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SLAUGHTERAMA | Endurance Downhill Race

Lake Leatherwood 14582 US-62, Eureka Springs, United States

This event encompasses the philosophy of our legacy tour in Eureka Springs - Shred downhill all day!! This event is open to all riders of the gravity heritage. Love doing laps in the park with your amigos? This event is for you! Think downhill riding isn’t hard? This event may be for you too! -Pro & Xtreme Participants […]

Chocolate Roll

Downtown Leslie, AR Main & Oak Street, Leslie, United States

The Searcy County Chocolate Roll Bicycle Ride is on Saturday 12-2! 9 am start. This is a fun, donation-only ride that has 2 routes; a 14 miler and a 19 miler, you can do both routes if you choose or come up with your own, or I can put one together for longer if you […]

The Pie Ride

Downtown Keo 226 Main Street, Keo, AR, United States

The Pie Ride is proud to be the official cycling event of the Arkansas Pecan Festival! Join us for a 35-mile ride on the (all paved) roads around Keo, Arkansas, past historic pecan orchards that are the home of Keo's vibrant pecan industry. After you finish the ride make sure to stop at Charlotte's Eats […]

Red Lick Mountain Bike Trail Grand Opening

Red Lick Mountain Bike Park Hub GHV2+35R, Clarksville, United States

It's been a long time coming, and we are so excited to finally get our trail system open officially! Mountain bike enthusiasts gear-up and get ready to ride these super sweet trails and join us for the grand opening/ ribbon cutting on December 9th at 1:00 pm at the Red Lick mountain bike trail hub […]

Ouachita Gravel Grind p/b SHAM

Blue Springs Grill 6225 AR-7, Jessieville, United States

Event Date: January 6, 2024   Thank you for joining us for the 2024 Ouachita Gravel Grind!! We are pumped and ready to bring you a top tier experience. Events This year's OGG will include a 100K race, a 50K Junior RACE, & a 50K tour. Both the race and tour will have mass starts. […]

The Rule of $3.99

8th Street Market 801 SE 8th St, Bentonville, United States

January 20, 2024 is the Rule of $3.99 community bike extravaganza!  We’ll gather that Saturday morning at Bike Rack Brewing and head out for some beautiful miles on NWA tarmac, gravel, and singletrack...all on one bike.  Afterwards we’ll convene back together at Bike Rack for beer, food, fellowship, and most importantly you’ll have the opportunity to register […]

19th Annual Buffalo Headwaters Challenge

The Buffalo Headwater Challenge presented by Adventure Subaru is a three-day, all-inclusive, "off the grid" mountain bike festival. It includes 5 meals, libations, tent and RV camping, live music, and amazing riding, highlighted by the annual “Challenge” ride on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024. The “Challenge” ride consists of a 27ish mile semi-supported backcountry mountain bike experience with […]

Ouachita Challenge

Oden School Oden Schools, Oden, AR, United States

The Ouachita Challenge Race Association has been working hard behind the scenes to bring you a fun and safe 2024 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 updates. There are […]

Boston Mountain Eclipse Challenge

Witt Springs Visitor Center 196 AR-16, Witt Springs, United States

This is a gravel cycling event incorporating some fun "challenges" along the 50-mile route. The event includes; entertainment, free tent camping, showers, bathrooms, 5 or 6 meals (depending on if you arrive Saturday night or Sunday morning), support stops, activities, and prime eclipse viewing with viewing glasses. Form a team of 4 people and cycle […]

Adventure Ozark 8 Hour Race 2024

Bentonville 100 N Main St, Bentonville, AR, United States

Eight hours of epic biking, trekking and paddling through some of the most gorgeous scenery in Northwest Arkansas. The Ozarks is becoming one of the premier outdoor recreation locations in the country and this race showcases why with rolling mountains, awe-inspiring lakes, incredible vistas and pristine trail systems. This 8 hour (Lite version) race is […]


Hazel Valley Rally

Hazel Valley Ranch 16330 Olive Rd, Fayetteville, AR, United States

NEW for 2024:  Camping at the ranch. All proceeds for camping will be given to the ranch owners as our thank you for allowing all of us to enjoy their private property.  Camping fee is for Friday and Saturday nights (no different if you only spend one of those nights.). Primitive camping only.  Grass field. […]

Rule of Three

OZ1 Flying Club 3100 Price Coffee Rd, Bentonville, AR, United States

The Course Northwest Arkansas has some of the best road riding in the United States. If you’ve ever ventured into the backroads, you’ll find gravel roads unrivaled anywhere else on earth. Have you ridden the singletrack? It’s world-famous. We thought we’d take these three paragons of NWA and wrap them into a brutally beautiful, challenging, […]