Organizers set date set for 2018 Hazel Valley Gran Prix gravel bike ride

Over 100 riders from Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Texas participated in the 2017 Hazel Valley Gran Prix Challenge.

Photo courtesy of Ozark Cycling Adventures

The 2018 Hazel Valley Gran Prix Challenge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24.

The 55-mile course features one of the most challenging gravel bike routes in the state with epic climbs and long descents through the Ozark National Forest.

The ride starts and ends at Hazel Valley Ranch, located about 40 miles southeast of Fayetteville, and is organized by local cycling resource Ozark Cycling Adventures.

There is no charge to participate, but a tip jar and event shirts will be on sale to help offset the costs. A finisher’s award will be given to those who complete the entire loop. Food and beverages will be provided at the finish line. SAG support and an aid station will also be available.

For more information, visit the 2018 info page, or see the ride recap from 2017.

Hazel Valley Gran Prix Challenge

» View the Hazel Valley Gran Prix Challenge route