2019 will mark the 42nd anniversary of the amateur races; 17th anniversary on the USA Cycling Pro Racing Tour (PRT) and 5th year to be on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) America Tour calendar.
The race is part of the USA Cycling Tour. USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling that operates under the U.S. Olympic Committee. Joe Martin Stage Race is recognized nationally as one of the leading stage races in the country on the professional and amateur cycling circuit. Spectators are encouraged to come out and watch these international athletes compete. Check out all the peak viewing spots for the race here.
Originally known as the Fayetteville Spring Classic, the race was renamed after long-time race director, Joe Martin after his passing in 1989. It is one of the largest annual events in Fayetteville, and one of the most popular things to do and witness for visitors, especially for cyclists who come to Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas to train due to the terrain of the Ozark Mountains and temperate climate year round.