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OCT 13, 2024

Registration opens March 1

Shred the best MTB trails that Bentonville and Bella Vista have to offer! 100K, 50K or 20K courses that will have those legs burning and hearts pumping.

3 Distances | An Unforgettable Weekend

The Life Time Little Sugar MTB presented by Mazda courses will start in Bentonville and travel north into Bella Vista, traversing the hollers and ravines of Little Sugar and Back 40. You’ll get a firsthand view of the unique bluff lines, caves, waterfalls, and the iconic Ledges in the Ozarks!

Don’t be fooled – these trail systems offer grinding climbs that alternate with fasting rolling descents! While you’ll feel like you are in the middle of nowhere you’ll connect to Slaughter Pen as you make your way back home. A world-class urban trail system with clean flow lines, technical rock features, and a view of the picturesque Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

20K

A 20K fast and fun course through Bentonville, designed for cyclists of all ages.

50K

A 50K course tackling the hollers and ravines of Bentonville and Bella Vista.

100K

A 100K course with grinding climbs, rolling descents, technical rock features, and picturesque views.

MTB Event Schedule

Sweet Tooth Challenge

How far can you ride before you hit a sugar high? Make the end of your cycling season extra sweet and join us for both the MTB and Gravel events!

Sweet Tooth Challenge: 100K MTB and 100-mile Gravel

Semi-Sweet Tooth Challenge: 50K MTB and 50-mile gravel

Note: You must sign up for Gravel/MTB events SEPARATELY — individuals in both will automatically be entered in the Sweet Tooth Challenge. Sweet Tooth/Semi-Sweet Tooth Challenge is not a scored event. Individuals will be scored within each event but a cumulative score will not be kept. Finishers will receive a bonus prize! 

Parking - IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

There is very little parking near the start at Coler MTB Preserve. We HIGHLY encourage riders to park in Bentonville Downtown and ride the 2 mile commute to the start. This will be a nice warmup! Route to Coler here: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2386321

Downtown Parking Map:

Spectator Shuttles

Due to the lack of parking at Coler MTB Preserve, we will be offering shuttles to the start of Little Sugar MTB. Shuttles will run from 6:00 AM – 11:30 AM leaving from the breezeway between Onyx and Walmart: HERE. Shuttles will drop you at the southern lot at Coler MTB Preserve where you will have less than a mile walk. NO BIKES ON THE SHUTTLE.

100K Course Info

Little Sugar 100k

o   99.3k / 61.7 miles

o   6,558’ Elevation gain

o   Point to point (Coler to downtown Bentonville)

o   https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2082638

Courses could be subject to change

The course will be marked with colored flagging tape, pin flags, divider tape, and some limited other signage. It should be possible to navigate entirely by these markings, but using a GPS device is highly recommended. 100K COURSE WILL BE MARKED IN PINK!

50K Course Info

Little Sugar 50k

o   52.8k / 32.8 miles

o   3,474’ Elevation gain

o   Point to point (Coler to downtown Bentonville)

o   https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2089151

Courses could be subject to change

The course will be marked with colored flagging tape, pin flags, divider tape, and some limited other signage. It should be possible to navigate entirely by these markings, but using a GPS device is highly recommended. 50K COURSE WILL BE MARKED IN ORANGE!

20K Course Info

Little Sugar 20k

o   18.9k / 11.7 miles

o   1,115’ Elevation gain

o   Point to point (Coler to downtown Bentonville)

o   https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2126765

Courses could be subject to change

The course will be marked with colored flagging tape, pin flags, divider tape, and some limited other signage. It should be possible to navigate entirely by these markings, but using a GPS device is highly recommended. 20K COURSE WILL BE MARKED IN YELLOW!

Athlete Guide

Dust off your bike and get ready for a weekend in the Bluffs! This guide will give you all the information you need to be successful in tackling the first ever Little Sugar weekend.

Download or print out the PDF and prepare yourself for an epic weekend of bikes, brews, and the sweetest MTB trails you’ve ever tasted.

Drop Bags

Drop-Off Times:

  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 6:00 AM-800 AM

Pick-Up Deadline:

  • Sunday: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Location: Ground Level Ledger Parking Lot

Instructions:

  1. Check-in to receive your assigned bib.
  2. Select a color-coordinating tag matching your bib number within the provided bib range.
  3. Leave your bag on Saturday during PPU hours or Sunday 6AM-8AM at the start
  4. DON’T FORGET YOUR BAG, Ground Level Ledger Parking Lot, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

 

Drop bags will be available for your use at the LAKE ANN aid station

$65,000 Prize Purse

The 100K will offer a $65,000 prize purse, split between men and women!

1st Place – $12,000
2nd Place- $8,500
3rd Place- $6,000
4th Place- $4,000
5th Place- $2,000

Award Categories

Awards will go 3 deep in each category.

100K award categories:

  • Elite Men/Women
  • 19 & under Men / Women
  • 20-29 Men / Women
  • 30-39 Men / Women
  • 40-49 Men / Women
  • 50-59 Men / Women
  • 60-69 Men / Women
  • 70+ Men / Women
  • Single Speed Men / Women
  • Para Men / Women
  • Non-binary Open
  • Fatbike

50K & 20K award categories:

  • Open Men/Women
  • Para Men/Women
  • Non-binary Open
  • E-bike Men/Women
  • Junior (50K: 14-19) (20K: 12-19)

Leadville Trail 100 MTB Qualifier Information

The Little Sugar MTB 100K is a qualifier for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. There are a minimum of 40 LT100 qualifier coins up for grabs at this year’s race. Half of the total LT100 coins will be distributed based on performance and half of the coins will be given away in the Event Lottery at the conclusion of the awards ceremony. Only the 100K distance serves as a qualifier for the LT100 MTB.

Half of the coins will be distributed based on performance:

  • Slots will be distributed to each gender and age group (20-29, 30-39, etc.) based on the percentage of total athletes in those age groups, with a minimum of one slot for every age group. Note: Elite Corral is NOT within age group divisions and will have it’s own coin allotment
  • The top athletes in each age group will receive the allocated slots.
  • In the event a top athlete elects not to accept a slot, the slot will roll down to the next athlete in the results within the age group.
  • In the event slots are not claimed after the rolldown in each age group, those slots will be allocated to the Event Lottery, as described below.

Half of the coins will be distributed through the Event Lottery:

  • Finishers of the 100K distance will be eligible to win an LT100 MTB coin in the Event Lottery.
  • All finishers under the predetermined maximum finish time who have indicated their desire to participate in the lottery will be entered in the lottery.
  • Names will be drawn from the eligible lottery athletes and slots will be given out.
  • In the event an athlete opts not to accept a slot, the slots will roll down to the next athlete that is drawn until ALL slots have been distributed.
  • Qualification slots must be claimed in person immediately.
  • Registration for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB must be completed and paid for during the designated time offered.
  • Only solo runners completing the required distance under the allotted cutoff time will be considered as potential qualifiers.
  • All registration fees for the LT100 MTB are non-transferable and non-refundable

More info HERE

Aid Stations

Support Crews

Post-Race Food & Beer

On each rider’s number plate, there will be tabs attached at the bottom that athletes can use to redeem food and beer at the finish festival!

Registration

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