The Arkansas High Country Race is a self-supported 1,037-mile event following a new route from the Adventure Cycling Association.


Date: October 9, 2021

Time: 7:00 am


Cost: Free

Event Website

Organizer: Brannon Pack


The Arkansas High Country Race follows the perimeter of the Arkansas High Country Route. Published in 2019 by the Adventure Cycling Association with support from the Arkansas Parks and Recreation Foundation, the route connects several of the State’s natural divisions in Central and Northwest Arkansas through a series of three gravel and paved road loops.

Starting from Fayetteville, cyclists will traverse the Ozark Mountains east to the Buffalo National River Corridor, and then south into the Arkansas River Valley. From the River Valley, riders dip west through the Ouachita Mountains with sizeable climbs and rollercoaster ridges before climbing back north through the Ozark Mountains to the finish line in Fayetteville. Ultra-endurance athletes from across the country will gather at the Fayetteville Town Center on the Historic Downtown Square for mandatory pre-race meetings, media sessions and more.

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