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Ouachita Challenge

Oden School Oden Schools, Oden, AR

The Ouachita Challenge Race Association has been working hard behind the scenes to bring you a fun and safe 2023 Ouachita Challenge. We are in the final stages of getting our permits and approvals for the event. The OC must still follow state and local guidelines. Check the OC Facebook page for any changes or […]

The Sandtown Shuffle

Sandtown 1355 Skyview Ln, Batesville, AR

The Sandtown Shuffle is an experience in rural Arkansas that will include 2 days of challenging gravel rides, live music, and food. Route Description: Both routes will depart from the Pool’s Chapel church and travel 5 miles of Sandtown Rd. (chip seal) before transitioning to gravel.  These routes have a nice mix of sandy, rocky, smooth, and raunchy gravel. There […]

Hazel Valley Rally – Rule of 3 Gravel Experience

Hazel Valley Ranch 16330 Olive Rd, Fayetteville, AR

April 1st, 2023 we’ll gather together at Hazel Valley Ranch in Fayetteville and head out for some beautiful miles on NWA gravel.  Expect routes of 45 and 64 miles in the Ozark National Forest.  Afterward we’ll convene back together at the ranch for Bike Rack Brewery beer, food from our friends Devin Cole and Chamois Butt’r with stories shared by the […]

Iron Mountain XC

Iron Mountain MTB Trailhead - Corps Road Iron Mountain Trial Corp Rd, Arkadelphia, AR

The Iron Mountain XC is an AMBCS (Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series) mountain bike race contested on the lengendary trail system of Iron Mountain which is located on DeGray Lake just outside of Caddo Valley, Arkansas.  This is a USA Cycling-sanctioned race and there are categories for all ages and levels.  An annual licenses is […]

Ozark Mountain Bike Festival

Devil's Den State Park 11333 West Arkansas Hwy. 74, West Fork, AR

Devil’s Den State Park has been a haven for mountain bikers for nearly 30 years, and this April is no exception.  This weekend (April 7-9, 2017) the park will celebrate its 29th Annual Mountain Bike Festival. Cyclists are always welcome to ride on one of the first mountain bike trails built in the state. However, the […]


Oark Oark, AR

A beautifully evil bikepacking route in the south. Averaging over 100 feet of elevation gain/loss per mile, riders are either buckling up for a rowdy descent or gritting teeth for a torturous climb. The loop consists of 80% gravel and 20% pavement with surface types ranging from hardpacked gravel to unmaintained OHV trails. Creek crossings, […]

Pedals for Compassion – 5th Annual

The Square Park 117 N Jefferson St, Magnolia, AR

It's time for the 5th annual charity bicycle ride for the Compassion's Foundation, Inc. !!! More details to come! Event Details On-site registration will be the morning of only at The Square Park Starting at 6am The Square Park will be the start and finish line activities again this year! Ride start is at 7:30 […]

U. S. Mountain Bike Pro Cup

Centennial Park S Centennial Park Ln, Fayetteville, AR

A packed week of racing, kicking off with UCI Elite men/women, U23 Men/Women, and JR men/women C1 event on Wednesday.  Thursday is an official training and pre-ride day before we jump into short track racing on Friday.  We have inscripted Friday’s UCI short track for the elites, and we will offer short track for amateurs as […]

Redemption Enduro

The Passion Play Trails 935 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs, AR

REDEMPTION ENDURO Presented by Southern Enduro Tour | Powered by Slaughter Trail Guides The Southern Enduro Tour (SET) visits Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma offering the best variety of terrain in the mid-west and creating a regional championship that is both challenging and fun for any mountain biker that is seeking a premium race experience. At […]

Iron Pig Time Trial

Drake Field 4290 S School Ave, Fayetteville, AR

Event Entries Include A Premium Ringspun T-shirt: But, riders may choose to select no t-shirt (and save $5) or upgrade for $15 to a technical fabric t-shirt. To make one of these choices, proceed to the second page and select no-shirt (-$5), ringspun (for size only purposes), or technical (+$15) shirt. The Iron Pig Time Trial is part of a […]

Iron Pig Festival

Drake Field 4290 S School Ave, Fayetteville, AR

A great course and event for both a beginner or seasoned athlete.  Held at the Arkansas Air and Military Museum, the Iron Pig Festival consists of a Duathlon, 5K, Fun Run and a Bike Time Trail. The duathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event that consists of a 3 mile run, 18 mile bike and […]

Pedaler’s Bash 2023

Pedaler's Pub 410 SW A St, Bentonville, AR

The Pedaler’s Bash is a 45-mile marathon mountain bike event, in Bentonville Arkansas. Post-party with drinks, food & music!

Event Series Arkansas Gravel Series

Battle at Prairie Grove

Downtown Prairie Grove 921 Escue Dr, Prairie Grove, AR

The Battle for Prairie Grove is the 1st event in the Arkansas Gravel Series. Each event in the series is designed for those looking for an adventure day on the bike or looking to race. The route begins with a neutral rollout through downtown Prairie Grove. Then riders will experience all sorts of gravel – […]

NWA Spring Classic Road Race

Prairie Grove Elementary School 801 Viney Grove Rd, Prairie Grove, AR

The main course is flat to rolling 24-mile loop with one .5-mile climb on each lap. The start/finish line is located at the Prairie Grove upper elementary school.  The Junior Men and Women age 11-14 course is a 13-mile loop with rolling to flat terrain.   STRAVA MAPS FOR ALL CATEGORIES: NWA Spring Classic Road Race Course […]

Noon2Moon Bike Race 2023

Coler Mountain Bike Preserve 1 2003 NW Homestead Ln, Bentonville, AR

Noon2Moon is the only annual fundraiser race by Coler, for Coler! Registrations and donations support Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, which is operated by Peel Compton Foundation (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit). All funds raised go back to the trail development and accessible programming that make Coler a unique destination for visitors from Northwest Arkansas and beyond!

2023 Tour de Toad Ride for Literacy

Conway Municipal Airport 3250 Sand Gap Rd, Conway, AR

Rider registration is underway for the 2023 Tour de Toad Ride for Literacy! This family friendly bicycle event is held in conjunction with Toad Suck Daze in Conway and will take place Saturday morning, May 6th. You can sign up for a 10, 20, or 40 mile ride, and there’s a family ride, too. Earn […]

ARVEST Dirty Fondo

BIg Barn - Lonoke 103 Bransford Rd, Lonoke, AR

It's TIME to Gravel! Recycle Bikes for Kids is excited to announce the Arvest Bank Dirty Fondo will be on Sunday, May 7th, 9:00am at the Big Barn located at 103 Bransford Road, Lonoke. Recycle Bikes for Kids is also super excited to announce TIME Bicycles will be presenting one of their ADHX Gravel Bikes to the […]

The CossaTaco

Downtown De Queen 301 W Stillwell Ave,, De Queen, AR

The CossaTaco is the 2nd event in the Arkansas Gravel Series. Each event in the series is designed for those looking for an adventure day on the bike or are looking to race. Riders will experience only slight elevation gain on this course of smooth gravel which may be a bit more chunky closer to […]

Femmes Gravel 100

Coler Mountain Bike Preserve 2 2500 NW Grove Lane, Bentonville

- Do you identify as FTWN-B? - Are you active 3+ days a week? - Do you ride 3x a week? This can include virtual rides, i.e., Zwift. - Can you comfortably ride 30 miles? - Do you have a gravel bike in good working order or plan to get one? - Can you commit to […]