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.

 

Aug
18
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Aug 18 @ 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
25
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Aug 25 @ 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
30
Fri
Critical Mass Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center
Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm

Critical Mass come to Little Rock
*relaxed bike ride
*from Clinton Library
*fun ride for all ages & abilities
**come prepared (hydrated, bike repair kit, helmet, bike light, light snacks)** RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Watch Seth Bikes video about Critical Mass
Sep
1
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Sep 1 @ 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!

Sep
7
Sat
Bike MS: Rock’n Hot Ride @ Garver, LLC
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day

The Bike MS: Rock’n Hot Ride is a 2-day fundraising cycling event. The ride is a 126-mile journey from North Little Rock to Ponce De Leon Center in Hot Springs Village and back. The routes include fully-stocked rest stops every 10 to 12 miles, a great lunch stop each day, and safety provided by volunteer nurses, HAM radio operators, law enforcement, and motorcycle escorts. The ride begins Saturday morning at Garver in North Little Rock. Riders will travel through Central Arkansas, where they will enjoy some of Arkansas’ most scenic views, and end at Ponce De Leon Center in Hot Springs Village. Day Two begins with a hearty breakfast before heading back to Little Rock and the 2019 Finish Line. Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

Cross Boss p/b SHAM Central AR Cyclocross @ Cedar Glades Park
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day
Cross Boss p/b SHAM Central AR Cyclocross @ Cedar Glades Park

Race Flyer

Times: Saturday 3:00 pm- 5 pm

Sunday: 10 am – 12:30 pm

Directions​: From downtown Hot Springs, AR, go north on Central Ave past Bathhouse Row. At the fountain, turnleft onto Whittington Ave and an immediate right onto Cedar St. Go 0.4 mile and turn right onto Cedarglades Rd.After 1.1 miles, take a slight right onto Wildcat Rd. After 1 mile, turn left past iron gate into Cedarglades Park.Follow road until you see the climbing wall on right. The race will be held on the field behind the climbing wall.

Course​: The route may include grass, gravel, pavement, barriers, mud, stairs, etc., and will follow USAC regulationsfor cyclocross.

Event Rules & Information:●Register online at ​www.bikereg.com​.● enter the ENTIRE SERIES (4 races: 2 in LR, 2 in HS) for $80 to get UNLIMITED RACING at all 4events. You must register for the whole series by Sunday, Aug 18, on bikereg.com for this offer!!

●Open male/female races will have a 40 mm max tire limitation and require drop bar bikes.

●Course, raceday registration, and number pick-up will open at 2 pm Saturday and 9 am Sunday.

●Preregistration closes Thursday 9 pm before raceday; raceday reg closes 10 minutes before each race

●Racers may enter a second category for $10 via preregistration or raceday.●Checks should be made out to SHAM Events.

●All racers who have an annual license must show license at time of registration.●USAC licenses may be purchased at ​www.usacycling.org​; one-day licenses are available for $10.

●Helmets required for all participants!!!●All racers must sign a waiver at registration; under 18 must have the waiver signed by a guardian.

●Payout available for open male and female categories: 1​st​-$40, 2​nd​-$30, 3​rd​-$20●Cookout immediately following Saturday race; coffee and donuts prior to Sunday raceFor additional info: ​shameventsllc@gmail.com​; facebook.com/shameventsllcUSAC

Square to Square Bicycle Ride @ Bentonville Square
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Square to Square Bicycle Ride @ Bentonville Square | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

Enjoy 30 miles of Razorback Greenway cycling followed by post ride festivities that include live music, community farmer’s markets, refreshments, discounts to square area businesses, bicycle valet, and more!

The Square 2 Square Bike Ride follows the Razorback Greenway. The SPRING ride starts in Fayetteville and finishes in Bentonville. In the FALL, the start is in Bentonville and the finish is in Fayetteville. Fun for all ages! Total distance one-way is 30 miles. Along the course, participants can enjoy three festive pit stops featuring entertainment, bike maintenance services, and basic ride refreshments.

Riders are welcome to start at any point along the trail if not able to ride entire 30 miles. Optional shuttles (by reservation) will be available to the starting area, before and after the ride.

