Natural State Bikes
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.  
The Community Bicyclist
Sep
30
Fri
2022 Arkansas Canoe Club Rendezvous
Sep 30 – Oct 2 all-day

This weekend-long event is held every fall, organized and executed by volunteer efforts of Arkansas Canoe Club members for the greater Arkansas boating community. We invite you to participate in any part of a weekend of fun and learning. You do not have to be a member to participate, though who wouldn’t want to join this group of diverse and kooky champions of recreation, conservation, and education of the paddling sports in Arkansas?

Pre-registration is encouraged, though not required, to make the entrance to the event easy and quick. There is no additional charge to participate in clinics. Some clinics have a cap on the number of participants, some are land-based, and others will take place on the water, please take note of any gear requirements. Also, note times and durations of clinics, and do not sign up for overlapping commitments.

Join us for a weekend of boating and fun. The annual Rendezvous of Arkansas Canoe Club is a great weekend to find out more about kayaking, canoeing, and rafting in Arkansas. Free camping on-site.

2115 Tanner St. Malvern, AR 72104
Arkansas Canoe Club
Bentonville – Arkansas Enduro Series @ Hand Cut Hollow
Sep 30 – Oct 2 all-day
Bentonville - Arkansas Enduro Series @ Hand Cut Hollow | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

BENTONVILLE ENDURO

Presented by Arkansas Enduro Series | Monster Hydro | Moosejaw

Powered by Ozark Outdoor Foundation

 

Full details about AES and the other races in the tour can be found at https://www.arkansasenduroseries.com/.

The AES Round 5, the final round, is in Bentonville, Arkansas!

This is a three-day event.  Friday will be the Flavor of Enduro, and Pre-Ride for the Enduro and Saturday & Sunday will be the Enduro with up to 7 stages, and around 20 miles of riding, each day. All enduro Racers will race on both Saturday and Sunday.

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 the total 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 10 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 after registration closes. 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 the Flavor of Enduro and Pre-Ride & Check In for the Enduro

Saturday |

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

Sunday |

 

Logistics

Race Venue Address – 2909 NE J St, Bentonville, AR 72712-8535

Camping – Details if/where there will be camping coming soon

Dogs – Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times; 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.

 

Flavor Of Enduro

Beginner Enduro Event on Friday, September 30th

The ‘Flavor Of Enduro’ is designed to be an introduction to the sport of enduro racing for folks of all ages! The event will begin with participants checking in at the registration booth to sign their waiver and get a timing chip. If riders are under the age of 18 an adult will have to be present to sign their waiver. Once everyone has gathered we will navigate through an enduro seminar talking about some of the important aspects of enduro racing that will prepare you for the journey. The group of participants will set off in waves by categories to be guided through the course by an experienced enduro rider that will give everyone an all inclusive experience to the lifetime sport of enduro!

Schedule | September 30, 2022

3PM – Check in at registration booth.

4PM – Flavor Of Enduro seminar & riders meeting.

4:30PM – Riders depart venue to ride course in waves by category.

6PM – All riders return to venue to turn in timing chips.

Awards Ceremony immediately following.

The event will begin with a Enduro Seminar to explain the enduro format, how to use your timing chip, enduro racing rules and what to expect when you’re ready to tackle the real deal!
Prepare for up to 2 stages and up to 2-3 miles of riding.
Slaughter Trail Guides will lead the group of participants through the ‘Flavor Of Enduro’ course!
Hydration support and riders lounge thanks to Monster Hydro.
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.
Professionally marked course with arrows and tape. Course details emailed to racers after registration closes.
A professional awards ceremony with prizes for Top 3 in each category.
AES event swag.

 

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 on Saturday.

#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. Overalls will be awarded 5 deep.

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

 

Camping, Lodging, & Venue Info

Details if/where there will be camping coming soon

Dogs must be leashed at all times.

 

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 same series and 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 series/season it will expire and no further transfers or refunds will be available for it.

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

Merchandise purchases and registration service fees are non refundable.

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

 

If you purchased the Protect Your Registration Fees (Event Registration Protection), through Allianza when registering, then you will need to contact them directly via the contact information below:

Tech@athleteReg.com

(888) 956-9560.

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

https://www.allianzworldwidepartners.com/usa/terms-and-condition

If you purchased the Protect Your Body insurance through Spot when registering then you will contact them directly:

https://www.allianzworldwidepartners.com/usa/terms-and-condition

Your policy information for both of these can be found on your BikeReg registration email receipt.

