OZ Trails announced as a stop on the trail to Tokyo – Mountain Bike Olympic qualifiers come to Centennial Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 9-11 and April 16-18.
Fayetteville will be home to Olympic mountain bike qualifying for back-to-back race weekends this spring with the inaugural OZ Trail US Pro Cup, presented by Experience Fayetteville. Over two weekends of off-road racing at Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain, professional men and women cross country mountain bikers will compete for critical points and a spot in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. A full schedule of cross country and short track cross country races are expected to showcase a deep field of US and International riders representing past and future Olympians, national champions, and continental and world champions.
The colors of spring return to the Ozarks. The redbuds and dogwoods are in bloom but that's not the only seasonal change you'll see in Fayetteville. You'll also see the return of the colorful packs of cyclists hitting the roads in Fayetteville.
Fayetteville is set to host the annual Arkansaw High Country Race, a self-supported 1000-mile ultra-endurance gravel bikepacking event, starting from our Downtown Square on Saturday morning, October 9, 2021.
So you've heard all the cycling news coming out of Fayetteville but you might be asking yourself, "How do I enjoy these?" Don't worry Experience Fayetteville has your back! Check out our breakdown of some exciting competitions and ways you can enjoy them whether on wheels or on foot!
Fayetteville has been awarded the designation of Bike City by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the world governing body of cycling.
R.A.P.T.O.R. Gravel Grinder – Challenge-Style Gravel Cycling Event Rolls from Fayetteville this December!
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.
From the Lake Wedington Recreation Area just west of Fayetteville, the Chinkapin Hollow Gravel Grinder is the region's newest gravel focused event – featuring a day full of gravel racing in the Ozark National Forest!
Highlighted by the Razorback Greenway and the multiuse paved trails woven throughout Northwest Arkansas, the bi-annual Square 2 Square Bike Ride (originally scheduled for September 19) is rolling into a virtual format this fall!
While parts of Fayetteville’s Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain are still officially under construction, a selection of intermediate mountain bike optimized trails are now open to the public and ready for knobby tires!
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