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.

 

Jun
17
Mon
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Jun 17 @ 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

Jun
18
Tue
Ronde van Burns Crit Series @ Burns Park Soccer Complex
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Ronde van Burns Criterium Series returns on Tuesday nights for 4 weeks May 28th – June 18th at the Burns Park Soccer Complex on Tournament Drive

Even if you aren’t racing, come out to cheer.

Jun
21
Fri
True Grit 5K @ Chafee Crossing
Jun 21 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
22
Sat
True Grit Ride 2019 @ Chaffee Crossing
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
True Grit Ride 2019 @ Chaffee Crossing | Fort Smith | Arkansas | United States

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.

Brickfest 5K @ Syke's Parking Lot, Behind Taco Bell on MLK/Hwy 270
Jun 22 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

The Brickfest 5K is a run/walk that starts at the Sykes parking lot in Malvern, AR and runs down to the Ouachita River following the beautiful white water park in Malvern. With only one short incline, it’s a great 5K for all levels. Brickfest festivities are directly across the street for post race fun.

The Brickfest 5K is part of the annual Malvern Brickfest festivities.  This is a 5K route that partially follows the beautiful Ouchita River.  All proceeds from the race go towards raising money for college scholarships awarded to local teens.

Pedals for Compassion @ Magnolia Square
Jun 22 @ 7:30 am

We’re hosting a benefit bicycle ride for the Compassion’s Foundation, Inc. we will have three different length routes to choose from 100k, 35 mile, or 15 mile

More details to come!!!

Event Details

Pre packet pick up Friday 2pm to 9pm at the Central Hub on Magnolia square. Come have a beer or two and meet the other riders!

Pre event breakfast starts at 6 am followed by ride start at 7:30 am.

Day of registration starts at 6 am at the breakfast.

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.

 

Jun
23
Sun
Cane Creek Timberland Mountain Bike Race @ Cane Creek State Park Pavilion 1
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cane Creek Timberland Mountain Bike Race @ Cane Creek State Park Pavilion 1

The Annual Cane Creek Timberland Bike Race course is eight miles of fast-moving trails that run through the first hills of the Gulf Coastal Plain. The park features over 18 miles of trails with 52 bridges that are open to both riders and hikers after the conclusion of the race and throughout the year. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. at Pavilion 1. Parking to be held at Pavilion 2. Heats starting at 9 a.m. with the Junior racers at Pavilion 1. We ask that all junior and CAT 3 race participants be registered by 8:30 a.m. Licenses and one-day race permits can be bought prior to the race through BikeReg.com. Pre-registration is also available through BikeReg.com.

Jun
28
Fri
PlayTri Alley Cat Drag Races #2 @ PlayTri
Jun 28 @ 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!

 

 

 

 

Beginner Bike Maintenance Class @ Spokes Giant Little Rock
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Beginner friendly BIKE MAINTENANCE CLASS Friday, June 28th, 6:30 pm. For those interested, but may be too intimidated or embarrassed to ask beginner questions about bike maintenance or anything else bike related, this class is for you. Join us at Spokes Giant in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center in Little Rock for a snack while we discuss these topics.

Giant Little Rock

Jun
30
Sun
River Valley Rumble Presented by: Phat Tire Bike Shop @ Ben Geren Park
Jun 30 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Are you ready for the River Valley Rumble???

We are turning the heat back up this year for the River Valley Rumble!!
The race will be on a super fun UCI inspired style of course! The shorter laps will also be more spectator friendly! See you there!

BikeReg.com/BenGeren

Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series

Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Jun 30 @ 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!

Jul
4
Thu
Firecracker Fast 5K
Jul 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Firecracker Fast 5K @ East Palo Alto | California | United States

FLEET FEET SPORTS EASY RUNNER
THIS REGIONAL ROAD RACE HAS BECOME A 4TH OF JULY RACE TRADITION. THE RACE WILL CELEBRATE ITS 43rd YEAR IN 2019. RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE HAS CALLED THIS COURSE ONE OF THE FASTEST IN THE USA.

Firecracker Fast 5K

  • The course records are held by Ruben Reina with 13:26 and Collette Murphy with 15:23.
  • The race has been the first road race of many runners. Governor Huckabee ran his first road race as governor in 2004.
  • Running legends Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, and Joan Benoit Samuelson have each run the Firecracker several times.
  • 2016 winners were Elizabeth Gillette in a time of 18:10:80 and Shaun Koehn in a time of 16:04.70.
  • This is a point to point race. You can park at the start line and take the trolly from the finish back to the start after the race. Two trolleys will be running from finish line back to the start line from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
4th of July Freedom 5k Fun Run @ DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
4th of July Freedom 5k Fun Run @ DeGray Lake Resort State Park

Celebrate our sweet land of liberty and Arkansas State Parks with friends and family at DeGray Lake Resort State Park’s 5th annual Freedom 5K Fun Run. Join us at the starting line in your most patriotic outfit and run, walk or march the 3.1-mile course. Runners and walkers alike are sure to enjoy scenic lake views and the shade of mature pine trees along our unique, mixed surface course (1.6 miles pavement, 1.5-mile single track trail). All ages and abilities are welcome.
We are raising the bar on FUN this year by bringing in a WATER CANNON BOAT to cool you off twice during the run! Come prepared to get wet!

