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2017 Events

The Walnut Valley Road Race

Arkansas State Road Race Championships

A Rogers Cycling Festival Production

Presented by GPP Cycling™ Shops of NWA

  • Dates: 
    • July 28 2017 - Aged Based Championship
    • July 29 2017 - Categorized Championship
  • 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 Rogers Cycling Festival is proud to host the 2017 Arkansas State Road Race Championship!  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. 
  • NEW FOR 2017: 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.
  • Feed Zone: Neutral Feed Zone will be near the Avoca fire department building. Beaver Water District will provide Neutral Water at the Feed Zone (whoop!). Please do not discard your bottles and trash along the race course. Bottles should be discarded only at the feed zone.  Discarding your trash along the race course will be grounds for disqualification.
  • 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.
  • You must have an annual USAC license and be registered in the State of Arkansas to be eligible for the Arkansas State Championship.
  • For categories and prizes please visit or websit at www.rogerscyclingfestival.com
  • Follow us on Facebook for additional information and the latest news & updates: @RogersCyclingFestival
  • Registration:  
    • On-line - 2017 Event Concluded RESULTS
    • 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 72711

GPP Growler Grinder™

  • Date: October 21 2017
  • Start Time: 8a
  • Start Location: Pedaler’s Pub, Bentonville, AR
  • Sponsored by: 
  • Blanketing the colorful hills of the Ozarks in Northwest Arkansas are 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. The course also features an assortment of civil-war era buildings, barns, and houses from the late  1800’s. Expect average temperatures to be in the mid 50’s by race start and up into the mid 70’s by the midday peak. Gravel sections are well packed, smooth and fast. There will be a 6.5 mile lead out of town to the gravel. 50 and 100-mile courses will be well marked and cue sheets will be provided. Upon finishing, you will receive your 32oz Growler and you can fill it up with FREE beer from Bike Rack Brewing. Pedaler’s Pub will be providing a LIVE band and food. A mandatory race meeting and check in will be Friday, Oct 20, 2017. You will have rider’s meetings at 4pm and 6pm. We will have a short ride at 2pm around the great town of Bentonville and show off its secret beauty. Packet pickup will be from 12-8pm Friday, October 20, 2017.  
  • GPP GROWLER GRINDER will be bringing our love for gravel to Bentonville. We are so excited about this event to share our passion for gravel with you.
  • Follow us on Facebook for additional information and the latest news & updates: @GPPGrowlerGrinder™
  • Categories: 50 miles and 100 miles
  • Register HERE

Back 40 MTB Trail Ride

  • Date: December 10 2017
  • Start Location: Blowing Springs Park Bella Vista AR
  • Sponsored by: 
  • 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 on December 9-10, 2017 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
  • Registrar HERE

2018 Events -Scheduled to Date

Trail & Road Duathlon

Dash Mash & Dash!

  • Date: March 2018 - TBD
  • Location: Lake Atalanta Park
  • Two races to choose from at registration; details below. You may enter as an individual or a 2-3 person team.   
    • TRAIL RUN/MOUNTAIN BIKE/TRAIL RUN: Run 3ish (TBD) miles on an easy to moderate difficulty dirt trail through scenic woods, over wooden bridges with glimpses of the lake. Ups and downs, no long climbs but some short “rude’ ones for certain. Then grab your mountain bike from transition to ride 6 'ish (TBD) miles on easy to moderate dirt trail. Out of T2 you will run the same gorgeous 3 'ish miles again on the dirt trail back to a fun packed finish line!   
    • TRAIL RUN/ROAD BIKE/TRAIL RUN: Run 3 'ish (TBD) miles on an easy to moderate difficulty dirt trail through scenic woods, over wooden bridges with glimpses of the lake. Ups and downs, no long climbs but some short “rude’ ones for certain. Then grab your road bike from transition to ride 15 miles (TBD). Your heart rate will climb quickly because, well there is a steep climb fairly quick out of T1. Ride through a scenic neighborhood before getting out to the countryside. Once back to T2, you will run the 3ish mile dirt trail again, a little different route than first time, back to a fun packed finish line!
  • Follow us on Facebook for additional information and the latest news & updates: @GPP.Events™ 
  • Registration COMING SOON!

