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Big Dam Bridge 100

Riverfront Drive 398 Riverfront Dr, North Little Rock, AR, United States

The Big Dam Bridge 100 is an annual event in central Arkansas that celebrates the "Big Dam Bridge" over the Arkansas River. The 4226-foot bridge is the longest bridge built […]

Strider Cup

Bentonville Square 100 North Main St, Bentonville, United States

Get ready Arkansas, because Strider Cup Racing is about to take over the Square in downtown Bentonville on September 23rd! These tiny riders will be racing their hearts out and […]

Ouachita Gran Fondo for Families

Hot Springs Convention Center 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR, United States

The Ouachita Gran Fondo for Families is a Fun Ride to benefit Ouachita Children, Youth, & Family Services (OCYFS) in beautiful Hot Springs, AR. This Second Annual event takes place […]

The Sandtown Shuffle

The Dirt Church 1355 Skyview Ln, Batesville, AR, United States

The Sandtown Shuffle (Fall Edition) Here is what happened at the Spring Edition of The Sandtown Shuffle. “No Frills” gravel ride in the Foothills. Come and hang with us at […]

Pedals for Compassion – Gravel Grinder

Columbia County Fairgrounds 200 Columbia Road, Magnolia, AR, United States

What better way to kick out Domestic Violence awareness month of October than a charity gravel ride for our local domestic violence shelter Compassion's Foundation! Come join us in the […]

Arkansas High Country Race 2023

Hot Springs Visitor Center 629 Central Ave, Hot Springs National Park, AR, United States

This challenging 1000+ mile Ouachita Triple Crown bikepacking race takes competitors through the Ouachita Mountains and the Arkansas River Valley. Arkansas’ Epic Back Roads Bicycle Race! The Arkansas High Country […]

Cycle the City Benefiting The Mayors Youth Council

Tyndall Park 913 E Sevier St, Benton, AR, United States

A 50 mile bike ride through Saline County. Followed by Roller Fest presented by City of Benton Parks Department. If you need any other information please feel free to call […]


Wheel A’ Mena

Janssen Park, Mena, AR

A Bicycle Tour of the Ouachita Mountains and the Talimena Scenic Drive The Wheel A’ Mena Bicycle Tour will be staged out of Mena, Arkansas which is located at the […]

Tour da Delta 2023

Court Square Park 409 Porter Street, Helena, AR, United States

Each registration comes with a one-day pass to the King Biscuit Blues Festival and Tour da Delta socks. Rest stops will be located along 4th Street on the way to […]

Joe Weber Arky 100

Merry Green Township 1511 S. Rose St. (Hwy 46 West), Sheridan, AR, United States

Proceeds from the Arky support our annual charity giving, including McGehee Boys' and Girl's Club, Big Dam Bridge Foundation, Recycle Bikes for Kids, Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas, Bike League, […]

USDCA / D3 Bentonville Bikeboom 2023

Handcut Hollow 2909 NE J St,, Bentonville, AR, United States

Welcome to the 3rd annual Bikeboom, Deaf Bike Festival; a 3 day social/gathering event filled with clinics, ride tours, volunteering, and having a good time with the D/deaf community. Your […]

Life Time Little Sugar MTB presented by Mazda

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

Now’s your chance to shred both the MTB trails and gravel roads that put NWA on the map. With Life Time Little Sugar MTB presented by Mazda on October 15 and Life Time […]

Pedal the Ridge

Downtown Paragould 153 E Emerson St, Paragould, AR, United States

Pedal the Ridge will feature a 50 Mile and 20 Mile option. This will be a gravel ride with 3 stops along the 50 Mile route and 1 stop along […]

DARE 2 Tread the Trails

Craighead Forest Park 4910 S Culberson Rd, Jonesboro

Jonesboro Police DARE will be hosting the DARE 2 Tread event for the 6th year! We had a great turnout in 2022! We are excited about 2023! On October 14th, […]

Little Rock Micro Fondo

Shift Modern Cyclery 1101 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR, United States

Join us for the inaugural Little Rock Micro Fondo! But what exactly is a Micro Fondo, you might ask? Well, it's a ride that's shorter than the grandeur of a […]

SHIFT ’23 – Bicycle Leadership Conference

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

The mountain bike capital of the world goes electric this fall at SHIFT‘23. Join PeopleForBikes in Bentonville, Arkansas, home to innovative leaders in biking, business, and culture, for a gathering […]


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

In 2018 Western Spirit Cycling partnered with Visit Bentonville and OZ Trails to provide our first venue east of the Rockies. After that inaugural event we’re 100% convinced that it needs to […]