Don’t miss your chance to win a two-night stay at any one of the five Arkansas State Parks Lodges, just for dressing in your best Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty inspired attire! Be sure to get your picture taken at the check-in table on race day to be in the running for the best costume contest. The winner will be announced during the awards ceremony.

Jul
6
Sat
Brent Morrison Memorial Run @ Wells Lake
Jul 6 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am

Proceeds of this run/walk goes towards the Fort Smith trail system.

There will be an award for best chicken outfit.

Legal Notice:  By buying entry to this fun run/walk, you are agreeing to the fact that there are hazards involved in this activity. You are accepting all risks in participating in the event. You are waiving and releasing Western Arkansas Runners, Jaymax Race Timing, all race volunteers and sponsors, their representatives, employees and successors of any claims and liabilities of any kind arising out of participation in this event. Further, you grant to all the foregoing the right to use any photograph, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of the event for legitimate purposes.

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Jul
7
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Jul 7 @ 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!

Jul
12
Fri
Fat Tire Festival @ Lake Leatherwood
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day

Welcome to the  Fat Tire Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Attracting riders, spectators, and party-goers from surrounding states. This 3 day weekend is packed with downhill, super-d, short track, and cross country racing. Glued together with group rides, social gatherings, and good vibes. Visit the event Facebook Page here.

Jul
13
Sat
Slow Roll at Tricycle Farms @ Tri Cycle Farms
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The City of Fayetteville and Tricycle Farms will host a free Slow Roll bike ride Saturday July 13th. Meet-up from 10-11 am and ride from 11-noon with social time on the farm to follow. Light snacks and refreshments will be available.

What’s a Slow Roll you ask? It’s a group bike ride where the point is not to race but to relax and enjoy good company and good vibes. Slow Rolls have become hugely popular in cities across the US because they appeal to such a wide audience. It’s not just cyclists at these rides so you can leave your spandex at home 😉

The pace is about 6 mph and the route will be a FLAT easy loop through neighborhoods and the agri farm areas.

Don’t have a bike? Don’t worry! VeoRide premium bike share bikes will be available for anyone with a VeoRide account.

Heat is On 5M
Jul 13 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Get ready for a hot yet fun race.
The Heat is on 5M is put on by the White River RoadRunners to support the running community in Independence County and surrounding areas. Examples are Women’s Run/Walk Clinic, Youth XC summer clinic in June at Lyon College, as well as local high school XC/Track meets.
The course is a road/trail mixed course. The trail section is about 1.2 miles long, and is mainly gravel. The trail is NOT a single track trail. The race will start and finish at the Batesville Aquatic Center. The race will be chip timed by Macs Race Timing.
Pre-Registered participants will be guaranteed a tech tank up until July 8th. Participants after that will just have to cross their fingers and hope we have enough extras.
ALL race participants get into the private party at the water park following the finish of the race. Party will also include a live band & one free beer ticket (21&up) to the beer garden. Any family members that DO NOT run can participate in the after race festivities for $2 (Does Not Include Beer Ticket). This can be done at the race.
There will be indoor bathrooms and shower facilities available.

Jul
14
Sun
Sunday Coffee Ride @ Meteor Little Rock
Jul 14 @ 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!

Jul
16
Tue
Northwoods Full Moon Ride Series @ Northwoods Trails
Jul 16 @ 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

Jul
19
Fri
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival @ Eureka Springs Area
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival @ Eureka Springs Area | Eureka Springs | Arkansas | United States
DESCRIPTION

WHAT IS THE EUREKA SPRINGS MULTISPORT FESTIVAL?
A three-day multisport festival consisting of a sprint-distance triathlon on Friday afternoon, Gran Fondos (road bike rides) on Saturday morning and running races on Sunday.  Participants can enter individual events or take one of two “Eurekan” challenges.

WHAT IS “THE EUREKAN”?
The name not only is the moniker of the event, but also refers to participants who complete the ultimate challenge! Any participant who enters the “Full Eurekan” who can complete the triathlon, 100 mile ride and 10K run will be known as “The Eurekan”! There is also a Half Eurekan competition which is the triathlon, 62 mile bike ride and 5K run.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

The triathlon is located on Holiday Island, just a few minutes from downtown Eureka Springs. The finish line for the biking and running events are the same place each day which is located in the heart of Eureka Springs on historic Main Street in front of the Eureka Springs City Courthouse.

