50-miles of the scenic highs and hollows!
Lil Sugar is a challenging, shorter-distance option, designed to serve as an introduction to endurance cycling and a “stepping stone” towards the Big Sugar. Tackle the Little Sugar this year, then go for the full 100 miles the following year.
This 50 (+) mile route will leave downtown Bentonville under police escort, traveling north into Southern Missouri. The route will NOT feature any official checkpoint locations where Riders will be allowed to meet their support crews. Lil Sugar includes 3,500′ of elevation gain.
Lil Sugar will utilize a single-loop format. Although some blacktop roads will be necessary from time to time, the majority of the course will be on gravel and dirt roads. Some of these roads receive little to no maintenance throughout the year and can be quite primitive in nature. There are also many blind corners while traversing the course. All riders are required to stay right of center on all roads, even if a centerline is not present. In the event of inclement weather, gravel and dirt roads can become mud roads. Riders are therefore encouraged to prepare their bikes, their bodies, and their minds to be ready for any and all possible conditions. The course will not be marked.
Friday, October 22 – Packet Pickup
- 2:00PM-7:00PM at the Outerbike Demo Festival in the open lot east of 8th st market
Saturday, October 23 – Race Day
- Start: Mile 0 – The Momentary Arts Center
- Start time: 8:00 am
- 2.5 mile neutral leadout to the city limits
- Checkpoint One: Mile 22.7 – Whistling Springs Brewery, Missouri
- Due to limited space, ABSOLUTELY NO SUPPORT CREWS ALLOWED AT THIS LOCATION. This checkpoint will be supported by the event organization.
- Finish: Mile 53.3 – Compton Gardens and Arboretum
- Finish Festival in Arboretum parking lot
- 1.1 miles from Momentary, 1.2 from Outerbike.
Diamond in the Bluffs
507 SE E St, Bentonville, AR
Start in the idyllic, beautiful town of Bentonville featuring a world-class art scene, thriving bike culture, aviation adventures and a vibrant city square right in the heart of the Ozarks.