Ride Start: 8am-10am – Fall ride starts in Bentonville (Lawrence Plaza)
Post Ride Celebration: 10:00am-3:00pm – Fall rides finishes in Fayetteville (adjacent to The Square)

Optional shuttles (by fee and reservation) available to the starting area, before and after the ride. Shuttle reservations can be made when registering and the shuttle cost is $5.00 per person.
Shuttles will pick up at the Hillcrest Towers Bus Stop in Fayetteville located at Center Street and School Avenue.
Shuttles will drop off at the Benton County Office Complex in Bentonville located near the Square between E Central Ave and NE 2nd St.
Shuttle times are 7am, 8am, 9am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Shuttles can carry 75 people and bikes per timeslot.

Packet Pick Up

Packets are available for pick up in both Bentonville and Fayetteville prior to the ride date. Please choose which City you plan to pick up your packet from during the online registration process. Packets include your event t-shirt, water bottle, and required wristband.

Course Details

Use this link to view an interactive map of the Razorback Regional Greenway

 

Sep
8
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Sep 8 @ 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!

Sep
14
Sat
Northwest Arkansas Mountain Bike Championships @ Devils Den State Park
Sep 14 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Northwest Arkansas Mountain Bike Championships @ Devils Den State Park

CELEBRATE 31 YEARS OF MOUNTAIN BIKING AT DEVIL’S DEN STATE PARK!!

CROSS COUNTRY and OBSERVED TRIALS

Devil’s Den State Park is proud to celebrate 31 years of mountain biking. It started in 1989 with the first bike event, and it has become a September tradition. Remember to thank our sponsors; most have supported the event for the past 31 years. Saturday’s traditional race starts in Campground A. Trials are Saturday evening near the pool area. Racers and volunteers are eligible to win swag donated by bike shops and businesses that support the event. All events are spectator friendly. Remember, this is a point series event for the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series.
This race is USA Cycling sanctioned (2018-2631). USA Cycling rules will be followed. CAT I must have a USA Cycling license to compete and you must have your license at registration. Annual licenses will be sold at registration. CAT 2 and CAT 3 may race with a temporary license for an additional $10. All participants must hold an AMBCS license, which is $5.

ADVENTURE SUBARU, THE FRIENDS OF DEVIL’S DEN STATE PARK INC., THE BANK OF FAYETTEVILLE, TAILWIND CYCLISTS, JACK & JO ANNE MILLER, AND THE SCOTT /DEFOLIART CHARITABLE MOUNTAIN BIKE FUND have donated money to support the event. ARKANSAS STATE PARKS has donated complimentary cabins and camping
accommodations as race prizes. Money and prizes will be divided between the men and women CAT 1 division and CAT 1 trials division. TAILWIND CYCLISTS’ $200 will go to the winners of the women’s and men’s CAT 2 senior division The park’s campgrounds, cabins, bathhouses, and café will be open. Normal cafe operating hours are from 10am to 6pm. The nearest groceries and gasoline are in Winslow and West Fork (20 minutes). Cabin and camping reservations (1-479-761-3325) can be made daily from 8am to 5pm. All campsites are reservable. We expect to be at 100%
occupancy; don’t be left out.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL DEVIL’S DEN STATE PARK AT 1(479) 761.3325 OR E-MAIL tim.scott@arkansas.gov

Tour De Bluff
Sep 14 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, September 13-14, 2019 – Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Staying in shape can be fun!  To prove it, Novel T’s Custom Screen Printing and Ad Specialty Gallery, ARORA and The City of Pine Bluff are hosting the 16th annual Tour de Bluff. Tour De Bluff 2019 is an opportunity to see and participate in the rebuilding of a great Central Arkansas community. Tour De Bluff 2019 has new routes and new activities that will make your experience even more fun than before!

Organizers have set up a fun-filled event with great new activities starting on Friday September 13, 2019 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Riders will be able to pick up their packets starting at 12:00 pm. Vendors and sponsors will be setup for the public.

