Bentonville Bike Fest

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Get your gravel bikes out, mark your calendars for June 18th - 24 miles intro to gravel presented by WD40 BIKE and BELL helmets Introduction to Gravel

Bentonville Bike Fest   Kenny Belaey

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Bentonville Bike Fest where everyone is welcome

Gravel presented by WD40 BIKE

Get your gravel bikes out, mark your calendars for June 18th

- 24 miles intro to gravel presented by WD40 BIKE and BELL helmets Introduction to Gravel: West Bentonville and Benton County - Distance: 24 miles-Elevation Gain: 1,335-Skill Level: Level 3+

The introduction to gravel ride will take riders on a local, beginner-friendly loop in the rolling farmland West of Bentonville. This ride will be fully supported, complete with two guides, and a sag vehicle that will be close at hand should any assistance be needed. This route will begin and end at the Festival area. This ride will be capped at 20 guests. The ride will include two guides, one being a lead and one being a sweep, and a support vehicle that will provide water, snacks, and mechanical or first aid assistance if needed.

Group departure from Festival area: 10am

What to expect: This ride is recommended for level 3+ riders and above. Riders can expect a mixture of both pavement and gravel along the route, with a handful of sustained climbs, though most of the elevation consists of short, punchy rollers. The estimated ride time will be between 2.5-3 hours. The weather will be hot and humid. Please note: the entirety of the route will be open to vehicles and traffic - riders must ride safely and obey all traffic laws while riding. The sag vehicle will NOT provide traffic intervention and it is important that all riders have prior experience riding on an open roadway. We will have a support vehicle trailing the ride for the full route and will be available at any time with water, hydration, snacks, help with minor mechanical issues. Any rider who needs to take a break can hop on the support vehicle for all or the remainder of the ride.

What to bring: Riders should plan to bring the following on the ride: Gravel bike & helmet, Bright colored clothing, Spare inner tube(s), Plenty of water (plan to drink 1 or more bottles/hour), Sunscreen, Helmet, Gloves, Nutrition

What 37 North will provide: A lead and a sweep guide , Support vehicle to follow the group, with food/hydration/mechanical support, Refreshments at the end of the ride, provided by Bentonville Bike Fest's sponsors.

*Wilderness First Aid certified guide

* 37 North guides reserve the right to respectfully pull any rider off the course if there is any sign of injury, concussion, concern for safety, or heat-related illness.

- 60 miles advanced gravel presented by WD40 BIKE Advanced Gravel Ride: Ozarks gravel tour through AR and SW MO - Distance: 54 miles-Elevation gain: 3,950 Ft -Skill Level: Level 6+

Our route will take us through some of the most beautiful areas in the Ozarks across Arkansas and SW MO. We will leave from the festival area and travel North into Missouri through Powell ending at Rockford Grange at Bear Hollow Ranch. Upon arrival ranch riders can do a quick outfit change, grab an ice-cold beer and lunch and meet us along the shores of the Big Sugar Creek for a dip to cool off. After our shore lunch and swim the 37North guides will load your bike and your gear onto our shuttle and journey back to Bentonville and arrive back at The Festival area around 3:30pm.

We will offer initially one group of advanced riders. This group will be capped at 14 riders. This ride will include a support vehicle that will provide water, snacks, and mechanical or first aid assistance if needed. Planned hydration and nutrition stops will be made by the support vehicle. Group departure from Festival area: 9am

What to expect: This ride is recommended for level 6+ riders and above. Riders can expect a mixture of both pavement and gravel along the route, with a handful of sustained climbs. There are paved segments along several sections of the route. The estimated ride time will be between 4 - 5 hours. The weather will be hot and humid . Please note: the entirety of the route will be open to vehicles and traffic - riders must ride safely and obey all traffic laws while riding. The sag vehicle will NOT provide traffic intervention and it is important that all riders have prior experience riding on an open roadway. We will have a support van trailing the ride for the full route and will be available at any time with water, hydration, snacks, help with minor mechanical issues. Any rider who needs to take a break can hop on the van for all or the remainder of the ride. If you believe that this ride is above your skill and fitness level we will gladly shift you over to our other 24 mile gravel ride departing at 10am. Please let us know if you want to make a switch by 12pm this Friday 6/18. 37North recommends uploading the route to your bike computer or phone prior to the ride. Our team will be waiting for you at the end of the ride with cold beer, water, lunch, and a shuttle back to the Bentonville Bike Festival area. Please be aware that the group is likely to be very spread out and wait times at the pick-up location could be as much as one hour from the first arrival to the last.

What to bring Riders should plan to bring the following on the ride:

Gravel bike & helmet-Spare inner tube(s)-GPS device or phone with route preloaded (cell coverage is limited along the route) -Tire plugs-Front and rear light-Bright colored clothing-Tire/tube patch kit-CO2 Cartridges-Plenty of water (plan to drink 1 or more bottles/hour)-Sunscreen-Helmet-Gloves-Nutrition-Swimsuit/swim trunks-Bag with change of clothes (will stay in shuttle)

What 37 North will provide: Support van to follow the group, with food/hydration/mechanical support-Scheduled stops that will have nutrition, hydration, and minor mechanical support for riders that need it-Lunch at the pick-up spot (Rockford Grange)-Refreshments at the end of the ride, provided by Festival sponsors-Shuttle ride back to festival area for both riders and their bikes

*Wilderness First Aid certified guide

*37 North guides reserve the right to respectfully pull any rider off the course if there is any sign of injury, concussion, concern for safety, or heat-related illness.

Rider bible by 37N will be sent to you seperately!

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Platinum supporter

  OZ Ark Outdoor Foundation  

Silver Sponsors

  wd-40 bike    Niagara water    PABST  

Bronze Sponsors

  Junk    Continental Tires  

presenting side event sponsors & partners

  Walton Family Foundation    Mojo Cycling    Arnicare by Boiron    Bike Bentonville    Visit Bentonville    OZ Trails    Sign Studio    Bike Inn  

our charities

  Wheels for life by Hans Rey    Pedal it Forward    Sheep Dog  

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