Oil up your chain, and polish up your bikes, everyone. It’s almost time for the semi-annual Square to Square bike ride.
The fall event is set for Saturday, Sept. 7 when riders will make their way from Bentonville to Fayetteville on the Razorback Greenway.
The ride starts are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., and riders will depart from Lawrence Square in Bentonville, though participatns can choose to start anywhere they’d like along the trail system.
The full ride is 30 miles in all, with festive pit stops featuring snacks, refreshments, music, and more along the way.
A mini-festival will take place on the Fayetteville square at the finish line, which will include post ride festivities like live music, farmers market, refreshments, discounts to square area businesses, bicycle valet, and others.
Shuttles will be available the day of the ride. They will pick up at the Hillcrest Towers Bus Stop in Fayetteville, located at Center Street and School Avenue, and will drop off at the Benton County Office Complex in Bentonville located near the Square between E Central Ave and NE 2nd St. Shuttle times are scheduled for 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.. Shuttles can carry 75 people and bikes per timeslot.
The ride is $35 for adults, and $25 for kids 9-13 years old. Participants will receive a t-shirt, water bottle, and wristband. Registration is now open via Race Wizard.
Packets are available for pick up in both Bentonville and Fayetteville prior to the ride date at both Fayetteville Parks & Recreation (1455 S Happy Hollow Road) and Bentonville Parks & Recreation (215 SW A St).
For a bit more information, visit fayetteville-ar.gov.