Ozark Outdoor Foundation, Arkansas Enduro Series, and any of their contractors/vendors are not associated with the Special Offers or Add – Ons that are offered via BikeReg when registering for an event.

 

For any race related questions email april@slaughtertrailguides.com

Oct
1
Sat
Arkansas Traveller 100 @ Camp Ouachita
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day
Arkansas Traveller 100 @ Camp Ouachita | Perryville | Arkansas | United States

The Arkansas Traveller is one of the oldest 100 miles races there is, already having 29 runnings under our belt(buckle). What makes the AT100 so unique among the many ultras today is the combination of volunteer support from many in the running community and beyond, the beautiful scenery of the Ouachita Trail and Forest Service roads, and the sneaky-hard runnable hills that will challenge you from beginning to end. This race is considered by many to be a great first 100 for anyone looking to test themselves at the premier ultra distance. But, every year we are filled with past Traveller finishers that come back again and again to this incredible race.

Come, join us for “Good Time Running.” We look forward to cheering you on toward the finish this October for the 30th running of the Arkansas Traveller 100.

Race Director: Thomas Chapin arkansastraveller100@gmail.com 501-231-0535

Kessler Mountain Jam @ Kessler Mountain Regional Park
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day
Kessler Mountain Jam @ Kessler Mountain Regional Park | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

Kessler Mountain Jam is an AMBCS (Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series) mountain bike race contested on the trails of Kessler Mountain in south Fayetteville, AR.  This is a USA Cycling sanctioned race and there are categories for all ages and levels.  An annual license is required to race in the Cat 1 category.  The Novice category entry fee includes the one-day license fee which is $10.  All others can race on a one-day license.

Chip timing, event t-shirt, post-race food and beverage (adult and youth), and awards are part of this great day of racing.

Bring a cowbell and let’s have a great day of exciting racing!

National Park College’s Van Davis Memorial 5K @ National Park College
Oct 1 all-day

10th Annual Van Davis Memorial 5K October 01, 2022

The Van Davis Memorial 5K at National Park College! Packet pickup and day-of registration will be in the Student Commons.

*Chip-timed
*Overall and Top 3 in each male and female age division awards

5K CHIP TIMED START: 8:00 am

WATER STATION:  Conveniently located at the halfway point.

PACKET PICKUP:  Early packet pickup will be available on Friday, September 30, 2022, from 9 am to 4 pm in the Student Commons.

DAY-OF REGISTRATION: 6:45 am – 7:45 am

NO REGISTRATION AFTER 7:45 am on Race Day!

Registration Fee:

  • $30 Pre-Registration (through September 25, 2022)
  • $35 September 26-October 1

Virtual runners:  To receive a race shirt, use the sign-up button.  Don’t want a shirt? Use the donate button.

AWARDS:

Overall Male and Female

Male and Female – 3 deep – Age Divisions: 1-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-up.

RACE RESULTS: Results will be posted at www.macsrts.com.

SHIRTS GUARANTEED TO PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED BY SEPTEMBER 10, 2022  

For more information contact:
Nicole Herndon, 501.760.4300 or nicole.herndon@np.edu

In case of inclement weather:
In the event of cancellation due to weather conditions beyond our control, we hope that you will consider this a donation to a very worthy cause and try again next year.

Oct
2
Sun
Razorback Run @ Northwest Arkansas Mall
Oct 2 all-day
Razorback Run @ Northwest Arkansas Mall | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

15K Run in Uptown Fayetteville

5K Run/Walk also in uptown Fayetteville. Both start at the Northwest Arkansas Mall on October 2, Sunday, at 8:00/8:05 respectively.

Proceeds to benefit:

Washington County Animal Shelter

The Washington County Animal Shelter works to lower the number of animal nuisance problems in the county and to increase the number of animals returned to their homes or adopted into loving homes. In 2015, we placed over 1,000 homeless pets in new homes.
The American Wheelchair Mission is a non-profit organization with a goal to deliver brand new, free wheelchairs and mobility aids to physically disabled children, teens and adults throughout the world who are without mobility or the means to acquire a wheelchair.
Everybody Bikes! @ Recycle Bikes for Kids
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Everybody Bikes! @ Recycle Bikes for Kids | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Come join us at the Recycle Bikes shop for an afternoon of FREE family fun, bike races, lawn games, food, and music on Sunday, October 2nd from 4 pm to 7 pm!

