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.  
May
25
Wed
Bicycle-Friendly Business Bootcamp @ Fayetteville Town Center
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bicycle-Friendly Business Bootcamp @ Fayetteville Town Center | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

Representatives from Experience Fayetteville, the City of Fayetteville, and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host a FREE* Bicycle Friendly Business Bootcamp at the Fayetteville Town Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

A Bicycle Friendly Business designation is a simple way to show the cycling community, visitors, and employees that your business recognizes the benefits of cycling. This one-day workshop is for area business owners and/or managers that would like to apply for designation as a nationally recognized Bicycle Friendly Business.

The workshop is limited to the first 12 businesses that signup and each business can send up to 2 representatives. Complimentary lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided to attendees.

Attendees will be taken through the application process for the Bicycle Friendly Business designation while learning about additional opportunities to become even more bicycle-friendly.

*While the workshop is free, attendees who wish to apply for the Bicycle Friendly Business designation will need to bring payment (credit or debit cards work best) to pay a small online application fee. Attendees also need to bring a laptop to complete the application process.

May
27
Fri
The Delta Grind @ Downtown Helena
May 27 – May 28 all-day
The Delta Grind @ Downtown Helena | Helena-West Helena | Arkansas | United States

Presented by studioDRIFT, The Delta Grind will take gravel riders on a one-of-a-kind tour and experience in the Arkansas Delta.

Starting on Cherry Street in downtown Helena, AR, there will be three ride options: a beginner, intermediate, and a 50-mile loop for more experienced cyclists.

The 50-mile loop leaves Downtown Helena along the levee, then along the low road of the St. Francis National Forest. It is approximately 25 miles to Marianna winding through city streets, around the city square in downtown and past the famous Jones BBQ. The city square will be a welcoming break in beautiful downtown and rich local culture. The return will follow the high road through the St. Francis National Forest along with a mix of asphalt and gravel returning to downtown Helena where a festive atmosphere awaits. Total Distance 50 Miles, Elevation 2025, approximately 50% gravel and 50% asphalt.

The 50k route follows the same path, but will not reach Marianna. Instead, it will move from the low road to the high road just south of Bear Creek Lake where aid stations will await riders at the 25k point. The return will follow the high road through the national forest, past Storm Creek Lake, and back into downtown Helena. Total Distance 50k (31 miles), Elevation 1,350, approximately 50% gravel and 50% asphalt

The Beginner Gravel Route is 18 miles leaving from Downtown Helena and moving to the high road at approximately mile 9. The climb to the high road is a nice challenge where aid stations will provide a respite. The return is 9 miles back into downtown along paved roads winding through the St. Francis National Forest and passing Storm Creek Lake and Mississippi River State Park. Total Distance 18 miles, Elevation 725 and 50% gravel, 50% asphalt.

May
28
Sat
Eureka Enduro – Arkansas Enduro Series – Round 1 @ Lake Leatherwood
May 28 – May 29 all-day
Eureka Enduro - Arkansas Enduro Series - Round 1 @ Lake Leatherwood | Eureka Springs | Arkansas | United States

The 2022 AES opens in Eureka Springs, Arkansas!

The race is rated by 3 factors from 1-5 with increasing intensity. | Skill-4 | Fitness-4 | Gnar-4

This is a two day event with up to 7 stages each day with 15-20 miles on day 1 and less than 15 miles on day 2 of riding. All enduro Racers will race both Saturday & Sunday.

A two day event means there will be racing both days (Saturday & Sunday in this case) and most pre-riding will be done on the Friday prior.  All Racers, regardless of age or category, will race the same course and stages.  There will B line options for more difficult areas – or walk anything you do not feel comfortable riding. Stages must be completed in order, and only one time, unless otherwise noted.

To keep our production quality high there will be a cap on number of Racers.  Once that number has been reached registration will be closed.  If it is at least three days prior to the race a Wait List will be created (see Wait List section).  Plan accordingly and register as soon as possible so you do not miss out.

 

Entry Details

-Awesome Event Swag

-Custom Number Plate

-Neutral support provided by sponsor Phat Tire Bike Shop.

-Slaughter Trail Guides laying out a professionally marked course with arrows and tape. Maps emailed to racers after registration closes.

-Medical support on race days

-Slaughter Trail Guides providing an Enduro Timing System from SPORTident for you to have an experience just like the World Series races with accuracy to the 1000th of second and instant results upon finishing.

-Aid station and snacks mid-race

-Post-race meal included with entry on Saturday & Sunday for all registered Racers.