Tour De Bluff 2019 will feature the new Tour De Bluff Friday Social!

Tour De Bluff Friday Social, sponsored by Novel T’s, Arora and The City Of Pine Bluff, is an opportunity for participants, family, visitors, and the local community to socialize and have a fun time together in Pine Bluff along with the sounds of Blues music. Registered Tour De Bluff participants will receive free gifts, snacks and refreshments provided by Tour De Bluff sponsors.

Tour De Bluff Saturday

Saturday will feature bicycle safety information, Tour De Bluff road race, bicycle courses designed for riders to travel any comfortable distance and a Health Fair. Tour de Bluff is a family activity for people of all ages to learn the safe way to enjoy bicycling and have lots of fun. Anyone can participate; those who are just learning to ride a bicycle; those who ride regularly; and those who haven’t been on a bicycle since they were kids. If you don’t ride, come anyway; there will entertainment and food for everyone.

Saturday begins at 7:00 a.m. with registration in downtown Pine Bluff. Road racers who would like to complete for the Tour de Bluff road race title start the course. Leisure riders wanting to ride the course any distance “just for fun” and distance riders will begin after all racers have started.  While they are gone, others may watch and/or participate in the fun games, entertainment, and activities, which include a bicycle safety demonstration, a Fire Engine display by the Pine Bluff Fire Department, a “BEST LOOKING BIKE” contest. 4H and Jefferson County Growing Healthy Communities have partnered for Bicycle Safety stations to teach safe riding skills. Tour De Bluff is also setup as a Boy Scout Challenge. Boy Scouts can work on their Cycling Merit Badge and earn a patch.

 

The goal for Tour de Bluff is to show people how to stay in shape while having fun and helping people rediscover the joy of bicycle riding as a great way to accomplish this goal.

Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Sep 14 @ 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!

– – –

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

Sep
15
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Sep 15 @ 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!

Sep
20
Fri
Arkansas Enduro Series – Bentonville @ Coler Trail System
Sep 20 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Arkansas Enduro Series - Bentonville @ Coler Trail System | Bella Vista | Arkansas | United States

Bentonville, Ark. / Sept 20

The fifth and final race of the series wraps up at the coveted Coler MTB Preserve located a mile West of the Bentonville Square.

Friday – Dual Slalom
Saturday – Pre-ride enduro
Sunday – Enduro race

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.

Sep
21
Sat
University of Arkansas MTB Race @ Lake Leatherwood
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day
University of Arkansas MTB Race @ Lake Leatherwood

Collegiate mountain bike race for the SCCCC, NCCCC, and MWCCC. The planned events are Enduro, short track, and cross country.

Conway Fall Classic Bike Tour @ Fellowship Bible Church
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Conway Fall Classic Bike Tour @ Fellowship Bible Church | Conway | Arkansas | United States

PRACTICAL INFO

When: September 21, 2019. Start time is 8 a.m. for all rides.
Where: Conway, Arkansas.
Staging areaStart and end at Fellowship Bible Church, 1051 Hogan Lane. (Next to Grace Methodist)
Routes: All routes are fully supported with monitoring and mechanical assistance; Port-a-potty or restroom at each aid station.

ROUTES ON MAP MY RIDE:

Plummerville Out & Back (22mi*)

Paper Mill Loop (40mi*)

Paper Mill Extended (60mi*)

*Note: All distances approximate.

ENTRY FEES:

  • Early Registration (Online):$35 per individual.
  • In person registration: $40 to register in person on Friday, September 14 (at The Ride Bike Shop in Conway from 2 to 5 pm) or Saturday morning at 7 am on site, September 15th.

OTHER:

  • Tshirts for the first 150 registrants.
  • Lunch (TBD) will be served for all riders.
  • Childcare is not provided for riders.
Sep
22
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Sep 22 @ 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!

Sep
27
Fri
Critical Mass Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm

Critical Mass come to Little Rock
*relaxed bike ride
*from Clinton Library
*fun ride for all ages & abilities
**come prepared (hydrated, bike repair kit, helmet, bike light, light snacks)** RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Watch Seth Bikes video about Critical Mass
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.