NWA Moonlight Century @ Pedaler’s Pub
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 1:00 am

Northwest Arkansas’s Third annual ‘unsanctioned’ Moonlight Century. Ride will take place at 6pm from Pedaler’s Pub in downtown Bentonville, AR. Route will be a 100 mile loop around NWA starting and finishing at Pedaler’s Pub. Strava map is being created for 2019, with turn offs available for riders not wishing to complete the full 100. Pedaler’s Pub has offered to stay open late to accommodate riders as they finish the ride for food and beverages!

Group is encouraged to work together for the entire ride! Goal is to knock out 100 miles as fast as possible in order to get back for the party at Pedaler’s Pub.

Full Moon is July 16th, so there should be plenty of Natural light for the route. However, LIGHTS ARE MANDATORY! Anyone who shows up without lights has to buy the first round!

Jul
20
Sat
Wampoo Roadeo @ All Souls Church
Jul 20 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wampoo Roadeo @ All Souls Church | Scott | Arkansas | United States

Registration link: https://www.bikereg.com/wampoo-roadeo
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/wampooroadeo/
Cost : $15

The Wampoo Roadeo is a fund raiser for the Marilyn Fulper Memorial Fund. The fund is used to improve the cycling infrastructure in Central Arkansas by purchasing, installing and donating cycling related equipment. Past projects include purchasing and installing five bicycle fixit stations along the Arkansas River Trail, three high security air pumps, donating 1000 helmets to Recycle Bikes For Kids, a donation to the Laura Wooldridge Memorial Fund, a donation toward the purchase of a mechanical sweeper for the ART on both sides of the river, and a donation toward purchasing a water fountain for the ART.

 

H2GO 2 Miler @ LRAFB University Center
Jul 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

What is the H2GO Fun Run?

Be a part of the inaugural H2GO Fun Run to benefit Alzheimer’s Arkansas in Jacksonville, AR! We’ll begin our day at the Little Rock Air Force Base with registration starting at 6:30 am. Grab your runner bag, lace up your shoes, and get ready! The race will begin at 7:30 with a 2 mile loop along Vandenburg Blvd. Volunteers along the route will keep runners cool with water guns, water cannons, and sprinklers!

Participants are welcome to walk or run. Due to the excitement and water  Register here!

How much does it cost to run?

Registration is now $20 per runner and $25 the day of. Register here!

When and where is the run?

The run will be Saturday, July 2oth at 7:30 am, with registration beginning at 6:30 am. This year’s race will be held at the Little Rock Air Force Base University Center.

Bike in Movie Premier: Return to Earth @ Northwoods Trails
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Enjoy a FREE outdoor film premier screening of RETURN TO EARTH!
Northwoods Trails at the Waterworks Trailhead
320 Pineland Drive, HS AR 71901
Free and open to the public! Donation accepted.

We will have a group ride prior to the start of the film (6:30 p.m.).
The film will begin around 8:30 p.m. or when the sun sets.

We encourage carpooling and/or ride in from Cedar Glades due to limited parking at the trailhead and down Pineland Drive.
Don’t forget your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome.

“We are excited to be hosting a premier screening event of ‘Return to Earth’ at the Northwoods Waterworks Trailhead. As much as we want locals and visitors alike to use and enjoy our trails, we also want them to feel as though they are a part of something. Social events such as this that are open to all no matter your skill level on the bike, whether your bike, run, or hike, helps create and nourish that sense of community, sense of place,” says Traci Berry, Northwoods Trails Coordinator

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ABOUT THE FILM:
Film Rating: G
Estimated Runtime: 45 minutes
Shooting Locations: Canada, United States, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Argentina
©2019 Anthill Films, #returntoearth

Directors: Darcy Wittenburg, Colin Jones, Darren McCullough
Producers: Ian Dunn, Darcy Wittenburg
Written by: Anthill Films
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Time is either spent wisely or it is just spent. Second after second; minute after minute; moment after moment… they’re all there for the taking. All you need is a simple machine that that defies boundaries and knows no limits.

This is Return to Earth, the ninth feature from award-winning adventure filmmakers Anthill Films. A cinematic journey that will immediately transport you into that feeling of total immersion you get on a bike ride. Fly through the lush coastal jungles of Oahu. Feel the dust from Utah’s otherworldly landscapes. Lose yourself in the untouched mountains of Patagonia. Connected by true to life examples set by some of the sport’s biggest athletes, unsung shredders and up-and-coming youth, Return to Earth proves that when we lose track of time, we can make the most of it.

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