Organizers share Spector Guide for watching in person
Fayetteville, Ark. (April 10, 2022) – The final stage of the Walmart Joe Martin Stage Race will be live-streamed on Global Cycling Network (GCN) with the legendary Bob Roll accompanied by Lauren Hill as commentators, organizers of the 45th annual event announced on Tuesday. Sunday’s Experience Fayetteville Criterium, which is held in downtown Fayetteville on a 1.2-mile circuit course, is the fourth and final stage of the race. Amateur races start at 8 a.m. with Pro races at 3 p.m. for the women and 4 p.m. for the men.
Held May 19-22, the Walmart Joe Martin Stage Race (WJMSR) is North America’s longest-running multi-day stage race. A stage race is a road cycling race in which each day counts as a stage and each stage has a winner. The overall race winner is the fastest cyclist or team when the results of all the days of the race are combined. Across the pro, elite and amateur races, more than 750 athletes from 27 countries and all 50 states are expected to participate.
Spectators at the 2022 WJMSR will enjoy an expanded entertainment line-up including a wider array of vendors, food and beverage options, live bands on an outdoor stage curated by George’s Majestic Lounge, a beer garden, and Bob Roll, in-person commentating from the finish line at the top of the Church Street hill climb.
The Experience Fayetteville Criterium will be the most spectator-friendly of the stages, as spectators will be able to line the race route that winds from Dickson Street to the Fayetteville square – to see all the action as the racers complete multiple laps. While the Criterium stage is the most advantageous for spectators, cycling fans will also enjoy the start and finish of Thursday’s Mount Gaylor & Devil’s Den road race, Friday’s Mount Sequoyah road race, and Saturday’s Devil’s Den uphill time trial, sponsored by Arkansas Tourism.
Complete information about the race can be found at www.joemartinstagerace.com
The Spectator Guide is available at www.joemartinstagerace.com/CritSpectatorGuide
Here is an article featuring the spectator experience from 2013.