Sep
29
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Sep 29 @ 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!

Oct
6
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Oct 6 @ 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!

Oct
11
Fri
OZ Trails Off-Road @ Bentonville Square
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day
OZ Trails Off-Road @ Bentonville Square

Ride the Oz Trails Off-Road: choose from three different distance options (25, 35 or 50 miles), each crafted from a carefully-curated set of trails in Bella Vista and Bentonville, Arkansas.

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 forest’s expansive pine tree canopy, participants will connect with a selection of the finest Northwest Arkansas (NWA) singletrack, occasional double track, and paved segments.

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 feel welcomed by 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 Finisher Beer (gratis); and the comfort of Bentonville’s quaint downtown waiting at the finish…This is one finish line worth preparing and persevering for.

Epic Rides 2018 The Oz Trails Off-Road had a 95%+ finish rate. Bring your endurance and Jedi singletrack handling skills, and you’ll do just fine.

Whether you’re riding, walking around the bike industry expo in Bentonville’s storied town square, or cheering for the Pros in their pursuit of the $160,000 series cash purse, there’s something for everyone.

Oct
12
Sat
12th Annual Tour da Delta @ American Legion Hut
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

13th Annual Tour da Delta
Helena, Arkansas

In Memory Of Tom Kinnebrew

Saturday, October 12th, 2019
Start Time: 9:00 am- 65 MILE RIDE
Start Time: 9:00 am- 35 MILE RIDE
Start Time: 9:00 am- 35 Mile Gravel Grind
Start Time: 10:00 am- Fun Ride

Ride and enjoy the diversity of this unique ride. Ride around a beautiful cypress filled lake, enjoy the rolling hills that wind through the St. Francis National Forest and experience the history of the Civil War when passing Ft. Curtis and other landmarks.

Sponsored by:

RiceCouncil

Tour Registration is $60.00- 65 mile, 35 mile, and 35 mile Gravel Grind
Fun Ride Registration is $60.00
Includes a free pass into the Blues Festival after the ride,
$20 in Blues Bucks to eat lunch with any of the vendors downtown,
and one pair of Tour da Delta socks.
Tour da Delta socks goes to the first 100 riders that register.

Got a question?  Contact Chris Schaffhauser at 501-240-4211

Register Early to assure that you will receive a pair of cycling socks.

Be sure to read our Risk Management Plan.

Click Here for Registration Page

Click here for a listing of overnight stay
accommodations just for Tour da Delta cyclist

Bicycle helmets are required. 
All participants must adhere to the routes provided and not take alternate routes.

Click Here to review the Tour da Delta Risk Management Plan.

Participant package pick-up:
Friday, October 11th and Saturday October 12th, 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Check in will be at the American Legion Hut.

  • Mileage routes 30, 40, 55, and 70 mile road routes start at 9:00 a.m
  • 12, 22, 35 mile gravel routes start at 9:00 a.m.

Ride and enjoy the scenic views of Arkansas.
Services include sag vehicles and stocked rest stops.

At the conclusion of your ride, enjoy The Blues Festival
and entertainment at Downtown Cherry Street!

Jerseys can be purchased. The Jersey is great and does not present a particular year on it so it will be perfect for this year’s event.

RIDE A BIKE- YOU CAN DO IT!!
Click Here for the perfect motivational speech!

Oct
13
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Oct 13 @ 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!

Joe Weber Arky 100 @ Joe Weber Arky 100
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Joe Weber Arky 100 @ Joe Weber Arky 100 | Sheridan | Arkansas | United States

Joe Weber Arky 100 has four ride options: 25, 50, 62, and the famed 100 mile course. All routes are on low traffic roads through Grant and Dallas Counties. We have long sleeve tech shirts with the new Broadway Bridge. Sheridan is at the intersection of US 270 and 167, 31 miles south of Little Rock. The Community Center is on Hwy 46 S, 1 mile southwest of town. . (follow signs for the Community Center at 1511 S. Rose St. or Grant County Museum just before it.) From LR or Pine Bluff, you can take the new 167 bypass and exit at Hwy. 46 and go east, back toward town about 1 mile.

