NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
Tuesday Night Worlds! | #takewednesdayoff
555 TNT! | Bentonville Group Ride
Arkansas State Road Race Championships | Bixby
Bike Shop Theft | Little Rock
Hit & Run Fatality | Little Rock
Le Course By Le Tour | France
Tour de France | France
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Rogers Cycling Festival | Rogers
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: Wyman Rd.-Goshen-Tuttle Rd.-74-Elkins-Black Oak-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: Bear Hollow Loop. Click here for STRAVA link.
Arkansas State Road Race Championships will be held in Bixby, OK on August 14. A bunch of like minded people who really wanted to see this happen are doing just that. Thanks everyone involved! Click on image for details.
Our friends in Little Rock at Arkansas Cycling & Fitness had a break in and theft of bikes. Be on the lookout for these bikes on the internet. Click on image for more details.
Super sad deal here folks.
Le Course By Le Tour de France
VOS! VOS! VOS! Marianne Vos’ (CCC-Liv) closing uphill kick is currently unstoppable. She is on a tear of late with these types of finishes. 9th victory this season but most of her wins have come in the last two weeks. 5 wins in the last 11 races for the living legend.
Tour de France Stage 13
The ITT was actually very entertaining as margins were so close, Julian Aliphilippe’s (QuickStep) fame soared to even new heights as the yellow jersey and French fans carried him across the line ahead of the entire peloton surpassing even the defending champ. It was a bit shocking and amazing to watch.
Tour de France Stage 14
No rest for the weary as the first true mountain top finish was up next. It was the greatest day for the French fans as Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ) sailed away on the Tourmalet delivering a French win. He sited revenge for the crosswinds on stage 10 where he lost time as his motivation to win the stage. In another shocker Julian Aliphilippe (QuickStep) finished second extending his lead over Geraint Thomas (Ineos).
Tour de France Stage 15
Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ) delivers yet another blow to the favorites in the high mountains. Dropping the climbing sensation Egan Bernal (Ineos) was a surprise. Julian Aliphilippee (QuickSteps) cracks for the first time. He tried to go with Pinot which was probably a mistake. He might have been better off taking the steadier G-train to the top. But that is why we all like Aliphilippe, such a fighter. Geraint Thomas (Ineos) seems to be recovering. Taking time back on the Aliphilippe. This Tour has been very entertaining. Aliphilippe has thrown the formula to winning this thing out the window. Alps loom large after a transitional stage.
Northwest Arkansas CYCLING EVENTS
This weekend in Rogers. 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.