Gravel Grinder


Event Date
- Saturday, December 5, 2020

Finish Location - Mount Sequoyah Conference Center, 150 N Skyline Dr, Fayetteville, AR  72701
Start Location - Experience Fayetteville Visitors Bureau, 21 S. Block Dr, Fayetteville, AR  72701

Onsite Packet Pickup/Registration Info (2 Locations):

  • Friday, December 4  3 pm - 6 pm. Pre-Event Packet Pickup & Registration
    • Location - Mount Sequoyah Conference Center, 150 N Skyline Dr, Fayetteville, AR  72701
  • Saturday. December 5 6:30 am - 8:00 am. Onsite Packet Pickup & Registration
    • Location - Experience Fayetteville, 21 S. Block Dr, Fayetteville, AR  72701
  • Online registration will be open until midnight, December 4.  Follow LINK to register online
  • Raceday registration will be held from 6:30 am until 30 minutes prior to start of each category


New for 2020:

  • Start Line Location - Historic Downtown Fayetteville Square in front of the Experience Fayetteville Visitors Center. 21 S. Block Dr, Fayetteville, AR  72701
  • The final finish option.  We are keeping the 1.4 miles of single track, but now a competitor will have the option to ride an alternate section (which is paved) to the finish.  Those that choose the single track will receive a time bonus (reduced ride time) of 20 minutes
  • Alternate Paved Finish -

2020 Course InfoTBA on Sept 17 at 8am. 2019 Courses Listed Below:

  • 2019 Group XXX (8:00 am start):
    • 73 miles / 5,400’ elevation gain with the final 1.4 miles of single track
    • Aid stations - Mile Markers - 16 & 40
    • Strava Club -
  • 2019 Group XX (8:30 am start):
    • 57 miles / 4,400' elevation gain with the final 1.4 miles of single track
    • Aid stations - Mile Markers - 16 & 23.6
    • Strava Club -
  • 2019 Group X (9:00 am start):
    • 37 miles / 3,100' elevation gain with the final 1.4 miles of single track
    • Aid stations - Mile Markers - 16 & 21
    • Strava Club -

There will be roaming support on the course, but all riders should come prepared to be self-sufficient.  Remember that this event is Rules Of The Road and riders should obey all traffic rules. A mixture of pavement, gravel and some single track dirt. Gravel or Mountain bikes will be the choice. This event has a twist...only the mileages and elevations of road, gravel and dirt will be released early.  For many, you will discover some new terrain and roads that you didn't know existed in NW Arkansas.  Great post-race party on top of a hard day in the saddle.

Raceday Timeline:

  • 6:30 am - Coffee served
  • 6:00 am - 8:30 am - Onsite Registration
  • 6:00 am - 8:30 am - Packet Pickup & Athlete Sign-in from
  • 7:50 am - Pre-race announcements for Group XXX
  • 7:55 am - Prayer and National Anthem
  • 8:00 am - XXX Start
  • 8:20 am - Pre-race announcements for Group XX
  • 8:30 am - XX Start
  • 8:50 am - Pre-race announcements for  Group X
  • 9:00 am - X Start

To participate in awards, a rider must do the following:

  1. Join the Strava Clubs which coincides with your event registration:
    • RAPTOR XXX - link coming soon
    • RAPTOR XX - link coming soon
    • RAPTOR X - link coming soon
  2. Use a GPS enabled device to upload your ride to Strava.

Total Time for the first place male and female in each distance will be recognized and will be taken at the finish line.  Remember that regardless of circumstances...Rules of the Roads apply when trying to be the fastest.  There will be 2 to 4 KOM/QOM on each course. The segments will be totaled with a handicap scoring system similar to the R.A.P.T.O.R. Cycling Relay which will be applied to the total times.  Top three NET times for both courses will receive special awards (this will be calcualted post-event and posted). The top Gross time for both male and female will be recognized for each course. 

Post-race food and drink for all competitors will greet you at the finish line. There are places to take showers. We suggest bringing friends and family as we will have food and drink available for purchase at the finish line. There will be games and a bouncy house if weather permits. We're testing some new technology, so we hope to have regular course updates which we can announce throughout the ride.

There's not many, but riders must observe the Rules of the Road.  Stop at all traffic signs/lights, ride to the right, don't impede traffic, Leave No Trace and enjoy the day.  And no personal support following you on the self-sufficient.  There may be a couple of other rules to add, but this is gravel!


Finisher Medal
for all who complete the course. Below is the 2019 buckle, 2020 coming soon.

2018 Gravel Grinder Finisher Buckle

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