NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
Tuesday Night Worlds! | Fayetteville Group Ride
555 TNT! | Bentonville Group Ride
Joe Martin Gran Fondo | Fayetteville
Race Recap | Joe Martin Stage Race
Public Input Session For New Millsap Park | Fayetteville
Franken Bike | Niner
Paris-Roubaix | France
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Avoca Road Race | Postponed 4/24
Allied Thursday Gravel Ride | Bentonville
Adult Thursday Evening TT Series | Springdale
Iron Pig Time Trail | Fayetteville
Bad Moon Rising | Berryville
Tuesday Night Worlds | This Fayetteville group ride has existed for 20 years and is cycling tradition in Fayetteville. Leaving @ 5:30 from The Bike Route or @ 6 from the parking lot adjacent to the Life Source building. Spirited pace with two regroups. This is a “try and drop you” race practice kind of ride. ROUTE: 71-Greenland-265-Diagonal-Spring Classic-Goose Creek-FC. Click here for STRAVA link.
555 TNT Road Ride | This Bentonville group ride meets @ 5:55 from the Bentonville Square. 35-45 mile ride, spirited pace with several regroups. This is a “try and drop you” race practice kind of ride. No whining! ROUTE: Horton Farms Loop. Click here for STRAVA link.
Ozark Cycling Adventures is super excited to be partnering with the Joe Martin Gran Fondo this year. Mark your calendars for Saturday May 4th. There are some exciting changes from previous years. Also please note if you are volunteering at Joe Martin Stage Race you will receive a discount on your entry fee. Click on JMGF logo for details.
Andrew Evans with City Title Cycling Team recaps his Joe Martin Stage Race. Click on image to read the recap.
City of Fayetteville is hosting a public input session on April 17th for the new Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain. Click on image for details.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane! It’s an MTB, it’s groad bike! Click on image for details.
It was a beautiful race filled with high drama. Mechanicals, flats & crashes taking a toll even early on in the race. I must admit I did not see Philippe Gilbert (BEL) winning this year. But after reading the backstory of his buildup specifically targeting Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix I’ve got to hand it to him. This spring we have not seen the aggression we are used to seeing from Gilbert in fact many times he worked for other teammates. Almost quietly building form flying under the radar. It was a different story this past Sunday as the Gilbert we are use to seeing came out to play. Nils Politt (GER), the revelation of Roubaix accelerated through the feed zone with about 55 km’s remaining Gilbert and Rüdiger Selig (GER) joined quickly. The trio quickly caught Wesley Kreder (NED) and had a small advantage. At sector 12 Peter Sagan (SVK) hit the gas, only Wout Van Aert (BEL), Yves Lampaert (BEL) and Sep Vanmarcke (BEL) followed. With 50km remaining the selection was made as they absorbed the Gilbert group and quickly started working together. After extending the gap to about 50 seconds Gilbert had the first dig with 23km remaining. This distanced Van Aert. At sector 5, the last five star sector remaining QuickStep masterfully used their advantage with Lampaert attacking then Gilbert countering. Sagan was quick to respond but how many more times could he do this. Unexpectedly (at least to me) Pollit attacked in the next sector Gilbert went across and the others could not. They worked well together gaining 20 seconds. The writing was being written on the wall and my money was square on Gilbert to win the sprint. And he did easily out kick Pollit but kudos to the big German who had the ride of his life. Notable: Van Aert suffered a mechanical, chased back on with a teammates bike. Changed back to his spare bike later, crashed then chased back and still made the winning selection. Wow.
The story within the story.
Northwest Arkansas CYCLING EVENTS
POSTPONED until 4/24. Click on the image for details.
City of Fayetteville is hosting a public input session on Wednesday April 17th for the new Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain. Click on image for details.
This Thursday in Bentonville. Click on the image for details.
This Thursday in Springdale. Click on the image for details.
This Saturday in Fayetteville. Click on the image for details.
This Saturday in Berryville. Click on the image for details.
Local GROUP RIDES
Get connected to group rides that fit your level of cycling! During the season these rides happen each week barring inclement weather. Please connect with ride organizers for detailed information.