will be a professionally timed running event open to all levels of participants. All participants will receive a race t-shirt, finisher medal, and glowing swag. Refreshments will be available after the race, as well as a water stop and GLOW spots along the course. Awards will be given for the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group.
Costumes are not required, but highly encouraged! There will be a costume contest, so if you Glow the best, we will reward your sparkle with a prize! The committee will be judging throughout the run. Prizes for best use of illumination will be awarded for Adults and Kids 15 and under.
Proceeds from MEMS 5k Glow Run will benefit the hosting of a First Responder Wellness Symposium in the October of 2019.
Aug
3
Sat
Tour de Cure Bentonville Century Ride @ Crystal Bridges
Aug 3 all-day

Family Trail Walk ,10MI, 20MI & 40MI Mountain Biking, 20MI, 50MI, 62.5MI & 100 MI Cycling
Registration fee: $15.00
Fundraising Minimum: $200.00

Ride like you own the road.

Cycling will make you feel the power of the pedal as you join the fight to end diabetes. The Tour de Cure’s cycling routes are for people of all cycling abilities and is regarded as one of the top multi-site cycling events in the country. The routes are well-marked, there are safety marshals and safety vehicles, fully stocked rest stops and more.

Run like the wind.

Running shows not only physical determination but the determination to end diabetes. The Tour de Cure is now open to all runners! If you choose to run you will receive a timing chip and will run on a beautiful 5k route. What a great way to celebrate health, fitness and fun!

Walk as a united front.

Walking together with family, friends and coworkers shows your community you want a cure. Walking is a great way to get out and get healthy all while celebrating those living with diabetes. You will be among hundreds of walkers who share your passion as you walk along a beautiful route.

Fundraise Like a Champ

After registering you will have access to your participant center which is your fundraising hub. You will have a personal page to share your story, mobile apps, email templates and more. Once you set your goal the local staff will help you every step of the way so you can achieve it. Fundraising has never been easier; and be sure to check out our 2018 Recognition Gifts for some additional inspiration!

Be sure to visit our new Toolkit Page where you can find lots of helpful fundraising resources at your fingertips.

Looking for Route information?  Visit our Event Details Page for full route maps & details.  And you can also check out our frequently updated, News & FAQ Page.

Hook and Ladder 5K/10K & 1 Mile Fun Run @ Bentonville Fire Department
Aug 3 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

4th Annual Hook & Ladder! Register today https://app.regwiz.io/register/hookandladder/610

The 4th annual Hook & Ladder 5K/10K and 1 mile fun run. Firefighter Challenege is back and details will be released closer to race date. Sponsor booths, Live DJ from Brock Entertainment, Water shower at the end of the race and much more! We’re set and can’t wait to see everyone there this year! Bentonville Firefighter’s Assoc. is a non-profit organization.

Race Routes:

5K Race Route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/163330
10K Race Route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/180205
**It is your responsibility to know the route you plan to run, we do not accept responsibility for runners accidentally going off course**

Crystal Bridges Endurance – 50 Mile Gravel Grinder
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Crystal Bridges Endurance - 50 Mile Gravel Grinder @ Siloam Springs | Arkansas | United States

Crystal Bridges Endurance invites you to experience some of the best gravel in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.  This brand new race starts in the beautiful downtown of Siloam Springs, AR. Racers will be led out of town and unleashed onto 50-60 miles of hard-packed, fast-rolling gravel backroads.  This route takes you over the Illinois River and several creeks, along scenic farms and historic buildings. The rolling hills give you plenty of time to warm up for the grueling but rewarding climbs that signify the last few miles of the race.

There will be a convenience store at the halfway stop with snacks for purchase, free water-refill station, and restrooms. Riders are expected to be self-sufficient. This means you are responsible for carrying all your supplies you will need including water, food, tools, spare tubes, etc.  We will provide a limited amount of sag support but that does not preclude you from taking care of yourself out on the course. If you are not comfortable supporting yourself for 50+ miles, please consider shortening your ride distance and note our bail-out points.

The full race route will be released on July 28th.  Until then, follow Crystal Bridges Endurance on Instagram and Facebook to see “teaser pics” taken along the route.

 

This race is a part of the Crystal Bridges Endurance Series.

Women’s White River Diversity Float Trip – Outdoor Adventures for Women @ Spider Creek Resort
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Women's White River Diversity Float Trip - Outdoor Adventures for Women @ Spider Creek Resort

Women’s Summer Diversity Float Trip!

Get Outside with Outdoor Adventures for Women! Join us on a 4 mile, 1/2 day kayak trip on the White River just 10 minutes west of Eureka Springs. Meet at Spider Creek Resort @ 10 AM Saturday, August 3rd. Kayak, Shuttles, Life Vest, Paddles, and Lunch provided. If you have your own Kayak/Canoe, you still need to purchase a ticket and you will be responsible for shuttling yourself (lunch is provided).

