***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.


Ark-La-Tex Challenge (Canceled or Postponed) @ Liberty-Eylau High School
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ark-La-Tex Challenge offers both novice and experienced cyclists a ride unlike many others. This ride will allow you to ride through three states in one ride. We offer five different distances to accommodate different cyclist levels. 35 Miles into the 70 mile route you will arrive at 3 states and get to take a victory photo standing in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana! Just the motivation you need half way through! 
Route Lengths
70 Miles – Ark-La-Tex Challenge
52 Miles – Texas/Arkansas Loop
46 Miles – Arkansas/Texas Out and Back
35 Miles – Ark-La-Tex with Non-Supported Return
22 Miles – Arkansas/ Texas Challenge out and back
.5 Miles – Kids Ride/ Look Ma No Hands! (10 and under)
0 Miles – Spirit Rider to support the cause
Additionally, we will have a bounce houses, popcorn machine, Kids activity area, and other fun kids activities post ride! So BRING OUT YOUR KIDDOS!
RIDE is SAG Supported 
Special thanks to Home Depot for providing SAG Support.
NWA Spring Classic Road Race @ Prairie Grove Intermediate School
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

NWA Spring Classic Road Race


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

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

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

Iron Pig Festival @ Fayetteville Executive Airport
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am
Iron Pig Festival @ Fayetteville Executive Airport | Greenland | Arkansas | United States

4 EVENTS – Duathlon, 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, and Bike Time Trial.

Race Day Timeline

7:00 – 8:30 am –  Packet Pickup and Registration (inside airport terminal)
7:00 am –  Transition Opens
7:00 am – Chip Distribution for duathlon at transition begins
8:30 am – Chip and packet pickup closes – Duathlon/5K/Fun Run
8:30 am – Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting – Duathlon/5K/Fun Run
8:40 am – National Anthem and Prayer
8:45 am – Fun Run Start
8:50 am – Last chance to return to transition
8:55 am – Transition closes
9:00 am – Bike Time Trial packet pickup at start house
9:00 am – Duathlon Individual Males Start
9:02 am – Duathlon Individual Females AND Team Runners Start
9:10 am – 5K Run Start
9:30 am – Food and Beverage for Finishers
9:45 am – Bike Time Trial packet pickup closes at start house
10:00 am – 5K Awards
10:15 am – Bike Time Trial Begins
11:00 am  (approx.) – Transition area opens to retrieve bikes
11:15 am – Giveaway prizes begin
11:30 am – Awards

Iron Pig Festival

Iron Pig Duathlon

A USA Triathlon sanctioned duathlon that consists of a 3 mile run, 18 mile bike and 3 mile run.

Iron Pig Run/Walk

5K Run and a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk which are both held on the same course. The flattest course you’ll ever run/walk on!

Iron Pig Time Trial

USA Cycling sanctioned 17 mile bike time trial. Known as the “race of truth”, cyclists can test themselves against the clock. Several categories with a non-aero equipment category as well. Come set a course record or test yourself against the times of the duathlon competitors.
THE COURSES:The run courses are flat and fast! The bike course is out and back on Scenic Hwy 71. The finish is located just in front of the airport terminal. This course is geared to people looking for a challenge, but is not too hilly for an early season test. A good first-time event for an individual or team or a great way to kickoff the race season for the seasoned athlete.

The run courses are flat and fast! The bike course is out and back on Scenic Hwy 71. The finish is located just in front of the airport terminal. This course is geared to people looking for a challenge, but is not too hilly for an early season test. A good first-time event for an individual or team or a great way to kickoff the race season for the seasoned athlete.
Lewis & Clark Ozark Adventure Ride
May 16 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

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!


CARTI’s Tour de Rock @ Riverfront Park
May 30 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
CARTI's Tour de Rock @ Riverfront Park | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

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

CARTI’s 16th Annual Tour de Rock presented by Russell Chevrolet will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Five rides to choose from: 25, 50, 62, 80, or 100 miles. Pancake-flat course, very well-supported ride with and plenty of rest stops. Registration opens on January 1, 2018 and includes registration fee, commemorative t-shirt, and post-ride party complete with music, exhibitors, great food, and beer garden.

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

Who:  over 1,000 cyclists from Arkansas and beyond

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

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

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

Pedals for Compassion @ Magnolia Square
Jun 20 @ 7:30 am

We’re hosting a benefit bicycle ride for the Compassion’s Foundation, Inc. we will have four different length routes to choose from 100 mile, 107k, 35 mile, 15 mile, or short family fun ride. Also a corral start, starting with the 100 mile riders first!

More details to come!!!

Event Details

On-site registration will be cash or check only and $50 for route 15, 35, 107k, and 100. $35 Dollars for the Family Fun Ride.

Pre packet pick up Friday 2pm to 9pm at Mule Kick. Come have a beer or two and meet the other riders!

Ride start at 7:30 am at The Square Park

Day of registration starts at 6 am. cash or check only and $50 for route 15, 35, 107k, and 100 m.

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

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

Post event food provided by PostMaster Grill!!!

Live music by various artists starts at 10 am

Feel free to reach out with any questions!

All money raised will go towards the Compassion’s Foundation in support of our local domestic violence shelter.

Compassion’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the local domestic violence shelter. Our mission is to provide effective and accessible services to individuals and families who experience domestic violence and/or sexual assault and to be a proactive and visible source of related intervention, education, and prevention services to the community. Your registration fees or donations will go towards these efforts and help us to be able to continue providing support.


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