May 9, 2020
5000 ft of climbing
1 day of fun
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
Station # 1: Mt. Sherman Near Kyle's Landing access - Cruise up to Mt. Sherman then take in some nutrition (approximately mile 32).
Station # 2 Compton, AR on Hwy 43 at JB Trading Co. - Feel the elevation then take in some fluids! (approximately mile 42).
Nothing to report yet, but stay tuned!
Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration
Packet Pickup and onsite registration will be held on Friday & Saturday .
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).
Race day morning! Pick up at the Harrison Youth Center (202 N. Spring St., Harrison, AR 72601).
All races start!
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!
202 N. Spring Street
Harrison, AR 72601
Shirts, hats & those amazing Cup Collars, GIG Graphics keeps us looking fantastic!