Photos: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
Northwest Arkansas will play host to another bike racing event, this time on a freshly paved, closed-course racetrack in south Fayetteville.
The event is free for spectators to attend and will include seven bike races scheduled from 11 a.m. until about 5:45 p.m.
The 1.2-mile course has 110 feet of elevation gain through a twisting climb followed by a fast descent that will send riders back through the starting gates at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.
Spectators are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to set up alongside the course. Riders will circle the track once about every three minutes, and will race varying distances depending on categorized skill level.
The women’s beginner-level race starts at 11 a.m. and will last 35 minutes. Men’s beginner-level racing begins at 11:45 a.m. The event concludes with the men’s Pro/1/2 race at 4:40 p.m., which is scheduled to last about 70 minutes with at least 20 laps of racing.
Cyclists can register for the event at bikereg.com. Registration is $35 per rider for the first race and $15 for each additional race.
The event is sponsored by Ozark Cycling Adventures, The Bike Route and the City Title Cycling Team.