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Shred the best MTB trails that Bentonville and Bella Vista have to offer on October 15, 2023! 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.


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


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


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

MTB Event Schedule


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)


Courses could be subject to change

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)


Courses could be subject to change

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)


Courses could be subject to change

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.

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
  • Junior (16-19)

50K & 20K award categories:

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

$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

Leadville Trail 100 MTB Qualifier Information

New for 2023, 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

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!

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