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.