NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
Tuesday Night Worlds | Fayetteville
555 TNT | Bentonville
Railyard Improvements | Rogers
New Oz Trails Shirt | Shop Now
CLIF Bar | Giveaway
Food Trucks Centennial Park | Fayetteville
Il Lombardia | Italy
Criterium du Dauphine | France
Ozark Cycling Apparel | In Stock
Slow Streets | Fayetteville
Women’s MTB Fundamemntals | Bentonville
Ride Rogers Railyard Loop | Rogers
USA Pump Track Finals | Springdale
Kessler MTN Jam Challenge | Fayetteville
BIPOC Solidarity Ride | Fayetteville
Slow Streets Sundays | Bentonville-Fayetteville
Ozark Valley Triathlon | Fayetteville
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: Bring those taillights. 71-Greenland-265-Diagonal-PG-Spring Classic-Belgium Rd.-Goose Creek-F. Cove. 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: TBD.
Improvements to the Railyard in Rogers are in progress. More all-weather riding available. Click on image for details.
NEW Oz Trails shirts at our online store. Click on the image to shop!
Still time to get in on our CLIF Bar giveaway. Click on the image for details.
Food truck court coming to Centennial Park in Fayetteville.
The images around Lake Como were stunning. The races main drama for spectators unfortunately came when Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step) overcooked a corner just before a bridge and tumbled over the guard rail into a ravine. It was horrific to see. I honestly thought the worst had happened. It looked do be about a 30ft drop. Thank goodness he survived. Broken pelvis and lacerated lung. I can’t imagine what his family went through. I think everyone in the cycling world was shocked and hoping for the best possible outcome. Back to the race, Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) netted his second monument at this 140 year old race. On the second to last climb (Civiglio), Fuglsang attacked his rivals and at first only George Bennett (Jumbo Visma) could go but Fuglsang’s teammate Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana) clawed his way up forming a two against one scenario. Out numbered Bennett attacked twice on the final climb dropping Vlasov but he did not distance the 200 pound gorilla in the room. Fuglsang countered and Bennett did not have it. The gap grew quickly and Fuglsang sailed away to the finish alone. Kudos to him he has finished top 5 in so many big races. Notable: This is Fuglsang’s second monument. He won Liege-Bastogne-Liege in 2019.
Criterium du Dauphine Stage 6
This was such a crazy race. It’s even difficult to summarize. Jumbo Visma have been so strong controlling the race all week for their team/race leader Primroz Roglic. But Roglic would pull out of the race ahead of the final stage due to injuries from crashing. You wondered now what team would attempt to control the race. Well the answer…no one. With only a handful of seconds separating so many in contention the race blew apart. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) was the new race leader but refused to wear the leader jersey. It was like watching a one day classic. On the final climbs, Tadej Pogacar (UAE), Daniel Martinez (EF), Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma), Pavel Sivakov (Ineos) were together. Lopez would get dropped, catch back on then attack the group. Not sure what was going on there. Pogacar attacked several times. He knew he had to drop the two Colombian’s being a bit further back on time. But he could not. Kuss was in a great position with no GC aspirations and Roglic out his team gave him the green light to go for the stage. When Kuss attacked he immediately got clear. Not a threat to Martinez or Lopez the young American went away and based on how he has been riding lately you just knew it was a decisive move. Pinot fought valiantly until the end. With no teammates to help him and no other teams aligning with what he needed it was left up to him to press on and he did. You could see the grimace on his face for so many kilometers. Kuss goes on to win the stage. Another great accomplishment for the young American. Martinez took the overall with Pinot and Pogacar rounding out the podium. Notable: Sivakov was out front before the small group formed with Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step) the two were working together when Sivakov crashed on a descent. He got up and pressed on. Catching Alaphilippe and was able to go with the Martinez, Lopez group even animating the race at the end. Bravo sir, that was an incredible recovery after crashing.
Northwest Arkansas CYCLING EVENTS
Slow Streets in Fayetteville lasts through August. Click on the image for details.
Saturday in Bentonville. Click on image for details.
Saturday in Rogers. Click on image for details.
Saturday in Springdale. Click on image for details.
Virtual Challenge – August 9-31. Click on the image for details.
Sunday in Fayetteville. Click on image for details.
Sunday’s in Bentonville and Fayetteville. Click on image for details.
Virtual event starts August 2- September 2. Click on 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.