NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
Bill Takes On Bicycle Safety | Little Rock
OORC Kessler New Trail Concept | Fayetteville
New OZ Feature Alert! | Bentonville
Lake Fayetteville Upgrades | OORC
Strider Program BikeNWA | Springdale
Le Samyn | Belgium
Ozark Cycling Apparel | In Stock
Paul Hardin Memorial Ride | Fayetteville
Eat A Sub Build A Trail | Faytteville-Springdale
Daylight Saving Time | Begins!
OCA Saturday Ride | Bentonville Group Ride
OCA Saturday Ride | Fayetteville Group Ride
Here is a concept map of the potential new trails at Kessler Mountain. You can help build these trails by donating today. Click on the map to donate!
New OZ feature alert in Benotnville at the Pen!
Check out the rock work by the OORC at Lake Fayetteville!
Le Samyn Elite Women
Jip Van Den Bos (NED) handed Boels-Dolmans its second victory of the season. She revealed good form after a podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. She moved up to the top step, going clear on a steep cobbled climb with 3 laps to go from an elite group. She would cross the line nearly a minute ahead of her rivals.
Le Samyn Elite Men
QuickStep continues its winning streak. The blue jersey was active throughout the race. Always in the breaks and near the front. Nikki Terpstra tested the peloton at about 60km after the break was caught. The cobble sectors had the field split many times then a reshuffling would occur. The final k’s were complicated and super interesting. Eventually the final selection formed in Florian Senechal (FRA), Aime De Gendt (BEL), Niki Terpstra (NED), Lars Boom (NED), Pieter Serry (BEL), Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL), Tim Declercq (BEL), Elmar Reinders (NED), Jesper Asselman (NED), Remy Mertz (BEL). Three QuickStep and three Roompot-Charles riders making the split. It was then textbook racing. With attacks coming and QuickStep using its numbers. At about 3km Boom, Terpstra and Senechal emerged with a gap after a cobble sector. This looked like the move. But the group did not work well together. De Gendt and Declercq made it across. Shortly after that Declercq attacked. It looked like Declercq was going to get the win. The group just sat up, which allowed the others to catch back on. Reinders would go to the front working for Boom shutting down Declercq. Boom launched a long range missile followed by Terpstra, then a well rested Senechal surged taking the win for QuickStep. Phew…that was a bike race. Notable: Lars Boom is clearly on good form and well supported. Impressive team effort. Also, Specialized bikes won both the men’s and women’s races again.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CYCLING EVENTS
This Saturday in Fayetteville. Click on the image for details.
This is cool. Eat at Subway in Fayetteville-Springdale this Sunday and a portion of the sales go to new trails at Kessler Mountain! Click on the image for details.
This Sunday. Let the weekday group rides season begin!
NWA LOCAL GROUP RIDES
19jul(jul 19)6:30 am21Eurekan Gran Fondo & Multi Sport FestivalJuly 19-21 @ Eureka Springs6:30 am cst https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=36.390598,-93.709511&spn=0.002483,0.004823&msa=0&mid=znTw0h8HKKHM.kWcBHBVgns4M