Bicycle helmets are required. The ride begins at 8:30 a.m. (new this year). All long riders must start by 8:45 a.m Twenty-fiver milers are welcome to start by 9:00 a.m. The course closes at 3:30 p.m. with riders on their own afterwards.

Ride services will include SAG vehicles, stocked rest stops and emergency services through the morning.

After the Ride:

Burgers, hot dogs, beverages at the Pavilion and showers in the Community Center are available. You do not have to be a member of Arkansas Bicycle Club to ride, but can add a membership with the ride registration if you wish.

Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Oct 13 @ 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

Oct
19
Sat
Pedestal Rock Road Ride & Lick Fork Gravel Ride @ Witts Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
Oct 19 all-day

start info

 

  • Come to the Witts Springs Community Center to check in before 9:00 a.m. The address is 196 AR Highway 16 West, Witts Springs, AR.
  • There will be on-site registration starting at 7:30am. We will accept checks, cash, and credit cards.
  • All riders must check in prior to start.
  • All riders must wear a helmet.
  • All rides begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Witts Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
  • ​The routes are scenic and every rider is sure to enjoy the Witts Springs area as it displays the majestic beauty of the Ozarks in the fall.
  • Pre-ride pastries, coffee available to all at the Community Center. Lunch will also be at the Community Center.
  • A wonderful finish line meal will be provided to registrants who wish to stay after their ride is complete.​

 

Weather & Gear Check

  • Arkansas weather is unpredictable. The average high in the beginning of October is 70 degrees while the average low is 48 degrees. To accommodate our riders, our support team will collect gear (either at a support stop, or a support vehicle) and pick it up at the community center upon completion of the ride. This gear check is available as a courtesy to all riders.
  • In the event of a weather emergency, all riders should take cover immediately.  Aid stations will serve as communication points for riders and SAG drivers will aid riders if any severe weather arises.
  • Check bicycle tires/brakes/etc. before you come; there will be limited access to bicycle repair supplies. A couple of the support vehicles will have a few tubes, some basic tools, and a pump, but the nearest bike shop is an hour away.

    Other information

  • Cost of Ride: $40 – Registration available online through BikeReg.com, or you can print a paper registration form and mail a check. (See Register tab.)
  • All riders must check in prior to start and have a waiver on file. (Rules, rules, rules!! “The Man” makes us do it!
  • There will be on-site registration starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. We will accept checks, cash, and credit cards.
  • There will be rest stops at approximately 10-mile intervals on each course. Each stop will provide AT LEAST bananas, pickles, and water. Sag vehicles will also be on the courses. These are all run by volunteers and they are there to support you.
  • The courses will have signs directing riders; however, all riders are asked to view the course map prior to the ride to be familiar with the course.
  • ​ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR A HELMET.
  • Weather permitting, yard games will be available. Gymnasium will be open for indoor activities.
  • Lunch begins at 12:00 p.m. (included in registration)
  • Complimentary post-ride massages available. Please tip your massage therapist!

Riders may pick up their registration materials on Friday, October 18 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Witts Springs Community Center. Riders may also pick up their packets between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Personal packet pick-up with picture identification will be required. The only exception is spouses may pick-up packets for one another with appropriate identification.

GPP Growler Grinder @ Pedaler’s Pub
Oct 19 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
GPP Growler Grinder @ Pedaler’s Pub | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

We are bringing the Growlers Back!!!

Location: Pedaler’s Pub Bentonville AR 72712

Packet Pick Up: 3-7pm Friday October 18th, 6-730 AM Saturday October 19th @ Pedaler’s Pub

On Friday, you will have a rider’s meeting at 6pm at Pedaler’s Pub. We will have a short ride at 4 pm around the great town of Bentonville and show off its secret beauty.

