NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
Tuesday Night Worlds! | #takewednesdayoff
555 TNT! | Bentonville Group Ride
OCA Kits Arrival | Fayetteville
CLIF Giveaway Announced | Winner!
Product Review | Specialized Diverge
The Bike Route | Sale!!
MTB World Cup | Val di Sole
RideLondon | London
Clasica San Sebastian | Spain
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Gravel To The Grange | Bentonville
City Lake Grand Opening | Siloam Springs
Arkansas Enduro Series | Red Star
Kessler Mountain Jam | Fayetteivlle
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-Hogeye-Down HK-Cove Creek-PG-Diagonal-265-Prairie St. Pub. 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: Will is out and Jared is leading. Click here for STRAVA link.
New OCA kits have arrived. If you got in on the pre-order I will announce when they will be ready for pickup at The Bike Route with details on payment. Hoping for end of the week!
Winners for the CLIF ZBar giveaway have been announced. Click on image for detaiss.
Product Review of the Specialized Diverge. It’s a dandy! Click on link for details.
Right now in Fayetteville!
XC MTB World Cup Val di Sole Elite Women
Great to see multi-discipline powerhouse Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (Canyon-Sram) back on the top step. Plagued by injuries the last 3 years her emotion was visible at the finish. Notable: American World Champ Kate Courtney finished 17th 5 minutes back.
XC MTB World Cup Val di Sole Elite Men
Just another business trip for Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus). He finished 18 seconds ahead of Mathias Flueckiger (Thomas RN) and almost a minute on Nino Schurter (Scott-Sram). This guy is re-writing the script.
The course made this kind of boring. No one could get away and no one really tried. The bunch sprint was crazy with a crash that took out 20 riders and it was the winner Kirsten Wild (WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling) swinging to the left that caused it. She would be disqualified. Giving Lorena Wiebes (Parkhotel Valkenburg) the victory. Notable: American Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb Women) was third.
Clasica San Sebastian
Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep) is having a stellar debut season. He officially opened his WorldTour account. Interestingly enough he said he wasn’t feeling that great for most of the race getting dropped on the penultimate climb about 35km’s out. He chased caught back on to the charging Movistar lead peloton around 24km’s out then promptly followed Toms Skujins’ (Trek-Segafredo) attack around 20km to go. He would drop Tom on the last climb and hold off the charging peloton by 38 seconds. Dang son! Notable: Only 81 riders finished the race. Pretty much anyone who raced the TdF dropped out. Drops included Alaphilippe, Bernal, Yates, Poels & Wellens.
Northwest Arkansas CYCLING EVENTS
This Saturday in Bentonivlle. Click on the image for details.
This Saturday in Siloam Springs. Click on the image for details.
This Sunday in Red Star. Click on the image for details.
This Sunday in Fayetteville. 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.