Recycle Bikes for Kids has distributed over 20,000 bikes by providing one free bike to any kid & offering adults the opportunity to earn a bike.

Oct
6
Thu
Mountainfilm on Tour Little Rock @ Ron Robinson Theater
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Mountainfilm on Tour Little Rock @ Ron Robinson Theater | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed, and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado.

Ozark Outdoor Supply is bringing the tour to Little Rock’s Ron Robinson Theater for the third time with films that explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission: using the power of film, art, and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

The event kicks off at 5:30 pm with complimentary beverages provided by Lost Forty (concession stands will also be open).

Theater doors open at 6:45 pm.

A portion of all ticket sales will go to the Buffalo River Foundation.

Hosted by Ozark Outdoor Supply

Oct
8
Sat
Arkansas High Country Race @ Hot Springs
Oct 8 – Oct 17 all-day
Arkansas High Country Race @ Hot Springs | Hot Springs | Arkansas | United States

The Arkansas High Country race has moved south to Hot Springs for 2022 & 2023! In addition to the classic Arkansas High Country Route, this event will also feature the South Loop and the Ouachita Triple Crown. Updates via social media and our website at https://www.arkansashighcountry.com/ will be the best places to find out more until we start sending out emails to registered participants closer to October.

Augsburg Reformation Ride @ Zion Lutheran Church
Oct 8 all-day
Augsburg Reformation Ride @ Zion Lutheran Church | London | Arkansas | United States

Come ride a friendly pace in the hills around Augsburg.
Take home a cool t-shirt.
A bratwurst lunch is included in the entry fee.
See the FaceBook page for course options.

Tour da Delta 2022 @ Downtown Helena
Oct 8 all-day
Tour da Delta 2022 @ Downtown Helena | Helena-West Helena | Arkansas | United States

Each registration comes with a one-day pass into the King Biscuit Blues Festival, $20 in Blues Bucks for lunch after the ride, and Tour da Delta socks. Blues Bucks may be used for lunch at Southbound Tavern by the Blues Stage on Cherry Street and at the Downtown Bar & Grill across the street from the American Legion Hut start/finish line. Blues Bucks can also be used at the beer tent at the King Biscuit Blues Festival on October 12th, 2019. Rest stops will be located at Highway 1 in Mississippi on the way to Moon Lake, the Moon Lake Boat Launch, Storm Creek Lake, Bear Creek Lake, the County Library in Helena on Columbia Street, and the Municipal Airport on Airport Road. There will also be a rest stop for gravel riders on the Low Road of the St. Francis National Forest. Lodging accommodations for cyclists are available at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Showers are available a block away for an additional fee. See our website at www.tourdadelta.net or www.kingbiscuitfestival.com for contact and reservation information at the Episcopal Church. Each rider will have to bring their own air mattress or cot. The 70, 55, 40, and 35-mile road route riders along with the 12, 20, and 35-mile gravel route riders all start at 9:00 a.m. from the American Legion Hut. We will also have additional rest stops this year on the way to Moon Lake and Storm Creek Lake and Blues Artist playing at the Moon Lake and Storm Creek Rest Stops. There will be doughnuts and bagels served in the American Legion Hut prior to the start of the ride. There will also be 3 gravel bike rides of 35 miles, 22 miles, and 12 miles. The 35-mile route will go out to Bear Creek Lake, while the 22 and 12-mile gravel rides will go out to Storm Creek Lake before returning to downtown Helena by way of the Mississippi River Levee. Adults riding the family fun ride route have a registration fee of $20 that does not include Blues Bucks or a Wrist Band in the Festival but does include socks. Registration on the day of the ride is $65.

Wheel A’ Mena @ Janssen Park
Oct 8 all-day
Wheel A' Mena @ Janssen Park | Mena | Arkansas | United States

Check-in and packet pickup can be completed on-site at Janssen Park, Mena, AR (at the historic log cabin).

 

If you are checking in or registering on Saturday, October 8th from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM: 

Please park at 811 Port Arthur Ave, Mena, AR 71953 and walk/ride into the park. The park will be closed to vehicles for rider safety. For more details and a map for check-in,  please visit our website at https://www.wheelamena.com

 

If you are checking-in or registering on Friday, October 8th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM:

Janssen Park will be open. You will find the main entrance at the corner of 7th St and Maple Avenue. Please remember that on Saturday morning, you will need to park at the First Baptist Church. For more details and a map for check-in, please visit our website at https://www.wheelamena.com and scroll down to the last section.