-Cold adult beverages in marked areas – 21+ only | Bike Rack Brewery

-A professional awards ceremony with awards to all categories

-Payouts for Pro categories 8 deep | Awards 5 deep

-Refreshments and food available for purchase

-On site sponsors

 

Schedule & Course Map

Full schedule, along with the course map, will be emailed out to all registered Racers and posted in Facebook Event the week of the race. Be sure to monitor your emails race week to review the schedule.

Failure to check in and pick up your timing chip by the scheduled mandatory race meeting can result in a Racer not being able to race. Failure to head to the first stage by the end of the final wave can result in a Racer not being able to race.

Friday |

Will include Pre-Ride and Check In

Saturday |

Will include final check in, timing chip pickup, race start times, mandatory Racers Meeting, timing chip TURN OFF, Pre race meal, etc.

Sunday |

Will include all race categories timing chip TURN ON, race times, mandatory Racers Meeting, timing chip TURN OFF, Pre race meal, etc.

 

Logistics

Race Venue Address – 1303 CR-204 Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Camping – See Camping, Lodging, & Venue details below

If not camping at venue please check out other RV parks, camp grounds, hotels, Airbnb’s, etc. in the area for your accommodations

Dogs – Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash, even good dogs.

Pack It In, Pack Out – If you haul it in you haul it out. Leave no trace. Respect.

 

Prepare

Food – Post Race Meal provided to Racers on Race Day only. Meal ticket obtained at Registration & Timing tent after turning in your timing chip. Family and friends welcome to grab a plate for purchase. While an onsite food truck may offer breakfast and other meal s for purchase please bring your breakfast food, snacks, special dietary foods, hydration and anything specific for your pre and post-race needs.

Water – We will provide water at the aid station during race times but you need to be prepared for pre ride days and race days. Bring more than you think you’ll need. Plan to have at least 50-60 ounces on you at all times while riding.

Snacks – Have carbs and protein on hand between meals

Safety – This is not the time to skimp on protective equipment. We highly suggest a full-face helmet, knee pads, and elbow pads. Riding within your limits is essential.

Trash – If you pack it in, you pack it out.

Nice to have – Spare tubes, inflation device, tire plugs, chain link, derailleur pulleys and other parts. There will be onsite mechanical support but it is always best to give your bike a once over before a race to address any issues as well as to bring any items you may need to make repairs.

 

Rules

#Racing Age | What your age will be on 12/31/22

#Onsite Payments – Venmo and PayPal, and cash if exact, accepted for any onsite purchases – no credit/debit card. This does not apply to any vendors – they will have their own payment options.

#Race waiver will be required and must be signed onsite at the venue. Any Racer under the age of 18 must have a parent present with them at Check In to sign waiver.

#Only Racers, with a number plate on, will be allowed on the event stages during the race Saturday & Sunday.

#You cannot change your category after the race starts.

#Racers must attend the Racers Meeting, not start the race before the Racer’s Meeting, and must be go out to start the race during your noted category wave time; not any later.

#All timing chips must be picked up prior to the Mandatory Racer’s Meeting or the Racer may not be able to race.

#Racer cannot wear a timing chip at any time that is different from the one that was assigned to them by the Timing Director at the Timing Tent.

#Timing chip must be worn on the Racer’s right wrist unless otherwise noted by the Race Director or Timing Director.

#The bike and equipment you start the race on must be the same bike and equipment you finish on. Official Race Director must approve exceptions. *Exceptions are repairing or replacement of tires.

#Once Racers have entered the stage line there is no cutting in line.

#All stages must be completed in order, and only once, unless otherwise notes in Racer Meeting by the Race Director.

##Timing stations will be placed at the start and finish of each stage. All Racers must stay on course during the stages and transitions. Veering off course is disrespectful to everyone from the landowner, race organizers, fellow competitors and yourself.

#Any form of outside assistance or support such as; non-racers, family members, friends or unapproved pit stops is forbidden. However, Racers are allowed and encouraged to help fellow competitors on the course.

#Stage Reruns are NOT ALLOWED for mechanicals, the racer crashing, or going off course unless discussed with and approved by the Race Director or Timing Director ONLY.  Only Racer impediment, safety hazards, or fellow Racer injury support warrants a re-run and must be approved by the Race Director or Timing Director ONLY prior to the re-run. Stage reruns can be seen by the Timing Director and do not disappear from the timing chips history regardless of time that has passed. Any unapproved re-runs, either intentional or unintentional will result in a disqualification. Flat tires, bent wheels, broken chains, and ANY type of mechanical issue, or rider error is part of racing and does not warrant a re-run.

