Two female racers ride across the finish line holding their hands up together.

Photo courtesy of: Life Time Big Sugar Gravel

Autumn in Northwest Arkansas is not a sight to be missed, and a slew of cycling events present the perfect reasons to visit this fall. There are events for all ages, skills levels, and various cycling disciplines. See you soon in Northwest Arkansas!

 

DateEventLocationDescription
September 2-4Trifest for MS 2022BentonvilleThe Trifest for MS triathlon, the largest triathlon in Arkansas, draws people from all over the country to Bentonville to raise money for multiple sclerosis research.
September 3Women of OZ Flagship RideBentonvilleThe flagship ride is a monthly, free, social ladies’ ride for riders of all abilities
September 6-8Cycle of InfluenceBentonvilleGathering of cycling and outdoor industry’s best business minds
September 10Tour de TacosSpringdale (start)Fundraiser ride with multiple distance options and stops for taco samples
September 16-17Women of OZ Sunset SummitBentonvilleWOZ is bringing together the top industry leaders and best coaches in the world for Sunset Summit – a weekend of rides, clinics, workshops, and panel discussions to build confidence and community
September 17-18Coler RollerBentonvilleMountain bike party and Coler Mountain Bike Preserve membership drive
September 25Walmart OZ Mile SwimBeaver LakeOpen water race that offers participants and spectators a full weekend of fun in beautiful Northwest Arkansas with festivities centered around swimming.
September 30-October 2Arkansas Enduro Series BentonvilleBentonvilleBentonville will host the last leg of the 2022 Arkansas Enduro Series
October 1Women of OZ Flagship RideBentonvilleThe flagship ride is a monthly, free, social ladies’ ride for riders of all abilities
October 7-10RCC Summit BentonvilleBentonville3-day event for Rapha Cycling Club members
October 8Fall Square 2 SquareFayetteville to BentonvilleParticipants ride from the Fayetteville Square to the Bentonville Square
October 13-16BikeboomBentonvilleA 3-day social/gathering event filled with clinics, ride tours, volunteering and just having a good time with the Deaf community.
October 14-16OZCX FestivalFayettevilleFeaturing a spectator-friendly, purpose-built, world-class cyclo-cross racecourse, the OZCX weekend boasts a full schedule of amateur and community events alongside USA Cycling and UCI sanctioned races
October 18-20People for Bikes Bicycle Leadership ConferenceBentonvilleGather with industry peers to learn, grow and shape the next generation of bike industry leaders. Join us for three days of educational sessions, networking opportunities and unforgettable mountain and gravel rides on the trails of Northwest Arkansas
October 21-23OuterbikeBentonvilleYour chance to demo next year’s latest and greatest bikes and gear
October 21-23Bikepacking Roots Fayetteville GatheringFayettevilleA non-competitive, community-building bikepacking adventure partnership with Experience Fayetteville.
October 22Life Time Big Sugar Gravel presented by MazdaBentonville/Bella Vista50- and 100-mile gravel races
October 22OZ Kids Fat Tire CritBentonvilleBentonville will host the last leg of the OZ Kids Crit
October 23Chinkapin Hollow Gravel GrinderFayetteville42-, 63-, or 109-mile gravel rides
October 28-30Northwest Arkansas Adaptive Off-Road Cycling AdventureBentonvilleOZASA presents a family-friendly, NO COST 3-day Adaptive Cycling Adventure. All abilities and skill levels welcome.
November 5Women of OZ Flagship RideBentonvilleThe flagship ride is a monthly, free, social ladies’ ride for riders of all abilities
December 3Women of OZ Flagship RideBentonvilleThe flagship ride is a monthly, free, social ladies’ ride for riders of all abilities

 

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 four 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.