Cost of Ride: $40 before October 1, then the price goes up to $45.
Registration available online through BikeReg.com, or you can print a paper registration form and mail a check. (See Registration tab.)
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. Sag vehicles will also be on the courses. These are all run by volunteers and they are there to support you.
The courses 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.
Weather permitting, yard games will be available. Gymnasium will be open for indoor activities.
Complimentary post-ride massages available. Please tip your massage therapist!
Mechanical: The nearest bicycle shop is about an hour away so be sure to check your tires, etc prior to coming. We will have limited supplies, tubes, air pumps, etc.
Camping: Free to riders at the Witts Springs Community Center. Bring your tent and camp on the premises with access to water, showers, and restrooms in the community center. Bring your own towel(s).
Dinner; The local Masonic Lodge will be serving up spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread in the Community Center. This is in exchange for your donation to their organization.
Other: We are trying to convince Arkansas celebrity, Chuck Campbell, to come speak to us the evening before the ride and tell us all about his experience with developing and riding the Arkansas High Country Route. If you know Chuck, put some pressure on him to come.
Come to the Witts Springs Community Center to check in before 9:00 a.m. The address is 196 AR Highway 16 West, Witts Springs, AR.
There will be on-site registration starting at 7:30 a.m. We will accept checks, cash, and credit cards.
All riders must check in prior to start and after finish.
All riders must wear a helmet.
All rides begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Witts Springs Volunteer Fire Department., except the shorter "fun rides" which are the 10-mile road ride and the 15-mile gravel ride. Those will begin at 9:30 a.m. The ride ends at the Community Center - we'll have lunch ready for you!
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.
Pre-ride pastries and coffee 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 18 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Witts Springs Community Center.
Riders may also pick up their packets between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.
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 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 pick it up at the community center 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.