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The Ugly Gnome 2024 Arkansas Mountain bike Championship Series (AMBCS) XC Race

May 5 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Ugly Gnome AMBCS Cross-Country MTB Race and Time Trial
Shift Modern Cyclery - Be Ready To Ride.

Presented by Central Arkansas Off Road Group and Bell and Company: (the proceeds from this non-profit event benefit NICA/Conway Bearcats and Central Arkansas Off Road Group who are responsible for many of the local trails.

Get ready for the 2024 Gnome:    Expect new course designs again for 2024 and an entirely new venue at the Conway Meadows Tech Park.   New for 2024 is a 3.2 mile lap that has something for everyone, from junior racers, beginners to experienced CAT 1 Experts.  Expect fast and flowy sections. some rocks, a few roots, some new features including some jumps.  NOTE: everything is beginner friendly also.

We will have food trucks on site at the venue over the weekend.

Lodging:   Free tent camping and RV camping.  Primitive RV spots available (no power or water) Restrooms will be portable toilets.   Please park in designated RV /Camping areas and pack in/out.  Leave no trace.   No open fires without a fire pit.
See the Race Flyer  COMING SOON!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  RACE PLATES.  You will be required to answer details if you have an AMBCS Plate already for 2024 during registration .  If you DO NOT have a race plate you are required to purchase one during registration process for 25.00.   This is a one-time annual fee for the series that helps provide the electronic timing for all AMBCS events.    This will minimize your wait and lines the sign-in tent on race day.


Want to help us out and get some sweet swag in the process?    Become one of our amazing event volunteers.  Sign up HERE  COMING SOON!

See also  Old Post Challenge

USAC LICENSES NOTE:  Cat 1 & 2 – an annual USAC license is required to race. One-day license are not allowed in either category. USAC is offering the following: Go to www.usacycling.org and purchase an annual license. At checkout, use one of the following codes:

“INTROMEMB24” (exp 12/31/24) $61 off (Creates a $49 membership)
Valid for 1st time Members only
Can only be used on Adult Race memberships
“TEAM24” (exp 12/31/24) $10 off
Valid for any team member and can be used on any membership type except Ride
Junior MTB racers should ask their NICA league for a code to redeem when purchasing/renewing their licenses.
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