UPDATE 1.1 | Hazel Valley Gran Prix
If you are planning to ride please read
START TIME CHANGE | RIDE SUPPORT
We are getting things ready for the Hazel Valley Gran Prix this Saturday June 2nd! PLEASE NOTE, START TIME CHANGE. We are starting the ride at 8AM due to warm temperatures. You should plan to be self supported to be on the safe side. Extra water is a good idea. Having said that our aid station on top of White Rock Mountain (midway point) will be stocked with water, hydration mix, snacks and energy products provided by CLIF Bar. There is also a store on top of White Rock that sells snacks and drinks and has water. Please bring some cash in case you need something from the store. Our professional SAG vehicle provided by our friends at Ozark Spokes & Floats will also be carrying supplies. This vehicle will be sweeping the course. You must sign the ride waiver and ride roster before riding. There will be a pre-ride meeting and group photo at 7:50.
This is a challenging and rewarding course. Maybe the toughest 50 mile gravel route in Arkansas. 6000 ft of climbing in 55 miles is no small task. Be sure to check out the overlook at the top of White Rock. One of the best views in the state. And hey you earned it! You are expected to have done your homework on the route. Our flyer does have a map of the route and downloadable GPX file. Having said that we will be marking the course on Friday with arrows. However we can’t guarantee that they won’t be tampered with by the next day. In addition, we will have maps and route que sheets available. But again please do your homework on the course. Every year folks get lost which is part of the adventure but it is going to be hot this year so keep this in mind. The route is very remote. You must complete the route to receive the finishers flask. ULTIMATELY YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN WELL-BEING.
We will be selling our super cool shirts and hats before and after the ride. Purchasing a shirt or hat is a great way to support this event. Please bring some (preferably) cash or other form of payment if you want some sweet OCA swag.
Ozark Cycling Adventures is super excited to facilitate this FREE gravel adventure in the beautiful Ozark National Forest. We live for the epic stories at the end of this ride! We are also grateful for our event volunteers, sponsors and business partners that make all of this possible. Please show them some love when given the opportunity.