The new date for HVGP is Saturday June 2nd! If you did not get into Dirty Kanza never fear. We’ve got some gravel for you to grind! Scroll down for details.
We would like to thank Wayne & Gina Hudec owners of Hazel Valley Ranch for rolling out the red carpet for participants. They throw one heck of a post ride party. To find out more about the ranch click here.
We would like to thank Steve McBee & Creative Promotional Marketing for producing these awesome finishers flasks! For more about Steve McBee and Creative Promotional Marketing click here.
We would like to thank CLIF Bar for providing riders with delicious energy products. You can find their products on the shelves of Walmart, Sam’s Club and local bike shops. Click here for more information about CLIF Bar.
We would like to thank Loren Bates at Ozark Spokes & Floats the official SAG wagon and support vehicle for this event. For more information on Ozark Spokes & Floats click here.
We would like to thank Ben Upchurch over at The Bike Route for marking the course. For more information about The Bike Route click here.
We would also like to thank all of our sponsors. Without these great businesses we would not be able to do what we do.
The Bike Route
Matt Baxter, CPA
Cycling Performance Lab
Hazel Valley Ranch
Creative Promotional Marketing
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 June 2nd, 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 Promotional Marketing 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.
Total climbing: 7554 ft
The coveted HVGP flask! This flask will be well earned. Thanks to Creative Promoational Marketing!
THE WEATHER POLICY
If raining, snowing or earthquaking the ride coulde be postponed. I will make the call Wednesday 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?
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