Bentonville Bike Fest Intro to gravel, Van Dessel gravel ride
10:00 am Gravel Q&A: New to gravel? Curious about gravel riding? Just want to hear what local gravel riders are doing? Come listen in as a panel of experienced, local gravel riders give insight on what gear, food, strategies, bike set up, etc. they use to conquer miles on Northwest Arkansas's unique gravel roads as well as answer some of your questions.
11 am-1:30 pm Intro to Gravel Ride: Intro to Northwest Arkansas Gravel A relaxed, social-paced, guided, 20-mile ride designed to give you a taste of the good stuff, without a lot of elevation or technical gravel. This ride is designed to help you learn what gravel is about. Our guides will be there to answer any questions and assist with navigation along the route. Any mountain bike, cyclocross bike, or gravel bike will be perfect for this ride.
11 am-5 pm 50 Mile Guided Gravel Ride: Rolling Hills of the Ozarks For the more seasoned gravel rider, or the more ambitious, this ride will be a great way to check out some great Northwest Arkansas gravel, ride with friends, and maybe ﬁnd a surprise along the way. This course will be sure to have as little pavement as possible, a healthy serving of elevation, a little bit of techy gravel, and plenty of good times. Our guides will be there to answer any questions and assist in navigation along the route.
All rides will be guided and supported by The Shift Outdoors https://theshiftoutdoors.com.