2018 Events

Dirt Bag Duathlon™

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Dash Mash & Dash


A GPP Cycling™ Shops & GPP Training Center™ Production


  • Date: Saturday, March 10th 2018
  • Distance: 5K'ish Trail Run, 6 mile'ish Mountain Bike Ride, 5K'ish Trail Run
  • You may enter as an individual or a 2-3 person team.
  • Location: Lake Atalanta Park   
    • An easy to moderate difficulty dirt trail through scenic woods, over wooden bridges with glimpses of the lake.    
  • Scott Bikes will be on site with Demo Bikes to test ride!
  • Registration: SIGN ME UP!
  • CLICK HERE for more Information and Event Page

Rogers Roubaix™

Rogers Roubaix

Growlin' Gran Fondo Gravel Ride


A GPP Cycling™ Shops Production


  • Date: Saturday, May 5th 2018
  • Distances:  50K, 100K
  • Start Location: GPP Cycling™ Shop Rogers
    • Course: TBA
  • Cannondale Bikes will be on site with Demo Bikes to test ride!
  • Details
    • Details Details
      • Details COMING SOON!
  • Follow us on Facebook for additional information and the latest news &  updates: @GPP.Events™
  • Registration: OPENS SOON!
  • CLICK HERE for more Information and Event Page

Ozark Open Water Swim™ Festival

Ozark Open Water Swim Festival

Splish Splash & Dash℠


A GPP Cycling™ & Multisport Bike Shop and Training Center Production


  • Dates: 
    • Friday Evening, May 25th 2018
    • Saturday Morning, May 26th 2018
  • Distances: 1K, 2K, 5K, 10K, 10K Relay (Plus Kids event on Friday)
  • Location: Hickory Creek Park on Beaver Lake, Hickory Creek Road - Marina Lowell, AR  72745.  The Great Ozark Open Water Swim Festival takes place in the scenic Ozark Mountains in beautiful Beaver Lake.  Hickory Creek Park sits along the vast shores of Beaver Lake in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, offering spacious and sunny campsites and an abundance of recreational activities.
  • Registration COMING SOON!
  • CLICK HERE for more Information and Event Page

GPP® Alley Cat Drag Races

Run What Ya Brung!


A GPP Cycling™ Shops Production



GPP Growler Grinder™

Gravel Grind & a Growler Full to Unwind


A GPP Cycling™ Shops Production


  • Dates
    • Friday Afternoon, October 19th 2018
    • Saturday, October 20th 2018
  • NEW THIS YEAR on FRIDAY AFTERNOON: GRAVEL CRIT RACES
  • Saturday Distances: 50 miles & 100 miles
  • Location: Pedaler’s Pub, Bentonville, AR will be the Starting point.  Transitioning to the colorful hills of the Ozarks with hundreds of miles of  unpaved and gravel farm roads that feature little to no motor traffic.  Scattered about the rolling hills of the area, the course offers great  views of the Ozarks throughout Benton and Washington county.
  • Lauf Cycling will be on site with Demo Bikes to test ride!
  • Registration:  Opening SOON!
  • CLICK HERE for more Information and Event Page

GPP Gobbler Grinder™

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Turkey Gobbler Grinder Gravel Ride


A GPP Cycling™ Shops Production


  • Date: Saturday, November 24th 2018
  • Start times: 8a
  • Start Location: TBD
  • Distances:  TBD
  • Event Director and Contact: Nick Little
  • Details  and Course:
    • Details Details  
      • Details COMING SOON!
  • Follow us on Facebook for additional information and the latest news &  updates: @GPP.Events™
  • Registration: OPENS SOON!
  • CLICK HERE for more Information and Event Page

Additional 2018 Events Sponsored By GPP Cycling™ Shops

All Sports Productions Events

GPP Cycling™ Shops of NWA is a full sponsor of  

All Sports Production Events for the 2018 Season!  



Buffalo Headwaters Challenge

Buffalo Headwaters Challenge

In the middle of nowhere.. in the middle of winter.. still the most fun you'll have all year.


