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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, […]

Bentonville Bike Fest

Coler Mountain Bike Preserve 2 2500 NW Grove Lane, Bentonville

Bentonville Bike Fest presented by Mobil1 returns for its third year with several exciting changes, the first being an earlier date, May 25 through 28, 2023. The earlier date is one of several updates for the Bike Fest including a new venue, more competitions, and additional activities. These features will add to festival staples that include […]

Tour de BBQ benefiting Dress for Success NWA

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

The Tour de BBQ event combines cycling with BBQ all for the cause of helping individuals become economically independent through Dress for Success. The third annual Tour de BBQ benefiting Dress for Success NWA is coming up on 5/27/23. All proceeds benefit Dress for Success in empowering women toward economic independence. The first 250 registered […]

Paradise Found 5k

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

Experience mountain bike trails in a new way at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, with the second annual Paradise Found 5k! Join us at the Paradise Found 5K on Saturday, July 8th, 2023. The race will begin at 7 am and end at Coler Homestead, located next to Airship Coffee. All participants will receive a finisher medal […]

Event Series Ozark Enduro Lite

Ozark Enduro Lite Race 3 Coler Mtb Preserve Bentonville

Coler Mountain Bike Preserve 2 2500 NW Grove Lane, Bentonville

Curious about Enduro Mountain Bike Racing? Not sure how an Enduro race works? Let us help you get your feet wet with the Ozark Enduro LITE Series. A short summer series of 3 beginner friendly enduro races. All rider abilities are welcome but the Ozark Enduro Lite Series is aimed at introducing new folks to […]

Coler Roller

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

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Trifest for MS

Melvin Ford Aquatic Cente 2000 NE Memorial Park Square, Bentonville, United States

Join us for the 12th annual event on Sept 1-3, 2023 SCHEDULE OF RACE DISTANCES IS DIFFERENT THIS YEAR FROM PREVIOUS YEARS - DETAIL BELOW. Friday Races: Trifest Kids Includes youth paraTriathletes. Youth age is determined by age on race day. 5-8 year olds race: 25 yard swim, 1 mile bike, .5 mile run 9-12 […]

Big Sugar Backyard Bash

The Meteor 401 SE D St, Bentonville, United States

Get ready to pedal, laugh, and savor the joys of summer at the Big Sugar Backyard Bash on September 2nd! Join us at 8:00 AM (RIDE STARTS AT 8:30AM) as we kick off an exhilarating gravel ride adventure through the scenic wonders of Northwest Arkansas, setting off from The Meteor. Embark on your choice of […]

Cycle of Influence Summit

The Record 104 SW A St, Bentonville, AR, United States

The Cycle of Influence Summit is a gathering of the cycling and outdoor industry's best business minds who will network, seek progress, and formulate success. Join Us! WHO Should Attend? • Advocates for the progress and success of the cycling industry. • Manufacturers' decision-makers. • Manufacturers' decision-makers of the future. • IBD owners, and managers. […]

Women of OZ Sunset Summit

The Momentary Green 507 SE E Street, Bentonville, AR, United States

All Are Welcome  We welcome all who identify as a woman as well as women of all backgrounds, lifestyles and skills, to join us. Spanish-speaking coaches and ASL interpreters will be available. If you need additional support, please let us know. Where We Ride  In the land of OZ, the Ozark Mountains are our playground. […]

Master Bike Builders Show

The Master Bike Builders Show (MBBS) is a public exhibition of custom handmade bicycle builders showing their creations to the passionate cycling community in Bentonville as well as visiting cyclists.  •  DATES Sept. 16-17, 2023 •  LOCATION Bentonville AR. Town central location blocks away from trails and cycling traffic. Bentonville has an extensive trail system, […]

2023 Nabholz Bike and Brew presented by WhyteSpyder

Bike Rack Brewing Co. 801 SE Eighth St, Bentonville, United States

PRE-CHECK-IN WILL BE AVAILABLE Wed, September 20th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Bike Rack Brewing Co. 801 SE Eighth St, Bentonville Come check-in early and get your registration packet and grab a free beer! Sponsored by Bentonville Moves Coalition CHECK-IN & WELCOME 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Check-in 1:00 - 1:30 pm Welcome starts at 1:40 […]

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 shredding some serious rubber as they put their Strider skills to the test! Strider Cup races are the highest level national Strider sanctioned races that […]

Here’s Johnny 10k

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

Get ready for a spine-tingling trail run like no other! Tap into your inner Jack Torrance and join us on Saturday, October 7th for the first-annual Here’s Johnny 10k RedRun at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve. Racers will navigate the eerie woods of Coler, starting in the misty valley heading through parts of the “Here’s Johnny” […]

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 participation contributes to the growth of the D/deaf cycling community, whether it's a road, gravel, or mountain bike. We all share a common goal, to […]

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 Big Sugar Gravel presented by Mazda on October 21, join us for an 8-day festival in Northwest, AR. Big Sugar Classic is a celebration of cycling, […]

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 centered around the fastest-growing sector of the bike industry. The conference will feature various sessions focused on the most important developments and trends in the […]


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 be yearly thing. From the fresh air of the Ozarks to the multiple trail hubs and bike parks, the area has everything we could ask […]

Dirt Circus Bentonville

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

Dirt Circus is an event series created by UltraSignup to bring together the local running community and celebrate everything we love about trail running. Come and join us under the big top. This November, the Circus spectacle rolls into Bentonville, Arkansas for an exciting and competitive weekend of running. Explore Bentonville's winding wooded trails in […]

Bentonville Gobbler 5k

Bentonville Community Center 1101 SW Citizens Cir, Bentonville, United States

The Gobbler 5k and Fun Run Join us this year at the first annual Gobbler family 5k and Run Fun! Professionally Timed, Medals and waters for all finishers, and a perfect opportunity to run off some pre Thanksgiving food.

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