Our calendar of events lists outdoor participatory sports throughout Arkansas. Feel free to search through the categories or tags. There is a lot happening so make your plans today. Please remember, these are not our events but a listing of Arkansas events that we share through Arkansas Outside.  
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ALL Cross – Cyclocross for Everyone @ Railyard Bike Park
Dec 4 all-day
ALL Cross - Cyclocross for Everyone @ Railyard Bike Park | Rogers | Arkansas | United States

ALL Cross – Cyclocross for Everyone

ALL Cross – Cyclocross for Everyone will have series points earned at each race resulting in overall series winners. Points will be allotted as follows:

Riders must race in at least 3 races for the overall series. Series prizes will be awarded at the series end party.

Points are awarded 18 deep in each race. Points schedule is: 26,20,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

Males and females will be scored separately.

Ties will be broken by Breakaway Cycling Team’s standard series tie-breaking rules.

In case of a tie on total points, the tie will be broken in favor of the rider who has:

  1. The most first-place finishes or, if still tied, the most second-place finishes, etc., or if still tied;
  2. The highest placing in the last race, or the race nearest the last race of the omnium in which at least one of the tied riders placed.

A post-series party will be held to announce and reward the overall series winners and plus gives us another excuse to party with everyone again as we prepare for the upcoming UCI WORLDS Cyclocross Championship. Basically, a post-party and pre-party are all in one.

Rules:

  1. Have fun
  2. Smile
  3. Be nice
  4. This is a grassroots event. Various types of bikes will be allowed within each race category. So “run what you brung”. We are here to have fun. Reference rules #1 and #3
  5. Juniors can race in other categories not labeled as a junior if they so choose
  6. Insert USAC Rules here

What is All Cross?

ALL Cross is a 4-event series featuring unique courses and venues taking place in Fayetteville, Bentonville, Rogers, and Springdale. Each event will feature short skills clinics followed by micro-cross racing. We developed a series of events to accommodate those new to cyclocross all the way to advanced riders.

We also have a strong emphasis on the local community and bringing in spectators to experience the most spectator-friendly cycling event that is basically a party within a party for all ages.

What is micro-cross?

Micro-cross is shortened version of a full cyclocross course. By holding micro-cross racing, it allows for a more attractive and exciting environment that accommodates various levels of riders and all types of bikes including mountain bikes, gravel bikes, cyclocross, and hybrid bikes.

What is cyclocross?

Typical cyclocross courses are 1.5- to 2-mile loops on a mix of paved and off-road surfaces over flat-to-rolling terrain. But what makes cross such a unique and challenging sport is that courses always include obstacles that force riders to dismount and run while carrying their bikes. It is a fusion of road and mountain with a sprinkle of BMX to equal intense fun and challenges that spark the love of riding! For example, most courses feature short, steep (often muddy) sections (who doesn’t like playing in the mud?).

Also, courses include a series of human-made barriers scattered around the course requiring riders to carry their bikes. It’s this combination of cycling, stunt riding, carrying, running, and scrambling over obstacles that makes cyclocross so exciting, such a phenomenal workout and so crazy much fun! Cyclocross is a perfect intro to cycling for riders because it provides a fun, safe, and positive environment that allows thriving at whatever level they are at. The sport also allows riders to develop further skills that can help in other cycling disciplines if they want to branch out. Cyclocross offers challenges in a fun way to build confidence and install the love of the bike. With courses being so spectator-friendly, riders get support from the sidelines from family, friends, fellow riders, and fans. The environment of practices, races, and the sport, in general, is laid back, supportive, and fun to create a one-of-a-kind experience for all riders.

Where is the Post Party?

Each event will have an after-party following the conclusion of the event. Please join us to continue the party after the event to build community and relationships-cause that is what cycling is about.

After Parties:

  • Fayetteville Puritan Coffee
  • Springdale Bike Rack Brewery
  • Rogers Onyx Coffee
  • Bentonville Bike Rack

More great events can be found at our Calendar of Events.

High in the Ozarks – Gravel Grinder @ Byrd's Adventure Center
Dec 4 all-day
High in the Ozarks - Gravel Grinder @ Byrd's Adventure Center | Ozark | Arkansas | United States

The High in the Ozarks gravel ride consists of your choice of a 74-mile long course or a 45-mile short course starting and finishing at Byrd’s Adventure Center.

What High in the Ozarks Is…

This is an extreme gravel event that will test your mind, body, and soul. You will ride 76 miles and cover 8,000 feet of vertical gain over remote, demanding, and unforgettable terrain. Unforgettable partly because of relentless climbing but more so because it might be the most beautiful place you’ll ever pedal your bike.

What High in the Ozarks is Not…

This is not a race and it is not a pampered ride. And it’s definitely not flat. We have a safety-first mentality and have coordinated with local EMS providers in case of emergency, but we will have limited ability to provide on-course services beyond food, water, and medical. Your bike and in particular your brake pads MUST be in excellent condition. We will have very limited ability to provide sag support so ride within yourself, stay hydrated, and plan to finish the day under your own power.

Schedule

Friday 9.3.21
12 pm – 6 pm Check-In at Office / Set up camp
7pm – 9pm  Onsite registration / Check-inSaturday 12.4.21
7:30am – 8:30am  Early Registration
9 am Ride Starts
5 pm Food & Entertainment

Sunday 12.5.21
No organized events but feel free to stick around and ride other great gravel and road options.

