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.