Saturdays Event: GPP GROWLER GRINDER will be bringing our love for gravel to Bentonville for the third year. We are so excited about this event to share our passion for gravel with you. Blanketing the colorful hills of the Ozarks in Northwest Arkansas are hundreds of miles of unpaved and gravel farm roads that feature little to no motor traffic. Scattered about the rolling hills of the area, the course offers great views of the Ozarks throughout Benton and Washington county along with crossing over into surrounding states. The course also features an assortment of civil-war era buildings, barns, and houses from the late 1800’s. Expect average temperatures to be in the mid 50’s by race start and up into the mid 70’s by the midday peak. Gravel sections are well packed, smooth and fast with some wash board wash out portions. The course will be different this year. There will be a 6.5 mile lead out of town to the gravel. 100k and 100-mile courses will be marked, and cue sheets will be provided. We strongly suggest downloading the maps, we will have staff available to help you do it if needed.

Saturday morning at 7:30am, there is a mandatory race meeting and check-in at race start. Upon finishing, you will receive a GPP Growler and a patch for your accomplishment filled with FREE BEER from Bike Rack Brewing. Pedaler’s Pub will be providing a LIVE band and free food.

 

Price: $50 for 50 miles, $60 for 100 miles

Shirt sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Oct
25
Fri
Outerbike Bentonville @ Bentonville, AR Buckyball Field
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day
Outerbike Bentonville @ Bentonville, AR Buckyball Field | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

If you didn’t know, Bentonville is a mountain bike town! Come see why Bentonville is being written about in every bike publication. Amazing trails, beautiful downtown, and now an Outerbike event!

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.

Critical Mass Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm

Critical Mass come to Little Rock
*relaxed bike ride
*from Clinton Library
*fun ride for all ages & abilities
**come prepared (hydrated, bike repair kit, helmet, bike light, light snacks)** RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Watch Seth Bikes video about Critical Mass
Oct
26
Sat
Cross Boss p/b SHAM Central AR Cyclocross @ Western Hills Park
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day
Cross Boss p/b SHAM Central AR Cyclocross @ Western Hills Park | Arkansas | United States

Race Flyer

Times: Saturday 3:00 pm- 5 pm

Sunday: 10 am – 12:30 pm

Directions​: From University Ave, go west on Colonel Glenn Rd for one mile. Turn left (south) on Western Hills Ave.The park is on your left within one mile.Course​: The route may include grass, gravel, pavement, barriers, mud, stairs, etc., and will follow USAC regulationsfor cyclocross.

Course​: The route may include grass, gravel, pavement, barriers, mud, stairs, etc., and will follow USAC regulationsfor cyclocross.

Event Rules & Information:●Register online at ​www.bikereg.com​.● enter the ENTIRE SERIES (4 races: 2 in LR, 2 in HS) for $80 to get UNLIMITED RACING at all 4events. You must register for the whole series by Sunday, Aug 18, on bikereg.com for this offer!!

●Open male/female races will have a 40 mm max tire limitation and require drop bar bikes.

●Course, raceday registration, and number pick-up will open at 2 pm Saturday and 9 am Sunday.

●Preregistration closes Thursday 9 pm before raceday; raceday reg closes 10 minutes before each race

●Racers may enter a second category for $10 via preregistration or raceday.●Checks should be made out to SHAM Events.

●All racers who have an annual license must show license at time of registration.●USAC licenses may be purchased at ​www.usacycling.org​; one-day licenses are available for $10.

●Helmets required for all participants!!!●All racers must sign a waiver at registration; under 18 must have the waiver signed by a guardian.

●Payout available for open male and female categories: 1​st​-$40, 2​nd​-$30, 3​rd​-$20●Cookout immediately following Saturday race; coffee and donuts prior to Sunday raceFor additional info: ​shameventsllc@gmail.com​; facebook.com/shameventsllcUSAC

Lewis & Clark Ozark Adventure Dash
Oct 26 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
DESCRIPTION

A trail run and fun run with a twist held on the Lake Fayetteville soft-surface trail! There will be gift coupons and prizes hidden in and around the Lake Fayetteville trail and park system. You don’t have to be fast to win lots of great prizes or gift coupons from Lewis & Clark Outfitters and their merchandise suppliers. This event will have something for everyone!  Two distances  – a 7-mile loop mostly on the soft-surface trail of Lake Fayetteville. A 2-mile fun run on the north shore of Lake Fayetteville.