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

#Do not change, adjust, or modify the course in any way. If you have a concern about a course feature please present the concern to the Race Director with a picture and description of concern.

#Do not disrespect the land such as littering.

Racers deviating from any of AES Rules can and/or will be time penalized and possibly be disqualified from the race.

 

Overalls

Participants will register for the category they will remain in for the series to qualify for Overalls. You cannot change categories after the second stop and you must notify april@slaughtertrailguides.com if you are changing your category prior to that.  Failure to let us know of a category change can impact your series overall points negatively.  If you race in different categories the results will not be combined for overall results.

The Tour Overall is your best 3 out of 5 results. You must finish 3 races to qualify for the overall. In the event that there is a tie in the overall – each Racers next best finish will be calculated into the overall score until the tie is broken. If two Racers have completed all 5 races and still have tied points – total race time will be calculated and the lower times advances into the overall position.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU REGISTER USING THE SAME NAME FOR EACH STOP or your Overall points will be affected.

 

Camping, Lodging, & Venue Info

COMING SOON

 

Wait List

This race has a Racer limit. Once those numbers are reached you can register for the Wait List, and if/when spots become available, we will pull from the Wait List in the order of registration and you will be charged.  Please note we will pull from the Wait List automatically through the day registratrion closes so if you can no longer attend please email april@slaughtertrailguides.com to have yourself removed from the Wait List.  It is the Racers responsibility to monitor their email to see if they have been removed from the Wait List and in to the race.

 

Refund & Transfer Policy

These are rain, shine, ice or snow events except under extreme circumstances in which we will notify all participants of any cancelations.

Refunds | With a 15% fee we will honor a refund when the request is at least two weeks (14 days) prior to the race.

If the request is made with less than two weeks to the race then a refund will not be available.

Transfers | With a 15% fee we will honor a transfer to another AES race within the season when the request is at least one week (7 days) prior to the race.

If the request is made with less than a week to the race then a transfer will not be available.

In the event a transfer is given the participant will receive a credit/coupon code, minus the 15% fee, to use to register for an upcoming race within the season.  The participant will need to pay for any difference in entry fee(s). If the credit is not used by the end of the season it will expire and no further transfers or refunds will be available for it.

We do not accept participant to participant transfers or the selling of entries.

If you purchased the Event Registration Protection when registering then you will need to contact them first via the contact information below:

Tech@athleteReg.com

(888) 956-9560.

https://www.eventregistrationprotection.com/allianzassistance/ManagePolicy/

No refunds or transfers after you have arrived for the race or after the race starts/has happened.

Merchandise purchases and service fees are non refundable.

 

For any race related questions email april@slaughtertrailguides.com

 

**Check out Social Media pages on Instagram and Facebook for event updates and announcements**

 

https://www.facebook.com/arkansasenduroseries

https://www.instagram.com/arkansas_enduro_series/

https://www.facebook.com/ozarkoutdoorfoundation

https://www.instagram.com/ozarkoutdoorfoundation/

 

 

 

Ozark Outdoor Foundation reserves the right to amend, add, and alter rules, schedule, policies, and details to the event at any time.

Disclaimer | An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Please consider wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.  If you have been recently exposed, and/or are experiencing symptoms, we ask that you consider not attending the event. Please note that the Refund & Transfer Policy will still be followed in the event you cannot attend. You can review the Registration Protection Insurance, offered to purchase when registering, and their coverage offered in regard to COVID-19 at: https://azcontent.us/alert/2019-novel-coronavirus-event.  Ozark Outdoor Foundation, Monster Hydro, Moosejaw & Arkansas Enduro Series are not involved in this voluntary protection coverage. By visiting Lake Leatherwood, Eureka Springs, AR, and attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.   

Jun
2
Thu
Issues That Matter | Protecting Arkansas’s Waterways: A Deep Dive Into Adventure @ John Gould Fletcher Library
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Issues That Matter | Protecting Arkansas’s Waterways: A Deep Dive Into Adventure @ John Gould Fletcher Library | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States
Arkansas is home to many lakes and rivers that are popular recreational resources and this program will discuss the issues that affect their safety and viability. This program will be available to a live audience at the John Gould Fletcher Library and simultaneously via Zoom.
Participants can register to attend virtually at http://cals.org/…/issues-that-matter-protecting….
Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Pulaski County and KUAR.