Big Sugar Gravel is young (only in its second year) but it has grown to a weekend of events and is the final leg of the Life Time Grand Prix, a six part race series headed by Life Time, Big Sugar’s organizer/owner. This year Outerbike (aka the “Best Bike Demo Event in the Universe”) partnered with the city of Bentonville to join the masses of cyclist already in town and create a recipe for cycling success in Northwest Arkansas.  The burgeoning cycling town is set to host thousands of registered riders for the race along with over 100 vendors headed to Outerbike. This year things get underway on Friday with a handful of pre-rides and the opening of the exhibitor expo. Friday highlights include the 12:30pm athlete panel, the 1pm Pirelli shakeout ride and the 5pm Chamois Butt’r ride for any late arrivals.

Friday, October 21

9:00 AM Shakeout Ride with Life Time Grand Prix presented by Mazda Athletes | 12 miles | Expo

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Expo Open | Bentonville City Square

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Packet Pickup Open | Main St

12:30 PM Life Time Grand Prix presented by Mazda Athlete Panel | Expo

1:00 PM Shimano Shakeout Ride led by Marley Blonsky | 5 miles | Expo

2:00 PM Pirelli Shakeout Ride | 20 miles | The Meteor

3:00 PM Life Time Grand Prix presented by Mazda Athlete Autograph Session | Expo

5:00 PM Chamois Butt’r Shakeout Ride | 12 miles | Expo


Saturday, October 22

7:30 AM – 100 Mile Start | Main St

8:30 AM – 50 Mile Start | Main St

1:30 PM Pro Awards | Finish Festival

2:00 PM Lil Sugar Category Awards | Finish Festival

4:00 PM Big Sugar Category Awards | Finish Festival

6:30 PM Finish Line Cutoff Time

7:00 PM Allied After Party | Bike Rack Brewing

7:30 PM Life Time Grand Prix Overall Awards | Bike Rack Brewing


Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Comments are closed.