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New Date, New Venue, and New Competitions are just the Beginning for the 2023 Bentonville Bike Fest presented by Mobil 1 Bentonville AR - December 7 -

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Bentonville Bike Fest where everyone is welcome

Bentonville Bike Fest Returns with Exciting Updates in 2023

New Date, New Venue, and New Competitions are just the Beginning for the 2023 Bentonville Bike Fest presented by Mobil 1

Bentonville AR - December 7 - Bentonville Bike Fest presented by Mobil1 returns for its third year with several exciting changes, the first being an earlier date, May 25 through 28, 2023. The earlier date is one of several updates for the Bike Fest including a new venue, more competitions, and additional activities. These features will add to festival staples that include free demo bikes, hundreds of vendors, non-stop entertainment, and access to legendary Northwest Arkansas riding.

New Venue - Located adjacent to the popular Coler MTB preserve, the Bentonville Bike Fest presented by Mobil1 central venue will be hosted at “Old Applegate,” the former home of the historical Applegate Arts & Crafts fair. These historic fair grounds are ideal for the Bike Fest offering easy access to some of the best riding in the region, yet only minutes by bike from downtown. A new venue and expo floor plan means new opportunities for brands to exhibit, sponsor, and demo.

New Competitions - New among our diverse collection of events celebrating the bike culture of Bentonville, will be the North American debut of the 2023 Mountain Bike Eliminator Pan American series, powered by City Mountainbike. Mountain Bike Eliminator, or XCE, is a relatively new XC mountain bike race format in which four riders compete against each other over a very short course. In each heat, the two fastest riders get to the next round, while the two slower riders are eliminated from the race.

Other festival favorites continue in 2023, including;

  • UCI Trials C1 competition
  • Enduro and Kids Enduro
  • Kids events
  • Gravel event
  • UCI C1 BMX flatland event
  • Workshops by pro’s like Kyle Strait, Rachel Strait, Anneke Beerten and Carson Storch

“I’m super excited to bring the Bike Fest to Bentonville for the 3rd time in a row. Moving the date to Memorial Weekend will not only guarantee cooler weather but also give the opportunity to our festival goers to travel from all over the country and spend a long weekend in Bentonville, to ride bikes and enjoy this amazing town. We are also super excited to get the most out of our new venue which is adjacent to the amazing Coler MTB preserve so you can literally freewheel to the trails. We are here to celebrate bikes and give everyone an unforgettable time!” commented festival Founder Kenny Belaey.

New Date - Cooler temperatures and new opportunities roll in with the Bentonville Bike Fest moving to the Memorial Day weekend. With regional average high temps in the upper seventies with cool comfortable nights, the riding in Northwest Arkansas is at its best. With more than 14 hours of daylight, you’ll get plenty of miles in. And as always, entrance for attendees is free and bike demos are complimentary.

About the Bentonville Bike Fest - Founded by nine time UCI World Trials Champion Kenny Belaey, The Bentonville Bike Fest is now in its 3rd year. Born from the fledgling female focused Women Shred event in 2019, the Bike Fest came into its own after a year’s delay due to the Covid Pandemic.

About Kenny Belaey - Belgian trials rider Kenny Belaey, who makes Bentonville, AR his US home base, is a nine time World Champion and four time European Champion in Trials. Kenny performs globally with his Red Bull Pedal to the Medal show among. Belaey gained notoriety in North America through his championships and NBA halftime shows.

For more information and media inquiries about The Bentonville Bike Festival or this release, contact:
Christopher Zigmont
+1 (978) 239-2370`
[email protected]

For expo and sponsorship inquiries, contact;
Jessy Heard
[email protected]

For general information and interviews, contact:
Kenny Belaey
[email protected]

Platinum supporter

  OZ Ark Outdoor Foundation  

Gold Sponsors

  Haleon    Advil    Emergen-C    Voltaren  

Silver Sponsors

  Niagara water    PABST    Blackburn design    Bell helmets    Drink Cirkul  

Bronze Sponsors

  Junk    Continental Tires    wd-40 bike    Crossland Construction Company  

presenting side event sponsors

  KMC    Mojo Cycling    Arnicare by Boiron    GIANT    LOAM LANDER    Welly    Outshine    Mongoose    Burt's bees  

structural partners

  Walton Family Foundation    Progressive Bike Ramps    OZ Trails    Visit Bentonville    Buddy Pegs    Aksperience Productions    Women of OZ nwa    Coler MTB preserve    Landers Toyota    Springdale Tractor Co.    Trailblazers    Hyper BMX    NBDA    CEI    Sign Studio    Hugg & Hall  

our charities

  Wheels for life by Hans Rey    Pedal it Forward    Sheep Dog    Dress For Success  

Official apparel & merchandise sponsors

  Fox racing  

Official lodging partners

  Singletrack Base Camps    Bike Sherpa    OMC  

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Belaey Trials Team

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