WRMC Highway to Health 5K Run/Walk @ White River Medical Center
Oct 8 all-day
WRMC Highway to Health 5K Run/Walk @ White River Medical Center | Batesville | Arkansas | United States

For the fifth year, White River Health (formally known as White River Health System) is running to help provide food for children in our local schools. Local food pantries are seeing increasing numbers of families in need.   Food insecurity is a major issue for kids today.  At least 60-75% of kids in our area schools are on free or reduced lunches.  Your registration fee and money from sponsors will be divided and given to local school districts to fill their food pantries.

Registration will be from 7:00-8:45am on race day. Race starts at 9:00am.

The race will start at the Batesville Family Care parking lot across from the ER and Finish right in front of the Josephine Ray Rogers Imaging Center. This 5K is a paved course with rolling and challenging hills. See the course map below. USATF certified Course, certification number: AR08011DLP

Finisher’s Medals for the first 100 participants who complete the 5K. Mac’s Race Timing Service will be chip timing the race.

Register before 9/22 to guarantee a swag bag! Swag bags to include race shirts and other goodies from local businesses.

Swag bag pickup will be October 7th from 3pm-6pm at the WRHS Foundation office next to Hobby Lobby in Batesville. Then again on race day October 8th from 7:00-8:45am.

Stay after the race to see if you win one of our many door prizes.  We are very excited to partner with Fleet Feet Little Rock this year! Door prizes include certificates for running shoes, running socks and many other items from Fleet Feet Little Rock!!   MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN so make sure to stick around after the race. 

Follow out Facebook event on the White River Health System page for more details and updates on the race.

ADSA Buddy Walk @ War Memorial Stadium
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Welcome

Arkansas Down Syndrome Association  (ADSA) is proud to host Buddy Walk® – a day of celebration to promote awareness, acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome!

Your support enables ADSA  to continue providing local and statewide programs and services, along with advocacy and public awareness–benefiting all individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Post your walk pictures to social media to help raise awareness! Don’t forget to tag us @ardownsyndromeassociation or #dsawarenessAR!  You can also email us your pictures at contact@ardownsyndrome.org!

Form your team, get your family and friends to come together and help our loved ones with Down syndrome feel accepted, supported, and celebrated!

Registration-Comes with a T-Shirt!

  • $20 per personIMG_2791.PNG
  • $15 for ages 13 and under
  • FREE for People with DS 
  • Be a Virtual Walker!    
Oct
9
Sun
Joe Weber Arky 100 @ Sheridan Parks & Recreation Center
Oct 9 all-day
Joe Weber Arky 100 @ Sheridan Parks & Recreation Center | Sheridan | Arkansas | 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, Adventure Cycling Association and others.

IMPORTANT: THE NEW HWY 167, 4 LANE, DIVIDED BYPASS IS NOW OPEN. FROM PINE BLUFF OR LITTLE ROCK, TAKE THE NEW HWY 167  FROM I-530 PASSING SHERIDAN AND THEN EAST ON HWY 46 1 MILE TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER.  BE VERY, VERY, CAREFUL CROSSING THE BYPASS ON THE ARKY, GOING OUT OF SHERIDAN AND RETURNING. STOP AND LOOK, LOOK, LOOK! Like our 50th Arky 100 Facebook event page for updates on weather and roads.

Sunday, October 10, 2021. The 50th annual Joe Weber Arky 100 has four ride options: 25, 50, 62, and the famed 100 mile course. All routes are on low traffic roads through Grant and Dallas Counties. We have long sleeve tech shirts with the new Broadway Bridge. Sheridan is at the intersection of US 270 and 167, 31 miles south of Little Rock. The Community Center is on Hwy 46 S, 1 mile southwest of town. . (follow signs for the Community Center at 1511 S. Rose St. or Grant County Museum just before it.) From LR or Pine Bluff, you can take the new 167 bypass and exit at Hwy. 46 and go east, back toward town about 1 mile.  Route Maps can be printed in advance in the Forum at arkansasbicycleclub.org

Bicycle helmets are required Twenty-fiver milers are welcome to start by 10:00 a.m. The course closes at 3:30 p.m. with riders on their own afterwards. Like our event Facebook page for updates.

