Thursday, October 23, 2014

Weekend Ride Notification 10/24

Well Friday is almost here. The Hazel Valley Grand Prix is on Saturday. It's going to be awesome. Group rides are posted. Hope your weekend is filled with outdoor adventures!

I love racing bicycles but my roots are in the simplicity of riding. These chaps manage to capture it. #rideyourbike

#tbt #snapplecycling #cold #flask #ozarkia

Click on image to link to event FB page. 

Group Rides


WHF Ride. No organized ride from me. I'll be crushing some dirt roads in the Ozark National Forest at the Hazel Valley Grand Prix Hopefully with a few of you! 

Ozark Roadies Ride. Leaving at 8:30 from Owl Creek School. The weather looks to be great, temps into the 80's. Since it is a home game I thought we should ride West again to avoid the traffic. Go out Goose Creek to Prairie Grove Battle Field Park and back. Roughly 35 miles at a moderate speed 14-15 av. I'd say we would be back around noon. Ride leader Dick Nelson

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. 


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,

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday Shorts 10/21

Valkenburg World Cup
KFC opens her World Cup account. JPow cracks top ten. USA is off to a good start.

The Jones Center p/b Three Happy Cows CX Race
Thanks for the video Blake K.

Bike Smart, Bike Safe - 3 Feet for Safety Act
Clever 30 second ad running in California. 3 feet, it's not too much to ask. 

Hazel Valley Grand Prix
HVGP is finally here. Let the great debate begin. Cross or mountain bike? HVGP is a epic sick ridiculous dirt road ride in the Ozark National Forest. It tops out at White Rock Mountain (current header photo on WHF). I rode this route this summer with Ozark Cycling Adventures. Click here to see photos of the route. I can't wait for Saturday! Click here for a link to the HVGP Facebook page.

HVGP route cue sheet from the OCA June ride. Just a couple turns. 

Weekday Group Rides. Times have changed due to lack of light from that big fireball in the sky. Don't forget to charge those lights


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.


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).

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.


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. 

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.

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. 

Ride fast, be safe & steer clear of nut crazed squirrels, 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Day of the Bicycle

Perfect weather was all the talk. My teammate Michael K works for The Jones Center and was promoting a CX race along with a Bike Rodeo for kids. He partnered up with the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks. The scene was great and the suffering was all over the racers faces. PCG and I headed over to help out and cheerheckle some friends.

I thought the hill next to the wall was a cool feature.

It had a "take the hill" kind of vibe.

Or "storm the fort" kind of vibe.


Looked tough.


Ground level.


"Just another day at the beach" yelled PCG.

The Jones Center has some great programs for the family. Check'em out!

I think you can make a CX course just about anywhere. That's one of the reasons it's so interesting.

Owning that hill.

TrickDilly food truck was serving it up!


Birds eye.

Good times. Thanks to Michael K, The Jones Center, Three Happy Cows, Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks and all the volunteers who helped pull this off. 

But that's not the end of bicycles. PCG and I hooked up with friends to ride Lake Fayetteville. 



This was a fully supported ride. Complete with SAG wagon. 

These hams.

Ending at Apple Blossom Brewery and a Kessler Trail Ale of course! Folks the trail system is worth its weight in gold. So simple. Outdoors, trails & bicycles. Improving the quality of life in our cities. You can have all my tax dollars.