An Ozark Off Road Cyclist Production 

presented by GPP Cycling™ Shops of NWA


  • Dates: January 26th - 28th, 2018
  • Location: Red Star, AR
    • Plenty of tent camping available. No generators please... people will sleep. If your travleing via RV we will have specific parking areas available that are flat...ish, but there are no hookups available on the main grounds. There are areas within kinda close proximety that offer hookups and cabin rentals.
  • Join us January 26th thru the 28th for the 13th Annual Buffalo Headwaters Challenge! It's not a race... it's a experience!
  • Onsite Registration schedule is:
    • ALL Riders will need to go through a quick registration process even if your membership is up to date. Riders need to stick their head into the school and verify their membership, fill out an annual liability waiver, and grab a wristband for the weekend (+21 will be identified by a specific color).
  • Friday 1/26 from 5pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 1/27 from 7am-9am
  • Saturday 1/27 from 7pm-9pm (for those traveling in late to just ride the Hoot 'N Holler
  • Sunday 1/28 from 7am-9am for the Hoot N' Holler
  • CLICK HERE for more Information and Event Page

The Walnut Valley Road Race

Rogers Cycling Festival

Arkansas State Road Race Championship


    A Rogers Cycling Festival Production  

Presented by GPP Cycling™ Shops of NWA

  • Dates: 
  • July 26
  • July 27
  • July  28 2018 - Aged Based
  • July 29 2018 - Categorized
  • Start Location: Avoca Town Hall, located 5 miles north of Rogers at 222 Old Wire Road, Avoca, AR 72711
  • Start Times:
  • Saturday @ 10a
  • Sunday @ 8a
  • The course for both days will be a 6.1-mile loop in the Walnut Valley area outside of northeast Rogers. Course direction will be reversed on Sunday. Races will be held rain or shine. 
  • Race Start/Finish line and prize presentations will be at the Avoca Town Hall, located 5 miles north of Rogers at 222 Old Wire Road, Avoca, AR 72711. There will be no neutral rollout from downtown Rogers.
  • USA Cycling License required. Non-licensed riders will be required to purchase a one-day license and will be permitted to enter the CAT 5 race or the Citizens race. A ‘Citizens’ category is available on Sunday for first time racers. A one-day license is included in the Citizens and Juniors race fee. A one-day license for Cat 5 is $10.
  • Registration: 
    • On-line - Sign Me UP!
    • Saturday registration area: the Railyard Bike Park, 299 E. Cherry Street, Rogers, AR 72756
    • Sunday registration area: Avoca Town Hall, 222 Old Wire Road, Avoca, AR 7271
  • CLICK HERE for more Information and Event Page

Back 40 Trail Run & Ride

Back 40 Trail Ride

  • Date: December 2018
  • Start Location: Blowing Springs Park Bella Vista AR
  • Sponsored by: 
  • GPP Cycling™ Shops
  • Rush Running Company®
  • You've heard about the nationally acclaimed trails in Northwest Arkansas. Here is your chance to run and ride the newest gem in the collection during December 2018 at the Back 40 Trail Run & Ride. Brought to you by the same team from the award winning War Eagle Trail Running Festival. The Back 40 is the first of a multi-phase project that plans for a total of 150 miles of natural-surface trail through the City of Bella Vista’s 45 square miles. The construction of the trail system is by NWA Trailblazers and has been fully funded by a $3 million grant to that organization from the Walton Family Foundation. Thanks to the City of Bella Vista for the opportunity to organize this event. Mayor Peter Christie approached us with this idea and we jumped on it. This is a two day event that allows trail runners and mountain bikers to come together and play in our new backyard.    
  • Three distances for the ride are 13 mile, 20 mile and 40 mile. We encourage you to participate on both days. {This year you can "do the double" at different distances i.e. 13 mile run & 20 mile bike.}  Trail runners will go on Saturday and riders take their turn on Sunday. Our goal is for each group to support the other on race day and to enjoy hanging out together afterwards. Race headquarters will be at Blowing Springs and the entire park will be reserved for racers. Camping will be available. Reserve camping here. Food trucks will be on site as well as a beer garden hosted by a local brewery.  
  • More Details Coming SOON!
  • Follow us on Facebook for additional information and the latest news & updates: @Back40Trail
  • Registration: Sign Me UP!
  • CLICK HERE for more Information and Event Page

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Contact:

Nick Little

Events Director & Training/Support Manager

Cell: 479-422-2928

email: events@gppnwa.com

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