Third Annual Delta Grind Event Returns May 11, 2024

Third Annual Delta Grind Event Returns

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StudioDRIFT has announced the return of the third annual Delta Grind event on Saturday, May 11th in Helena, Arkansas. This rally-style event is designed for gravel, road, tandem, rec, and bike-packer riders who want to mix their love for cycling with music, food, and other cultural activities. This year’s event will be associated with the fourth annual Delta Roots Music Festival.

All cyclists will begin on Downtown Helena’s Walnut Street before embarking on a 30-mile, 50-mile, 100-kilometer, or 18-mile route that includes opportunities for both gravel and paved roads.

Beautiful gravel experience on the "Low Road" between Helena and Marianna, AR.
Beautiful gravel experience on the “Low Road” between Helena and Marianna, AR.

Riders can check in on Friday evening and enjoy jazz music on the levee. All rides will start on Saturday at 10:00 AM CT with a quick pre-ride meeting at 9:45 AM CT.

Delta Grind welcomes cyclists of all expertise levels, as well as visitors who wish to engage in other activities such as hiking, kayaking, and canoeing. The Arkansas Delta boasts an abundance of music, history, and excellent routes for cycling. Join the ride and immerse yourself in the Delta’s authentic culture and history, which make it one of the most distinctive places on Earth.

Delta Dirt is a favorite stop while visiting the area.
Delta Dirt is a favorite stop while visiting the area.

This event is symbolic of studioDRIFT’s commitment to the prosperity of rural Arkansas. Adventure recreation strengthens both the economy and the ecology of the Natural State. Quality of life begins with quality of place. studioDRIFT is the culmination of 40 years of founder Martin Smith’s direct life experience with the Arkansas Delta. From investing in existing infrastructure to designing and creating compatible placemaking strategies that prepare communities for tomorrow, studioDRIFT envisions rural Arkansas communities and economies that have been re-animated.

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For accommodations, schedule of events, and other festival information, please visit our event website at https://www.studiodriftar.org/events/delta-grind-2024.

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Read the descriptions from 2022 and 2023. (2023 includes a video showing much of the course.)

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