If you like riding better than running, then sign up for the Lewis and Clark Urban Adventure Ride, which is on the same day and time!  Choose your distance and enjoy a bike ride around Lake Fayetteville and into Fayetteville with stops along the way.  Then meet up with everyone from both events for pancakes and prizes!

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Tour de Pumpkin @ The Depot
Oct 26 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tour De Pumpkin
Come join us for the 23rd annual “TOUR de PUMPKIN” bike ride, the official ride of the Downtown Fall Festival. Started in 1992, Russellville’s DOWNTOWN FALL FESTIVAL & CHILI COOKOFF is a fun filled street festival held each year on the last Saturday in October. All riders will receive a T-shirt and a FREE chili tasting kit.

The Ride
This year the ride will consist of three routes, all beginning from the Russellville Depot. The short route is 17 miles, the intermediate route is 30 miles, and the long route is 64 miles. The Russellville Police Department will be providing an escort at the beginning of the ride. Maps will be available on race day. All riders must wear helmets. Break stations, a SAG wagon & course markings will be provided.

Parking
Parking for riders will be available in the Sugar Creek Foods parking lot on West C street.

Registration
7:00 to 8:45
Long Route will begin at 8:00 a.m.
The short and intermediate routes will start 9:00 a.m.

Riders must be registered by Oct 11th to be guaranteed a T-shirt. A limited number of T-shirts will be available for late entries. We will not reorder T-shirts, so register by the deadline. Registrations will be taken up to and on the day of the ride.

Nov
2
Sat
The Caddo Valley MTB Festival at Iron Mountain @ Iron Mountain MTB Trails
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day
The Caddo Valley MTB Festival at Iron Mountain @ Iron Mountain MTB Trails

Friday
Noon – 7:00 pm Courses open for Pre-riding

Saturday
6:00 am – 30 min prior to start of division Packet pick up and onsite Registration-(on-site registration available only if we are not at field max) [Location MAP]
8:00 am Marathon and tour Start
11:30am – 4:00pm Post-race area active
2:30 pm Podium Ceremonies [Location MAP]

Sunday
[Location MAP]
6:45 am – 30 min prior to start of division Packet Pick up and Race Day Registration. [Location MAP]
8:00 am Junior start
9:00 am CAT 3 and Clyde’s – Start
9:55 am CAT 1 Male and Open Male – Start
10:05 am CAT 2 Males, Single Speed, CAT 1/2 Women – Start
11:20 am Podium Ceremonies for Juniors, CAT 3 and Clydes [Location MAP]
12:45 pm Podium Ceremonies for CAT 1, Open, CAT 2 and Single Speed [Location MAP]

Tour duh Sunken Lands @ Southern Tenant Farmer's Museum
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am
Tour duh Sunken Lands @ Southern Tenant Farmer's Museum | Tyronza | Arkansas | United States

The 52-mile cultural bicycle tour through the Sunken Lands of Arkansas includes stops at four regional museums including the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. Starts at the Southern Tenant Farmer’s Museum in Tyronza. Registration includes admission to all museums, a mid-ride “warming soup” at the John Gresham Painted House and an Americana post-ride meal at Tyboogies.

The product of America’s greatest earthquake, the Sunken Lands are home to unique lowland swamps and agricultural open spaces. More than a bicycle ride, the Tour duh Sunken Lands is a cultural trip through the times that made northeast Arkansas. The 52-mile loop includes admission to regional and international attractions like the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, the Historic Dyess Colony, and the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home. There will be a warming soup station at the Painted House, used in the movie adaptation of the John Grisham novel. Come for the ride and hospitality; leave with a new understanding of the Sunken Lands.

Nov
12
Tue
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Nov 12 @ 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

Nov
15
Fri
Güdrun – Northwoods MTB Festival @ Cedar Glades Park
Nov 15 all-day
Güdrun - Northwoods MTB Festival @ Cedar Glades Park

A three-day mountain biking festival named after a Norse warrior will be held in November to help celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of Hot Springs’ new Northwoods Trail System.