Single (Kayak) – $95 per person
Double (Canoe) – $125 for two persons
Bring your own boat- $30
Limited tickets are available!

You Choose the Adventure. We Guide It.
www.outdooradventuresforwomen.com
outdooradventuresforwomen@gmail.com

Aug
4
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

We are adjusting our Sunday beginner ride to 8am on Sundays now that the summer heat is here!

The Sunday Morning Coffee Ride is a weekly, casual 15-20 mile ride along the River Trail at 15 mph or less, average. We meet at the Meteor Cafe and finish here with a Free cup of fresh brewed Coffee or an Iced Tea! Gather around 7:45am and hit the road at 8:00! We look forward to enjoying a fun, scenic ride together!

Open Streets Bentonville
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Open Streets is back and invites you and your neighbors to join us for round 2! This time in Bentonville!

Open Streets promote healthy, active living through a series of free events held across the region opening the city’s largest public space –its streets –to the non-motorized public in order to walk, bike, skate, and discover active transportation.

Open Streets events foster civic pride, stimulate economic development, and represent community, investments in Northwest Arkansas’s vitality, livability, and diversity. These are free programs that offer communities the opportunity to experience their city streets in a whole new way.

Location: SW A and 5th Street, loops around Gilmore Park and SW 6th and SW A.

Fun Activities:
Dancing
Phat Tire Bike Shop – Arkansas E-Bike Demos
Active Transportation Parade 2pm
Yoga

Live Music:
The Damn Neighbors 12-2pm
Becky Adams 2-4pm
103.3 KOBV – Bentonville Community Radio 12-4pm
Tater, Mater, & Squarsh 12-4pm @ The Pedaler’s Pub LLC

Food Trucks:
Persephonē on Wheels
Sherpa’s Tacos
Brain Freeze Sno & Whips

Comically Large Table Games
Yoga
Strider Courses
Street and Chalk Art
Glasses & Mustaches Photo Booth Rentals Photo Booth
and more!

Want to get involved!? Sponsor and Vendor Application available on www.bikenwa.org/openstreets

Aug
10
Sat
Arkansas Enduro Series – Red Star, Arkansas @ Red Star School
Aug 10 @ 7:00 am – Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm
Arkansas Enduro Series - Red Star, Arkansas @ Red Star School

Red Star, Ark.

The Upper Buffalo Mountain Bike Trail offers about 40 miles of singletrack surrounding the highest point in the Ozark Mountains. This gem of a Midwest ride laces through the headwaters of the Buffalo National River on a mixture of narrow, hand-built singletrack and machine-cut flow trails. Features some of the best experiences available – stunning scenery past steep cliffs, turquoise waterfalls, abundant wildlife and old-growth hardwood forests.

WHAT IS ENDURO?

Enduro racing combines many aspects of mountain bike disciplines- endurance of cross country, technical features of downhill, and requires adaptability to varying terrain. In a cross-country race, riders compete in a group for fastest overall time on a course with terrain most suitable for a hardtail or short travel bike. A downhill race is a solo run on a downhill only trail with extreme rock features and jumps. Enduro racing combines elements of both disciplines to offer a course that is both technically challenging but also requires pedaling endurance. The timing method is unique as well. Riders are timed primarily on the downhills that offer, diverse segments over several stages throughout the course.

Ferncliff Scorchin’ Squirrel-a-Thon @ Ferncliff
Aug 10 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ferncliff Scorchin' Squirrel-a-Thon @ Ferncliff | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

When: 8.10.19 7:00 am-1 pm. $20 online and $25 the day of the race. Kids 8 and under are free! 5k and 1 mile fun run = $15

What: The Scorching’ Squirrel-A-Thon is a trail race that zig zags back and forth through Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center’s 1200 acres located just 10 miles west of Little Rock. There is a 1 mile fun run and 5k option, a 10 mile loop option, and a 20 mile option that repeats the 10 mile loop. The 2 longer options have aid stations that you pass through several times. One is a manned or womaned station at miles 5, 9, 14, and 19. The other is unmanned water station at miles (7 and 17). There will be refreshments at the end with a cook out at the pool. Please bring stuff to share although Fleet Feet and Ferncliff will provide burgers and hot dogs. No glass containers please. No pets. This is a great race for heat training and for trying out trail running with the shorter distances. There is quite a bit of incline throughout the course and in true squirrel fashion there is some darting back and forth. Along the course is an optional 120 foot enclosed slide!

All the distances end back at the start of the race, which is at the Ferncliff pool pavilion. The pool will be open after the race. It has a large covered pavilion and runners can cool off and enjoy some food and refreshments. There are lots of changing stalls.

