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.
Ride thru scenic hilly Arkansas Wine Country along the Arkansas River Valley while supporting Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Choose from 17 mile, 35 mile, 100K, 80 mile, or 100-mile tours which all begin & end at Post Familie Winery. The 100 mile, 80 mile, and 100k routes cross the Arkansas River over the Scranton Bridge to Paris and back over the Ozark Bridge finishing by going up Saint Mary’s Mountain from the north to the Winery. Registrants by March 27 will be guaranteed a 2018 dry fit tee. This year the tour is part of the Wine, Wheels, & Wellness Festival hosted by Post Familie Winery which will be serving a farm to table luncheon menu for purchase. Other activities will include Music and Yoga & Zumba in the Vineyard with Sole 2 Soul of Russellville, AR. Rest stops will include Elete Electrolytes again this year. Sag wagons are provided by Carr’s Chain Reaction of Russellville and Lewis & Clark of Rogers. Sponsored by AR River Valley Circle of Friends for Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Event details and schedule
* This is a rain or shine event, online price is $45 & closes April 2 at 11:59 pm PST
* Registration begins at 7:00 AM April 6 & price is $50
* The 100 mile tour begins at 8:00 AM SHARP
* Followed by the 80 & 100k at 8:45 AM, then 35 & 17 at 9:15 AM
* 2013 Bandanas, 2015 – 2018 Tees are for sale at the event and additional tees can be ordered & purchased when registering for $10 each. Tees ordered by March 26 are guaranteed.
Email direct to firstname.lastname@example.org for route pdf, hotel & camping info
* Bicycle helmets are required by all riders
* The course will close at 3 PM and after that cyclists will be on their own
* Services provided will include sag wagon, stocked rest stations, and emergency services.
* Farm to Table Luncheon menu by Post Familie Winery will be available for purchase.
* ALL proceeds benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
* When you arrive in Altus, please park your vehicle in the empty lot across from the Winery. Signs will be posted.
*Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Arkansas-Wine-Country-100-201144309920310/
Ride your choice of 2 gravel loops of 15, or 67 miles. Start and Finish at the Benton County Quail Barn and pick up poker cards along the way. The routes will be on chunky gravel roads. Have some fun blasting clay pigeons when you return to earn bonus cards! We have awesome prizes for best hand at the end and rumor has it the BCQ will be putting a shotgun in the bounty.
Shoot as much as you like post ride. Stay after the ride for jambalaya, crawfish, local beer and live music.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Riders meeting at:
8:00am – 67 mile route – unmarked GPS Mandatory, Half way stop at Haven 55 in Pineville MO with refreshments and discounts.
2:00 pm – 15 route – well marked.
Wheels roll 15 min after each rider meeting
Starts and ends at Benton County Quail.
DIRECTIONS to Benton County Quail (Quail Barn):
From the Bentonville Square go 6 miles West on Central (72). When you pass the water tower get ready to turn right in about a 1/4 mile. You’ll see a brown sign “Benton County Quail”. Turn there. 11674 Arkansas 72, Bentonville, AR 72712
Things to bring:
-Your bike, helmet and whatever you want to ride in.
-Change of clothes for relaxing post ride.
-Friends and lots of them.
-Guns will be provided so please leave yours at home. We’ll have plenty so don’t worry. Thanks to winchester you’ll also shoot for free.
*Mountain bikes or gravel/cross bikes with 35mm or wider tires. If you’re new to riding on dirt then a mountain bike would be best. Give Phat Tire a call to rent a mountain bike. 479-715-6170
Phat Tire, Benton County Quail, Rogue Trails, Ozark Beer Company, Salsa Bicycles and Winchester make this a free event for everyone.
- Full supported race over two days with 10-12 unique stages.
- The Urban stage. Truly a unique experience. Ride the first of its kind!
- Two racer meals compliments of Cycle OG.
- Full mechanical support thanks to Phat Tire Bike Shop.
- Medical support during the race and dedicated practice times.
- Race day shuttle for amateur racers (pro and EWS classes will only get 1 shuttle.
- Hydration support and riders lounge thanks to Monster Energy.
- A timing system for instant results and 100th of a second accuracy.
- Professionally marked course with arrows and tape.
- Cold adult beverages in marked areas. 21+ only.
- AID stations and lunch mid-race both days.
- Over $5000 in cash and prizes.
- Professional awards ceremony.
- Music and festivities
- AES event swag.
FULL FACE AND KNEE PADS MANDATORY
Full face and knee pads are mandatory at this event. No exceptions. We highly suggest elbow pads as well. Phat Tire and Mojo Cycling have full faces in stock. Mojo is offering registered riders 10% off a full face and knee pads. Phat Tire will also have full faces for sale on site. Riding within your limit is essential.
TGR100/MTB/5K Run/Walk benefits the Community Services Clearinghouse.
Route Distances: Road Ride 10, 28,42,66 and 100 miles, the Mountain Bike Ride is a 15 mile guided Mountain Bike Tour and the newest addition is the 5K Walk/Run. We offer a course for riders of any skill level.
Entry Fees: Registration is $50 for the TGR , $45 for the TG Mountain Bike Ride and $35 for the TG 5K Walk/Run.
The Clearinghouse is a well-established, non-profit organization located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, that provides emergency assistance to families and children in need throughout seven counties in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The most well-known program the Clearinghouse offers is the Meals for Kids backpack program, which distributes over 2,500 sacks of weekend food each Friday to children who otherwise would go hungry before returning to class on Monday.
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
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
NOTE: This event is NOT for trail-newbies.
If you are not an experienced trail- or ultra-runner (or adventure racer), we happily invite you to one of the other UTS runs, BUT NOT THIS ONE. This is a difficult event on a difficult trail that presents many opportunities for one to get lost, injured, exhausted, or incapacitated–with sparse access for rescue.
The Athens-Big Fork Trail Marathon and Blaylock Creek 17 Mile Fun Run take place on the Athens-Big Fork Trail. This is actually > 100 year old horse postal trail. After running this, you will wish you had a horse!
The course is an out and back course. You first run almost 3 miles on roads – paved and gravel up to the start of the trail. Then you enter the Athens-Big Fork Trail – White Blazes. Follow the trail over 8 mountains. The 8 mountain crossings on the trail are:
You pop out of the trail and need to go about a half mile down the gravel road to get your full 13.1. Then you turn around and go back. It’s that easy!
The 17 Mile Blaylock Creek Fun Run only gets to run half of the hills. You will turn around at the Aid Station just across Blaylock Creek.
What this means to you the runner. Here are some statistics for you to consider – this is the “out” of the out and back:
Max Elevation: 2028
Min Elevation: 1023
Climbing Elevation Gain: 4600 feet
Climbing Distance: 7.10 miles
Average Grade: 12%
Registration will open Monday, Aug 12th and capped at 200.
Big Thanks to our absolutely amazing volunteers! I am happy to announce that the Blaylock Creek and Turn Around aid stations will be sponsored by the same fun, caring, and capable people/organizations. SO go show them some love and visit their business.
Fleet Feet Little Rock – not only do they have a large selection of running apparel, shoes, and hydration options but they also host weekly runs. In fact, they are hosting an event with Oofos at Flyway Brewing this Tuesday at 6pm. Come Join The FUN!!!
Team Jackass out of Texarkana will also be back at the FULL Turn Around ready to send you back to the finish in a happy state of mind.
Ouachita Amateur Radio Association Inc. will be there tracking you and helping to ensure your safety!!
Polk County Sheriff’s Department will be there to see you off to a safe start with an escort along the pavement section.