Ride services will include SAG vehicles, stocked rest stops and emergency services through the morning.

Post-ride burgers, hot dogs, beverages at the Pavilion and showers in the Community Center are available. You do not have to be a member of Arkansas Bicycle Club to ride, but can add a membership with the ride registration if you wish.

There are several motels in LR and Pine Bluff and America’s Best Value Inn in Sheridan (870-942-5995)

PACKETS (bib numbers and shirts) will be available for pick up after an email notice at Wild Birds Unlimited, 1818 N. Taylor, Little Rock, AR 72207, 501-666-4210, store hours M-Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 pm. Or, get them at the Arky. NOTE: The women’s shirts run 1 1/2 to 2 sizes small and the men’s are normal size to slightly large.

More Information: Jim Britt, ABC President, 501-912-1449 cell; jobritt@sbcglobal.net

Oct
13
Thu
USDCA / D3 Bentonville Bikeboom 2022 @ Coler Mountain Bike Preserve
Oct 13 – Oct 16 all-day
USDCA / D3 Bentonville Bikeboom 2022 @ Coler Mountain Bike Preserve | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

Welcome to the 2nd annual Bikeboom Deaf cycling event.

A 3-day social/gathering event filled with clinics, ride tours, volunteering and just having a good time with the Deaf community.

Your participation contributes to the growth of the Deaf cycling community whether it’s a road, gravel, or mountain bike. We all share a common goal, to have fun on bikes and connect with like-minded individuals.

To register for the event, we would like to have everyone keep in mind the goal of the Bikeboom events:

To provide a place for Deaf participants to get priority in registration for the event since Deaf individuals are underserved and underprivileged. Deaf individuals get the benefits of having free bike rentals and free campgrounds.

Everyone else who is not Deaf is welcome to mingle with us, you will not need to register, show up and your donation is MUCH appreciated.

Travel Dreams Magazine Article – First-of-its Kind Deaf Bike Festival Kicks off in Bentonville

FAQ

What days do I go?

– Bentonville Bikeboom is scheduled from October 13-16. Free campground Coler October 13-16.

What Airport do I fly in?

– XNA Northwest Arkansas National Airport.

How do I get to the campground via Airport?

– A shuttle will be provided from the airport to the campground and vice versa.

What kind of bikes is available for rent? Brand names/models?

– We will have all kinds of bikes available, including mountain, gravel, and e-mountain bikes.  Details on brands and models will be made available soon.

How can I reserve my bike?

– The reservation link, code information, and pickup information for bike rentals such as mountain bikes, gravel bikes, road bikes child bikes, and E-MTB will be made available soon.

Can I rent more than one bike?  If so, do I get all the bikes at one time?

 – Yes, only check out 1 bike at a time, trade the other for another.

Do I need to bring my own camping equipment?

– Yes, you will need to bring own your tent, sleeping bag, and cookware (if not eating out).

What are the campgrounds like? https://www.peelcompton.org/coler-mountain-bike-preserve/camping/#

– There are platforms to pitch a tent on the sizes of the platform and the number of people it holds are:

  • FULL NON AVAILABLE Large, elevated tent platform (9’-4” x 16’-7’.5”, recommended for 3-6 people)
  • FULL NON AVAILABLE Small, elevated tent platform (8’ – 11.25” x 8’ – 10.5”, recommended for 1-2 people)
  • FULL NON AVAILABLE Single camper van spot (Maximum of 23’ length, 90” width)
  • Picnic table with rock seating
  • Private firepit with rock seating
  • Cleat tie-downs for tent
  • Two designated parking spots
  • Additional ground sites are available around the platforms

Campground Amenities:

  • Modern restrooms with hot indoor showers
  • Outdoor showers
  • Bike wash & repair station
  • Water bottle refill station
  • Bear-proof trash cans
  • Wagons for cargo
  • Community firepit
  • Community water spigot
  • Dispersed hammock stands
  • Firewood available for purchase
  • Direct access to the Coler trail system
  • Walking distance to Airship Coffee
Oct
14
Fri
OZ CX & UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup @ Centennial Park
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day
OZ CX & UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup @ Centennial Park | Fayetteville | Arkansas | United States

Building on a Legacy – International Cyclo-Cross Racing Returns to Fayetteville, Arkansas!

