Podium photo at Noon2Moon

Photo courtesy of Coler Mountain Bike Preserve

It’s time to update those calendars!

Enjoy events like social rides, fundraisers, races, and true character-testing rides this year on your favorite OZ Trails. Not interested in riding? Most events are also open to spectators and rely on volunteers. There are several ways to get involved!

LISTEN: 2024 events podcast with Visit Bentonville and OZ Trails

 

March 3: Southern Enduro Tour (round 2) | The Great Passion Play, Eureka Springs | 6-stage enduro race

April 3-7: US Pro Cup | Centennial Park, Fayetteville | Part of a series of races that feature Olympians, world champions, and national champions competing for last-minute critical qualifying points ahead of the Summer Olympic Games in Paris. Also open to amateurs.

May 4: Noon2Moon Endurance Race | Coler Mountain Bike Preserve | 6-hour or hot lap options.

May 4: Pedaler’s Bash | Bentonville | 50-mile marathon mountain bike race. Post-party with food, drinks, and live music at Pedaler’s Pub.

Male rider passing by on the trails smiling.

May 16-19: Rule of Three | Bentonville | Get ready for a good weekend with good people. Various distances with courses containing tarmac, gravel, and singletrack. Must complete the route on one bike. This is a demanding, yet fulfilling, ride – not an easy one. That’s what makes it Rule of Three.

May 23-26: Bentonville Bike Fest p/b Mobil1 | Bentonville | Demos, races, giveaways, contests, live music, and FREE ADMISSION festival.

A group of female mountain bikers stand in a group and smile while another rider goes off a drop.

Photo by Kate Austin Photography courtesy of Women of OZ

September 13-15: Women of OZ Sunset Summit | 3-day women’s mountain biking event with clinics, workshops, food, and friends.

October 13: Life Time Little Sugar MTB p/b Mazda | October 18 | 100, 50, or 20 km courses open to professionals and amateurs. Part of the Life Time Big Sugar Classic, the series finale to the Life Time Grand Prix.

October 18-20: Outerbike Bentonville | Applegate | Demo new bikes and gear all weekend long. Enjoy meals and social time, too. Various ticket options available.

A female adaptive mountain biker smiles for a photo as she rides to the top of a downhill trail.

October (dates TBD): Northwest Arkansas Ozark Adaptive Off-Road Cycling Adventure | Bentonville | A free-to-participate adaptive cycling event with multiple days of riding, skill building, friends, and fun.

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Stevie Emmons

After living in Frisco, Texas, for nearly 15 years, Stevie and her husband, Joe, moved to Bentonville in 2021. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and has five years of marketing experience in tourism and economic development. Her personal interests include photography, cooking, and all things dog-related. She and her husband spend their free time riding mountain bike trails, watching movies, and enjoying time on the patio at their favorite restaurants.