Bentonville Bike Fest presented by Mobil 1 is just two months months away! Buckle your helmets and put on your protective pads because there’s a ton in store for you this year.
Started in 2020 by Belgian Trials World Champion Kenny Belaey, Bentonville Bike Fest is a true celebration of numerous aspects of cycling. The 3-day event is family-friendly, free to attend (general admission), has free bike demos, entertainment, and more! The best part is there’s something for everyone – whether you want to send it in a race, improve your skills through a workshop, demo a bike, or just hang out to get food and drinks or listen to live entertainment. Pick and choose what you want to attend from the agenda jam packed with AWESOME programming during this event held near the Applegate property in Bentonville:
- Bike demos (free!)
- WOMEN SHRED
- Bike trial contests
- Races – enduro, cross country eliminator, kids racing
- New in 2023: Gravelicious race presented by BELL Helmets & Blackburn. Choose between a 30- or 60-mile race route.
- Expo (free admission!)
- Food & beer garden
- Meet and greet with mountain bike super stars
What are trials? Trials is a style of biking where a rider attempts to complete an obstacle course via bicycle without putting their foot down. It’s a jaw-dropping sight and one you will not want to miss at Bike Fest! There’s even an entire brand-new, permanent trials course for the event! Got questions on how to get started in trials locally? Reach out to @nwabiketrials for information on gatherings, bikes, rules and more.
Start planning your trip to Bentonville for this year’s Bentonville Bike Fest! If you’re bringing your own bike from out of town, check out these bike-friendly places to stay in town. If you need inspiration on where to eat and drink while you’re in town, see our locals’ suggestions over at this blog post.
This event wouldn’t be possible without the help of incredible volunteers like you! If you’re interested in volunteering, email email@example.com. We’ll see you in May for the 2023 Bentonville Bike Fest!