Last January, the international cycling community’s eyes turned to Northwest Arkansas as Fayetteville welcomed the world as host to the 2022 Walmart UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships. Fayetteville’s successful debut on the world stage only bolstered Northwest Arkansas’ position as a world-class cycling destination.

Building on the legacy of the World Championships, Fayetteville has been awarded a UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup event – part of OZ CX and a weekend-long cyclo-cross festival October 14-16, 2022!

OZ CX is expected to draw the sport’s top athletes and thousands of fans from around the globe back to Fayetteville for a weekend of internationally televised cyclo-cross racing at Centennial Park.

Things kick off Friday with both professional UCI cyclo-cross racing and community events. Saturday is a full slate of USA Cycling inscripted amateur racing for all ages. A weekend of family-friendly fun culminates on Sunday for the 2022 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup Fayetteville!

Charitable Purpose
Consistent with the festive and sometimes wacky traditions of cyclo-cross, the weekend will provide a welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive atmosphere with a charitable purpose – spotlighting the healthcare needs of area children by raising awareness and meaningful fundraising opportunities for Arkansas Children’s Northwest, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, serving more than 200,000 kids in Northwest Arkansas.

Revenue generated from the 2022 OZ Cross and UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup – Fayetteville weekend will directly benefit Arkansas Children’s.

Oct
15
Sat
24th Annual Kendrick Fincher Race to Hydrate! @ Pinnacle Hills Promenade
Oct 15 all-day
24th Annual Kendrick Fincher Race to Hydrate! @ Pinnacle Hills Promenade | Rogers | Arkansas | United States

Kendrick Fincher Race to Hydrate!

Our annual run is back and better than ever! You asked for a longer distance, and we’re adding it. Join us in honoring Kendrick’s 13 years of life by running (or cycling) our 13K.

We are offering a $13 OFF PROMO CODE, valid until August 13th.

PROMO CODE: 13off

Saturday morning staggered start times, beginning at 7:00am for cycling and 5K/13K runners and 8:45am for all youth events. *Cycling event is a family friendly, untimed event.*

We will have hydration stations along the course, as well as food, beverages, and FUN at the finish line!

Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life’s mission is to promote proper hydration and prevent heat illness through education and supporting activities. We hope to see you at the finish line, to help support our mission!

If you’d like to visit with us about sponsorship or have any other questions, please email kayla@kendrickfincher.org.

Hot Springs National Park Trail Run @ Fat Jack's Oyster Sports Bar & Grill
Oct 15 all-day
Hot Springs National Park Trail Run @ Fat Jack's Oyster Sports Bar & Grill | Hot Springs | Arkansas | United States
  • Registration is required.
  • We ask if you registered but will not come, please un-register (or contact us) so we don’t waste a slot.
  • Registration is free. There will be a donation can to cover the cost of the permit $562.
  • 7:00-7:45 AM Runner check in at Fat Jack’s Oyster Sports Bar & Grill, 101 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
  • 7:45 AM Mandatory pre-race briefing
  • 7:55 AM Runners walk across Central Avenue and assemble at the Canyon Trailhead next to the Mountain Valley Water building
  • 8:00 AM Race Start
  • Runners must remain on trails at all time. Bushwhacking is not allowed.
  • Runners must run in single file and pass only when there is room.
  • Runners must be courteous and yield right of way to other trail users. The trail is used by hikers, tourists and even horse riders. We do not have exclusive use of the trails. The National Park was kind enough to allow this race to be held provided we do not interfere with other users of the trail.
  • If you come upon a horse, do not startle it. Make sure the horse & rider know you are there before you get too close.
  • If nature calls, make sure you leave no trace.
  • The trail crosses 6 roads. Use caution. Stop and look both ways. You will not run on the road. You will just cross it.
  • The last 1/4 mile is on sidewalks down Fountain St. and up Central Ave. Use caution. The finish is at Fat Jack’s.
  • The course is well marked. If you are new to the area we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the course beforehand. See course map Google Map. and Park Trails Map
  • We recommend you carry a phone. Cell coverage is good. George Peterka RD 501-282-8090, Park Ranger 501-620-6739 or 911.
  • This is a strenuous run on technical trails. Be sure you are properly trained. Carry plenty of water.
  • There will be 2 manned aid stations at roughly mile 6 (Blacksnake Rd.) and mile 12 (Stonebridge Rd). The aid stations will provice water, sports drink, sodas, and a variety of snacks. At roughly mile 15 the course passes behind a picnic area restroom. You can get extra water there.
  • Race Directors: Brady Paddock 903-276-0928 and George Peterka 501-282-8090.
  • Links: Hot Springs National Park   HSNP Trails   HSNP Map
Pedestal Rock and Lick Fork Bicycle Ride @ Witt Springs Community Center
Oct 15 all-day
Pedestal Rock and Lick Fork Bicycle Ride @ Witt Springs Community Center | Witts Springs | Arkansas | United States

