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 12-7pm Friday, October 20, 2017.