Ozark Open Water Swim™ Festival

Splish Splash & Dash!

  • Date: May 2018 - TBD
  • Location: Hickory Creek Park on Beaver Lake, Hickory Creek Road - Marina Lowell, AR  72745
  • Event Description:   The Great Ozark Open Water Swim Festival powered by GPP Everyman Series takes place in the scenic Ozark Mountains in beautiful Beaver Lake. Thank you to our Event Sponsors Munson Chiropractic and Arkansas Masters Swim Club. This open water swim festival offers 4 distances for all level of swimmers! 1k, 2k 5k, and 10k. We will also have a 10k relay. NEW THIS YEAR: Kids Swim-A-Thon on Friday evening at GPP Cycling & Multisport™ Bike Shop and Training Center in Bentonville, AR The 1k, 2k, and 5k will be Saturday, May 27 at Hickory Creek The 10k and 10k relay will be Sunday May 28 at Hickory Creek 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.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the development of youth swimming. For all you Triathletes, the answer is YES it will be wetsuit legal as long as the water temperature on race morning fall within the USAT Wetsuit Rules  
  • Follow us on Facebook for additional information and the latest news & updates: @GPP.Events™ 
  • Registration COMING SOON!
    • Online registration is limited to swimmers 12 years old and up.  Swimmers ages 10-11 years old will be entered on a individual basis upon review by the Race Coordinator for Ozark Open Water Swim.
    • EVERYONE must sign a waiver online or at Packet Pick Up​​

GPP® Alley Cat Drag Race

Run What Ya Brung!℠ 

  • Date: June 1 2018 @ 6p to 9p
  • Start Location: GPP Cycling Shop™ of Rogers 318 S. 1st St. Rogers AR 72756 
  • Timed heats start at 6pm. You will race against liked timed riders. Double elimination.  Run what ya brung.
  • Follow us on Facebook for additional information and the latest news & updates: @AlleyCat
  • Registration: At the Shop on Race Day and it's FREE
  • 2017 Race Concluded...Check out the Video

Keep Yo Shirt On℠

Community Fitness Showcase 

A GPP Training Center™ Production

  • Date: Jun 23rd & 24th 2018
  • Start times: 8a both days
  • Location: GPP Cycling & Multisport™ Bike Shop and Training Center Bentonville 2614 SE J St, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
  • Event Director and Contact: Derek Yorek
  • What we have here is a Community Fitness Showcase. Now, what exactly does that mean? I'm glad you asked. It's all in the words used. First, COMMUNITY. The idea behind this competition is to bring the fitness community together to promote health and fitness, which leads to a happier life for ourselves and our children. Next is FITNESS. The word "Fitness" is used all too much lately, but we're defining it as an all-around ability to perform athletic movements. Anything from carrying rocks, to running, to swimming, to lifting weight, to gymnastics movements, and so on and so on. There will be ZERO people leaving this competition feeling left out on a strength OR weakness. Lastly, is the SHOWCASE. We want every person, gym, fitness affiliate, studio, etc. to put their particular skills on display for everyone in the community to see and to learn from. Not one of us is a perfect all around athlete, and we won't ever be, but we can sure learn from each other and narrow the gap a bit! Make no mistake, this is a COMPETITION! There will be a winner!! The idea here is not to win something though. As such, there are no awards. If you are the winner, you get the pride of standing on top of a podium and declared the most all around fittest team as defined by our competition. It's a point of pride here.  Show us what you got!
  • Teams of 4 (2 male/2 female) showcasing your all around fitness in a competition bringing together NWA's best! Only 20 teams will be able to compete!
  • Detailed Information on events in the Competition can be found HERE 
  • Follow us on Facebook for additional information and the latest news &  updates: @KeepYoShirtOn
  • Register: Registration opens in 2018

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Contact:

Nick Little

Events Director & Training/Support Manager

Cell: 479-422-2928

email: events@gppnwa.com

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