The Pedestal Rock and Lick Fork Bicycle ride is held every October on the 3rd Saturday of the month, with the hope that fall foliage is in full swing. The 2022 ride will be on Saturday, October 15.

The Pedestal Rock 40 supports work being done by Community Voices, a 501(c)3 organization, to showcase the beauty of the Authentic Ozarks and strengthen the lives of rural Arkansawyers living in the Boston Mountains of southwest Searcy County.  

Get the information you need by using the drop-down menu next to PRLF Ride at the top of this page (in the pink bar) or the navigation links in the footer at the bottom of the page.  We’re looking forward to seeing you in October 2022!

Oct
17
Mon
Tribute to the Builders of Oz @ The Momentary Courtyard
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

A community gathering to connect and to thank those who have given time, talents and funding toward cycling in NWA. See detail at the event website https://bit.ly/tributeoz

A Tribute to the Builders of Oz

Oct
21
Fri
Arkansas Dark-Sky Festival @ Tyler Bend Campground
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day
The Arkansas Natural Sky Association, along with various regional astronomy and environmental groups, are proud to host Arkansas’ first-ever Dark-Sky Festival! We’ll marvel at the last of the Summer Milky Way under the nearly natural skies of the Buffalo National River, the state’s only designated International Dark-Sky Park.
Where? Tyler Bend Campground – St. Joe, AR
When? October 21st and 22nd
How Much? Free! But be sure and check out our Festival Store to find items to help you make the most of this experience.
This family-friendly event will be bursting with activities, including:
✨ Constellation Tour
🔭 Telescopic Star Party
☄️ Orionid Meteor Shower
🎨 Celestial Art Class
🦉 Nocturnal Wildlife
💡 Light Pollution Awareness
📷 Nightscape Photography Contest
🫧 Giant Bubble Blowing
☀️ Solar Marshmallows
… and so much more!
For more information, and to download your Festival Guide, visit the festival website: darkskyarkansas.org/dark-sky-festival/
Outerbike Bentonville @ 8th Street Market
Oct 21 – Oct 23 all-day
Outerbike Bentonville @ 8th Street Market | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

Test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes and gear on the world-class trails in Bentonville, AR. Bike demos, great food, and cold beer!

What’s the best bike? You decide.

Test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes and gear on the world-class trails of Bentonville, AR. For three days, the world’s premier bike and gear manufacturers set up at the Outerbike expo site. You can browse the latest innovations, pick a bike you’d like to try and take it for a ride. Repeat as needed.

Oct
22
Sat
Creep ‘N Crawl Half/5K & Lil’ Monsters Dash @ Two Rivers Park
Oct 22 all-day
Creep ‘N Crawl Half/5K & Lil’ Monsters Dash @ Two Rivers Park | Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

The Creep ‘N Crawl Half/5K & Lil’ Monsters Dash is a family-oriented event offering some Halloween fun with a healthy dose of physical fitness.  Grab the scariest, funniest, wildest, goofiest, the most creative costume you can think of, and join us at Two Rivers Parks for a Howlin’ Ghoul Time!

Life Time Big Sugar Gravel
Oct 22 all-day
Life Time Big Sugar Gravel @ Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

Expect this to be one of the most challenging gravel courses featuring picturesque, rarely maintained, canopy-covered gravel roads with loose, rocky gravel, a few pavement sections and a few water crossings and bridges. If you like to ride in the dirt, venture off into stunning landscapes and share an experience with fellow cyclists, Big Sugar Gravel is a race reserved for you.

Lil Sugar is a challenging, shorter-distance option, designed to serve as an introduction to endurance cycling and a “stepping stone” towards the Big Sugar. Tackle the Little Sugar this year, then go for the full 100 miles the following year.