All riders must check in prior to start, after the finish, and have a waiver on file. (Rules, rules, rules!! "The Man" makes us do it!)
There will be rest stops at approximately 10- to 15-mile intervals on each course. Each stop will provide AT LEAST bananas, pickles, and water. Support vehicles will also be on the courses. These are all run by volunteers and they are there to support you.
All courses with the exception of the 62-mile (metric century) gravel grind will have signs directing riders; however, all riders are asked to view the course map prior to the ride to be familiar with the course. Metric century gravel riders will need to download the GPS map.
Weather permitting, yard games will be available. The gymnasium will be open for indoor activities.
The routes are quite scenic and every rider is sure to enjoy the Witts Springs area as it displays the majestic beauty of the Ozarks in the fall. Don't forget to stop and take pictures! If you do, please share them with the hashtag #PRLFRide.
Come to the Witts Springs Community Center to check in before 9:00 a.m. The address is 196 AR Highway 16, Witts Springs, AR.
Online registration will be available until the day of the ride.
All riders must check in prior to the start and after the finish.
All riders must wear a helmet.
Longer rides begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Witts Springs Volunteer Fire Department; the shorter "fun rides" (the 10-mile road ride and the 16-mile gravel ride) will begin at 9:30 a.m. The ride ends at the Community Center - we'll have lunch ready for you!
Pre-ride continental breakfast and coffee are available to all at the Community Center. A wonderful finish line meal will be provided beginning at 11:00 a.m., also at the Community Center, to registrants who wish to stay after their ride is complete.
Riders may pick up their registration materials on Friday, October 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Witts Springs Community Center. Please don't come after 8:00 p.m. - the registration team has to go home and prepare for the next day too!
Riders may also pick up their packets between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Registration on BikeReg will be live until 9:00 a.m. on the day of the ride.
Personal packet pick-up with picture identification will be required. The only exception is spouses may pick up packets for one another with appropriate identification.
Arkansas weather is quite unpredictable. The average high in the beginning of October is 70 degrees while the average low is 48 degrees. We've been cold, we've been warm. We've had sunshine, we've had rain and fog.
Anything could happen! To accommodate our riders, our support team will collect gear (either at a support stop, or a support vehicle) and leave it at the community center for pick up upon completion of the ride. This gear check is available as a courtesy to all riders. In the event of a weather emergency, all riders should take cover immediately. Aid stations will serve as communication points for riders and SAG drivers will aid riders if any severe weather arises.
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