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Annual Bike Races and Charity Cycling Events

Bicycling in Arkansas

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Arkansas is host to many biking events such as races and charity cycling events that take place across the state, including long, short and middle distance cycling events. Here is a look at a few of them:

Headwater Challenge

A January ride departing from Foggy Rock Farm in the Buffalo Headwaters near Red Star that features 35-miles of challenging singletrack, doubletrack and road riding.

Highway 71 Classic

Annual ride on Scenic Highway 71 in Northwest Arkansas each spring: 35- and 75-mile options.

Ouachita Challenge

Annual mountain bike race held each spring in the Ouachita Mountains of southwest Arkansas which includes the Womble Trail and the Ouachita National Recreation Trail.

Ozark Mountain Bike Festival

Annual two-day mountain bike event held in April at scenic Devil’s Den State Park in Northwest Arkansas.

Tour de Hills

One of Arkansas's most beautiful middle distance cycling events in Harrison that hosts 15- and 26-mile rides, and a challenging 58-mile race along the Jasper Disaster route.

Syllamo's Revenge

A 50-mile mountain bike race held in May near Mountain View on the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail.

Tour de Rock

One of the state's biggest charity cycling events held in June in North Little Rock benefiting the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute.

Eureka Fat Tire Festival

Three-day celebration of mountain biking held in July in Eureka Springs.

Big Dam Bridge 100

Arkansas' largest cycling tour offers several routes ranging from 13- 100 miles.

Arky 100

An October ride through Grant and Dallas counties in southern Arkansas. Offers 25-, 50-, 62-, and 100-mile options.

Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship (AMBC) Series

The AMBCS calendar has races all across the state featuring a variety of race courses, ranging from the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains to the Arkansas River Valley.

Arkansas Super Prestige

Arkansas’s very own cyclocross series offers races all around the state from October through December.

Wheel a Mena

Cycling tour of the Ouachita Mountains and the Talimena Scenic Drive.

Slaughter Pen Jam

Three-day mountain bike festival held in Bentonville.

Little Rock Gran Fondo

A mass-start, premium road cycling event for enthusiasts and racers alike.

Tour de Delta

An annual cycling event held in Helena.

Joe Martin Stage Race

Based in Fayetteville, the Joe Martin Stage Race is part of the National Race Calendar which is the pro and elite amateur tour of USA Cycling. This is one of the top pro and amateur events in the nation.