Eureka Springs Multisport Festival

Fri August 10 - Sun August 12, 2018 Eureka Springs, AR US 72632 Directions
Gran Fondos

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

The 21 mile route will take you through historic downtown Eureka Springs and out to Holiday Island, where you will cross over Table Rock Lake and complete a lap around the island.  You will finish in front of the Eureka Springs Courthouse in downtown Eureka Springs.

The 62 and 100 mile routes will take you out into scenic Carroll County, though Berryville and into Green Forest before traveling along rural areas of the county.  Be sure to check out the information on our AWESOME aid stations at the bottom of the page!

All events finish in front of the Eureka Springs Courthouse, 44 S Main St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
All Gran Fondo events are USA Cycling sanctioned and all USA Cycling Non-Competitive Rules Apply.  

IMPORTANT NOTES for transportation, road hazards and safety.

INFORMATION AND RULES

  • Every rider MUST wear provided helmet #, bib and bike frame #, plus timing chip
  • Road, mountain or triathlon bikes are allowed, make sure the are in good working condition
  • Although there are some road closures, intersection controls and limited police escorts...ALL Fondo Riders are responsible for staying RIGHT OF CENTERLINE AT ALL TIMES!
  • "Rule of the Road" - you are subject to all traffic laws set forth by the State of Arkansas!  You must stop at traffic lights and stop signs; ride single or double as allowed.  BE SMART!
  • Act like your life depends on your own common sense - because it does!
  • Pick your ride distance according to your Realistic ability and training pace the past couple months..  To ensure everyone keeps pace we have rerouting points.  A sweep vehicle driver will advise slower riders of their options to continue unsupported or SAG to finish when support ends.  Riders opting to continue without support will relinquish timing chip upon notice by sweep.
  • HEAD PHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED in triathlon or bike rides.  If head phones are observed then participants will be disqualified!
  • Competitors are not required to have a USA Cycling license
  • Each competitor MUST SIGN a USA Cycling release form at packet pickup/onsite registration
  • Participants may purchase $25K in accidental/medical insurance for a $15 one-day license
  • All events are Rain or Shine

PACKET PICKUP - Must pickup packet IN PERSON - NO exceptions!
THURSDAY, AUG 9
All Events: 5 - 8 pm Best Western Inn of the Ozarks (Convention Center), 207 W Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

FRIDAY, AUG 10
Bike, Run Events (Packet pickup and Onsite Registration):  5 - 8 pm Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, 207 W Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

SATURDAY, AUG 11
PACKET PICKUP ONLY / NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION:
  5:30 - 7 am at Victoria Inn located at intersection of E Van Buren and Ridgeview Rd., Eureka Springs, AR 72632. The Victoria Inn is 2.5 miles east of the Hwy 23 / Hwy 62 intersection (this intersection is located next to Land O Nod motel, which is NOT the staging area).  The Victoria Inn is an out of business hotel.

SCHEDULE

  • 5:30 - 7 am Packet pickup - bike events ONLY
  • 6:50 am - Prayer
  • 6:55 am - National Anthem
  • 7:00 am - 100 mile ride start
  • 7:05 am - staging 62 mile ride
  • 7:15 am - 62 mile ride start
  • 7:30 am - 21 mile ride start

COURSE TIME LIMITS

  • Bike Tour 21 mile - 2 hours
  • Bike Tour 62 Mile - 6.5 hours
  • Bike Tour 100 Mile (9.5 hours) - 4:30 pm Race Support Ends

START LOCATION:
Victoria Inn
, 4052 E. Van Buren Eureka Springs, AR 72632 - at the intersection of E. Van Buren & Ridgeview Rd. The Victoria Inn is 2.5 miles east from the Hwy 23 / Hwy 62 intersection (this intersection is located next to Land O Nod motel, which is not the staging area).   Victoria Inn is a out of business hotel.

  • There is ample parking in the start line area.  
  • The finish line is located in front of the Eureka Springs Courthouse in downtown Eureka Springs.  We will have a shuttle to take you to your car (no bikes allowed on shuttle) and then you can drive down next to finish line area to pick up bike.
  • There is also a Trolley system in Eureka, if you wish to bring money for it.

MAPS
100 Mile Map with aid stations (printable)
100 Mile Strava Link
62 Mile Map with aid stations (printable)
62 MIle Strava link 
21 Mile Map (printable)
21 Mile Strava link

MINIMUM AGE:  Age calculated as of December 31:

  • Bike Ride (20 miles) - Age 14 (if accompanied by parent/guardian age 10)
  • Bike Ride (62 miles) - Age 16
  • Bike Ride (100 miles) - Age 18

FUN AID STATIONS
The aid stations or as we like to call them..the FUN STATIONS are one of a kind! Voted by seasoned Gran Fondo and bike tour riders as some of the best!
Besides energy bars and gels, water, electrolyte drinks, fruit, bananas and the basics each community has their own home baked goodies. The cinnamon rolls and Mickey's bars are one-of-a-kind!!

  • 100 Mile Route - Mile Markers - 17.5, 32, 48, 66.5, 78 and 93
  • 62 Mile Route - Mile Markers - 17.5, 29, 41, 56

AWARDS AND CEREMONIES

  • Finish line post bike ride celebration - adult beverages and snacks.
  • Finisher Item for each athlete!
  • Video & Weekend Recap - Sunday, Aug 12 at 11 am - You don't want to miss this!!  
  • DOOR PRIZES - lots of door prizes available for anyone who attends!  Sunday, Aug 12 at 11 am at the Eureka Springs Auditorium
  • Eurekan Recognition at 11:30 am at the  Eureka Springs Auditorium, 36 S Main St

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