7:30 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018. A course that will start on Arkansas Street, route through the Railyard Bike Park to the single tract trails of Lake Atalanta Park, and back to the finish line on Arkansas Street. Racers will cover approximately 6 miles over the single track with a joint finish to beat the A&M train and road bike racers. $50 gift cards to the top male and female finishers. Cyclists who beat the train win an engraved railroad spike. On-line registration closes at midnight on July 26. On-site registration for the Race For The Spike will only be on Friday, July 27 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.
Flagging and signs will mark the course of the Race for the Spike – Mountain event.
Please familiarize yourself with the course maps prior to the event. Some sections of the Lake Atalanta trails are challenging. Minimum age for the Race for the Spike is 14.
Note: Some sections of the race course are on the paved trail. This is not a closed course, so please use proper trail etiquette and courtesy when encountering other users.
Note: Participants are encouraged to park in downtown Rogers and ride their bike to the starting line on Arkansas Street. You will need to arrive early enough to be at the starting point by 7:15 a.m. for a prerace briefing. There will be flagging, signs, and volunteers along the route to direct riders to the right trails.