Friday, October 31, 2014

TBR Giveaway! + Something New

I am excited to announce that Wheels Hot Fayetteville received a category upgrade letter. Ha! No seriously. Thanks to great viewership and new sponsors WHF is moving. 

Where? To a new more powerful platform where we feel like we can better serve our readership. 

What’s new? For starters WHF is turning into Ozark Cycling Adventures. 

Why? OCA is focusing more on our region. 

What is OCA? The idea for Ozark Cycling Adventures was born from this blog which originated as a creative outlet and has grown to become a true passion and lifestyle. OCA’s goal is to encourage bicycle adventures through growing & supporting the local cycling community and promoting bicycle tourism. Our hope is that it will be a helpful resource to local cyclists and to those traveling to the region. 

What’s different? Some new services are coming. Like mountain bike trail reviews, popular road/dirt routes, expanded event coverage and some really great guest writers will be chiming in. OCA will also have some fully supported guided bicycle tours in 2015. It’s gonna be fun. Without further adieu check it out for yourself. Click on the OCA logo below. You will find a smokin' giveaway from The Bike Route at the end! 





Thursday, October 30, 2014

Weekend Ride Notification 10/31

Good day peeps. So many events in The Natural State! The Arkansas Super-Prestige is back in session with a way cool night race. In case you didn't get enough Hazel Valley last Saturday you can tackle the HV100. The TRI-SPORT Van Buren Bike/Train Ride is Sunday. The Riverside Classsic MTB race is Sunday in NLR. Information is posted below. Have a great one!

Cycling excuses - I might have used one OR two of these.

BOOM! Seasonal flavors have dropped. Mmmm...Iced Ginger Bread & Spiced Pumpkin Pie. Limited time. Check Walmart for the 6pk & Sam's Club for the 24pk. 

Hazel Valley 100 this Saturday. Dare I?

Click on image above to go to USA Cycling.

NWA tradition. Click on image above to link to their FB page.

Click on image above for details. 


Group Rides

Saturday

Fayetteville
WHF Ride. Wheels Hot @ 8:30 from MopedU. What's on tap? I was thinking Airport Loop. 56 miles 2800 ft gain. We will stop at the gas station in Highfill to reload. Click here to see STRAVA route. I pushed the start time due to cold temps and grumbling from the bunch. 

Ozark Roadies Ride. Click on link to see if they have a ride going Saturday. 

Bentonville
BMC Bentonville Square Ride. Leaves from Phat Tire @ 9:00 am.  Usually 55 to 65 miles. Hard but with regrouping. Pace spirited. Route TBD. Advanced. 

Sunday

Fayetteville
TRI-SPORT Ride-spin off. There is a group of us that is going to start at 8am with the TRI-SPORT group then hang a right at Winslow and head over to Devil's Den and back in.

ONYX Coffee Lab Ride. Leaves at 12:30 from ONYX off Gregg Street. Usually 50 miles or so. Pace Spirited. Route TBD. Advanced.

Ride fast & be safe,
WHF

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday Shorts 10/28


Longest Lap
Cycling is such a spectacle. All I know is Mark G would be the first one out. Does NWA need a velodrome?

Marianne Vos
Why is she so good? Could it be because she competes over multiple disciplines year round? If we took a vote for best living bicycle racer Vos would have my vote.

 

Indoor Training Program for Cycling Performance
I've been bumping into quite a few of you who have mentioned interest. I know it's difficult to plan for this when the weather is perfect and you are still riding outside. But look forward, think about January/February. Now is the time to speak up. Please be in touch with Steve at AUCHTERLONIE@SBCGLOBAL.NET.  You can click here to link to the flyer for more details.


WEEKDAY GROUP RIDES

Time change this Sunday. Which means most evening group rides are kaput after this week.  TBR Tuesday Night Rides will start next week. If you know of any other group night rides let me know and I will post it. 

MONDAY

Fayetteville
Good Bikes ride. Leaving @ 5:45 from Good Bikes. It is intended to be a recovery pace, no-drop, skills-building/technique ride. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by University of Arkansas Cycling & Good Bikes. See Good Bikes or Arkansas Cycling on Facebook for more info.

Bentonville
Tour de Lunch ride. Leaves @ 11:15 am from the Bentonville Square. Approximately 1 hour. Moderate to hard.

TUESDAY

Fayetteville
Tuesday Night World Championships leaving @ 5:30 from The Bike Route or @ 6 from the parking lot adjacent to MopedU. A number of us have been meeting @ 4:30 from MopedU to get extra miles. We double back and meet the group at 6. You are welcome to join. Also some folks have been talking about running lights and extending the ride into the night a bit. Bring your lights (front & rear).

Rogers
Bellview Road Ride. Leaves from Bellview Elementary.
-Leaving @ 5:45 B group (average speed 17-19). Intermediate pace, plenty of of regroups.
-Leaving @ 6:00 A group (average speed 19-21). Fast pace, with a couple regroups.

WEDNESDAY

Bentonville
Tour de Lunch ride. Leaves @ 11:15 am from the Bentonville Square. Approximately 1 hour. Moderate to hard.


Phat Tire MTB ride. Leaves @ 6 pm from the Bentonville Square. No-drop. Intermediate-Beginner. 

THURSDAY

Fayetteville
Athlete Forward/The Bike Route beginner ride. Leaving @ 5:45 from Owl Creek Middle School. Pace easy-moderate. No rider left behind.

NWA Microcross. Cyclocross training race. Race starts skills @ 5:30, race @ 6 behind Good Bikes. Click here for details. 

Rogers
Bellview Road Ride. Leaves from Bellview Elementary.
-Leaving @ 5:45 B group (average speed 17-19). Intermediate pace, plenty of regroups.
-Leaving @ 6:00 A group (average speed 19-21). Fast pace, with a couple regroups.

Bentonville
Highroller Cyclery intermediate mountain bike ride. Leaving at 6:15 from the dog park near Slaughter Pen.

Bike Bentonville All Girls Ride. Leaves @ 6:05 from Bentonville Square. Click here for details.

FRIDAY

Bentonville
Tour de Lunch ride. Leaves @ 11:15 am from the Bentonville Square. Approximately 1 hour. Moderate to hard.

Ride fast & be safe,
WHF