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Tour de Hills Road Race & Tour

April 2020 date TBD

60 miles

5000 ft of climbing

1 day of fun

All About Tour de Hills

 

Course Description

The Tour de Hills Road Race & Tour takes place on the famed “Jasper Disaster” course through Northwest Arkansas.  Mile for mile, this Ozark route is one of the most difficult in the state, with some 316 turns in 56 miles.  The route is extremely steep and strenuous but also very rewarding.  


The trade-off:  it’s one of the most beautiful rides you’ll ever experience with jaw-dropping views from scenic overlooks and multiple chances for wildlife sightings, including the famous ELK HERD in Boxley Valley.  


Beginning at the Harrison Youth Center (202 N. Spring St., Harrison, AR 72601), take Scenic Byway 7 south 18 miles to Jasper, Arkansas. From Jasper, travel west on Hwy 74 to Ponca, Arkansas.  Then take Hwy 43 north back to Harrison.  Finish at Forest Heights Elementary School (1124 S Tamarind St, Harrison, AR 72601).


Check out the course on Strava


Aid Stations:

​Station # 1: Hwy 7 at Gages Krooked Kreek One Stop (approximately mile 8).

Station # 2:  Mt. Sherman Near Kyle's Landing access - Cruise up to Mt. Sherman then take in some nutrition (approximately mile 32).

​Station # 3 Compton, AR on Hwy 43 at JB Trading Co. - Feel the elevation then take on some fluids!  (approximately mile 42).


On-Course Warnings!!

Nothing to report yet, but stay tuned!

Packet Pickup & On Site Registration

Packet Pickup and on site registration will be held on Friday & Saturday . .


Friday:

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Packet pickup & registration at sponsoring Nature's Wonders (910 Hwy 62/65 N, Harrison, AR 72601).

7:15 - 9:00 pm

Packet pickup & registration at Hampton Inn (121 Hwy 43 East, Harrison, AR 72601).


Saturday:

7:30-9:00 am

Race day morning!  Pick up at the Harrison Youth Center (202 N. Spring St., Harrison, AR 72601). 


Swag & Extras
Every participant will receive a t-shirt of course, but not your run-of-the-mill lame race day t-shirt.  Pirate Perry takes great pride in outfitting our athletes with something that doesn't go strait to the "yard work pile."  On top of shirts all athletes are invited to the post race feeding frenzy.


On-course, we'll have aid stations stocked with Tailwind, water, snacks, and more!


Post Race:  Stick around for lunch on us!

April 2020 Date TBD

202 N. Spring Street

Harrison, AR  72601

Register Here

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