NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
10 EVENTS THIS WEEK!
Tuesday Night Worlds! | Fayetteville Group Ride
555 TNT! | Bentonville Group Ride
HWY 71 Pastry Tour | Fayetteville
Ouachita Triple Crown | Kenny Williams
Avoca Results | Race #4
Monument Trails | Arkansas
Women Shred | Bentonville
Tour of California | California
Giro d’Italia | Italy
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Giro d’Italia Watch Party | Bentonville
MTB Town Series | Bentonville
Dean’s Trail Ribbon Cutting | Springdale
Avoca Road Race | Avoca
Runway Time Trial Series | Springdale
Bike To Work Day | Springdale
Bike To Work After Party | Springdale
Square 2 Square | Fayetteville-Bentonville
Liv Ladies AllRide | Bentonville
Arkansas Enduro Series | Eureka Springs
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: Reverse Black Oak. 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: Death By 1000 BV Rollers. Click here for STRAVA link.
Ozark Cycling Adventures is super excited to partner with Breakaway Cycling Team to help promote their HWY 71 Pastry Tour fundraiser ride. Mark your calendars for Sunday May 26th. Ride your bike, eat local pastries on one of the most classic routes in NWA. The best part, your entry fee goes to support junior cyclists with the Breakaway Cycling Team. Click on the flyer for details!
Our friend Kenny Williams just got published to Bike Packing for his Triple Crown route. Click on image for details.
Avoca results after race #4.
Arkansas Monument Trails video. Really cool concept and promises to be some of our best trails yet. Click here for details.
A look back at Women Shred.
Tour of California Stage 1
Peter Sagan (SVK) fans breathed a collective sigh of relief when Peter won stage 1. We were torn as American Travis McCabe almost pulled it off, we were also happy to see Sagan bounce back from a tough start to the season.
Tour of California Stage 2
This race was super boring until EF Education went to the front with 80km remaining. The field was strung out and started to crumble under the pressure. Lachlan Morton (AUS) attacked and had a sliver of daylight with 65km remaining. From this point on the race got super interesting as 14 riders remained and it contained some big names like American Tejay Van Garderen (former winner), Rohan Dennis (AUS), Gianni Moscon (ITA), George Bennett (NZL)(former winner). In the final k’s young Dane Kasper Asgreen was super aggressive attacking the group along with Davide Ballerini (ITA). Ballerini would go with 2km remaining and Van Garderen lead the chase. The pace was high and only Moscon & Asgreen could hold the wheel of the American on the final ramp to the finish. Asgreen had the extra kick left to take his first professional win. Very impressive. Notable: Asgreen finished 2nd at Flanders this year. Also, Richie Porte (AUS) & Rigoberto Uran (COL) missed the split of 14. And yes Mark Cavendish (GBR) did make the time cut.
Giro d’Italia Stage 2
Bora took the bull by the horns on this stage and their man Pascal Ackermann (GER) re-paid the efforts with a big fat win. He blew past Caleb Ewan (AUS) and held off a late charging Elia Viviani (ITA). The young German was ecstatic to win a stage in his first Grand Tour.
Giro d’Italia Stage 3
Elia Viviani (ITA) regretted his hesitation in Stage 2 and was keen to make good on the QuickStep sprint train. He was the fastest man no doubt but was relegated by race officials for swinging over another riders line.
Northwest Arkansas CYCLING EVENTS
This week in Bentonville. Click on the image for details.
This Tuesday in Bentonville. Click on the image for details.
This Wednesday in Springdale. Click on the image for details.
This Wednesday in Avoca. Click on the image for details.
This Thursday in Springdale. Click on the image for details.
This Friday in Sprindale. Click on image for details.
This Friday in Springdale. Click on image for details.
This Saturday in Fayetteville-Bentonvlle. Click on image for details.
This weekend in Bentonville. Click on image for details.
This weekend in Eureka Springs. 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.