Highway 71 Classic bike ride set for March 3

The Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks will host the 8th annual Highway 71 Classic bicycle ride on Sunday, March 3.

The event, which serves as a fundraiser for the BCO’s bike education programs in local public schools, includes a series of group bike rides for cyclists of all skill levels.

There are three options for rides this year: a 32-mile flat ride to Brentwood, a 72-mile hilly route to Mountainburg, and a 56-mile off-road route to Brentwood (known as the “Gravel Grinder”).

Rides leave from Greenhouse Grille starting at 9 a.m.

Entry fee is $20 in advance, and $25 the day of the event for general public. Students can enter for $15 in advance, and $20 the day of the event..

To register, visit 71classic.eventsbot.com, or call 479-200-1679.