WHAT IS THE HAZEL VALLEY GRAN PRIX CHALLENGE?
Riding one of the most challenging gravel routes (HVGP Loop) in NWA. Epic climbs & long descents. 55 miles, 6000+ climbing, smack dab in the beautiful Ozark National Forest!
Saturday February 24th, Wheels Hot @ 9:30 am from Hazel Valley Ranch
WHAT TO EXPECT?
About 55 miles of challenging gravel roads. About 4-6 hours of saddle love.
Several 30+ minute climbs with a incredible view atop White Rock Mountain.
This IS a ride. NOT a race. IT IS AN ADVENTURE!
You are responsible for any mechanical issues you might encounter.
SAG support will be provided by Ozark Spokes & Floats.
You are responsible for doing your homework on the route. OCA will provide a cue sheet.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN WELL-BEING.
You are responsible for having fun!
TOP OF THE ROCK, official ride pit stop (aid station) is on White Rock Mountain.
The ride will start & end at Hazel Valley Ranch 16330 Olive Road Fayetteville, AR 72703.
We will have awesome chili & “recovery” beverages waiting for you. Thanks to Hazel Valley Ranch!
Creative Awards will have a super cool award for those who complete the entire route!
All riders must sign a waiver.
Cost??? FREE!!! There will be a tip jar and event shirts for sale to help offset costs.
THE 2 RULES
1. You must complete the entire HVGP Loop to receive award.
2. You must prove your achievement via STRAVA or other GPS device to receive award.
The coveted HVGP flask! This flask will be well earned. Thanks to Creative Awards! [Note: This is a mock up. Flask will most likely be a different color.]
THE WEATHER POLICY
If raining, snowing or earthquaking ride will be postponed. I will make the call Thursday morning before event date.
THE RIDE SPONSORS
Hazel Valley Ranch, CREATIVE, CLIF BAR, Ozark Spokes & Floats & OZARK CYCLING ADVENTURES
Check out the 2017 Challenge recap click here.
Click here to view the route or to download it to your GPS device.
WILL YOU ACCEPT THIS CHALLENGE?