Square to Square bike ride set for Saturday, Sept. 10

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The latest installment of the biannual Square to Square bike ride is set for Saturday, Sept. 10.

Participants will leave from the Bentonville square between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and follow the Razorback Regional Greenway before heading east to finish on the downtown Fayetteville square for the official Finish Line Festival.

The 30-mile ride is part of a series of events organized by the Fayetteville Parks & Recreation Department designed to inspire locals to get active, and take advantage of the area’s parks and trails.

Ride & Registration

A variety of activities are planned at three designated pit stops along the way including live music, bike maintenance services, and basic ride refreshments. A post-ride celebration will include various activities and a bike valet. Riders can register online for a $25 fee ($15 for ages 9-13) which includes an event t-shirt, a water bottle, and a finisher medal.

Packet Pick-up

Registered participants can pick up ride packets at either the Fayetteville Parks & Recreation office (1455 S. Happy Hollow Road) or the Bentonville Parks & Recreation office (215 SW A Street) on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Friday, Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Schedule & Shuttle Service

Ride Starts: 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (choose a start time when you register)
Pre-Ride Shuttles: From Fayetteville to Bentonville at 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.
Finish Line Festival: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Post-Ride Shuttles: From Fayetteville to Bentonville at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
(Shuttles are limited to 50 riders on a first come, first served basis)

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to assist with various duties including course marking, course monitoring, event setup, event cleanup, participant check-in, bike valet, and other responsibilities. Volunteers can choose from 10 different shifts beginning Thursday, Sept. 8. For a list of shifts and duties, or to register as a volunteer, visit the Square to Square page on givepulse.com.

For more information about the ride, visit fayetteville-ar.gov or call the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department at 479-444-3471.