The 71 Classic has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 23rd
Because of the low temperature and freezing rain forecast for Sunday, we feel that the conditions will be unsafe for holding the event. We are rescheduling the 71 Classic for
Sunday, March 23rd and all pre-registered entry fees will be rolled over to the new date.
The board of directors have spent the last 48hrs discussing options for the event and feel that safety should be ourprimary concern. We feel that the 27 degree temps (18 windchill) and 80% chance of freezing rain forecast would create unsafe conditions.
We are making the announcements 48hrs in advance to give you time to plan accordingly and for our out of town participants a chance to cancel hotel reservations.
New Link to Registration Coming Soon
All proceeds of the 9th annual 71 Classic go to the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks. This is our primary fundraiser of the year and we need your support! Each entry receives a 1-year membership to the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks.
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Pre-register for $25 at https://www.usacycling.org/register/2014-858 or morning of event from 8am to 9am for $30. Students get $5 discount with student ID.
Onsite registration and road rides from Greenhouse Grille, 481 S School Ave, Fayetteville, 72701. Gravel Grinder leaves from the Brentwood Rest Area on Highway 71.
(1) 35ish miles Fayetteville - Brentwood -Fayetteville
(2) 70ish miles Fayetteville - Mountainburg - Fayetteville
(3) 57ish miles of mixed gravel roads and pavement in the Mountainburg area
This annual ride and fundraiser supports the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks, a 501(c)3 non-profit with the mission of creating a more bike-friendly Northwest Arkansas through education programs for all users of the road and advocacy for bike infrastructure.
The fully supported 35-mile route is mostly flat, with the turn-around at the lovely Brentwood Park on the White River.
The 75-mile out and back offers hundreds of feet of elevation change in several epic climbs on the way to Mountainburg and back. The turnaround point and aid station for the 75-mile ride is at the First Assembly of God church in Mountainburg. Both routes feature refreshments and sag wagon support.
The gravel grinder was so popular last year that we are bringing it back again. Join us for 57ish miles of dirt roads with a little pavement thrown into the mix.
A limited number of event t-shirts and cycling caps will be available for purchase.