All paid registrations before 7.21.18 receive a t shirt on race day. Any proceeds from the event will support Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center. If you’d like to reserve lodging the evening before the event click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/squirrel-a-thon-lodging-81019-tickets-54659906251

Click Here to view the approximate route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/513210

10 mile and 20 mile Run Begin: 7:00 am with a 6:50 am Mandatory Race Briefing

Watermelon 5K @ Hope Watermelon Festival
Aug 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Watermelon 5K @ Hope Watermelon Festival | Hope | Arkansas | United States

Watermelon Festival 5K

The race starts on the eastern edge of Hope’s Fair Park. After less than a tenth of a mile the route turns right onto 6th Street. Runners will encounter some gradual uphill on 6th St totaling a 30 foot rise. The race then turns right onto Main Street where runners will soon pass the one mile marker.

Runners continue along Main St rewarded with a small gradual downhill until near the 1.5 mile point. Main St then moves gradually back uphill and the race route continues this gradual incline after making a right turn onto 16th street until just before the 2 mile marker.

At this point the course is gradually downhill until after the turn onto Grady Street, where the route levels off. The now weary runners will take Grady north to 7th Street where a left turn is made. The route angles to the southwest onto Park Dr. The road then turns back due west for the final straightaway. It is now time for the runners to begin their finishing kicks as the 3 mile marker and the finish line back in Fair Park are finally in sight!

Aug
11
Sun
Kessler Mountain Jam @ Mount Kessler
Aug 11 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Event Information

Fayetteville Parks & Recreation will host the Kessler Mountain Jam, a cross country race that is part of the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series (AMBCS) in the heat of the summer at Kessler Mountain.

When: Sunday, August 11, 2019
Where: Kessler Mountain Regional Park

Registration

Online registration will be available June 3 – August 9. Pricing varies from $15 – $45 depending on USAC category. Sign up here!
Registration will include an event t-shirt. USAC annual permit or daily permit NOT included in Kessler Mountain Jam registration. Annual or Daily permits must be purchased separately. Daily permit purchasing will be available onsite.

​Cross Country Race

USAC sanctioned Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series (AMBCS) cross country race! An annual USAC License or one-day License is mandatory. AMBCS Hard Plates are also required for the cross country race. Pre-riding and an evening social will take place on Saturday afternoon.

7:00am – 9:30am: Registration / Packet Pick Up
8:00am: Junior Race Start
9:05am: Cat 3 Race Start
10:10am: Cat 1 & 2 Race Start
11:30am-1:00pm: Awards Party: Food, Refreshments, Music

Volunteers

If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities for you such as event set up, participant check in, timing assistants and course monitors. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt! Register for this or any Fayetteville Parks and Recreation event via Give Pulse or contact Tiffany Hoover, Assistant Recreation Superintendent, by email.

Sponsors

We are currently seeking additional sponsors for the 2019 Kessler Mountain Jam! Various sponsorship opportunities are available.

The Fayetteville Race Series would not be successful with out support from our event sponsors. Thank you to those who have contributed. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please refer to the packet linked above and contact Tiffany Hoover at Fayetteville Parks and Recreation.

 

Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Aug 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

We are adjusting our Sunday beginner ride to 8am on Sundays now that the summer heat is here!

The Sunday Morning Coffee Ride is a weekly, casual 15-20 mile ride along the River Trail at 15 mph or less, average. We meet at the Meteor Cafe and finish here with a Free cup of fresh brewed Coffee or an Iced Tea! Gather around 7:45am and hit the road at 8:00! We look forward to enjoying a fun, scenic ride together!

Aug
15
Thu
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails | Hot Springs | Arkansas | United States

Wanna howl at the moon with the Northwoods crew? Shred Valkyrie and Blue Jay by the light of the full moon? Well, turns out, you’ll have 10 chances to join us on a monthly FULL MOON GROUP RIDE in the Northwoods.

The ride will be a no drop beginner to an intermediate group ride. The route will depend on the skill level of the participants. We will spend around an hour on the trails. We will meet at the trailhead at 6:00 and begin the ride by 6:30. It will be dark by the time we return to the trailhead.

All riders must have a mountain bike in working order, helmet, front white light, rear red Light, back-up light source, and water to hydrate.

After the ride, we will continue the fun with a little grillin’ and some tunes. Bring a chair! Don’t miss the fun… Come shred with us by the light of the moon!

Sponsored by: Superior Bathhouse Brewery, Spa City Cycling, Parkside Cycle, and Visit Hot Springs!

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Who: All mountain bikers/All skill levels
What: Full Moon Rides
Where: Northwoods, Waterworks Trailhead
When: 5:30 p.m.
How much: FREE
Why: Full moons are awesome and mountain bikes are too.

*Contingent on weather, Follow Northwoods Trails – Hot Springs Trail Conditions group for weather updates leading up to each event!

Full Schedule of Series includes (based on Farmers’ Almanac):
March 20 – Full Worm Moon
April 19 – Full Pink Moon
May 18 – Full Flower Moon
June 17 – Full Strawberry Moon
July 16 – Full Buck Moon
August 15 – Full Sturgeon Moon
September 14 – Full Harvest Moon
October 13 – Full Hunter’s Moon
November 12 – Full Beaver Moon
December 12 – Full Cold Moon