What To Bring

2 Tubes, Patch kit, tire levers, multi-tool, hand pump, cash for snacks or tire boot, water/food. There will be limited supplies (water/snacks) at White Rock Mountain and a full supply of food/drinks at Summit Aid Station and also at the St. Paul General Store. Long Course Aid at miles 30, 37, 51. Short Course Aid at miles 12 and 26.

Here is an article we did a few years ago on the area.

LOViT Trail Marathon @ Shangri La
Dec 4 all-day
LOViT Trail Marathon @ Shangri La | Arkansas | United States

Shangri La is located 25 miles west of Hot Springs and 12 miles east of Mount Ida off of Hwy 270. You will turn onto Shangri-La Drive and make the first left which is OLD HWY 270. Look for signs posted for the run. Registration will be set up 500 ft down OLD HWY 270. Parking will be at that location and along the road.

  • The course will be on the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, a single-track footpath. This contains no significant creek crossings.
  • Aid: There will be a total of 6 aid stations set up along the trail; all will have water and Gatorade, along with various goodies. Drop bag service will be available.
  • There is no application or entry fee. There will be a waiver to sign and a can for donations to cover run expenses.
  • Please keep your own time and check-in at the finish.
  • Race Contact: Phil
  • Check out more information on the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail http://lakeouachitavistatrail.com/WP/
SLAUGHTERAMA | Team & Solo Endurance Downhill @ Lake Leatherwood
Dec 4 all-day
SLAUGHTERAMA | Team & Solo Endurance Downhill @ Lake Leatherwood | Eureka Springs | Arkansas | United States

Slaughterama – presented by STG

This Team & Solo Endurance Downhill 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!

-The format is simple – sign up as a Three Person(or Two) Team or a Solo-Individual.

-Each Pro, Expert, JR-X, Solo Xtreme ‘Team or Solo’ Participant must complete a total of 14 laps – Two laps on each of the 7 DH trails at Lake Leatherwood’s ‘Gravity Project’. Amateur and Junior categories will complete 10 laps- riding on DH2-DH6.

-Registration includes a Shuttle pass for the day.  The Xtreme category is not included in this.

-Lowest cumulative time wins.

-Awards for Podium and Overall Pro cash prizes. (Cash prize structure will be announced asap/prior to Registration closing and may be subject to be based on participation)

-SPORTident professional timing system.

-Fun atmosphere in the pit area when you’re not racing to hang out with your friends and family.

-Whip meter entering transition and pit area.

-Refreshments and food are available for purchase.

-DJ music and announcer tower.

-Endless shuttles – ‘Downhill All Day’.

-Special Event Swag for all Participants.

-Event Merchandise is available for purchase.

-PIT AREA is open to participants, spectators, fans, and hecklers. Vendors- Please Contact.

 

SCHEDULE

Friday

-City Shuttle Pass is available for purchase at the park. ($20 full-day, $10 half-day)

-Check-In Friday Evening 4 PM-8 PM at Eureka Springs Brewery | 96 Ridgeview, AR 72632

-Pre-Party & Riders Meeting (optional) at Brewery – Food available for purchaser Outer Limits food truck.

Saturday

-7 AM-8:30 AM | Race Day Check-In. (Race Registration includes Shuttle Pass for the day except for the Xtreme category)

-8:30 AM | Mandatory Racers Meeting.

-8:35 AM | Shuttles begin loading racers.

-9:01 AM | Mass Racer start at Summit.

-Stages 1 & 7 CLOSE @ 12 PM.

-Last participant shuttle will load at 2:45 PM.

-All Timing Chips in at 3 PM

-Awards Ceremony 4 PM

 

Rules

-The winning team/rider for this Team & Solo Endurance Downhill is determined by completing their respective categories lap total in the shortest total combined time.

-Racers can choose to ride any course in any order. (Stages 1 & 7 CLOSE @ 12PM)

-Designated Transition Area after the Leatherwood Finish Line Jump.

-Designated Pit Area accessible via Transition Area.

-All racers must pass through the tunnel and enter either the lift line (left) or ride across the finish line jump (right) to enter the transition area/pit area.

-Chosen Gaps, Drops, and Mandatory Jumps will be taped off!

-Only one rider per team on the course at a time. Team members will pass their timing chip off in the ‘TRANSITION AREA’ similar to a relay race.

-Team Timing Chips are only to be swapped in ‘TRANSITION AREA’.

-The ‘PIT AREA’ is designed for participants to enter from the Transition Area when not racing, or for anyone else that is spectating and not competing. This is the area that will be designated for vendors, teams, shops, and food.

-Timing modules will be placed at the start and finish of each stage. Participants must stay on the race stages throughout the event. Riders deviating from the designated stages will be penalized.

-Once riders have entered the lift line through the pit area, there is no cutting in line. (Penalty will be incurred if team riders are caught passing their timing chip to another team rider in the lift line)

-Each participant of a team must complete at least 4 of the required laps. In the event of an injury, upon approval from Race Director, this rule can be modified. Bike mechanical failure will not be allowed in the following exception (ride your mate’s bike!).

-In the case of a downed rider that receives assistance provided by another participant – the helping participant’s/team’s time will be adjusted by averaging the lap times from the particular stage, or a re-run authorized by the Race Director. The downed rider may not qualify for a re-run. If you cannot contact the Race Director wait at the Timing Booth until receiving direction.

-Onsite waiver will be required to sign at the venue.

Go to our Calendar of Events for more outdoor fun.