NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
Tuesday Night Worlds | Fayetteville
555 TNT | Bentonville
Ozark High Country High Life Bikepacking Tour
MTB World Cup #2 | Czech Republic
Giro d’Italia | Italy
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Avoca Race #2 | Avoca
Oz Trails Town Series #6 | Bentonville
Arkansas Railroad Tour | Springdale
Rule Of Three | Bentonville
Wango Tango MTB Race | Siloam Springs
Pump Track Worlds U.S. Qualifier | Springdale
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: Same as last week, we will adjust the route around the weather. 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. We will adjust route around the weather.
ARKANSAS “HIGH COUNTRY, HIGH LIFE” BIKEPACKING TOUR
Explore, enjoy, and adventure along roads less travelled — moody forests, creekside pastures, and rustic stopovers. The High Country Tour is a challenging, 240 mile point-to-point 4-day route that we’ve garnished with local comforts along the way. It’s semi-supported with great accommodations. High country — High Life!
Natural State Rock & Republic
MTB World Cup #2 Nove Maesto
Loana Lecomte (Massi) has started a streak. Now with two World Cup wins. American Haley Batten (Trinity Racing) is ascending quickly after besting Lecomte in the Short Track on Friday she finished 2nd on Sunday, finishing 3rd the week before. Her Olympic dream is being realized. Unfortunately American Kate Courtney (Scott-SRAM) had some bad luck after a crash which led to a mechanical. She would not be a factor in the race. In the men’s race Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) confirmed what everyone was deducing after the first World Cup. Starting on the first row this time playing on a level field. I guess the surprise came in the way he went about winning. Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) and Pidcock separated themselves from the worlds best MTB’ers early on the first lap and it looked like the duel was set. But an off camera attack by Pidcock midrace saw him quickly grab 30 seconds over Van der Poel. Which then ballooned to 1 minute. The attack was early but Pidcock was flawless winning holding on to that 1 minute margin, the largest winning margin in the races history.
Giro d’Italia Stage 9
Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) answered all the questions about his form on stage 9. It looked like the break was going to win the stage until the Colombian rocketed past with a searing attack on the final ramp. But the GC battle is only beginning to hot up.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CYCLING EVENTS
This Wednesday in Avoca. Click on image for details.
This Thursday in Bentonville. Click on image for details.
This Saturday in Springdale. Click on image for details.
This Saturday in Bentonville. Click on image for details.
This Saturday in Siloam Springs. Click on image for details.
This weekend in Springdale. 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.