How's your endurance?
Back for its second year, the Arkansaw High Country Race is set to cruise through Little Rock this June as part of its 1,000-mile route across the state (and no, that's not a typo).
The ultra-endurance event launches from Fayetteville on Saturday, June 6, as participants set out to explore the Buffalo National River Corridor, the Ozark Mountains, the Arkansas River Valley and more via "bikepacking," a combination of "cycling through rugged terrain with minimalist camping."
Riders from across the U.S. will follow the Arkansas High Country Route, a mix of gravel and paved trails connecting Little Rock, Conway, Russellville, Fayetteville and Bentonville. They'll also be outfitted with personal GPS trackers that fans can follow online in real time, and will post photos from various virtual checkpoints on the race's Facebook page.
If you're wondering just how long it takes to bikepack 1,000 miles across The Natural State, last year's winner completed the course in 6 days, 10 hours and five minutes.
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