***Special Notice***

Due to the need for social distancing surrounding the COVID-19 situation, many of the events listed on our calendar have been canceled or had the dates changed. We are not currently taking down events as we haven’t received any definitives from most event organizers. WE RECOMMEND that you contact the race director or organizer before registering for any event in the next couple of months. We will attempt to keep you informed as we get more information. Thanks.

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.


Mountain Bike Skills Camp at Northwoods @ Northwoods Trails
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm

“Ground Control 1” will be covered Saturday, and “Ground Control 2” will be covered Sunday. Both are described here: https://www.singletrackskills.bike/camp-descriptions/ It is likely that the “drops” curriculum will be traded out for basic “jumps” during “Ground Control 2” because of the jumps at Northwoods. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Bentonville Bike Fest @ Lawrence Plaza
Aug 7 – Aug 9 all-day

Dates have changed to August 7-9!

Following the success of last year’s event, Bentonville Bike Fest has expanded and will be held on May 1st from 2 pm to 8 pm; May 2nd from 9 am to 6 pm; May 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm. The Bentonville Bike Fest was developed for all bike enthusiasts and will once again coincide with the Bentonville Film Festival in downtown Bentonville.


Exciting events and workshops for men, women, and kids include—

               Women Shred

               All-American Race

               Van Dessel Gravel Ride

               Pedal to the Medal Enduro

               Hit the trails with Anneke Beerten

               Bike Skills workshop with Perrine Devahive & Janine Jungfels

               Sports and Pre & Post Natal workshop with Katrina Stand

               Performance Nutrition workshop with Sofia Marin

               Kids Shred Powered by Buddy Pegs Learn to Ride

               Style It Up workshop with Nico Vink

Arvest Dirty Fondo 2020 @ Marlsgate Plantation
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Arvest Dirty Fondo 2020 @ Marlsgate Plantation | Scott | Arkansas | United States

Gravel like you own it…

Recycle Bikes for Kids announces the third annual ARVEST DiRTY FONDO will take place on Sunday, May 17 at Historic Marlsgate in Scott, Arkansas.  This is a gravel grinder on farm roads in Lonoke County.

Coffee on the Veranda at 8:00 am.

Cannon Start at 9:00 AM

Beer Garden opens at 11:00 am.

Lunch served between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.

There are 2 routes this year:

CDI Contractors Route-48 miles

Big Barn Route-26 miles (Out and back to Big Barn Rest Stop)

The Big Barn Rest Stop is at mile 13 on both routes.  There are rubber Gravel Ducks at each rest stop, so be sure and grab one.  They are numbered and select door prizes will be numbered at the finish line.  If your number matches one of the prizes, it’s yours!

There will be plenty of RB4K Dirty Fondo beer, (brewed exclusively for this event by Flyway Brewing brewmaster Nathan Greubel) at this stop.

The FIS Treasure Chest Rest Stop is located somewhere on the 48-mile route, but the location is a secret.  Look for the Pirate Flag to help you locate the treasure chest and check inside for refreshments and/or any available prizes.

Our friends at Flyway Brewing are sponsoring a new gravel bike for one lucky rider.  By being one of the riders who register and pay the registration fee, you could win an Ultegra equipped gravel bike, sized to the winner in your choice of color, and offered by Arkansas Cycling and Fitness bicycle shop.

E-Bike Ride Raffle-Win a chance to ride an E-Bike during the Dirty Fondo provided by one of the participating local bike stores.  You have to be registered to ride the E-Bike.  Or hand off the winning ticket to a friend so they can enjoy the gravel experience with you.  Your friend can then register, if they haven’t already, and head to the LBS to be set up on one of the hottest trends in cycling.  Currently, there are 6 E-Bikes available for raffle winners to pick from. The raffle drawing will take place Friday, May 8 at 6:00 pm.

Flyway Brewing will be hosting Packet Pickup on Friday, May 15 from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm, so drop by their Argenta location at 314 Maple Street, North Little Rock and grab some swag, a beer and have lunch or dinner.

Registration for the Arvest Dirty Fondo assures Recycle Bikes for Kids will continue their mission of giving free bicycles to kids and providing adults a chance to Earn-A-Bike by volunteering.

Joe Weber Arky 100 @ Joe Weber Arky 100
Oct 11 @ 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.

Tour De Hoot @ McGehee, Arkansas
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day
Tour De Hoot @ McGehee, Arkansas | McGehee | Arkansas | United States

DIRTY HOOT GRAVEL GRINDER ADDED THIS YEAR ON SUNDAY.  Road ride on Saturday and Gravel Grinder on Sunday!!

For anyone who has done this ride in the past few years, the routes are basically the same and will be well marked.  The rest stops are great and well stocked with all kinds of treats and don’t forget the tillar stop for you long riders that there will be popsicles and salty snacks.  For those who are seeking to ride a sub-five hour century this year, this is your chance to do so on a totally flat course.  One bridge over the Arkansas River, a viaduct over a railroad track and up the Mississippi River Levee is the extent of climing.

The short route and metric route are peppered with beautiful Spring Delta Scenes.  It is our sincerest hope that all who ride Tour De Hoot have a safe and totally fun day!!  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.

The Big Sugar NWA Gravel @ Bentonville Square
Oct 24 all-day
The Big Sugar  NWA Gravel @ Bentonville Square

Ride The Highs & Hollows in Northwest Arkansas

Be a part of Life Time’s inaugural event in the remote and rugged highlands of the Ozark Mountains on October 24, 2020. The Big Sugar offers 2 race distances, a collaboration with Outerbike, and thousands of feet of climbing in the world’s newest cycling mecca – Bentonville, Arkansas.

Registration opens Friday, November 15th!

Both the 100-mile and 50-mile course will be loops consisting of picturesque, rarely-maintained, canopy-covered gravel roads. On these sweeping, curvy descents you’ll find the loose, rocky gravel tends to chatter you across the road. In the bottoms of a lot of these valleys and hollows, you’ll find water crossings and bridges. On the switch-back style climbs, the rock proves technical and slow.

The never-ending hills and technical level of the roads will have you really appreciating the few pavement sections out there. Expect this to be one of the most challenging gravel courses in the country, but also one of the most beautiful and rewarding.

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