As host community for annual gravel events including the Arkansaw High Country Race and Chinkapin Hollow Gravel Grinder, the gravel cycling around Fayetteville has earned national attention.
Already an offseason training destination for professional road cyclists, you’ll find a variety of gravel route options just as accessible from Fayetteville. From mountainous ridgelines to creek lined roads, the opportunities for riding are endless as the surrounding Madison and Washington counties maintain hundreds of miles of gravel roads.
Seated in the Ozark Mountains and home to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville is known as a prominent academic center. Fayetteville’s innovative personality and artistic expression can be found flowing from the University’s campus and into the streets - in the form of public art.
While a good portion of Fayetteville’s Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain is still under construction in the southwest area of the city, the future home of the 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championships has opened the first of a series of mountain bike trails - with more nearing completion.
A Rich History of Road Riding Awaits Cyclists in Fayetteville
A Fayetteville tradition, groups of spandex-clad cyclists have been taking to the scenic roads surrounding our community for decades. Low traffic density, high road quality, diverse mountain topography and route accessibility make for an iconic road riding experience. From Fayetteville, one of the largest county road networks in Arkansas offers over 400 miles of picturesque paved roads and the mild fall and winter seasons make the area popular for off-season team training.
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