The new three-day Güdrun Northwoods Mountain Bike Festival will combine a mountain bike expo, a group ride through downtown Hot Springs and the annual Attila the Hun Mountain Bike Race that has been a feature of Hot Springs sports activities since 1992.

“We are inviting everyone to join us November 15 – 17 as we celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the Northwoods Trails with a weekend of mountain biking fun for all ages,” said Traci Berry, trails coordinator for Visit Hot Springs.

“The genesis of the Northwoods Trails goes back to the early days of the Attila the Hun Mountain Bike Race, which began in 1992 where The Northwoods Trails are located today,” Berry said.” Following the events of 9/11 in 2001, the race was moved to Charlton Campground and then eventually to Cedar Glades Park where The Attila has been held each year since.

“In November 2018, the Northwoods Trails System was opened to the public. Now, with Phase One of the Northwoods complete and 15.7 miles of trails open, we introduce Gudrun.

“So — what, or who is Gudrun? Gudrun is a Germanic heroic legend. A warrior. A Viking!. Wife to Attila the Hun and later defeater of the Huns.”

The inaugural Güdrun Festival will incorporate these activities:

Friday, November 15 — The mountain biking community will join the Spa Running Festival Expo at the Hot Springs Convention Center with a day full of vendors and activities.

Saturday, November 16 — The Gudrun group ride will start from the Spa Running Festival Start Line, proceed through downtown Hot Springs into The Northwoods and continue on to Cedar Glades Park. There will be vendors, demos, food, music and more.

Sunday, November 17 — The annual Attila the Hun Mountain Bike Race will be held.

Phase One of Hot Springs’ new Northwoods Trail System was completed this spring, giving the city 15.7 miles of world-class mountain-bike riding.

Phase Two of the trails, when completed, will provide 44.6 miles of mountain bike trails that will be among the best in North America, according to Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs. A starting date on construction of Phase Two will be announced later.

The Northwoods Trail System mountain biking facility is located in the northern section of Hot Springs.

Visit Hot Springs began construction in November 2017 on Phase One of the Northwoods system, with assistance from Tom Walton, Steuart Walton, and the Walton Family Foundation.

Nov
23
Sat
R.A.P.T.O.R Gravel Grinder
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am
EVENT: R.A.P.T.O.R. GRAVEL GRINDER
A combination of pavement, gravel and a little single track dirt thrown in for good measure. Three distances. This event has a twist…only the mileages and elevations of road, gravel and dirt will be released. The actual course will be published at 8 am the day before the event. You will discover some new terrain and roads that you didn’t know existed in NW Arkansas. Great post-race party on top of a hard day in the saddle. Gravel or Mountain bikes will be the choice.
EVENT DATE: Saturday November 23, 2019
START TIME: 9:00am CST
PRICE: $50.00 Series Fee
REGISTRATION: Price increases to $55.00 after September 30, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT
Beast of Burden Mtb Endurance Race @ Mount Kessler
Nov 23 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Beast of Burden Mtb Endurance Race @ Mount Kessler | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

The “Beast of Burden”, a 4-hour mountain bike endurance race, is bringing endurance racing to Mount Kessler on Saturday June 23, 2018 starting at 6pm in Fayetteville, Arkansas!

Join us at the Kessler Mountain Regional Park for the race, then enjoy the Homegrown Music and Mountain Sports Festival!

Hosted by the Ozark Off Road Cyclists, the event consists of 4-hours of solo and team relay racing. Team men, team women, co-ed, junior (13-18), and solo race categories available. Race fees are only $25 per participant, and just $15 for Juniors! The race starts at 6pm and goes until 10pm. Custom trophies awarded for first place in each class.

Nov
29
Fri
Critical Mass Little Rock @ Clinton Presidential Center
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm

Critical Mass come to Little Rock
*relaxed bike ride
*from Clinton Library
*fun ride for all ages & abilities
**come prepared (hydrated, bike repair kit, helmet, bike light, light snacks)** RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Watch Seth Bikes video about Critical Mass
Dec
12
Thu
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Dec 12 @ 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!

– – –

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