October 9, 2021 - Fayetteville Square

Event Information

How big is the field?
We are limited to 50 riders.  The new Short Circuit Race will also be limited to 50 riders.
https://www.experiencefayetteville.com/

Event Parking

Compliments of Experience Fayetteville, all participants will be provided secure, complimentary parking during their race for one standard size vehicle. Prior to the race, event participants will be issued a parking code for accessing the Meadow Street Municipal Parking Deck, located off W. Meadow Street directly behind the Graduate Fayetteville – the event’s Host Hotel. Participants are asked to use Parking Level 3, where no real vehicle height concerns exist.

Fayetteville Town Center

Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting

We are excited to partner with the Fayetteville Town Center to host the 2021 Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting Friday evening October 8th at 6pm. The venue is located on Fayetteville’s Historic Downtown Square at 15 W. Mountain Street.  Expect a big party in 2021!

After the meeting, participants will find a large variety of local culinary options for dinner all within walking distance of the Fayetteville Town Center. From Tiny Tim’s Pizza and West Mountain Brewing Co. to Cheers at the OPO and Hugo’s – there is no shortage of local flavor in Downtown Fayetteville.

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Host Hotel

The Arkansaw High Country Race is excited to partner with the Graduate Fayetteville for our Host Hotel accommodations in 2021. Conveniently located directly off Fayetteville’s Historic Downtown Square at 70 N. East Avenue, the Grand Depart and neutral race rollout begins directly in front of the hotel!

As Host Hotel, the Graduate Fayetteville is offering discounted room rates for event participants from October 8th - 23rd – meaning participants can take advantage of a discount both pre- and post-race.

Additionally, as a nationally recognized Bicycle Friendly Business, the Graduate Hotel is offering secure indoor bicycle storage with ample room for event participants pre-race and you will find the property to be cycling friendly and accommodating.

Awards

Custom Buckles and leather belts will be awarded to the..

  1. Male winner
  2. Female winner
  3. Male Singlespeed winner
  4. Female Singlespeed winner
  5. Lucky finisher chosen randomly

Fastest Known Times (FKTs) on the ArHC


Men - Ted King - 4 day, 20 hours, 51 minutes - October 2020
Women - Ashley Carelock - 7 days, 9 hours, 0 minutes - October 2020
Singlespeed Men - Seth Wood - 7 days, 12 hours, 18 minutes - October 2020
Singlespeed Women - no known finisher
Mixed Gender Pair - Scotti and Ernie Lechuga - 4 days, 22 hours, 5 minutes - October 2020
Header Photo By: Glenn Charles
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Artwork By: Mullen Team Sports

ArHC Race Files

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Photo By: Kai Caddy

History of the ArHC

The Arkansaw High Country Race began with the route of the same name.  In May of 2019, the Adventure Cycling Association released the Arkansas High County Route.  Days later Rebecca Rusch made the first ride of the complete perimeter of the route to set the fastest known time.  On a wet track and in miserably wet, cold weather, she finished in 8 days, 3 hours, and 33 minutes.

Less than a month later, 19 riders lined up at the Clinton Presidential Center for the inaugural riding of the ArHC Race.  When the gravel had settled, 10 of the riders completed the grueling course.  Mike Dicken, an Arkansas Expatriate living in Wyoming, took home the winners buckle with a new course record* of 6 days, 10 hours, and 5 minutes. Ally Mabry was the first woman to finish.  Her time was 8 days, 15 hours, and 9 minutes.

Rebecca Rusch rode the entire ACA perimeter route of 1041 miles as measured by her Garmin.
Mike and rest of the 2019 racers rode the 1013 mile Arkansas River flood re-route as measured by TrackLeaders.